OK Dinghy World Championship Overall

Bartosz and Rakocy - OK Dinghy World Championship 2012
Andre Budzien has won the 2012 OK Dinghy World Championship in Vallensbaek, Denmark. Greg Wilcox took the silver while Thomas Hanssen-Mild took the bronze.

The final two races were won by Christian Olesen and Björn Allansson.

Despite forecasts of strong winds on the final day, the day started overcast, damp and windless. Overnight storms had brought heavy rain which tested the integrity of much off the camp site, results in many damp sailors come the morning. The sun soon came out but the wind was not ready yet so AP was hoisted at 9.30 as once again the fleet waited for the elusive Danish wind to appear.

But appear it did and at around 13.30 racing got under way in a strengthening southerly that peaked at about 12-14 knots by mid-afternoon. Two fantastic races were sailed in an onshore wind with nice waves developing that was a fitting end to a great anniversary championship.

In race 6 Günther Arndt (GER) was the early leader from the right but soon Christian Olsesen (DEN) took the lead and held it to the finish with Andre Budzien crossing in second and Thomas Hansson-Mild in third.

The wind increased slightly for race seven and Björn Allanson (SWE) was finally able to get out in front and he stayed there the whole race taking his first race win in great conditions. Stefan Myralf (DEN) was second while Nick Craig (GBR) produced his best result of the week with a third.

This meant that Budzien had taken the OK Dinghy world title at the first attempt, his first ever senior world title, after three Finn World Masters titles. The 2002 champion Wilcox had to settle for silver while the 2009 champion Hansson-Mild took home the bronze. The defending champion Craig, finished fourth and went home with just the OKDIA tie that is given to the top ten overall and the major prize winners.

Wilcox summed up, 'In the end it was a great regatta actually. It was the largest fleet we've ever had in the worlds and it was pretty well organised. We got seven races in, and on land it was great as well. The race officer and his
team did a really good job and he put races in when we thought he possibly shouldn't but they all turned out OK.'

'I'm pretty happy actually. I tried my best and it didn't quite work out at the end but second in the biggest world championship ever is pretty good, so I think I'll be pretty happy when I look back on it.

'Andre sailed very, very well. He never won a race, but he never had a bad one. He was pretty much always up there. Today I tried really hard to get him but we were exactly the same speed and he just always had an edge after the start for some reason. And he just stayed there and we were locked together. I just couldn't get any points on him. So well done to Andre.'

okdw-prize-winners - OK Dinghy World Championship 2012

Hansson-Mild said, 'I am happy overall with my week. I knew it was going to be tough. I never sailed this big a fleet before but coming in for the regatta I had some good results at Kiel and the Nordics, but I knew that Andre was coming here and I knew he was going to be a tough competitor. It was all about keeping the numbers low. Going into the last race today I still had a chance for the gold and my only chance was to get points in between so I had to get a good separation so after I saw them starting by the vessel I headed for the right line hoping it would shift right but there was more pressure up on the right. There was took little time to decide so I just threw the dice and it didn;t work out. Then then it was just a struggle to get back into the race. But I did a good recovery on the run and got back back into it.'

Budzien said, 'It's really nice to win and I think it was a really strong fleet here. It was difficult with the low winds to be in the top 10 or even the top 20 so you had minimise the risks all the time. I had some experience with this many boats at this years Finn Masters so that helped me find the right position and also the black flag starts are not so easy to handle. But I am really happy with the result, especially in the strongest OK Dinghy fleet ever.'

'The quality of the fleet here is really good, with six former world champions. I have never sailed against them before apart from Greg and Nick. It was a really strong fleet and strong competition. I would like to try to defend it next year, once we get organised with the transport.'

'The OK Dinghy fleet looks easy, but it is very different on the water. I didn't win a single race here. In this regatta it was important to be consistent to win , but it's not at all easy to win in this class. There are a lot of sailors I remember from really early times in the Finn class as well as younger sailors like Björn Allansson trying to catch the fleet here - it was very a strong field.'

Allansson leads - OK Dinghy World Championship 2012

Andre Budzien was presented with the Canada Centennial Cup, the OK Sculpture and a new trophy for this year, presented by Paul Elvstrøm, for the sailor with the highest points without discard. The prizegiving ended with six more inductees into the OKDIA Hall of Fame. Started in 2005, these awards are given to people who have made a significant contribution to the class or have excelled on the water.

The six awards this year went to:
Nick Craig – four time world champion in 2005, 2006, 2007 and 2011
Greg Wilcox – world champion in 2002, past OKDIA President
Knud Olsen – designer of the OK
Axel Damgaard – co-designer and early promoter of the OK Dinghy
Svend Jacobsen – first world champion in 1963
Paul Elvstrøm – big influence in design of OK Dinghy rig and encouraging growth of class

The OK Dinghy World Championship next year will be held in Pattaya, Thailand, the second time the class has ventured into Asia and early signs are that it will be a very popular venue for the OK fleet.

OK Worlds 2012 - World Championships - OK Dinghy Overall
RankBow NoSailNumberHelmNameClubCountryR1R2R3R4R5R6R7TotalNett
1st69GER 762André BudzienSchweriner YachtclubGermany2.03.0(17.0)
2nd1NZL 544Greg WilcoxPSVNew Zealand3.0(16.0)
3rd4SWE 100Thomas Hansson-MildSS KaparenSweden(24.0)
4th2GBR 2150Nick CraigFrensham PondUnited Kingdom27.06.0(28.0)
5th99DEN 1377Jørgen Holm NielsenKaløvig BådelaugDenmark16.
6th7POL 19Bartosz RakocyZlks PoznanPoland(42.0) RDG124.582.5
7th6DEN 1411Jørgen SvendsenHellerup SejlklubDenmark22.01.041.0(56.0)
8th117DEN 1374Bo PetersenHellerup SejlklubDenmark1. DSQ)20.015.0231.085.0
9th10GER 740Günther ArndtFYC / SSSKGermany15.0(53.0)
10th3GER 693Martin v. ZimmermannSCOeGermany(46.0)
11th124SWE 2796Björn AllanssonGothenburg Royal Yacht Club - GKSSSweden30.
12th103DEN 1340Christian OlesenHvidovre SejlklubDenmark9.027.0(56.0)
13th81DEN 1393Rene JohannsenMSSDenmark4.05.023.0(146.0 BFD)
14th56DEN 1410Jens LaugeSESDenmark(33.0)
15th12GER 778Sönke BehrensSCOeGermany14.0(40.0)
16th17GER 773Rüdiger PrinzSegelclub Stevertalsperre (SCST)Germany7.
17th5NZL 542Alistair DeavesWakatere Boating ClubNew Zealand6.
18th14DEN 1364Jørgen LindhardtsenHvidovre SejlklubDenmark(146.0 BFD)
19th34SWE 2797Mats CaapVarbergs SegelsällskapSweden(63.0) RDG25.0183.0120.0
20th114DEN 1402Bo TeglersHellerup SejlklubDenmark5.
21st145AUS 735Mark JacksonBlack Rock Yacht ClubAustralia38.08.0(82.0)
22nd45DEN 1344Peter WibroeSSSKDenmark17.024.0(39.0)
23rd16DEN 1408Stefan MyralfHellerup SejlklubDenmark54.020.0(74.0)
24th93GER 777Pich AndreasLYCGermany12. DNC)321.0175.0
25th11POL 1Tomasz GajMOS 2 WarszawaPoland23.
26th152SWE 2741Johanne DagerbrantUmeå SegelsällskapSweden34.025.011.0(50.0)
27th104DEN 1346Anders AndersenHorsens SejlklubDenmark45.019.0(48.0)
28th95POL 4Radek DrozdzikLOK DryfPoland(72.0)
29th76NZL 479Jake WeeksNapier Sailing ClubNew Zealand11.036.0(99.0)
30th28GBR 2151Jonathan FishWaldringfield SCUnited Kingdom(146.0 BFD) RDG339.5193.5
31st15SWE 99Hans ElkjaerVarbergs SegelsällskapSweden35.031.08.0(77.0)
32nd137GER 752André HenningsCKAGermany28.0(60.0)
33rd63GER 775Jörg RademacherSegelclub Stevertalsperre (SCST)Germany43.022.0(87.0)
34th66GER 731Thomas GlasSegeberger Segel ClubGermany25.0(51.0)
35th20GER 771Ralf MackmannSegel Club.Haltern am SeeGermany36.0(109.0)
36th29GBR 2138Robert DeavesWaldringfield SCUnited Kingdom37.037.029.0(70.0)
37th73GBR 2147Alex ScolesOvery Staithe Sailing ClubUnited Kingdom29.
38th18GBR 2145Tony WoodsGlossop and Etherow SCUnited Kingdom21.059.037.0(73.0)
39th144AUS 729Andre BlasseBlack Rock Yacht ClubAustralia47.030.073.0(80.0)
40th9GBR 2118Terry CurtisWeymouth SC / Upper Thames SCUnited Kingdom44.043.0(83.0)
41st72GER 767Juliane HofmannPotsdamer Seglerverein e.V.Germany70.
42nd19DEN 1335Mogens JohansenSolrød Strand SejlklubDenmark66.
43rd44DEN 1345Mathias FiskerSSSKDenmark48.
44th147POL 10Janusz StobinskiAZS PoznanPoland61.055.0(70.0)
45th78NZL 533Rob HengstNapier Sailing ClubNew Zealand41.026.042.0(90.0)
46th8AUS 749Roger BlasseBlack Rock Yacht ClubAustralia8.010.0103.0110.0(146.0 BFD)15.019.0411.0265.0
47th39GER 750Ralf TietjeSVGGermany77.0(79.0)
48th24GER 765Rainer PospiechYachtclub Berlin GrünauGermany55.
49th120NOR 471Jens MakholmHellerup SejlklubNorway26. BFD)43.058.0439.0293.0
50th113DEN 1304Christian MidtgaardHelsingør Amatør SejlklubDenmark31.042.0(146.0 DNF)
51st13DEN 1398Christian HedlundHellerup SejlklubDenmark13.013.035.0(146.0 BFD)146.0 BFD66.024.0443.0297.0
52nd121GER 760Andreas DeubelHamburger Segel-ClubGermany58.047.0(75.0)
53rd143AUS 744Andrew BakerBlack Rock Yacht ClubAustralia53. BFD)26.052.0474.0328.0
54th77NZL 531Adrian CoulthardNapier Sailing ClubNew Zealand50.052.064.0(88.0)
55th43SWE 2775Johnny BillströmSSVSweden82.044.050.0(97.0)
56th70SWE 2794Carl HultgrenRåå JolleKlubbSweden19.071.0(89.0)
57th71SWE 2795Lars HultgrenRåå JolleKlubbSweden10.
58th127SWE 88Lennart HanssonGeSS (Getskärs segelsällskap)Sweden(96.0)
59th110DEN 1388Sam JedigHerslev Strand SejlklubDenmark49.0(103.0)
60th83GBR 2084Keith ByersMorecambe and Heysham Yacht ClubUnited Kingdom84.0(97.0)
61st40DEN 1315Ask AskholmSvendborg Sunds SejlklubDenmark80.091.016.0(146.0 BFD)
62nd67GER 662Gerd BreitbartSCÖ/HH (Hamburg)Germany57.
63rd26GBR 2042Richard BurtonWest Oxfordshire Sailing ClubUnited Kingdom78. RDG67.0(90.0)23.0458.0368.0
64th109DEN 1403Lars AndresenHerslev Strand SejlklubDenmark65.
65th108DEN 1347Anders BuhlHerslev Strand SejlklubDenmark74.0(102.0)
66th97DEN 1265Malte PedersenKDYDenmark86.0(106.0)
67th149AUS 747Mark RobertsAlbert SCAustralia40.064.085.0(107.0)
68th82POL 5Darek KrasMOS-2 WarszawaPoland95.050.0(100.0) RDG65.0491.0391.0
69th33SWE 2787Olle AlbrektssonVarbergs SegelsällskapSweden(108.0)
70th141GBR 2149Martin BowerBlithfield SCUnited Kingdom32.073.043.0106.074.0(107.0)76.0511.0404.0
71st49SWE 2786Håkan TörnqvistSS KaparenSweden39.029.0102.061.0(146.0 BFD)28.0146.0 DNF551.0405.0
72nd35DEN 1412Jens Chr. JurlanderVallensbæk SejlklubDenmark(146.0 BFD)46.0146.0 DSQ68.
73rd36GBR 2141Simon DavisUpper Thames Sailing ClubUnited Kingdom68. DNS)77.070.0552.0406.0
74th42SWE 511Mårten BernesandSSVSweden75.
75th134DEN 1331Fritz BannerEbeltoft Vig SejlklubDenmark88.041.0(90.0)
76th115DEN 1384Søren Rugaard-LarsenHellerup SejlklubDenmark(85.0)
77th101POL 14Pawel PawlaczykJKW PoznanPoland(146.0 DSQ)146.0 DSQ19.046.0146.0 BFD24.037.0564.0418.0
78th94GER 539Carsten SassLuebecker Yacht ClubGermany94.068.0(97.0)
79th64GER 715Sven BeyeSegeberger Segel ClubGermany76.075.0(146.0 DNF)30.0146.0 BFD57.044.0574.0428.0
80th51DEN 1356Jesper PetersenSolrød Strand SejlklubDenmark87.067.0(146.0 DSQ)31.0146.0 BFD47.050.0574.0428.0
81st55GER 735Dirk GerickeSGEGermany102.0(112.0)
82nd58DEN 1397Claus SparreSejlklubben Esrum SøDenmark(101.0)
83rd37SWE 2792Anders WiddingUmeå SegelsällskapSweden59. BFD)67.092.0583.0437.0
84th61GER 688Dirk DameSegler-Vereinigung MannheimGermany81.062.086.0(93.0)
85th59DEN 1401Mads TerkelsenSejlklubben Esrum SøDenmark71.0111.
86th130SWE 22Lars HanssonGeSS (Getskärs segelsällskap)Sweden64.0105.093.048.0 RDG76.0(113.0)82.0581.0468.0
87th41SWE 11Bengt StrombergStenung Sunds SegelsällskapSweden97.084.0(146.0 DNF)
88th25GER 761Stefan HaageWYCGermany67. DNF)635.0489.0
89th74DEN 1375Simon Dan PetersenOnsevig SejlklubDenmark106. BFD)146.0 DNF74.0637.0491.0
90th60DEN 1350Per SørensenSejlklubben Ebeltoft VigDenmark(110.0)
91st68GER 766Gunnar GoronziSCSTGermany79.0(115.0)
92nd151POL 16Kacper JarockiZlks PoznanPoland91.085.0(146.0 DNF)41.086.0102.0102.0653.0507.0
93rd46SWE 2752Bengt LarssonSSKASweden62.095.066.0(146.0 BFD)72.072.0146.0 DNC659.0513.0
94th126SWE 2782Peter RudblomGeSS (Getskärs segelsällskap)Sweden93.096.0104.0(117.0)
95th91RSA 31Joe SchubertMarselisborg SejlklubSouth Africa113.065.0(146.0 DNF)
96th133DEN 1212Søren SigurdssonEsrum SøDenmark(109.0)
97th27GBR 2068Tom LonsdaleWest Oxfordshire Sailing ClubUnited Kingdom56.093.0(146.0 DNF)100.088.0103.083.0669.0523.0
98th129SWE 888Magnus GillgrenGeSS (Getskärs segelsällskap)Sweden114.089.060.0115.061.088.0(146.0 DNC)673.0527.0
99th125GBR 2148Chris PerryGlossop SCUnited Kingdom103. DNC)54.0146.0 DNF681.0535.0
100th142AUS 715Daen DorazioBlack Rock Yacht ClubAustralia52.0118.0106.0105.079.076.0(146.0 DNF)682.0536.0
101st22DEN 1342Johnny Leif HansenØresunds Sejlklub FremDenmark83.087.045.0(146.0 BFD)81.095.0146.0 DNF683.0537.0
102nd131DEN 1392Tim NormannFrederikssund SejlklubDenmark99.090.097.0 RDG85.0(146.0 BFD)109.061.0687.0541.0
103rd90POL 40Robert SwieckiMKS Dwojka WarszawaPoland51.077.046.0112.0(146.0 BFD)112.0146.0 DNF690.0544.0
104th106DEN 1302Jesper StrandbergHerslev Strand SejlklubDenmark20.088.063.0(146.0 BFD)146.0 BFD85.0146.0 DNS694.0548.0
105th138FRA 1820Raymond DodardC.N.C. St. OuenFrance120.0(125.0)
106th84GBR 2085Gavin WaldronMorecambe &, Heysham YCUnited Kingdom105.0122.0(146.0 DNF)
107th116DEN 1262Troels LykkeHellerup SejlklubDenmark18.072.030.0(146.0 DNC)146.0 DNC146.0 DNC146.0 DNC704.0558.0
108th38DEN 1316Peter KirkegaardSøværnets IFDenmark69. BFD)115.0146.0 DNF709.0563.0
109th153GBR 2130Deryck LovegroveBurghfieldUnited Kingdom92.092.0(146.0 DNF)109.0100.0105.073.0717.0571.0
110th50DEN 1348Kim W.HolmSolrød Strand SejlklubDenmark104.0107.088.069.0104.0101.0(146.0 DNC)719.0573.0
111th148AUS 756Michael HorvathAlbert SC / Williamstown SCAustralia118.0126.0105.0(146.0 DNF)
112th136FRA 723Matthieu ChenuilCYV L'isle adamFrance98.099.0(146.0 DNF)108.095.0110.077.0733.0587.0
113th32DEN 1334Peter NielsenVeddelev Strands BådelaugDenmark119.0120. DNC)146.0 DNC743.0597.0
114th48GER 649Kai WehmhörnerSSCRa (Seesportclub Rangsdorf).Germany60.0116.0(146.0 DNF)104.075.0108.0146.0 DNC755.0609.0
115th62GER 651Heinz RidderSeglerverein PaderbornGermany121.0110.0(146.0 DNF)98.0102.0104.0103.0784.0638.0
116th80DEN 1318Egon PetersenNakskov SejlklubDenmark111.0128.0102.0 RDG79.0107.0124.0(146.0 DNF)797.0651.0
117th57DEN 1321Bjørn WestergaardSejlklubben Sundet / KDYDenmark(146.0 DNC)146.0 DNC146.0 DNC146.0 DNC146.0 DNC30.045.0805.0659.0
118th30RSA 32Brett GrahamWakatere (Victoria Lake Club)South Africa100.0101.0(146.0 DNF)146.0 DNC146.0 DNC84.091.0814.0668.0
119th96BEL 214Paul VerrijdtKLYC- AntwerpenBelgium112.086.0101.0(146.0 BFD)82.0146.0 DNF146.0 DNC819.0673.0
120th92GBR 2062Brian QuayleManx Sailing & Cruising ClubUnited Kingdom124.0119.0(146.0 DNF)121.0101.0117.0101.0829.0683.0
121st98DEN 1396Stig FrandsenKBLDenmark107.0100.0(146.0 DNC)119.070.0146.0 DNS146.0 DNC834.0688.0
122nd52DEN 1390Mads BrockhuusSkælskør Amatør SejlklubDenmark73.0121.061.0(146.0 BFD)146.0 DNC146.0 DNC146.0 DNC839.0693.0
123rd150FRA 1823Guillaume De KervénoaelABCvoileFrance116.0129.0(146.0 DNF)103.087.0114.0146.0 DNS841.0695.0
124th135AUS 692Bill TylerDrummoyne SCAustralia90.0113.0(146.0 DNF)116.090.0146.0 DNF146.0 DNC847.0701.0
125th107DEN 1336Thomas ChristensenHerslev Strand SejlklubDenmark126.0108.0(146.0 DNF)102.0146.0 BFD74.0146.0 DNS848.0702.0
126th140GBR 2117Teddy ArrowsmithBrancaster Staithe Sailing ClubUnited Kingdom123.0127.0(146.0 DNF)146.0 DNF110.0106.090.0848.0702.0
127th139NOR 444Rolf WahlqvistBærum SeilforeningNorway134.0123.0(146.0 DNF)120.0106.0119.0100.0848.0702.0
128th132DEN 1405Poul ChristiansenFarum / HellerupDenmark115.0124.0(146.0 DNC)95.0103.0125.0146.0 DNS854.0708.0
129th21DEN 1341Per HansenØresunds Sejlklub FremDenmark122.0117.0(146.0 DNC)111.099.0146.0 DNC146.0 DNC887.0741.0
130th122DEN 1159Ralph EriksenHaderslev Sejl ClubDenmark132.0136.0(146.0 DNF)87.0105.0146.0 DNC146.0 DNC898.0752.0
131st146AUS 727Donald WilliamsBlack Rock Yacht ClubAustralia117.056.0(146.0 DNF)146.0 DNC146.0 DNC146.0 DNC146.0 DNC903.0757.0
132nd87SWE 2631Tomas JohanssonMora SSSweden89.0134.0(146.0 DNC)99.0146.0 BFD146.0 DNF146.0 DNC906.0760.0
133rd31SWE 2121Björn LindvallVärmdö JolleseglareSweden127.0(146.0 DNC)146.0 DNF113.0109.0120.0146.0 DNC907.0761.0
134th102POL 1361Zbigniew DRYZNERJK Kotwica TarnobrzegPoland125.0135.0 RDG(146.0 DNF)118.0108.0146.0 DNC146.0 DNC924.0778.0
135th119DEN 1326Jakob ChristensenHellerup SejlklubDenmark131.0133.0(146.0 DNF)146.0 DNF146.0 DNC118.0106.0926.0780.0
136th100DEN 1284Ingo GriemKaløvig BådelaugDenmark(146.0 BFD)114.0146.0 DNF146.0 DNF111.0123.0146.0 DNC932.0786.0
137th79DEN 1391Lynge Thang JørgensenNakskov SejlklubDenmark128.0130.0(146.0 DNF)114.0146.0 DNC122.0146.0 DNC932.0786.0
138th105GBR 2146Simon HoultHill Head SCUnited Kingdom(146.0 BFD)146.0 DNC57.0146.0 DNC146.0 DNC146.0 DNC146.0 DNC933.0787.0
139th23DEN 1343Niels-Jørgen LarsenØresunds Sejlklub FremDenmark130.0132.0(146.0 DNC)146.0 DNC146.0 DNC146.0 DNC146.0 DNC992.0846.0
140th54GER 233Matthias WiechmannSGS PotsdamGermany129.0135.0(146.0 DNF)146.0 DNF146.0 DNC146.0 DNC146.0 DNC994.0848.0
141st111DEN 1378Claus HagerupHerslev Strand SejlklubDenmark133.0(146.0 DNC)146.0 DNC146.0 DNF146.0 DNC146.0 DNC146.0 DNC1,009.0863.0
142nd86SWE 2641Tomas ForsellMora SSSweden135.0(146.0 DNC)146.0 DNC146.0 DNF146.0 DNC146.0 DNC146.0 DNC1,011.0865.0
143rd85SWE 2747Daniel BjörkmanMora SSSweden(146.0 DNF)146.0 DNC146.0 DNC146.0 BFD146.0 DNC146.0 DNC146.0 DNC1,022.0876.0
143rd88SWE 752Roy OttebornMora SSSweden(146.0 DNF)146.0 DNC146.0 DNC146.0 DNF146.0 DNC146.0 DNC146.0 DNC1,022.0876.0
143rd89SWE 2739Carl BaernarpMora SSSweden(146.0 DNF)146.0 DNC146.0 DNC146.0 DNF146.0 DNC146.0 DNF146.0 DNC1,022.0876.0

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