Please select your home edition
Edition
Southern Spars - North Technology

Jorgen Svendsen retains OK Dinghy World 2013 number one ranking

by OK Dinghy International Association on 25 Apr 2013
ok worlds - photo by malee whitcraft - OK Dinghy World Championships 2013 Malee Whitcraft
Jorgen Svendsen (DEN) retains the World number one spot in the OK Dinghy World Rankings Championships in Pattaya, Thailand. Svendsen was the best sailor over the last three races in Pattaya to move up to seventh overall, which was just enough to hold a scant three point lead over multiple world champion Nick Craig (GBR) in the World Ranking.

This latest release of the OK Dinghy World Rankings includes the New Zealand Nationals, the Australian Nationals, Sail Melbourne, Sail Auckland and the World Championship.

Craig was runner up in Pattaya but moves up just one place, while Greg Wilcox (NZL) drops one to third. The biggest climber into the top 10 is the new World Champion Roger Blasse (AUS) who moves from 21st to eighth. Fellow Australians Mike Williams (AUS) and Mark Jackson (AUS) placed third and sixth in Pattaya to move up to 15th and 16th in the ranking.

While Jackson won the Australian Nationals, Blasse also won Sail Melbourne. Andre Budzien, the 2012 World Champion has also made his first appearance in the top 10, moving up from 19th to sixth.

One of the more interesting and encouraging bits of data to come out of the recent world championship was the diverse range of gear being used inside the top 10. While eight out of 10 of the hulls were built in the last three years, there are five different moulds being used, perhaps an indication that it is the sailors and their level of preparation, rather than the boat that counts. C-Tech from New Zealand continue to dominate the mast sector though Craig used the UK built Aardspars to good effect, while there was the widest range of sails being used for a number of years – seven different manufacturers. Foils are largely supplied by boat builders, apart from the odd exception, mainly because the shape of them largely limits much development.

Gear used at 2013 World Championship
Position Helm Hull (mould) Mast Sail Board Rudder
1 Roger Blasse Jason King (Delfs) C-Tech UK Halsey/Quantum Jason King Jason King
2 Nick Craig Idol (Icebreaker) Aardspars HD (Hunt Davis) Scoles Scoles
3 Mike Williams Jason King (Delfs) C-Tech North (NZ) Jason King Jason King
4 Paul Rhodes Cooksons (Icebreaker) C-Tech North (NZ) Ron Bull Ron Bull
5 Mark Jackson Jason King (Delfs) C-Tech Quantum Jason King Jason King
6 Greg Wilcox Icebreaker NZ C Tech Quantum Deaves C-Tech
7 Jorgen Svendsen Icebreaker NZ C-Tech Quantum Deaves Deaves
8 Stefan Myralf Idol (Rushworth) C-Tech Bojsen Møller Scoles Scoles
9 Andre Budzein Idol (Icebreaker) C-Tech Gericke Scoles Scoles
10 Terry Curtis Jason King (Delfs) C-Tech Pinnell and Bax Jason King Jason King

The next major event for the class is the Spring Cup in Medemblik later in May, though most of the sailors who travelled to Thailand will still be waiting for their boats and will be unable to sail. After that the class is looking forward to its Europeans in Carnac, France in July.



OK Dinghy World Ranking List – April 2013
Rank, Name, Country, Sail number, Points and Events sailed
1 Jorgen Svendsen DEN 1420 947.99 11
2 Nick Craig GBR 2150 944.89 10
3 Greg Wilcox NZL 544 911.49 13
4 Jorgen Lindhartdsen DEN 1364 900.55 12
5 Stefan Myralf DEN 1408 892.19 14
6 Andre Budzien GER 762 859.55 5
7 Martin von Zimmermann GER 693 858.55 11
8 Roger Blassé AUS 749 831.19 6
9 Bo Petersen DEN 1421 792.48 5
10 Paul Rhodes NZL 517 786.07 6
11 Alistair Deaves NZL 542 781.46 9
12 Terry Curtis GBR 2118 778.88 6
13 Sonke Behrens GER 778 774.40 7
14 Jon Fish GBR 2151 760.94 7
15 Mark Jackson AUS 735 751.56 6
16 Mike Williams AUS 730 739.15 5
17 Mogens Johansen DEN 1335 736.48 11
18 Alex Scoles GBR 2147 683.87 8
19 Luke O'Connell NZL 546 679.53 6
20 Thomas Hanson-Mild SWE 100 678.92 8
21 Gunter Arndt GER 740 662.55 9
22 Rudiger Prinz GER 773 652.90 8
23 Jorg Rademacher GER 775 650.74 7
24 Rene Johannsen DEN 1393 626.92 10
25 Rob Hengst NZL 533 623.92 6
26 Jens Lauge DEN 1410 623.72 8
27 Mark Skelton AUS 736 612.74 5
28 Hans Elkjaer SWE 99 600.67 14
29 Robert Deaves GBR 2138 591.24 4
30 Christian Midtgaard DEN 1304 572.63 7

GAC Pindar FreightNaiad/Oracle SupplierDoyle Sails NZ - Never Look Back

Related Articles

Severne Starboard Aloha Classic officially open
Last night all the American Windsurfing Tour riders, and some of the top PWA sailors, enjoyed a fantastic opening party. Last night all the American Windsurfing Tour riders, and some of the top PWA sailors, enjoyed a fantastic opening party and registration for the Aloha Classic at Adventure Sports Maui. Food, drinks, photos and lots of chat was the order of the evening, and this morning all with gather again at 9am for the official opening blessing.
Posted on 30 Oct 2014
AWT - PWA Finale 2014- Severne Starboard Aloha Classic - One day to go
The Severne Starboard Aloha Classic kicks off today, October 28th, with registration for the AWT and the opening party. The Severne Starboard Aloha Classic kicks off today, October 28th, with registration for the AWT and the opening party sponsored by Maui Ultra Fins from 6 until 8pm. The next morning will be the official blessing at Ho'okipa beach at 9am, followed straight away by an autograph signing with some of the biggest names from the world of windsurfing.
Posted on 28 Oct 2014
The 2014 Severne Starboard Aloha Classic is coming...
Over 100 riders have already registered and will compete against each other to become Aloha Classic Champions. Over 100 riders from more than 20 different countries have already registered and over the two weeks will compete against each other in the pro, amateur, master, grand master, youth and women's fleets for the honor of becoming the Aloha Classic Champions.
Posted on 23 Oct 2014
OK Dinghy World Rankings for December 2013
OK Dinghy World Ranking - Greg Wilcox (NZL) returns to the top of the final release for 2013 after another solid season. OK Dinghy World Ranking - Greg Wilcox (NZL) returns to the top of the final release for 2013 after another solid season. He climbs two places to retake the world number one position he last held in 2011. Nick Craig (GBR) remains in second while previous world No 1, Jørgen Svendsen (DEN), drops to third.
Posted on 9 Dec 2013
Finn Class partners Dinghy Academy to train next Olympians
Finn class work with the Dinghy Academy in Valencia to fund and train aspiring Olympians from developing Finn nations. The Finn class is very excited to announce a co-operation agreement with the Dinghy Academy in Valencia to fund and train aspiring Olympians from developing Finn nations. The class has committed to part fund the training of four sailors at the Dinghy Academy in 2013, with the intention this will continue through to 2016.
Posted on 7 Mar 2013
Boat Shows - Provide touch and feel and Internet takes worldwide
Later this week the world’s largest dinghy boat show, the RYA Dinghy Show will open at London’s Alexandra Palace Later this week the world’s largest dinghy boat show, the RYA Dinghy Show will open at London’s Alexandra Palace. On Saturday and Sunday March 2nd and 3rd some 200 exhibitors will be showing their wares to the walk in audience. But many will consider there is an Elephant in the Room – the Internet.
Posted on 26 Feb 2013
Boat Shows - Provide touch and feel and world-wide exposure
In less than two weeks the world’s largest dinghy boat show, the RYA Dinghy Show will open at London’s Alexandra Palace In less than two weeks the world’s largest dinghy boat show, the RYA Dinghy Show will open at London’s Alexandra Palace. On Saturday and Sunday March 2nd and 3rd some 200 exhibitors will be showing their wares to the walk in audience. But many will consider there is an Elephant in the Room – the Internet.
Posted on 18 Feb 2013
International Optimist Australian Championships Day 2 overall
Optimist Australian championships - It was a good day for Sandy Bay Sailing Club race officers The International Optimist dinghy is the world’s largest sailing dinghy for kids to learn and enjoy sailing and, in particular, start racing at an early age. Anyone looking out or on Hobart’s River Derwent yesterday could see why, with a massive fleet of these tiny sailboats contesting the Optimist Australian championships.
Posted on 11 Jan 2013
OK Dinghy World Championship – New inductees enter Hall of Fame
At the OK Dinghy World Championship prizegiving held last month, six more sailors were inducted into the Hall of Fame. At the OK Dinghy World Championship prizegiving held in Vallensbaek, Denmark last month, six more sailors were inducted into the OK Dinghy Hall of Fame. The OK Dinghy Hall of Fame was set up in 2007, on the classes 50th anniversary, to recognise outstanding contributions and achievements by individuals in the class, both on and off the water.
Posted on 31 Aug 2012
420 World and Ladies World Championship 2012 day 2
Steady nerves and superb tactical sailing were the order of the day for the two light wind races Steady nerves and superb tactical sailing were the order of the day for the two light wind races, in very shifty conditions at the 420 World and Ladies World Championship in Austria.
Posted on 1 Aug 2012