Non-Member Countries of OKDIA
The addresses listed are not necessarily secretaries, in some cases it's just an active sailor.
The flag and county code links to more information below.
|LUX||Michel Lesure||146 Rue de Niedercorn
Tel +352 593 180
|NED||Wietze Huitema||Gerben van Manenstraat 82
|PAK||Rear Admiral KM Akhtar||2B Street 61
Parbat Road, F7/4
Tel & Fax +92 51 823 691
|SIN||Stanley Chan Hian Geefirstname.lastname@example.org|
|THA||c/o Secretary General||Yacht Racing Association of Thailand
c/o Navy headququarters
Royal Thai Navy
Aroon Amarin Road
Tel & fax +66 2 472 0852
In 2002 the Finnish Association left OKDIA because there were only a few active members left and these rarely travelled to international regattas.
Formally sailors from Finland sailed in World and European championships.
The number of dinghies was around 450.
Since the late 2000's there is increased interest in OK dinghy sailing in Ireland when (2008) Olympic Finn sailor Tim Goodbody started an OK career.
The OK was used in several the Asian Games as the single-hander.
For this reason there are OK sailors in many Asian countries.
When training for the 2002 Asian Games Jin Hong-Chul joined the class and performed very well in international regattas including the 2002 world championship. He went on to win the Asian Games in Pusan, South Korea.
Luxembourg has never had many OK sailors due to the size of the country.
In the past two members of their Association travelled extensively to international events and it was their activity that led to national championships being organised.
There are only a few dutch OK-sailors, but the Spring-Cup in Medemblik attracts sailors from all over Europe each year.
From the 1st of January 2004 the Netherlands OK Club will be a non active club due to a less number of active members in our club.
The archive of the OK Club Nederland will be kept at the home address of secretary.
In case new members want to restart the OK Club Nederland I will support them and offer all the required information.
Since the late 2000's Wietze Huitema took over organizing the class in the Netherlands and it is attracting a growing number of sailors.
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Due to the OK-dinghy being used as the single-hander for the Asian Games until 2002, there are some OK sailors in Pakistan, but unfortunately we don't know much about them.
Unfortunately we don't know how many OK's are sailing in South Africa but they are mainly at Pretoria /Sailing club (PSC).
The OK was the single-hander used in the Asian Games until 2002. For this reason there are OK sailors in many Asian countries and is why the Singapore Sailing Federation owns some OK's.
We met Stanley Chan Hian Gee before the 2002 Asian Games when he attended some of our major regattas and hope to see him again.
Because the king of Thailand is a former OK sailor there are many OK dinghies in the country. Most are owned by the Yacht Racing Association of Thailand.
The Hua Hin Regatta is held towards the end of each year and sailors from around the world are invited to compete, with charter boats available.
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