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23rd July 2016
We added forms for competitors to declare interest to compete in future Worlds and Europeans, please fill them if you plan to go, it makes t easier for us to make it great events. Worlds 2018 in Warnemünde, Germany Europeans 2018 in Bandol, France Worlds 2019 in Auckland, New Zealand
11th July 2016
Warnemünde Week 2017
Christian Rasmussen (DEN) won from Jonas Börjesson (SWE) and André Budzien (GER).
26th June 2017
GER: Kiel Week
Jim Hunt (GBR) convincingly won Kiel Week from Greg Wilcox (NZL) and Sönke Behrens (GER) - results had some errors from the mid-places, they are corrected now.
19th June 2017
The Minutes for the AGM in Barbados is online now.
12th June 2017
SWE: USS Regatta
On the weekend 10-11 June the USS-regatta in Uppsala, Sweden was held. Thomas Hansson-Mild won from Stefan Pavia and Jonas Börjesson. FRA: Northern Championship
On the weekend 3-5 June the French Northern Championship on Lac Du Der was sailed. Ralf Mackmann won from Julien Dejugnat and Timothe Petetin.
5th June 2017
New Class rules
A rminder that since the 1st of June the new Class rules are in effect. They are completely re-written but a lot of effort went into making sure that they don't change the boats and equippment.
1st June 2017
World Championship 2017
Nick Craig sailed a quite flawless series to secure his 5th world championship title, followed by last years champion Jim Hunt and 2014's runner up Luke O'Connell.
26th May 2017
World Championship 2017
Measurement is nearly finished, practice race scheduled for Friday before the Worlds races are run from Saturday til Wednesday.
All news will be published on our worlds Website 2017.okworlds.org
14th May 2017
The latest magazine and newsletters are linked from here now. FRA: Championnat de Méditerranée
The first Mediterranean Championship was held at Bandol this year, Julien Dejugnat won from Alain Renoux and Timothe Petetin. Project 60
For the new book celebrating 60 years of the OK Dinghy, we need stories; funny stories, sailing stories, notorious prizegivings, travelling stories, and perhaps, even the occasional drinking story.
8th May 2017
New Class rules
After a lot of work the completely re-written class rules will come into effect from 1 June and are published now. NED: Spring Cup 2017
With sailors from 5 nations, this was the last big events before the worlds in Barbados. Jim Hunt won from Charlie Cumbley and Richard Burton. SWE: Stenungsund 2017
On the weekend 29-30 April 2017 the Stenungsund regatta was held in Sweden, Thomas Hansson-Mild won from Jonas Börjesson and Jan-Erik Engholm. THA: Hua Hin Regatta 2017
From 26-30 April 2017 the Hua Hin Regatta was held in Thailand, Thanakan Korkerd won from Pariwat Aleemin and Kitsadar Sirisakon. NZL: Season Ranking 2016/7
With all ranking regattas held, Ben Morrison leads the ranking from Luke O'Connell (same points) and teve McDowell just one point behind. NZL: Turangi 2017
The Turangi weekend also was the North Island Championship, thus counting towards the world ranking, won by Steve McDowell from Ben Morrison and Luke O'Connell.
21th April 2017
Hjertman OK Sprint champion 2017
For the non attending, there is live coverage following this link or the one below:
On Saturday, April 22, Hjertman's OK Sprint is being held with 32 sailors challenging for the title of Hjertman OK Sprint champion 2017. The field includes three former World Champions, two Olympic sailors and many Swedish champions, World Cup medalists, etc. The varied fleet with young hungry sailors will make it an action-packed day with short heat races right off the shore in Gottskär.
Racing starts at 09:30 local time (CEST, UTC +2) Hjertman OK Sprint champion 2017
On Saturday, April 22 on Trac Trac.
Heats of eight boats,total 32 sailors.After the finished round robin the semis and finals are sailed.
Racing starts at 09:30 local time (CEST, UTC +2)
13th April 2017
The Agenda for the AGM in Barbados is online now, together with the 2016 accounts and a bid document by the Arco Sailing Club at Lake Garda (Italy) for the 2018 European Championship and the 2021 World Championship. World Ranking List March 2017
For the first time in the history of the OK Dinghy World Ranking List, not only are the top 3 three unchanged, but the entire top 20 of the March 2017 release are unchanged from the previous release.
10th April 2017
Because of a clash in dates with an Air show, the nationals are now shifted to 21-24 September, but will be held at same venue in Herne Bay.
9th April 2017
The organizers decided to move the close for reduced early entry fee forward, it's the 1st of May now, so if you know you're going and want to save some money, remember to enter before 1st of May.
10th February 2017
We made a photo album on flickr with many photos of the event.
6th February 2017
After 5 races - the rest was blown away by the wind, Ben Morrison won from Luke O'Connell and Steve McDowell.
27th January 2017
Australian Championships 2018
For the first time, the OK nationals will be held on the Gold Coast in Queensland.
24th January 2017
Australian nationals 2017
Sailed at Drummoyne, Sydney, Mark Jackson won from Mark Skelton and Peter Horne.
5th January 2017
Steinhude Teller 2017
For the Europeans who miss out on Barbados, a 4 day - 10 race regatta is organised 25-28 May on Steinhuder Meer, same Club as the Euro 2014.
22th December 2016
Paul Elvstrøm and the early days of the OK Dinghy
Paul was a committed supporter of the OK from the very beginning in 1956
Bill Tyler 1940-2016
With great sadness we report that our dear OK friend Bill Tyler passed away, aged 76, on December 6, 2016, at his home in Sydney, with his wife, Jan, and his immediate and extended family with him.
OK Dinghy sailors have lost a friend and great supporter and we send our sympathies to his family and close friends.
30th October 2016
World Ranking List October 2016
Current European Champion Bo Petersen (DEN) stays at the top of the October 2017 release of the OK Dinghy World Ranking list. In addition both Petersen and second placed Thomas Hansson-Mild (SWE) join a select group of sailors who have collected more than 1000 points.
His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej 1927 - 2016
Rama IX, King of Thailand, died on 13. October. Probably the most famous person ever to sail an OK Dinghy…
8th October 2016
SWE Olympic Classes Regatta 2016
Sailed off Stockholm, Thomas Hansson-Mild won from Jonas Börjesson and Tomas Skeppmark.
26th September 2016
Polish nationals 2016
Sailed off Gdańsk, Dawid Kania won from Paweł Pawlaczyk and Tomasz Gaj. German nationals 2016
Already sailed beginning of September in Kiel, André Budzien won from Oliver Gronholz and Tomasz Gaj.
25th September 2016
Ski Yachting 2017
After many years, the french association offers famous ski-yachting again, with one day of racing on skis and 3 days sailing at Antibes on the Côte d'Azur.
13th September 2016
Belgian nationals 2016
40 boats from 6 nations competed for the championship, won by Richard Burton from Greg Wilcox and Robert Deaves.
11th September 2016
Personal Sail Number Certificate
The official okdia certificate to be used by national associations for personal sailnumbers is available on the rules.okdinghy.org site now.
7th September 2016
Swedish nationals 2016
Over 50 boats from 4 nations competed for the swedish national championship, won by Thomas Hansson-Mild from Jonas Qvist and Stefan Pavia. Dutch nationals 2016
The 2016 Eastersee Regatta wa also the Dutch Cmapionship, won by Dirk Dame from Frank Strelow and Jörg Rademacher. Southern French nationals 2016
The Southern France Championship was won by Philippe Chelle from Julien Dejugnat and Patrick Nicolas.
1st September 2016
AGM Minutes 2016
The Minutes of the 2016 AGM held in Quiberon, France on July 23 at 18:10 are published.
25th August 2016
British Championship 2016
Charlie Cumbley won from Richard Burton and Jim Hunt.
16th August 2016
Danish Championship 2016
96 competitors from 6 countries in Herslev, Thomas Hansson-Mild (SWE) won from Jørgen Svendsen (DEN) and Bo Petersen (DEN).
1st August 2016
World Championship 2016
The final results are online here now. There was an error further down in the results, as some penalties given by the race committee were not rule conform as ruled by the jury, but the penalties were not taken out of the results published by the club.
11th July 2016
Warnemünde Week 2016
A wide range of conditions in Warnemünde saw Jørgen Svendsen (DEN) in front of Greg Wilcox (NZL) and André Budzien (GER).
24th June 2016
Kiel Week 2016
In mainly strong wind and unusual warm weather - sometimes over 20°C - Thomas Hansson-Mild (SWE) won from Jim Hunt (GBR) and André Budzien (GER).
25th April 2016
Magazine April 2016
A compelling case to sail the OK Dinghy – April 2016 magazine issued European Championship 2016
World No 1 Bo Petersen takes OK Europeans after eventful final day in Medemblik - Full results online now