Hall Of Fame:
Nick Craig - Great Britain
Nick Craig was inducted during the World Championship 2012 in Vallensbæk, Denmark
Nick Craig was inducted by his arch-rival Jørgen Lindhardtsen (DEN). Four times a world champion, Craig has done so much to raise the profile of the OK Dinghy, particularly in the UK. He has been incredibly successful in other dinghy classes as well and is considered the best amateur dinghy sailor in the UK. His talent and success was rewarded earlier this year when he won the Yachting Journalists Association Pantaenius Yachtsman of the Year Award 2011.
As well as his world titles in 2005, 2006, 2007 and 2011, he has also won the Europeans in 2003, eight UK National Championships and six UK Inland titles. Domestically Craig has been at the top of the OK Class in the UK for more than a decade. Abroad, he has won the OK Dinghy National titles in Denmark, Germany and Belgium and countless other events across Europe. He is also officially the ‘Best OK Dinghy Sailor of all time.’
Craig said, "I am have been sailing OKs for 21 years now. I sail lots of other boats but always come back to the OK because it's just great racing and great sailing. I look at Jørgen and think I've got another 30 years to go at this, but he never stops so I've still got another 30 years. So respect to Jørgen, and thank you very much."
After Wilcox and and Craig were presented with their awards, the first ever OK Dinghy World Champion Svend Jacobsen (DEN) was brought onto the stage to announce a trio of inductees from the host country. However before he could start, Jacobsen himself was presented with an award as the first inductee of the night from Denmark.