FLYING DUTCHMAN WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP 2012
Santa Cruz Yacht Club, Santa Cruz, California, USA
23 - 30 September 2012
Day 8 - 30 September 2012 - Prizegiving
Post Race celebrations - Closing Ceremony
The final race (Race 9) was sailed in superb Santa Cruz sailing conditions with sunshine and 16 knots of wind. The race saw several changes in the top 10 positions.
After racing the sailors, organisers and volunteers celebrated in the Championship Marquee.
Tim Sayles IFDCO US Class President welcomed everybody and thanked the many people who had helped make the Championship a success.
Charlie Roskosz (Regatta Chairman and an ex Commodore of the Santa Cruz Yacht Club) also paid tribute to the 60+ Santa Cruz Yacht Club volunteers and others who had assisted.
The members of the Measurement Team and Jury were given mementos as were others who had made special contributions to the event.
Alberto Barenghi (IFDCO President) presented the Santa Cruz Yacht Club with a half model of an FD in recognition and appreciation by the FD Class of the Club’s hosting of the FD World Championship.
Prizes were awarded to the Trophy winners and the top 10 boats overall by the Race Officer - Beau Vrolyk, IFDCO VP Championships - Jan Lechler, IFDCO President - Alberto Barenghi and IFDCO VP Technical - Peter Hinrichsen.
András Domokos(World Champion crew) profusely thanked everybody for a wonderful event.
Final Overall Results after Race 9 net of 2 discards
1st Szabolcs Majthényi & András Domokos - HUN 70 - 15 pts Photo Prizegiving16.jpg
2nd Enno Krammer & Ard Geelkerken - NED 26 - 18 pts Photo Prizegiving15.jpg
3rd Kay-Uwe Lüdtke/Kai Schäfers - GER 88 - 21 pts Photo Prizegiving14.jpg
4th Nicola & Francesco Vespasiani - ITA 4 - 34 pts Photo Prizegiving13.jpg
5th Andrew McKee & Mathew Bismark - NZL 111 - 47 pts Photo Prizegiving12.jpg
6th Peggy Bahr/Torsten Bahr - GER 19 - 52 pts Photo Prizegiving11.jpg
7th Killian Konig & Johannes Brack - GER 113 - 54pts Photo Prizegiving10.jpg
8th Edward Cox & Peter Bevis - AUS 7 - 56pts Photo Prizegiving9.jpg
9th Ralph Jambor & Jens Schreiber - GER 135 - 60pts Photo Prizegiving8.jpg
10th Andras Suli & David Papp - HUN 13 - 60pts Photo Prizegiving7.jpg
Winners of the Mexican Hat
Team with lowest points with no discards
Szabolcs Majthényi & András Domokos - HUN 70 Photo Prizegiving6.jpg
Peggy Bahr - crew Torsten Bahr - GER 19 - (6th Overall) Photo Prizegiving5.jpg
Winners of the 100+ Trophy
Total age of helm + crew over 100 years
Paul Scoffin & Pavel Ruzicka - NZL 145 - (14th Overall) Photo Prizegiving4.jpg
Winners of Pizzorno Trophy
Top team with helm under 26 years old
Nicola & Francesco Vespasiani - ITA4 - (4th overall) Photo Prizegiving3.jpg
Trophy for helms and crew in top 10 overall
Beautifully crafted prizes designed and produced by
Pavel & Yvette Ruzicka - Photo Prizegiving2.jpg
Welcome to Prize Giving at Santa Cruz Photo Prizegiving1.jpg
For more information and final results see www.fdworlds2012.org
All Photos listed above are ©Richard Phillips - more photos at www.flikr.com/photos/esailor
The next FD World Championship will be hosted by the Spartacus Yacht Club, Balatonfoldvar, Hungary from 24 May to 1 June 2014 - more details at www.fdworlds2013.jimdo.com