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World Championship 2006 Competitor: Karl Purdie

The following information was provided by the competitor prior to the 2006 world championship

Karl Purdie
NameAgeCountrySail NumberBoat Name
Karl Purdie39NZLNZL 502The Big Leafy Green Vegetable (although now it's blue so a new name is prob required)
World Championships / Top Ten ResultsOnly 1 laser one.
National Championships / Top Ten ResultsOK Dinghy 2003 - 9th, 2004 -2nd in nats and Interdoms, 2005-5th
Other Class Successes / ActivitiesUsual NZ scene, P Class, laser youth, laser open ( a few top 10 results at nats there), 470, keelboats (various offshore regattas and races incl 3 Sydney-Hobarts)
Boat shape / Builder, Mast, Sail, Foils, etcBoat=Cooksons Icebreaker, Foils= Ron Bull (centerboard) & Sel Pederson (rudder), Mast=C-Tech, Sails=Quantum
Why keep sailing the OK Dinghy?Great fun atmosphere, hard competitive racing afloat and equally fun socializing ashore and the best bit is you don't have to depend on anyone else to go out sailing! But please don't let the class get sucked into multiple short race regattas like the olympic classes!

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