Last Update: 18 October 2020, 22:13 GMT
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Statement from the OK Dinghy Class on the situation with COVID-19 and its events scheduleOK 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. Events Cancelled
As most countries have restrictions on travel and gatherings of groups of people because of the Covid-19 pandemic, many events are canceled. We try to keep our events calendar up to date, but it's always safer to check with the organizers directly.
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1st October 2020
NZL Northland Champs:
12 sailors gathered in Oakura for the 6th edition of the OK Northland champs this year. Rod Davis won from Mark Perrow and Simon Probert.
27th September 2020 - catch up on some big events:
FRA Mediterranean Championship, Bandol
Timothée Petetin won from Julien Dejugnat and Pascal Tetard. GER Kieler Woche
Mads Bendix (DEN) won from André Budzien (GER) and Thomas Hansson-Mild (SWE). GER Nationals, Dümmer
André Budzien won from Oliver Gronholz and Ulli Kurfeld. DEN Nationals, Nyborg
Mads Bendix won from Bo Petersen and Jørgen Svendsen in likely the biggest fleet of the year with a 90 boat entry limit imposed by the authorities. FRA Nationals, Lacanau
Yann Vilein won from Timothée Petetin and Yvan Beckhuis. 6 races, last day of racing was cancelled due to lack of wind.
23th September 2020
NED Champs Cancelled:
"I’m sorry to inform you that an hour ago it was decided that we have to cancel the event.
In the last few days the infection rate in the Groningen area has increased in such a way that we expect it will be declared a restricted area and therefore a “red zone” on short notice."
22th August 2020
Göran Andersson inducted to the OKDIA Hall of Fame
With the Worlds in Marstrand cancelled, the ceremony was a smaller event at Görans home on the island of Tjörn.
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
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.