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OK Dinghy European Championship - Victory claimed in Carnac

by Robert Deaves on 27 Jul 2013
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The OK Dinghy European Championship in Carnac, France, came to a close on Friday without another race being sailed. Very light winds kept the fleet on shore all day in the sunshine. So Bo Petersen (DEN) won the title from Stefan Myralf (DEN) and Thomas Hansson-Mild (SWE).

After only two years in the class the 50 year old architect Bo Petersen won the championship by just one point from Myralf. Petersen said, 'I was hoping the wind would not materialise, while Stefan hoped that the wind came. Four years ago I said to myself that I would win a World Championship before I was 50; now I'm 50 and have won a championship.'

Myralf took a very close second, with both Danish sailors sailing the new SOTA hulls from Denmark, which are clearly quick in the light conditions in Carnac this week. Myralf wanted the chance to sail today but it wasn't to be.

The bronze went to Sweden Thomas Hansson-Mild, who had led the championship for a few days before the Danes took over the top two positions. The world champion from 2009, said, 'I am happy with my third and can not ask for more given the conditions. Light winds and two good sailors in front. Congratulations to both Bo and Stefan. Now I take a break from OK sailing but might come back some day.'



Final results (seven races, one discard)

1 DEN 1421 Bo Petersen 15
2 DEN 6 Stefan Myralf 16
3 SWE 100 Thomas Hansson-Mild 23
4 POL 1 Tomasz Gaj 25
5 NZL 544 Greg Wilcox 29
6 POL 27 Dawid Kania 41
7 GBR 2150 Nick Craig 42
8 GBR 2152 Lee Child 52
9 DEN 1280 Jorgen Lindhardtsen 56
10 DEN 1393 Rene Jhannsen Sarabia Click here for full results
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