As we begin our 60th year the OK Dinghy class has a lot to celebrate. We remain a strong, healthy and vibrant class that is witnessing growth levels as strong as any for a generation.
We have more boat builders building more new boats than any time in recent memory. By April 1 this year, OKDIA has sold more new boat plaques that in the whole of each of the previous eight years. We have not seen this many new boats being since the mid-1980s.
We have some fantastic venues lined up for this year, and for the coming years. The World Championship in Barbados will be very special and the Europeans in Denmark will be a great event with the normal great Danish hospitality. Preceded by a coached clinic, and with the main 60th anniversary celebrations held there, this will be one not to miss.
Many of those not going to Barbados are looking forward to the traditional Medemblik Spring Cup, or the Mediterranean Cup in Bandol, an area of significant growth in recent years.
A new magazine will be landing on your doormats soon, we have some new event branding to showcase this year, and a new book is being put together. There is a lot to get involved in and a lot of OK Dinghy sailing to be done.
Enjoy the season, wherever you are sailing OK.
OK Dinghy World Ranking List – April 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. European Champion, Bo Petersen (DEN) continues to lead from Thomas Hansson-Mild (SWE) and Greg Wilcox (NZL). See full list here
Rank Name Nat. Sailno. Points Events sailed
(5 to count)
1 Bo Petersen DEN 1431 1046,06 13
2 Thomas Hanson-Mild SWE 100 1021,77 10
3 Greg Wilcox NZL 544 985,70 14
4 Charlie Cumbley GBR 2173 985,08 8
5 Stefan Myralf DEN 6 972,41 10
6 Richard Burton GBR 2183 951,13 8
7 Martin von Zimmermann GER 693 908,29 14
8 Pawel Pawlaczyk POL 14 898,22 9
9 David Bourne GBR 17 874,86 8
10 Tomasz Gaj POL 1 866,10 9
11 Andre Budzien GER 792 863,19 9
12 Jim Hunt GBR 1 856,13 7
13 Mark Jackson AUS 735 817,51 7
14 Jorgen Svendsen DEN 3 810,22 8
15 Bo Reker Andersen DEN 1 801,29 16
16 Mats Caap SWE 2797 798,78 5
17 Henrik Kofoed Larsen DEN 1397 784,63 9
18 Jonas Borjesson SWE 2809 779,94 9
19 Andreas Pich GER 797 763,57 14
20 Robert Deaves GBR 2156 750,83 8