Last Update: 07 August 2020, 10:20 GMT
Welcome to the International OK Dinghy Association
7th August 2020
OKDIA AGM 2020
All papers for the 2020 AGM are online now, the AGM and voting will be done online this year, secretaries will get separate invitations to the online voting papers.
28th June 2020
The first event of 2020 in Germany was held on 20/21 June, Sönke Behrens won from Greg Wilcox and Ralf Tietje.
19th June 2020
Bandol Autumn Cup 2020
Some good news from Bandol. The intention of the SNB is to go ahead with the Autumn Cup from 16-19 September as scheduled. Restrictions are being eased across the region and planning is now in full swing. They have a few local details to firm up, but the Notice of Race and other information should be published in early July.
3rd June 2020
Kiel Week 2020
With strict entry limits – the OK got 50, one of the highest entries allowed only 420, different Laser divisions, and 29er have higher limits, Kiel Week will hapen from September 10 - 13. As already 40 entries are in as of 3rd of June, you have to be quick not to end up on the waiting list.
31st May 2020
NZL: Brass Monkey
Brass Monkey regatta in Napier, after 7 races Dan Slater won from Luke O'Connell and Steve McDowell
16th May 2020
The latest version of the class rules just came into effect.
11th May 2020
The OK Magazine
A list of all magazines published so far to read online.
Bill Bell 1942 – 10.4.︎2020
Some very sad news today. Our long-time friend and supporter Bill Bell has passed away. OKDIA sends its condolences to his family and friends, of which there are many, all over the world.
Bill sailed OKs over a long period and was Australian National Champion three times from 1975-1977. He was a regular on our world championship juries and his considered and wise opinion was valued worldwide, backed up by his huge experience and knowledge of sailing. He also helped set up the Clive Roberts Memorial fund, which is run in Australia to give grants to juniors to attend worlds. In addition he was three times commodore of Black Rock Yacht Club in Melbourne, as well as being a coach and International juror for many years.
In 2014 he was inducted into the OKDIA Hall of Fame for his outstanding contribution to the class. Well sailed Bill. We will miss your wise counsel and reassuring presence.
RIP Bill Bell
Statement from the OK Dinghy Class on the situation with COVID-19 and its events scheduleOK World Championship 2020 Cancelled
Due to the current situation with Covid19 health issues and general travel bans in most of the world, OKDIA, the club and the swedish association decided together, that it is neither in the interest of the competitors nor feasible for the organizers to hold a world championship this year. OK Europeans Cancelled
Due to the current situation with Covid19 health issues and general travel bans in most of Europe, the organizers of the upcoming 2020 European Championships (OK Dinghy) have reached the conclusion that all activity for the regatta will be cancelled. The regatta was scheduled to be held at Lundeborg Sailing Club. OK World Ranking Frozen
The OKDIA Committee decided that in the light of the current situation, it is best to "freeze" the world ranking in the March 2020 state. OK Euro League 2020 Cancelled
While only announced a few weeks ago, we have to postpone the first Euro League to 2021. Events Cancelled
Everyone should be aware of the severity of the Covid-19 pandemic by now. As many countries have restrictions on travel and gatherings of groups of people by now, many events are canceled or postponed. Please check directly with your local association or organising clubs (their websites!) if events are going ahead. We try to keep our events calendar up to date, but in many cases we have to rely on 3rd party information, so just because we do not list an event as cancelled does not mean it goes ahead.
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29th March 2020
The complete World Ranking
The March 2020 World Ranking is online now.
20th March 2020
OK Europeans Cancelled
Due to the current situation with Covid19 health issues and general travel bans in most of Europe, the organizers of the upcoming 2020 European Championships (OK Dinghy) have reached the conclusion that all activity for the regatta will be cancelled. The regatta was scheduled to be held at Lundeborg Sailing Club in the period from May 14th to May 17th, 2020.
15th March 2020
Turangi international, 1st Eric Rone, 2nd Steve McDowell, 3rd Rod Davis. Dinghy Boat Show GBR
A comment of Yacht Designer Tony Castro about the OK Dinghy.
9th March 2020
OK Euro League
OKDIA will establish an european league, more information at events.okdinghy.org.
9th February 2020
NZL: National Championship
Sailed off Wellington. In moderate to strong breeze, with the last day blown out, Andy Phillips wo from Steve McDowell and Luke O'Connell.
7th February 2020
OK Dinghy Autumn Trophy
OKDIA will establish an european autumn regatta, this year that will be the OK Dinghy Autumn Trophy in Bandol, 16th - 19th of September. Please use this link to let us know if you intend to compete.
26th January 2020
AUS: National Championship
Rob McMillan won from Mark Jackson and Tim Davies in very variable conditions, one day blown out, another calmed out… Upcoming Events
We started to try to get all national events in one calendar in which you can then filter by nation, dates etc.
Where we get the information, we also included links for the most common navigation apps on phones, so with one click you know how you get there.
We will try to add more events of more nations soon.
17th November 2019
The complete World Ranking
The November 2019 World Ranking is online now.
3rd November 2019
We start to add the 2020 events to the calendar, if you have an event you wanted to be added, please let us know
12th October 2019
GER: National Championship 2019, Steinhude
Oliver Grohnholz (GER) wins from Tomasz Gaj (POL) and Stefan de Vries (NED)
15th September 2019
BEL: Belgian National Championship 2019, Antwerp
Tomasz Gaj (POL) won from Stefan de Vries (NED) and Stephan Veldeman (NED). GBR: British National Championship 2019, Abersoch
Nick Craig won from Richard Burton and Fergus Barnham.
8th September 2019
DEN: Danish National Championship 2019, Skive
Mats Bendix won from Bo Petersen and Anders Andersen. POL: Polish National Championship 2019, Gdańsk
Tomasz Gaj won from Radosław Droździk and Marek Bernat. FRA: South French National Championship 2019, Lacanau
Laurent Hay won from Timothe Petetin and Julien Dejungnat.
2nd September 2019
NED: Dutch National Championship 2019, Oosterzee
Wolfgang Höfener (GER) won from Stephan Veldman (NED) and Ralf Mackmann (GER).
10th August 2019
July 2019 OK Magazine as PDF
Dan Slater Wins Worlds • Lööf Retains European Title • Usa Revival • Equipment Report • The Lighter Side - and more
10th August 2019
Swedish Nationals 2019
Thomas Hansson-Mild wins from Niklas Edler and Emil Bengtson.
18th July 2019
Warnemünde Week 2019
Jan Kurfeld won from Greg Wilcox and Jan-Dietmar Dellas
16th July 2019
World Ranking July 2019
Thomas Hansson-Mild is new OK Dinghy World No. 1
25th June 2019
Fredrik Lööf secures second OK Dinghy European title at Kieler Woche
24th June 2019
Fredrik Lööf closing in on OK Dinghy European title defence in Kiel
23rd June 2019
Lebrun and Lööf take wins on second day of OK Dinghy Europeans in Kiel
22nd June 2019
Fredrik Lööf takes early lead in OK Dinghy European title defence in Kiel
8th May 2019
Spring cup 2019
A very windy (at times too much), rainy and cold Spring Cup saw André Budzien (GER) winning from William Heritage (GBR) and Richard Burton (GBR) and 36 other competitors from 7 nations.
1st May 2019
Letter by OKDIA to the President and CEO of World Sailing
OK Dinghy part of the SSL Ranking
Even before classes like the 49er and the Nacra, the OK Dinghy was invited to join the Star Sailors League ranking. Their system is slightly differen from our own ranking calculations and includes a lot more events, so the ranking will be slightly different over time to our own one. The complete World Ranking
The April 2019 World Ranking