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OK Dinghy sailors from around the world are gathering in Pattaya, Thailand for the 2013 Singha OK Dinghy World Championship, which gets under way at the end of this week. Seven containers have arrived at the club over the last few weeks with 72 boats from nine countries entered for the championship. The first race is scheduled for Sunday 31 March.

It has been exactly a decade since the OK Dinghy class held its last world championship outside its traditional haunts of Europe, New Zealand and Australia. In 2003, the class held its first world championship in Asia, in Goa, India, and a return to the region has long been a dream of many in the class.

The OK Dinghy has a special place in Thai sailing history, as His Majesty the King of Thailand, King Bhumibol, won the gold medal in the OK Dinghy at the Fourth Southeast Asian Peninsular Games (SEAP) Games in 1967 in Phuket. This day has been commemorated ever since as National Sports Day in honour of his achievement. His Majesty the King sailed the OK Dinghy for many years, having built his own boat, and even travelled to Frensham Pond in the UK for some ‘incognito’ training in the 1960s.

There have been OK Dinghies in Thailand for more than 40 years, though these days they are mainly sailed by the navy personnel. The two strong Thai entries, Khun Veerasit Puangnak and Khun Manut Photong, bring a wealth of experience. Veerasit represented Thailand in the Laser class at the Sydney Olympics, and both Veerasit and Manut are ex-Thai Laser National Champions.

The fleet this year consists of a lot of newcomers to the class but also some deep experience, including five former world champions. The defending champion is Andre Budzien (GER). More famous for his Finn sailing he took the OK Dinghy world title in 2012 at the first attempt, but reveals he has been planning this trip to Thailand for some time. “The decision to compete in Thailand was born much earlier than last year. I heard about this World Championship two years ago and my family and I were very enthusiastic to make a nice holiday there with some sailing as well. So the decision was made before I knew I would be defending the title. Of course one of my goals is to defend the title, but also I hope to relax and have some fun there with my family and friends.”

Budzien has changed his equipment since his win last year. “I have now bought a wonderful boat from Alex Scoles (GBR) with a wooden deck and a lot of nice features; this was and is my dream boat. I don’t know which one is better and of course I was very satisfied with the Icebreaker I had before. The decision to change is more from a visual point of view, so, however the results go, the working place is very nice for me. I also bought a Finn with this wooden layout this year.”

What does he think the conditions will be like? “About the weather in Thailand, it will always be different from what we expect. For me it is completely out of my mind; when we are there we will see what happens. I hope it is nice summer time and we have not so long waiting on shore or outside. On the race course I like wind from 1 to 30 knots as long as it hits me from the right direction!”

With the conditions largely unknown and a number of new faces in the fleet, it is hard to call a favourite. However four time world champion Nick Craig (GBR) heads the 12 strong British team, and should be in with a good chance at a fifth title.

“I’m hugely looking forward to the these worlds. It’s been a long, cold winter here so the thought of sailing in 30 degrees and force 4 sea breezes has put a smile on my face already. I think it will be a very tough regatta – the strong Kiwi team are rumoured to be back in force and they have always had more depth of talent than any other country in OKs. The Danes were very fast last year after many hours training effectively as a team, and current champ Andre Budzien will be hard to beat, as will at least 10 others.”

“I’m doing the least sailing I’ve done in over 30 years but hoping to still be in the action, and even if I’m not, it’s going to be a whole heap of fun off the water.”

And fun is going to be a crucial ingredient of the regatta. To say that the sailors are very excited to have the chance to race in Thailand is a gross understatement. The fact that there are 72 entries says a great deal about the anticipation felt throughout the fleet.

While there has been talk of trying to arrange a world championship in Thailand for many years it was really the work of OKDIA President Andre Blasse (AUS) that made it happen. “A few years ago on my way to compete in the OK Dinghy World Championships, there was a presentation on the screen of the Thai Airways plane for the King of Thailand’s 80th birthday. It showed the King working on his wooden OK Dinghy, plus quite a few shots of him sailing. I thought to myself, wouldn’t it be great to sail an OK Dinghy World Championship in Thailand.”

“So I asked around at the regatta though I didn’t really do much more about it until the 2010 World Championships in Wellington, New Zealand. The Chairman of the Jury was Rut Subniran from Thailand. I asked him a few questions about where he sailed from and discovered that his club, the Royal Varuna Yacht Club in Pattaya, had run the Fireball Worlds before, and he had helped organise them. So I asked if they would be interested in running ours; the answer was yes. At an AGM we put it to a vote, and everyone was very keen.”

“The Royal Varuna Yacht Club is the sailing club endorsed by the King of Thailand and the organisers will send a letter to His Majesty the King informing him that OK Dinghy World Championship is being held in Thailand for the first time. I had a meeting with Rut at the Royal Varuna Yacht Club, just before Easter in 2012, at the same time we were proposing to run this year’s Worlds. The weather was warm, the facilities and organisation top class. I was very impressed.”

“OKDIA is very happy to have the Royal Varuna Yacht Club running our 2013 Worlds Championships, and I would like to thank the main sponsor “Singha International”. I know it will be a great event.”

The race team will be headed by Kevin Wilson (AUS, IRO), while the International Jury will be chaired by Bill Bell (IJ AUS) and include Neil Semple (IJ GBR) Radm. Prasart Sribhadung (IJ THA), Omar Kwan (NJ MYA) and Rut Subniran (IJ THA).

The first sailors are already preparing their boats at the Royal Varuna Yacht Club. The practice race will be held on Saturday 30 March with a further 10 races scheduled from Sunday 31 March to Friday 5 April. Tuesday 2 April is scheduled as a lay day.

Fabulous conditions continue as OK Dinghy fleet complete practice race

The fabulous weather continued in Pattaya, Thailand as the practice race of the Singha OK Dinghy World Championships was held at the Royal Varuna Yacht Club today. Roger Blasse (AUS) the 1998 World Champion took the race win from Mike Williams (AUS) and Andre Budzien (GER).

After a thorough morning briefing by PRO Kevin Wilson (AUS), the sailors enjoyed a taster of the awesome week that hopefully lies ahead. But departing from tradition, the conditions were so good that most of the fleet completed the race. They came ashore exhausted but very happy they had made the decision to travel to Pattaya.

The principal sponsor Singha is not only providing evening refreshments, but also cold water bottles as the sailors go afloat, with further supplies available on race management boats. Stating hydrated is going to be crucial for success here.

Greg Wilcox (NZL), the 2002 World Champion who finished seventh said,“I think one of the key challenges here is going to be acclimatisation as you can dehydrate really quickly. Those who came out here early will have a clear advantage. It’s taking about three days to just get used to the heat and there is respite on the water. A wave cools you down for about 10 seconds and then you are hot again.”

The practice race started in 15-16 knots with the fleet evenly spread over the course. At the top mark Andre Budzien (GER) led from Paul Rhodes (NZL), and Stefan Myralf (DEN), all from the left. The leading boat from the right was Roger Blasse (AUS) in fifth, though he was not far behind.

Blasse was the first to spot the wing mark on a fairly tight reach and rounded overlapped with Budzien. The overlap continued at the leeward mark but on the second upwind Budzien takd away early while Blasse and Williams took the advantage on the right. Positions stayed the same with Blasse winning by about 10 boatlengths at the finish.

Blasse said, “It’s pretty nice out there for us. The waves are good. It’s a bit like sailing at Black Rock, but with tide.”

Budzien commented, “It was beautiful sailing, perfect conditions, great winds, but I think you have to be fast here.”

Nick Craig (GBR), four time world champion placed eighth today, but was very enthusiastic about the venue. “It couldn’t be better, force 4 and sunny. It’s as good as the best day anywhere, but it’s like that every day here and I am thinking of cancelling of my return flight.”

Racing for real begins tomorrow with the course area a 20 minute sail from the club. Launching is made much easier by the club’s boatmen who look after trolleys and even lift boats out of the surf on arrival back at the beach. Their helpful and enthusiastic attitude is typical of everyone in the club as they try to make sure the sailors every need is catered for, both on and off the water.

Racing gets under way Sunday with two races each day from 13.00,until Friday when it is from 11.00.

“Another day in paradise” for OK Dinghy sailors in Thailand

This could get monotonous. Another day of perfect conditions greeted the 70 sailors at the Singha OK Dinghy World Championships in Pattaya,Thailand. The first two races was staged in a 12-18 knot hot breeze with race wins going to defending champion Andre Budzien (GER) and Roger Blasse (AUS).

The breeze built during the day to end with a leg stretching 18 knots by the finish of the second race. Tonight Royal Varuna Yacht Club is full of very tired by satisfied sailors as they enjoy the spectacular view over the Gulf of Thailand and the free refreshments provided by Singha.

Race one got under way under the new ‘U’ flag with three boats pulled out on the restart. Paul Rhodes (NZL) rounded the top mark first from the left from a group consisting of Andre Budzien, Roger Blasse and Nick Craig (GBR). Rhodes overlaid the second top mark after overestimating the tide and let Budzien through. The laylines were hard to call with big courses and the left paying well. The German dominated the rest of the race with Craig pulling up behind Blasse at the finish. Both thought Craig had done enough, but Blasse took third.

Practice race winner Blasse took the early lead in race two and with a change of tide the course turned into a one way track with the left very clearly favoured. He was closely followed round th4 top mark by Mike Williams (AUS) and Jonathan Fish (GBR) as the wind increased to 15-16 knots and the upwind legs became hard work for some. Blasse pulled away downwind to lead throughout the race with Williams, Craig and Rhodes in close pursuit, though they finished in that order.

Craig said,“It was another day in paradise. We had simply perfect conditions though the beats were very long. Controlling he left was the key to the racing, and by the end it was a bit one track, but as the week goes on that will change as the time of the tides gets later.”

Blasse commented, “It was fantastic sailing but you had to turn left at the bottom mark. The lumpy conditions and the tide makes it hard to assess your boat speed but it looksblike it’s going to be a tough week ahead.”

Two more race are scheduled for Monday at 13.00 before the fleet enjoys a lay day on Tuesday to sample the delights of Pattaya.

Blasse extends lead at OK Dinghy Worlds in perfect Pattaya

It was more of the same on day two at the Singha OK Dinghy World Championships in Pattaya, Thailand with slightly less wind and tide making the racinge3xciting and close. Race wins went to Nick Craig (GBR) and Mike Williams (AUS) though Roger Blasse (AUS) continues to lead overall.

Race three started after a few recalls as the ebb tide pushed the fleet over the line. Soon after the start Nick Craig tacked on a left shift and crossed the fleet to lay the top mark perfectly as more than half the fleet overstood and ended up reaching back. Craig extended away though Andre Budzien (GER) and Roger Blasse closed up at the gate. Budzien briefly took the lead by rounding the opposite gate, but Craig held on until the wind came back in his favour and in the fight to the finish, took the win from Blasse and Budzien.

Race two started on the flood tide with the leaders coming in from the left, Mike Williams timed it perfectly to lead round and extend on each leg for a magnificent win. The chasing pack included Craig, Jonathan Fish (GBR), Paul Rhodes (NZL), Greg Wilcox (NZL), Blasse and Budzien. On the second beat Blasse went hard left and got through to third behind Budzien, though it was all change on he final beat and Blasse moved up to third and Craig hit the left again to end a great day with a third, while Budzien was disqualified as OCS.

Wilcox, who placed fifth and fourth to jumps up to sixth overall said, “It was a great day for me. I got the big decisions right, though it was another tough day on the body. I am wishing I spent the winter in the gym rather than the pub.”

Williams commented, “The winds are bit more than expected, so that suits us Aussies, and it’s good to see four of us in the top 10.The tide is playing a big part but there was a wind shift to the left in the second race that was too big to ignore. I had to tack on it, and that was pretty much it.

“My last worlds race win was in 2006. I didn’t win any last time so it’s always special to win a race at this level.”

“We are staying here at the club. Everything is perfect, the staff, the accommodation and the food. It’s exceptional and we’re having a great time.”

With four tough races completed the fleet can now enjoy a lay day on Tuesday, with various activities and entertainments organised in and around Pattaya tonight and on Tuesday. Those that survive will continue racing on Wednesday, though some will be using the time to recover energy ready for the final six races. The championship concludes on Friday.

Budzien bites back on day three

As racing resumed at the Singha OK Dinghy world championship in Pattaya, Thailand, defending champion Andre Budzien (GER) won the day with a first and second to move up to second overall. Roger Blasse (AUS) remains in second after a second and a third while the winner of the second race today, Mike Williams (AUS) moves up to third.

The forecast showed the lightest winds of week of 10-12 knots though the fleet also had to contend with a strong ebb tide running up the course. However as usual the wind built to around 15 knots with nice surfing aves downwind. After his OCS on Monday Budzien was looking to regain control and he did just that.

Race five finally got away after two general recalls as the strong ebb pushed the fleet over the line. A big shift out of the start favoured those at the pin who tacked and almost laid the top mark in one tack. Budzien gained the most from this to lead round with a good margin on the fleet. He sailed away unhindered to win his second race of the week. The chasing pack included Paul Rhodes, Nick Craig (GBR), Greg Wilcox (NZL), Roger Blasse (AUS), Bo Petersen (DEN) and Jorgen Svenden (DEN).

Rhodes took the early advantage in the chasing pack, but Petersen and Blasse were not far behind. At the final gate Blasse trailed Petersen while Wilcox and Rhodes were not far behind. Blasse made gains on the final upwind to place second, while Wilcox took third as Petersen was black flagged at the start. Another high profile victim of the black flag was race three winner Craig.

The tide was reducing in strength during race six but still played an important factor. Mike Williams, Blasse and Rhodes started near the committee boat while Budzien escaped down the line for a clear start near the pin. A quarter way up the beat Budzien crossed back and looked to have a good lead but Rhodes emerged ahead to lead round from Budzien, Blasse, Craig and Williams.

Williams then sailed past Blasse and Craig on the first reach and then Rhodes on the second to put the pressure on Budzien up the second beat as he closed the distance between them. At the gaste they split tacks and on the final beat, Budzien crossed ahead and carried on to the left, letting Williams away to the right. But the wind shifted in Williams’ favour and when Budzien tacked for the line, Williams got lifted up to cross in first and snatch the victory from the defending champion.

For many here it was moving day, though Blasse has extended his lead to four points with the discard coming into effect. Only two points separate second to fourth, to Thursday’s racing will be crucial, with many in the top 10 already posting their discard with several OCS or BFDs on the board.

The forecast for Thursday is for the strongest winds yet with a solid 18 knots expected to be boosted by local thermals. There are four more races to go to decide the 2013 Singha OK Dinghy World Champion.

Roger Blasse closes in on second world OK Dinghy title

Roger Blasse (AUS) has taken a commanding lead on day four at the Singha OK Dinghy World Championships in Pattaya, Thailand. Race wins went to Andre Budzien (GER) and Mike Williams (AUS), while Blasse extended his lead to nine points from Nick Craig (GBR) and 11 points from Williams.

It was also a day of drama. The day afloat began with some spectacular launching through heavy surf that had built as a result of the strengthening wind, and without the help of the club’s boatmen this would have been an impossible task. The day ended with drama as defending champion Budzien picked up his second yellow flag to effectively end his championship chances. Blasse is now in pole position to take his second world title, 15 years after he first won it in 1998.

The wind was around the strongest of the week, up to 18-20 knots, with bigger waves making the downwind lots of fun, though the wind eased during the second race to 12-14 knots.

Andre Budzien continued his good form from Wednesday into race seven taking the lead on the first upwind and maintaining it throughout. Bo Pettersen (DEN) spent most of the race in second as did Jorgen Svendsen (DEN) in third. Championship leader Roger Blasse crossed in fifth behind Nick Craig (GBR), while Blasse’s main competition Mike Williams (AUS) was struggling way back in 50th after his rudder fell off.

Bad luck followed Jonathan Fish (GBR) yet again. After having an OCS in race one and winning a protest for redress against a BFD in race four, and having to come ashore on Wednesday to replace a broken mast before the first race, he thought he had had his fair share of problems. But they continued today as the mast he borrowed from Craig snapped at the deck as he rounded the leeward mark in the first race of the day. He got ashore to replace with his first repaired mast but now has lost all hope of a coveted top ten finish.

Williams returned to the front in race eight leading Budzien into the top mark and sailed away to win his third race of the week. Blasse rounded further back but fought through to the front and it was here while he was fighting hard downwind with Budzien that the German got his second yellow flag from the jury and had to retire from the race. Blasse couldn’t catch Williams but crossed second while Svendsen picked up his second third place of the day to move up to eighth overall.

The racing today was sponsored by the Pattaya Mail and was incorporated in to the Peter Cummins Classic, an annual sailing event at the Royal Varuna Yacht Club. The Pattaya Mail generously provided food, refreshments and entertainments as part of the day.

The final two races will be sailed Friday at the earlier time of 11.00. So far this week the winds at 11.00 have been considerable lighter so the championship is by no means over.

Roger Blasse secures second OK Dinghy world title

Roger Blasse (AUS) has won the 2013 Singha OK Dinghy World Championship in Pattaya, Thailand after placing second in the only race sailed on the final day. Nick Craig (GBR) took the silver while Mike Williams (AUS) took the bronze. The final race was won by defending champion Andre Budzien (GER).

It was always going to be the lightest day of the regatta and as the fleet launched at 11.00 the wind was 2-3 knots and very patchy. The race officer Kevin Wilson (AUS) was clear he would not start racing in unsuitable conditions so the fleet waited afloat in 30 degrees of heat for over two hours. Finally the breeze stabilised and the fleet got away on the second attempt in 7-8 knots which built to 14 knots during the race.

By this time it was looking like only one race was possible within the time limit, so Blasse didn’t actually need sail, but he got a great start and dominated the first beat to lead round from Budzien. The two battled round the course only for Budzien to take the lead in the closing stages for his fourth race win of the week. Blasse crossed in second with Jorgen Svendsen (DEN) in third again.

The more interesting battle was between Craig and Williams for the runner up slot. Initially Williams had the advantage with a five boat gap on Craig, but Craig whittled away the gap and closed up on the downwind to move ahead and cross in eighth, just ahead of Williams in ninth.

So Roger Blasse wins his second world title after first winning in 1998. Next year the worlds returns to his home club of Black Rock in Melbourne, Australia where he will be a firm favourite. He said, “Of course I am really happy to win, but this week has really showed how competitive the OK fleet has become. I also think It was a smart move to delay the start today. But ‘Slippery Stool’ was an appropriate name for my boat today as I had to stop for a ‘comfort break’ immediately after the race as I was feeling rather ill all day.”

Four time champion Nick Craig is again on the podium, but still pleased with the silver coming out of the European winter with very little on the water training. He said, “This has been the best event I have ever done, both in terms of the sailing and on the shore, and I have done a lot of events over the last 30 years.”

Mike Williams is on the podium for the second time after being the runner up in 2010. “Well done to Roger, he was superbly consistent, and congratulations also to Nick, he’s a real competitor. Bad luck to Andre Budzien, but I hope to see everyone again at Black Rock next year.”

At the prizegiving tonight Roger Blasse paid tribute to the club, it’s staff, the event fantastic sponsor Singha and summed up everyone’s thoughts by saying, “This club is a hidden gem; it’s been an absolutely fantastic week.” There was also a genuine feeling that the sailors wanted to return to Pattaya in the not to distant future for another championship.

2013 Singha World Championship Results
No Sailno Name Scores 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
1 AUS 749 Roger Blasse 17.0 3 1 2 2 2 3 5 2 2
2 GBR 2150 Nick Craig 32.0 4 3 1 3 bfd 5 4 4 8
3 AUS 730 Michael Williams 35.0 10 2 4 1 7 1 50 1 9
4 NZL 517 Paul Rhodes 46.0 2 4 13 7 4 4 7 5 27
5 AUS 735 Mark Jackson 49.0 11 6 6 5 6 8 6 6 6
6 NZL 544 Greg Wilcox 55.0 8 15 5 4 3 20 9 7 4
7 DEN 1411 Jørgen Svendsen 59.0 6 5 32 22 5 12 3 3 3
8 DEN 1409 Stefan Myralf 68.0 5 9 35 6 9 7 11 8 13
9 GER 782 André Budzien 91.0 1 7 3 ocs 1 2 1 dnf 1
10 GBR 2118 Terry Curtis 95.0 12 14 8 11 10 15 12 13 24
11 AUS 754 Brent Williams 100.0 7 11 7 13 39 9 19 16 18
12 DEN 1364 Jørgen Lindhardtsen 116.0 14 10 12 ocs 22 11 10 18 19
13 GER 693 Martin von Zimmermann 117.0 16 12 10 41 14 16 28 10 11
14 NZL 542 Alistair Deaves 120.0 23 13 15 9 25 23 15 12 10
15 GER 778 Sönke Behrens 139.0 22 32 14 18 13 14 20 23 15
16 NZL 535 Mike Wilde 141.0 36 24 16 16 23 10 14 15 23
17 NZL 546 Luke O’Connell 154.0 29 42 29 26 11 19 13 11 16
18 GBR 2152 Lee Child 170.0 dnf 33 21 28 8 22 17 24 17
19 DEN 1335 Mogens Johansen 172.0 20 23 34 14 21 17 24 22 31
20 AUS 734 Edward O’Donnell 176.0 13 22 46 25 15 21 21 14 45
21 AUS 736 Mark Skelton 183.0 35 40 20 29 16 26 16 27 14
22 GBR 2138 Robert Deaves 184.0 21 18 28 17 28 25 26 21 32
23 GBR 2151 Jonathan Fish 189.0 bfd 8 9 8 12 6 dnf 17 54
24 GER 775 Jörg Rademacher 191.0 15 29 27 21 bfd 18 31 28 22
25 NZL 533 Rob Hengst 194.0 18 27 19 31 18 28 27 26 33
26 GER 618 Peter Scheuerl 210.0 40 17 11 39 27 24 23 29 43
27 AUS 741 Gary Lokum 211.0 24 19 18 45 20 33 33 19 53
28 GER 773 Rüdiger Prinz 219.0 25 36 30 34 29 29 37 31 5
29 POL 27 Jakub Kania 228.0 26 31 bfd 12 dsq 34 18 25 7
30 DEN 1421 Bo Petersen 240.0 9 16 40 10 bfd 13 2 dnc dnc
31 NOR 472 Jens Makholm 241.0 17 21 44 20 37 32 44 dnc 26
32 AUS 760 Mark Roberts 244.0 27 35 39 35 24 27 25 33 38
33 AUS 750 Peter Robinson 257.0 33 48 45 24 17 30 36 36 36
34 GBR 2147 Alex Scoles 260.0 31 26 22 36 33 42 35 35 52
35 GER 765 Rainer Pospiech 262.0 39 34 51 19 32 41 34 38 25
36 AUS 727 Don Williams 277.0 19 20 25 27 bfd 31 43 37 dsq
37 AUS 761 Anrdrew Baker 294.0 32 50 41 32 34 35 39 40 41
38 NZL 531 Adrian Coulthard 302.0 30 37 58 48 36 38 29 42 42
39 DEN 1407 Malte Pedersen 306.0 43 41 26 23 31 dns 63 30 49
40 GBR 2158 John Ball 310.0 48 39 37 51 19 44 32 bfd 40
41 POL 5 Darek Kras 314.0 53 30 24 37 bfd 47 40 32 51
42 AUS 725 David Ketteridge 322.0 47 47 38 43 26 48 51 44 29
43 SWE 11 Bengt Stromberg 323.0 34 38 56 15 40 dns 30 53 57
44 DEN 1414 Reker Andersen 337.0 50 25 bfd 30 38 55 52 dnf 12
45 GER 670 Hinnerk Ries 340.0 28 58 31 49 42 37 dnc dnc 20
46 NZL 539 John Shirley 344.0 41 43 48 46 44 45 47 39 39
47 AUS 726 Peter Lynch 360.0 bfd dnf 36 33 30 39 38 34 bfd
48 NZL 490 Jake Weeks 362.0 dnf dnc 23 47 35 46 45 41 50
49 AUS 756 Michael Horvath 363.0 49 49 dnf 40 45 40 46 46 48
50 GER 735 Dirk Gericke 370.0 45 53 42 60 41 52 48 45 44
51 GER 771 Ralf Mackmann 375.0 42 dns 59 dnc 57 36 42 43 21
52 AUS 759 Elizabeth Williams 376.0 52 dnf 49 50 50 43 49 49 34
53 GER 757 Falk Hagemann 389.0 55 51 53 53 43 51 55 48 35
54 GER 777 Andreas Pich 393.0 51 54 33 44 46 53 dnc dnc 37
55 GER 680 Jan-Dietmar Dellas 397.0 46 46 52 42 49 58 53 51 dnc
56 NZL 524 Miles Addy 402.0 37 44 17 38 dnf dnc 41 dnf dnc
57 GBR 2042 Richard Burton 408.0 38 28 dnc dnc bfd dnc 22 20 dnc
58 AUS 729 Andre Blasse 422.0 dnc dnc dnc dnc dnc dnc 8 9 30
59 NZL 516 Julian Bishop 422.0 54 55 50 55 bfd 50 56 47 55
60 GER 697 Jörg Posny 431.0 57 56 54 64 53 59 60 dnf 28
61 POL 58 Tomek Dembinski 451.0 58 52 64 52 54 dnc 59 54 58
62 GER 766 Gunnar Goronzi 459.0 dnf dnf 60 56 47 54 61 50 56
63 GBR 2112 Tom Lonsdale 460.0 44 45 43 54 bfd 49 dnf dnc dnc
64 AUS 695 Jake O’Donnell 472.0 bfd 57 55 58 51 57 58 dnc 61
65 AUS 706 Erik Thompson 475.0 59 dnc dnf 61 56 56 54 55 59
66 THA 7 Manut Photong 483.0 62 dnf 62 63 52 61 62 dnc 46
67 POL 3 Robert Glowacki 488.0 dnf 59 61 62 dnf dnc 57 52 47
68 GBR 2083 Chris Biscomb 510.0 61 60 65 57 55 dnc dnc dnc 62
69 THA 1 Supakon Pongwichean 521.0 56 dnf 57 dns 48 60 dnf dnc dnf
70 AUS 737 Tom Pearce 525.0 60 dnf 47 59 59 dnc dnc dnc dnc
71 GBR 2058 Mary Reddyhoff 550.0 64 dnc 66 dnc 60 dnc dnc dnc 60
72 AUS 745 Steve Schmidt 560.0 65 dnf dnf dnc 58 62 dnf dnc dnc
73 GBR 2125 Adrian Walker 562.0 63 dnc 63 dnc 61 dnc dnc dnc bfd
74 THA 1278 Eugen Hadamovsky 600.0 dnc dnc dnc dnc dnc dnc dnc dnc dnc
2012 Worlds Practice Race Results
No Sailno Name Scores 1
1 AUS 749 Roger Blasse 1.0 1
2 AUS 730 Michael Williams 2.0 2
3 GER 782 Andre Budzien 3.0 3
4 NZL 517 Paul Rhodes 4.0 4
5 AUS 735 Mark Jackson 5.0 5
6 GBR 2151 Jonathan Fish 6.0 6
7 NZL 544 Greg Wilcox 7.0 7
8 GBR 2150 Nick Craig 8.0 8
9 GBR 2118 Terry Curtis 9.0 9
10 NZL 542 Alistair Deaves 10.0 10
11 AUS 734 Edward O’Donnell 11.0 11
12 DEN 1411 Jorgen Svendsen 12.0 12
13 DEN 1335 Mogens Johansen 13.0 13
14 GER 618 Peter Scheuerl 14.0 14
15 NZL 533 Rob Hengst 15.0 15
16 AUS 741 Gary Lokum 16.0 16
17 GER 778 Sönke Behrens 17.0 17
18 GBR 2152 Lee Child 18.0 18
19 GER 693 Martin von Zimmermann 19.0 19
20 AUS 750 Peter Robinson 20.0 20
21 SWE 11 Bengt Stromberg 21.0 21
22 NZL 531 Adrian Coulthard 22.0 22
23 AUS 727 Don Williams 23.0 23
24 GER 765 Rainer Pospiech 24.0 24
25 NZL 535 Mike Wilde 25.0 25
26 NZL 490 Jake Weeks 26.0 26
27 NZL 539 John Shirley 27.0 27
28 AUS 756 Michael Horvath 28.0 28
29 DEN 1407 Malte Pedersen 29.0 29
30 AUS 761 Anrdrew Baker 30.0 30
31 AUS 726 Peter Lynch 31.0 31
32 GER 670 Hinnerk Ries 32.0 32
33 AUS 736 Mark Skelton 33.0 33
34 NZL 516 Julian Bishop 34.0 34
35 GBR 2147 Alex Scoles 35.0 35
36 GER 735 Gericke Dirk 36.0 36
37 GBR 2158 John Ball 37.0 37
38 GER 777 Andreas Pich 38.0 38
39 POL 5 Darek Kras 39.0 39
40 AUS 725 David Ketteridge 40.0 40
41 POL 58 Tomek Dembinski 41.0 41
42 GER 757 Falk Hagemann 42.0 42
43 GBR 2083 Chris Biscomb 43.0 43
44 AUS 706 Erik Thompson 44.0 44
45 AUS 745 Steve Schmidt 45.0 45
46 AUS 695 Jake O’Donnell 46.0 46
47 THA 2 Veerasit Puangnak 75.0 dns
47 THA 1 Manut Photong 75.0 dns
47 POL 3 Robert Glowacki 75.0 dnf
47 POL 27 Jakub Kania 75.0 dnf
47 NZL 524 Miles Addy 75.0 dnf
47 NZL 546 Luke O’Connell 75.0 dnf
47 GER 680 Jan-Dietmar Dellas 75.0 dns
47 GER 697 Jörg Posny 75.0 dnf
47 AUS 729 Andre Blasse 75.0 dns
47 AUS 737 Tom Pearce 75.0 dnf
47 AUS 754 Brent Williams 75.0 dnf
47 AUS 759 Elizabeth Williams 75.0 dnf
47 AUS 760 Mark Roberts 75.0 dns
47 GER 766 Gunnar Goronzi 75.0 dnf
47 GER 771 Ralf Mackmann 75.0 dnf
47 GER 773 Rudiger Prinz 75.0 dnf
47 GER 775 Jörg Rademacher 75.0 dnf
47 THA 1278 Eugen Hadamovsky 75.0 dnf
47 DEN 1364 Jorgen Lindhardtsen 75.0 dnf
47 DEN 1409 Stefan Myralf 75.0 dnf
47 DEN 1414 Reker Andersen 75.0 dnf
47 DEN 1421 Bo Petersen 75.0 dnf
47 GBR 2042 Richard Burton 75.0 dns
47 GBR 2058 Mary Reddyhoff 75.0 dns
47 GBR 2112 Tom Lonsdale 75.0 dnf
47 GBR 2125 Adrian Walker 75.0 dns
47 GBR 2138 Robert Deaves 75.0 dnf
47 NOR 472 Jens Makholm 75.0 dnf
Gear used by the top ten
Pos Helm Sail# Hull Mast Sail Board Rudder
1 Roger Blasse AUS 749 Jason King (Delfs) C Tech UK Halsey(Std Gale)/Quantum Jason King Jason King
2 Nick Craig GBR2150 Idol (Icebreaker) Aardspars (HD) Hunt Davis Scoles Scoles
3 Mike Williams AUS 730 Jason King (Delfs) C Tech North (NZ) Jason King Jason King
4 Paul Rhodes NZL 517 Icebreaker (Cooksons) C Tech North (NZ) Ron Bull Ron Bull
5 Mark Jackson AUS 735 Jason King (Delfs) C Tech Quantum Jason King Jason King
6 Greg Wilcox NZL 544 Icebreaker NZ C Tech Quantum Deaves C Tech
7 Jorgen Svendsen DEN 1420 Icebreaker NZ C Tech Quantum Deaves Deaves
8 Stefan Myralf DEN 1409 Idol (Rushworth) C Tech Bojsen Møller Scoles Scoles
9 Andre Budzein GER 782 Idol (Icebreaker) C Tech Gericke Scoles Scoles
10 Terry Curtis GBR 2118 Jason King (Delfs) C Tech Pinnel and Bax Jason King Jason King