Hall Of Fame:
Greg Wilcox - New Zealand
Greg Wilcox was inducted during the World Championship 2012 in Vallensbæk, Denmark
Wilcox first started sailing the OK Dinghy in 1980 and over the intervening 22 years has performed with distinction at both national and international level including being the 2002 World Champion, with bronze in 2005 and 2006 (and now silver in 2012), five times New Zealand national champion, three times Interdominion champion, Danish national championship winner, Swedish national championship winner, three times Kiel week champion, and once Warnemunde week champion. He has also finished 13 times in the top ten at World Championships.
Wilcox has also contributed in an outstanding manner to the class off the water, through his presidency of OKDIA 2005-2009 and his sail-making skills. As a joint owner of Port Nicholson Sails and lately Quantum Sails (Potsdam loft) Wilcox has designed the sails which have won the world championship in 2002, 2008, 2009, 2010, and now, 2012.
Never reticent in sharing his knowledge, Wilcox is one of the most recognisable personalities of the international OK community. One of his perhaps under-recognised skills is his willingness to socialise, not only with his fellow top-performing sailors and long-term acquaintances but also newcomers to the class. He goes out of his way to ensure they feel welcome and receive any boat tuning/handling knowledge they require. He has undoubtedly been an inspiration to many OK sailors.
On receiving his award Wilcox said, "It really is a great honour. I am just really proud that I have had such a great time in this class and that's the reason that I am still sailing it."