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by Casper Schaaf 3 Jul 2018 22:08 BST 20-28 July 2018

This summer the World Championship in the International Flying Dutchman class will be held in Medemblik, The Netherlands.

The Flying Dutchman, the famous two-handed dinghy designed by Uus van Essen and Conrad Gülcher, exists since 1951. From 1960 to 1992 the FD class was Olympic. Once again, in 2018 FD sailors from all over the world will be fighting for the world title at the highest level.

The Netherlands Flying Dutchman Class Organisation is expecting to welcome a hundred competing boats during this World Championship, with sailors from three continents. Two teams have the biggest chances of winning the world title, Jørgen and Jacob Bojsen-Møller from Denmark and Szabolcs Majthényi and András Domokos from Hungary. Dutchmen Enno Kramer and Ard Geelkerken stand a strong chance as well, together with several crews from Germany and Italy.

The race organisation during the World Championship will be provided by KZRV Hollandia, led by race officer John Borsboom. International - a subdivision of AkzoNobel – is the main sponsor of the event.

As the proud hosting city, the municipality of Medemblik will also do its best to promote this international event. After all, what the fans of the Flying Dutchman already know for many years: competing in the FD during a World Championship is like running a marathon; not everybody can handle it, but for those who can it gives a thrill that's hard to beat!

Event website: www.fd-worlds.com

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