Category: IFDCAUS

USA Class Lindsay Flying Dutchman

Jim Rhodes generously donated a 1987 Lindsay to the USA FD fleet. He bought it from the Rosenberg brothers who had sailed it in the 1988 Olympic Trials, where they got 3rd. The USA FD Fleet is very fortunate that Jim donated his FD to the class. It is a rock solid boat that will make the perfect class boat.
 
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Duane Ehleringer donated centerboard hardware. I donated a Superspar M5 mast and boom, a top cover, new hardware and lines, and cash.
 
I want class boats on the east and west coasts. Jim’s boat will be used on the west coast.   We can loan the Flying Dutchmans to young teams, teams traveling between coasts, and international travelers.
 
The boat is currently stored in my driveway here in San Diego. I want to get the boat ready for the Nationals, which will take place here in San Diego sometime in August or later if all goes to plan. There are number of things that need to be done to get the boat ready.   You can follow the refurbishing of the FD on our Facebook group: FD Facebook Group.  
 
The USA Flying Dutchman is a 401C charitable organization.   If you would like to contribute to our organization, please contact us at Class President.    It is a great boat. I am confident that the boat will come in underweight when everything is finished.
 
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Meet the President

For those who have not heard, after a long and successful tenure as President of the U.S. class, Tim Sayles has handed the reins to Buzz Ballenger of Santa Cruz, CA. Buzz is known worldwide as an expert sparbuilder, boat builder and competitor in dinghies and keel boats.

2011 Annual Report

2011 Annual Meeting

Noroton Yacht Club, May 29th, 2011

  • Tim opened the meeting at 7pm.
  • Tim began with a big thank you to Job Sandberg and the Noroton Yacht Club for putting on a great event despite less than stellar weather
  • A well received thank you was issued for the many years and many projects that Jonathan Clapp took on as secretary- treasurer of the class. We all wish him luck with his new job and hope to see him again
  • Topics that were discussed:
  1. President’s report
  1. Treasurer’s report
  1. Measurer’s report
  1. Increasing Participation
  1. The Santa Cruz Worlds
  1. Elections

2011 Schedule Update

The 2011 Class schedule is being developed.  The primary anchor dates are National at Noroton Yacht Club, World Championships in Italy and North American Championships at CORK after return from Worlds.  The two main US events are happening on the east coast this year, breaking with general proactice of having a major event on each coast.  This is to facilitate shipping to Worlds this year.  Similarly, in 2012, we plan to have both events on the west coast, in addition to the Worlds Championship that will be held in Santa Cruz.