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Flying Dutchman

Flying Dutchman

Designed in 1952, the Flying Dutchman has stood the test of time and continues to provide exhilarating performance sailing for everyone. With a long and prestigious career as an Olympic class, the Flying Dutchman (FD) has attracted some of the UK's most well known sailors including Rodney Patisson, Keith Musto and Adrian Stead. The FD is well supported in the UK and Internationally through active class associations who provide training, open meetings, regional events, National, European and World Championships each year in locations as far apart as Whitstable and Australia.
Progressive rule changes have allowed the class to embrace new technology as it has become available including the introduction of composite construction and carbon spars. While exciting, these changes have been carefully managed to avoid making older boats obsolete. Author: Toby Dale

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Show news WA sailors receive Barranjoey Pin recognition
Four sailors recognised for their achievements in Olympic class sailing
Posted today at 6:43 am
Finn de siècle
Dougal Henshall digs through early historic photos and stories on the Finn class
Posted on 8 Sep
50 year Olympic Sailing Regatta in Kiel overall
Tempest, Star and Flying Dutchman medals decided
Posted on 21 Aug
50 year Olympic Sailing Regatta in Kiel day 4
Tempest World Championship hat-trick for Markus Wieser & Thomas Auracher
Posted on 20 Aug
50 year Olympic Sailing Regatta in Kiel day 3
Small weather window allows full program
Posted on 19 Aug
50 year Olympic Sailing Regatta in Kiel day 2
Olympic revival suffers from weak wind
Posted on 18 Aug
128th Kiel Week Day 4
First Kiel Week winners from five nations
Posted on 21 Jun
128th Kiel Week Day 3
A lot of patience from all the sailors
Posted on 20 Jun
Flying Dutchman Italian Championship 2022
Nicola and Francesco Vespasiani victorious at Yacht Club Isole di Toscana
Posted on 19 Jun
128th Kiel Week Day 2
Magic Kiwis lead the 29er Euro Cup
Posted on 19 Jun
128th Kiel Week Day 1
42 brilliant races to start with
Posted on 18 Jun
70 years of going Dutch
The UK's part in the history of the Flying Dutchman
Posted on 26 Nov 2021
Three Lost (and Great) Wise Men
In many definitions of greatness, these three sailors tick most of the boxes
Posted on 3 Sep 2021
Hot Wood...
Dougal Henshall charts the success of Fairey Marine's moulded dinghies
Posted on 13 Nov 2020
Crafty Keith - The definition of 'Legend'
Contender and 505 World Champion gracefully retires
Posted on 15 Sep 2020
Musto iconic logo tees
To commemorate Keith Musto's 1964 Olympic Silver medal win in Tokyo
Posted on 4 Jul 2020
1959 Flying Dutchman Worlds video
Incredible archive footage from Whitstable YC, now including the full report!
Posted on 3 May 2020
Grab your moment in Musto history
An iconic tee celebration silver medal success at the 1964 Olympics
Posted on 19 Apr 2020
Kiel Week day 4
Hunger quenches his thirst for a 22nd title
Posted on 25 Jun 2019
Kiel Week day 3
Lining up for some tense showdowns
Posted on 24 Jun 2019
Kiel Week day 2
75 races in dream-like conditions
Posted on 24 Jun 2019
FD Worlds in New Zealand overall
Hungarian team wins in 41-boat fleet
Posted on 24 Feb 2019
FD Worlds in New Zealand after day 3
Szabolcs Majthenyi and András Domokos lead
Posted on 19 Feb 2019
Kindly Leave the Stage
What happens to ex-Olympic classes?
Posted on 3 Dec 2018
Colin Smith: eight bells
Goodbye to a proper gent with a big heart
Posted on 10 Oct 2018
Vintage Yachting Games preview
Copenhagen to host ex-Olympic classes next week
Posted on 15 Sep 2018
Flying Dutchman World Championship overall
Danish team win 7 races to take their 9th World title
Posted on 30 Jul 2018
Flying Dutchman World Championship day 2 & 3
Finally some more wind!
Posted on 26 Jul 2018
Flying Dutchman World Championship day 1
74 teams race in Medemblik
Posted on 24 Jul 2018
Flying Dutchman World Championship preview
Medemblik hoping to host 100 boats
Posted on 3 Jul 2018
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Kangaroo Trapper Wins: Andy White on Falcon IX in 1962 with Tasker, who told the Florida press that librarian White was a kangaroo trapper, which was duly reported
© Australian Sailing Team
Bembridge Illusion Flying Dutchman Trophy
© Mike Samuelson
Bembridge Illusion Flying Dutchman Trophy
© Mike Samuelson
Bembridge Illusion Flying Dutchman Trophy
© Mike Samuelson
Bembridge Illusion Flying Dutchman Trophy
© Mike Samuelson
Bembridge Illusion Flying Dutchman Trophy
© Mike Samuelson
Bembridge Illusion Flying Dutchman Trophy
© Mike Samuelson
Bembridge Illusion Flying Dutchman Trophy
© Mike Samuelson
Bembridge Illusion Flying Dutchman Trophy
© Mike Samuelson
Bembridge Illusion Flying Dutchman Trophy
© Mike Samuelson
Bembridge Illusion Flying Dutchman Trophy
© Mike Samuelson
Bembridge Illusion Flying Dutchman Trophy
© Mike Samuelson
Bembridge Illusion Flying Dutchman Trophy
© Mike Samuelson
Bembridge Illusion Flying Dutchman Trophy
© Mike Samuelson
Bembridge Illusion Flying Dutchman Trophy
© Mike Samuelson
Kay-Uwe Lüdtke/Kai Schäfers prevailed with a final victory in the FD
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Beautiful pictures on the final day
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Tension for the victory at the International German Championship in FD: One point separates the 14-time World Champions Szabolcs Majthenyi/András Domokos (Hungary) from the top
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Ulli Libor/Ernst Greten (Norddeutscher Regatta Verein) are the oldest crew at the start. Libor won the 1972 Olympic bronze medal off Kiel and is competing in the Revival and FD-IDM 50 years later
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The Berlin crew Kay-Uwe Lüdtke/Kai Schäfers is leading the FD with places 1,1,3. The four-time vice world champions are aiming for a podium place
© Sascha Klahn
Julian Bridges takes runner up in the Puffin Island Race - Menai Straits Regatta 2022
© Ian Bradley
Hywel Poole memorial race - 75th Anniversary Weekend at Port Dinorwic
© Alan Williams
Flying Dutchman Italian Championship 2022
© Yacht Club Isole di Toscana
Flying Dutchman Italian Championship 2022
© Yacht Club Isole di Toscana
Flying Dutchman Italian Championship 2022
© Yacht Club Isole di Toscana
Flying Dutchman Italian Championship 2022
© Yacht Club Isole di Toscana
Flying Dutchman Italian Championship 2022
© Yacht Club Isole di Toscana
Flying Dutchman Italian Championship 2022
© Yacht Club Isole di Toscana
Flying Dutchman Italian Championship 2022
© Yacht Club Isole di Toscana
Hungarians Szabolcs Majthényi/András Domoskos leading the Flying Dutchman classa t Kiel Week
© Sascha Klahn / Kieler Woche
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