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1st August 2015
World Championship 2015
Friday: Thomas Hansson-Mild dominates day four at OK Dinghy worlds but Andre Budzien leads again
22th July 2015
World Ranking List July 2015
Wilcox clings onto OK Dinghy World Ranking No 1 as fleet prepares for World Championship.
13th July 2015
Martin v. Zimmermann (GER) won from André Budzien (GER) and Greg Wilcox (NZL/GER) in a regatta where the first day was blown away, the second was variable light and the last moderate.
29th June 2015
Charlie Cumbley (GBR) won from Thomas Hansson-Mild (SWE) and Bo Petersen (DEN) in a weather wise variable regatta.
16th June 2015
Held in Præstø on 13 & 14 of June, Bo Petersen won from Rene Sarabia Johannsen, Jens Lauge and 63 others.
5th June 2015
We – finally – embedded a search function in the top right of the site. NZL: Brass Monkey
On a sunny and light wind weekend, Luke O'Connell won from Chris Fenwick and Steve McDowell.
4th June 2015
Class Magazine May 2015
After 40 years, the international class magazine is produced again, an online version available here. Agenda for the 2015 AGM in Puck published
Some typos were corrected in the Agenda for the Annual General Meeting in Puck, Poland on July 27, 2015 at 18.00.
27th May 2015
FRA: Upcoming Events: Southern National French Championship
There was an error in the dates published, the correct dates of the championship are 28. - 30. August
4th May 2015
NED: Spring Cup
Charlie Cumbley wins OK Dinghy Spring Cup from Jim Hunt (GBR) and Greg Wilcox (NZL) in a wide variety of conditions.
28th April 2015
DEN: Lindhardtsen Classic
To celebrate Jørgen Lindhadtsen's birthday, a regatta with over 60 competitors was held, results hardly matter, but the 'old man' was quite far up.
17th April 2015
NZL: Turangi 2015
Luke O’Connell (NZL) wins from Ben Morrison (NZL) and Eric Rone (USA).
13th April 2015
British Inlands 2015
Nick Craig wins the British OK Dinghy Inland Championships from Jim Hunt and Terry Curtis.
10th April 2015
Nick Craig tells all
Drawing on more than 30 years as a competitive dinghy sailor, four time OK Dinghy World Champion Nick Craig has published his first book, ‘Helming to Win’. Worldranking 10 year sum up
Over the last 10 years, the list has included 924 sailors from 17 nations. That's a pretty good standard by any class. Worldranking April 2015
The new ranking after the Worlds in Australia and the southern season has Greg Wilcox (NZL) leading from Jørgen Svendsen (DEN) and Mike Williams (AUS).
8th April 2015
The changes concerning sailnumbers and sails are effective from today. When using the Class Rules always make sure you use the latest version on the ISAF website. Statement of the Technical Committee
As some of you will be aware there are tests going on in Hellerup, Denmark concerned with swing testing OK Dinghies to =ind out if and how big any differences are in weight distribution. To date, this group has swung 10 boats with boards in. Based on the results, the Technical Committee wrote a Statement concerning swing tests. NED: Easter Regatta Loosdrecht
Results, competitors from 5 countries, Thomasz Gaj (POL) won from Bo Reker Andersen and René Bruun (both DEN).
Rüdiger Prinz 1964-2015
It is with great sadness that we inform OK Dinghy sailors that our German friend Rüdiger 'Rübe' Prinz has died after a period of illness, on 26 March, aged 50.
He will be missed for his calm and friendship, always helpful and a great sportsman.
He started sailing OK Dinghy in the mid 1980s, for many years in his boats GER 634, GER 711 and later the bright orange GER 773.
Rüdiger was several times national champion in Germany and France and also had several top ten worlds results and worlds race wins. He was a big supporter of championships in exotic locations like India and Thailand and helped make them happen by organising transport for European sailors to attend.
OK Dinghy sailors have lost a friend and great supporter and we send our sympathies to his family and close friends.
2nd March 2015
A very light wind event was won my Luke O'Connell from Steve McDowell and Ben Morrison.
28th February 2015
Thomas Hansson-Mild on OK Dinghy sailing.
24th February 2015
The Return Of The Woodie
With the majority of OK Dinghy World Championship winners over the past two decades being production GRP boats, you could be forgiven for thinking that the home building roots of the class have long been forgotten. However this couldn’t be further from the truth. New section 'Features'
Sometimes we have articles which don't really are regatta reports, but are also not of evanescent interest as press releases, for these we have the new section 'Features'.
12th February 2015
Online info and entries are now live at the Hollandia website for this event, which you could call "spring europeans" given the athletes from all over europe.
5th February 2015
an information sheet on how to advertise your business on this website and other OKDIA publications.
30th January 2015
All major events for 2015 listed now - if you know of an event missing, let us know!
20th January 2015
OK Worlds 2015, Puck, Poland
The Notice of Race and the possibility for pre-entry is online for the 2015 OK Dinghy World Championships in Puck, Poland.
13th January 2015
OK Worlds 2014
OKDIA statement on equipment inspection 2014 OK Dinghy World Championships
5th January 2015
OK Worlds 2014
The full interview with Matt Stechmann is online now. OK Worlds 2014
We published many more photos of the last day racing and the prize giving on flickr.
4th January 2015
OK Worlds 2014
On the last day the 2 races needed to make it a valid Championship were sailed. Matt Stechmann (NZL) is the new world champion.
31st December 2014
OK Worlds 2014
A summary of the AGM decisions, the complete minutes will be published soon. OK Worlds 2014
We started to upload photos to the OKDIA Flickr Album
28th December 2014
Accounts for the AGM 2014
The OKDIA accounts and treasurers report for the AGM in Melbourne are published now. New International Easter Event in the Netherlands
Organized by the dutch association and the Koninklijke Watersport-Vereeniging 'Loosdrecht', a 3 day event, possibly with a warm up clinic run by Jim Hunt, will be held on Lake Loosdrecht. The famous dutch hospitality included.
14th December 2014
Sail Melbourne 2014
Mark Jackson won the last big Australian only event before the worlds on the same waters, Roger Blasse was second and Michael Williams third.
1st December 2014
POL: Polish national championship
A little delayed, here are the results of the polish championship 2014.
30th November 2014
NZL: Napier Summer Regatta
As most Kiwi boats are on the way to Australia already, only a few were sailing on borrowed material. With winds between 22 and 33 knots, only two races were finished. We have some photos on flickr.
19th November 2014
As approved by ISAF, from the 1st of November, only licensed builders are allowed to build or change plastic (e.g. carbon) masts. Please read our explanation and the linked Mast Licensing Agreement for more information.
9th November 2014
Alain Renoux won from Frederic Lamarque and Yann Rialland. Swedish Nationals
Thomas Hansson-Mild won from Rene Sarabia Johannsen and Jörgen Lindhardtsen.
31st October 2014
2014 Rule changes
The latest changes and amendments to the class rules are in effect from 30th of October.
28th October 2014
NZL Rum Bucket
The first big event of the NZL season in Auckland was won by Matt Coutts from Ben Morrison and Luke O'Connell.
14th October 2014
With the life expectancy of an OK, often the ISAF Plaque gets unreadable or lost / painted over. If that happens, please contact the secretary for replacement. Replacement ones are ordered from time to time and it's a lot easier to do in in bulk then just one by one.
10th October 2014
Press release 2014
Synergy Marine International OK Dinghy Autumn 2014 Press Release
17th September 2014
Belgian Nationals 2014
Jim Hunt won from Greg Wilcox and Simon Cowood, and 29 other competitors form 6 countries. Results and video report.
8th September 2014
Some words about the OK by a few top British sailors.
7th September 2014
19 boats from 4 countries competed in the first Eastersee Regatta in Oosterzee.
4th September 2014
Minutes of the SM in Steinhude on 22. July published.
25th August 2014
Crossing Borders is OK 2014
The first combined Danish/German Championship in Flensburg was won by European Champion Jørgen Svendsen (DEN) from Bo Petersen (DEN) and Greg Wilcox (NZL).
20th August 2014
British Championship 2014
Jim Hunt won from Lee Child and Jonathan Fish.
31st July 2014
European Championship 2014
A list of the gear used by the top ten.
29th July 2014
At the SGM in Steinhude a new secretary was elected - Juliane Hofmann from Germany. The email stays the same.
26th July 2014
European Championship 2014
With no racing on the last two days, Jørgen Svendsen won from André Budzien and Bo Petersen.
13th July 2014
Warnemünder Woche 2014
Greg Wilcox won from Jørgen Lindhardtsen and Pawel Pawlaczyk.
6th July 2014
Nordic Championship 2014
Jørgen Lindhardtsen won in Motala from Bo Petersen and Rene Sarabina Johannsen.
30th June 2014
Kieler Woche 2014
A very light wind Kieler Woche was won by Bo Petersen (DEN) from André Budzien (GER) and Greg Wilcox (NZL).
4th June 2014
NZL: Brass Monkey 2014
Eric Rone (USA) won from Luke O'Connell and Alistair Deaves in very tricky and light conditions.
27th May 2014
GBR: Brightlingsea 2014
Jim Hunt won this predominantly light wind event from Lee Child and Alex Scoles.