Category: Worlds

WORLDS IN ALTEA/SPAIN POSTPONED

The IFDCO had to make the decision to postpone the worlds because of the Corona virus. The official announcement is here:
The new date for the Worlds is not set yet, but it will most likely take place in September 2021 in Altea, Spain. I have heard there is wonderful sailing there in September.
This is not the only regatta impacted by the virus; I am sure a lot of local clubs had to cancel or postpone events. Doug will make a separate post on the impacts to the US FD race calendar.

Gerhard Panuschka
US Flying Dutchman Class Secretary/Treasurer

2019 FD Worlds in Nelson, NZ

By Paul Scoffin

FD World Championship 2019 (Nelson, New Zealand)

After a number of false starts a small group of U.S.  Flying Dutchman sailors finally committed to doing the World Championships in Nelson, New Zealand. The initial indecision centered around only three teams being prepared to make the trip. Once USA 153 (Doug and Michael), USA 36 (Lin and Kim) and NZL 145 (Paul and Brendan) finally committed to shipping their boats, all the necessary arrangements were quickly made. USA 87 (Jim Algert and Bruce Barrett) became a last minute addition.