100 Flying Dutchman in Manhattan

zks7

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It is coming to fruition. The NY 400 Flying Dutchman regatta will occur September 9 - 13, 2009 in New York. There will be two separate regattas separated by the 9/11 observance. Many foreign and national dignitaries will watch the races from grandstands erected in Battery park. There has been a test regatta to discover the wrinkles of the location a couple of weeks ago. . The Dutch Government is sponsoring the event celebrating the 400th anniversary of the Dutch settling in New Amsterdam, later to be named New York. The initial commits are for 70 boats from Europe, 6 from Australasia, a couple of Canadians, 1 Mexican, 12 from the west coast, 20 from the east coast, south and surrounding midwestern areas. The west coast has 12 slots; 8 seem to be filled at this time. 4 more are anticipated prior to shipping, at no cost, to New York. Holland has graciously financially supported almost all aspects of the regatta - including shipping.

California shipping will be in two containers, allowing southern and northern FD owners to attend the events with no shipping charge to the owner. There is also a reduced discounted hotel allowance allowing FD owners to attend at reasonable rates. The boats will be delivered directly to the venue. The FD booster (and FD owner), Job Sandberg, of NYC, has lifted mountains over the past few years to make this event possible through the gracious assistance of the Dutch government and citizens.

 
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jfclapp

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good to hear the west coast of the USA is coming in force. for a while it was looking like the Australians would out number the Californians.

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sailor-cfn

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any volunteers needed? post some info.

might be the biggest sailing event in ny harbor since the old-old america's cup.

 

zks7

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good to hear the west coast of the USA is coming in force. for a while it was looking like the Australians would out number the Californians.
For a while it was cheaper for the Aussies to get there than the left coasters. it looks like a reasonable interest level now the the transport is more convenient and reliable.

 

Pete M

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wow - U guys have done a ton of work

hope U get a hundo on the line -

lets see - the start line should be about 1000 meters long..

 

unfix8r

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Sounds like a very cool event. Congrats.
DOES ANYONE NEED CREW FOR THIS OR HAVE A BOAT THAT I CAN USE FOR THIS? I'll fly me and my crew out there for it!!!
I feel sure we can fit you in. start looking at air fares.
I'd like to have something set up before I get there, though... anyone I can contact and work with? I saw there was a Plastrend for sale in Syracuse, if i have to I'll rent it!

 

jfclapp

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Sounds like a very cool event. Congrats.
DOES ANYONE NEED CREW FOR THIS OR HAVE A BOAT THAT I CAN USE FOR THIS? I'll fly me and my crew out there for it!!!
I feel sure we can fit you in. start looking at air fares.
I'd like to have something set up before I get there, though... anyone I can contact and work with? I saw there was a Plastrend for sale in Syracuse, if i have to I'll rent it!
Thats a dam good boat at that price. hell, that guy used to beat me in plenty of races. not that thats hard to do....buy it and I will take care of getting it to NYC for you. then youre on your own.

 

jfclapp

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nah! rabbit starts - sorry gate starts, makes it all that much easier, no OCS just poor old #13 gets hit as the rabbit
Correct. Gate/rabbit starts. Otherwise can you imagine the mid-line bulge? Just try to call OCS for that start!
nonetheless, the FD class almost always does half mile long or even longer fleet starts at Worlds every year. its a site to behold.

 

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