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OK Dinghy World Championship Overall

'Bartosz and Rakocy - OK Dinghy World Championship 2012'    International OK Dinghy Association - copyright    Click Here to view large photo

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.'

OK Dinghy Worlds podium - OK Dinghy World Championship 2012 -  International OK Dinghy Association_- copyright   Click Here to view large photo

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 -  International OK Dinghy Association_- copyright   Click Here to view large photo

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

Rank Bow No SailNumber HelmName Club Country R1 R2 R3 R4 R5 R6 R7 Total Nett
1st 69 GER 762 André Budzien Schweriner Yachtclub Germany 2.0 3.0 (17.0) 6.0 6.0 2.0 8.0 44.0 27.0
2nd 1 NZL 544 Greg Wilcox PSV New Zealand 3.0 (16.0) 1.0 10.0 2.0 6.0 10.0 48.0 32.0
3rd 4 SWE 100 Thomas Hansson-Mild SS Kaparen Sweden (24.0) 7.0 9.0 5.0 4.0 3.0 11.0 63.0 39.0
4th 2 GBR 2150 Nick Craig Frensham Pond United Kingdom 27.0 6.0 (28.0) 18.0 8.0 7.0 3.0 97.0 69.0
5th 99 DEN 1377 Jørgen Holm Nielsen Kaløvig Bådelaug Denmark 16.0 15.0 3.0 13.0 (34.0) 10.0 17.0 108.0 74.0
6th 7 POL 19 Bartosz Rakocy Zlks Poznan Poland (42.0) 4.0 10.0 17.0 21.0 18.0 12.5 RDG 124.5 82.5
7th 6 DEN 1411 Jørgen Svendsen Hellerup Sejlklub Denmark 22.0 1.0 41.0 (56.0) 1.0 14.0 4.0 139.0 83.0
8th 117 DEN 1374 Bo Petersen Hellerup Sejlklub Denmark 1.0 9.0 38.0 2.0 (146.0 DSQ) 20.0 15.0 231.0 85.0
9th 10 GER 740 Günther Arndt FYC / SSSK Germany 15.0 (53.0) 36.0 19.0 10.0 4.0 5.0 142.0 89.0
10th 3 GER 693 Martin v. Zimmermann SCOe Germany (46.0) 39.0 2.0 12.0 16.0 16.0 7.0 138.0 92.0
11th 124 SWE 2796 Björn Allansson Gothenburg Royal Yacht Club - GKSS Sweden 30.0 33.0 6.0 22.0 (39.0) 8.0 1.0 139.0 100.0
12th 103 DEN 1340 Christian Olesen Hvidovre Sejlklub Denmark 9.0 27.0 (56.0) 24.0 30.0 1.0 9.0 156.0 100.0
13th 81 DEN 1393 Rene Johannsen MSS Denmark 4.0 5.0 23.0 (146.0 BFD) 11.0 19.0 41.0 249.0 103.0
14th 56 DEN 1410 Jens Lauge SES Denmark (33.0) 2.0 33.0 11.0 9.0 21.0 30.0 139.0 106.0
15th 12 GER 778 Sönke Behrens SCOe Germany 14.0 (40.0) 25.0 26.0 19.0 12.0 18.0 154.0 114.0
16th 17 GER 773 Rüdiger Prinz Segelclub Stevertalsperre (SCST) Germany 7.0 35.0 22.0 1.0 7.0 44.0 (51.0) 167.0 116.0
17th 5 NZL 542 Alistair Deaves Wakatere Boating Club New Zealand 6.0 21.0 24.0 21.0 18.0 (38.0) 26.0 154.0 116.0
18th 14 DEN 1364 Jørgen Lindhardtsen Hvidovre Sejlklub Denmark (146.0 BFD) 14.0 5.0 57.0 20.0 5.0 16.0 263.0 117.0
19th 34 SWE 2797 Mats Caap Varbergs Segelsällskap Sweden (63.0) 18.0 20.0 16.0 5.0 36.0 RDG 25.0 183.0 120.0
20th 114 DEN 1402 Bo Teglers Hellerup Sejlklub Denmark 5.0 45.0 18.0 8.0 (51.0) 17.0 34.0 178.0 127.0
21st 145 AUS 735 Mark Jackson Black Rock Yacht Club Australia 38.0 8.0 (82.0) 23.0 48.0 13.0 22.0 234.0 152.0
22nd 45 DEN 1344 Peter Wibroe SSSK Denmark 17.0 24.0 (39.0) 36.0 26.0 29.0 20.0 191.0 152.0
23rd 16 DEN 1408 Stefan Myralf Hellerup Sejlklub Denmark 54.0 20.0 (74.0) 72.0 3.0 9.0 2.0 234.0 160.0
24th 93 GER 777 Pich Andreas LYC Germany 12.0 48.0 4.0 48.0 15.0 48.0 (146.0 DNC) 321.0 175.0
25th 11 POL 1 Tomasz Gaj MOS 2 Warszawa Poland 23.0 11.0 21.0 64.0 14.0 (68.0) 47.0 248.0 180.0
26th 152 SWE 2741 Johanne Dagerbrant Umeå Segelsällskap Sweden 34.0 25.0 11.0 (50.0) 38.0 35.0 40.0 233.0 183.0
27th 104 DEN 1346 Anders Andersen Horsens Sejlklub Denmark 45.0 19.0 (48.0) 25.0 41.0 11.0 43.0 232.0 184.0
28th 95 POL 4 Radek Drozdzik LOK Dryf Poland (72.0) 34.0 32.0 15.0 49.0 23.0 35.0 260.0 188.0
29th 76 NZL 479 Jake Weeks Napier Sailing Club New Zealand 11.0 36.0 (99.0) 55.0 12.0 45.0 31.0 289.0 190.0
30th 28 GBR 2151 Jonathan Fish Waldringfield SC United Kingdom (146.0 BFD) 12.0 15.0 67.0 50.0 37.0 12.5 RDG 339.5 193.5
31st 15 SWE 99 Hans Elkjaer Varbergs Segelsällskap Sweden 35.0 31.0 8.0 (77.0) 33.0 53.0 36.0 273.0 196.0
32nd 137 GER 752 André Hennings CKA Germany 28.0 (60.0) 44.0 9.0 35.0 46.0 38.0 260.0 200.0
33rd 63 GER 775 Jörg Rademacher Segelclub Stevertalsperre (SCST) Germany 43.0 22.0 (87.0) 53.0 22.0 36.0 29.0 292.0 205.0
34th 66 GER 731 Thomas Glas Segeberger Segel Club Germany 25.0 (51.0) 14.0 38.0 32.0 49.0 49.0 258.0 207.0
35th 20 GER 771 Ralf Mackmann Segel Club.Haltern am See Germany 36.0 (109.0) 12.0 4.0 23.0 97.0 46.0 327.0 218.0
36th 29 GBR 2138 Robert Deaves Waldringfield SC United Kingdom 37.0 37.0 29.0 (70.0) 28.0 34.0 53.0 288.0 218.0
37th 73 GBR 2147 Alex Scoles Overy Staithe Sailing Club United Kingdom 29.0 17.0 49.0 51.0 36.0 (64.0) 39.0 285.0 221.0
38th 18 GBR 2145 Tony Woods Glossop and Etherow SC United Kingdom 21.0 59.0 37.0 (73.0) 27.0 56.0 21.0 294.0 221.0
39th 144 AUS 729 Andre Blasse Black Rock Yacht Club Australia 47.0 30.0 73.0 (80.0) 45.0 27.0 6.0 308.0 228.0
40th 9 GBR 2118 Terry Curtis Weymouth SC / Upper Thames SC United Kingdom 44.0 43.0 (83.0) 35.0 31.0 70.0 14.0 320.0 237.0
41st 72 GER 767 Juliane Hofmann Potsdamer Seglerverein e.V. Germany 70.0 28.0 52.0 3.0 17.0 (94.0) 79.0 343.0 249.0
42nd 19 DEN 1335 Mogens Johansen Solrød Strand Sejlklub Denmark 66.0 23.0 58.0 34.0 13.0 (73.0) 57.0 324.0 251.0
43rd 44 DEN 1345 Mathias Fisker SSSK Denmark 48.0 82.0 27.0 7.0 52.0 (86.0) 42.0 344.0 258.0
44th 147 POL 10 Janusz Stobinski AZS Poznan Poland 61.0 55.0 (70.0) 33.0 37.0 41.0 32.0 329.0 259.0
45th 78 NZL 533 Rob Hengst Napier Sailing Club New Zealand 41.0 26.0 42.0 (90.0) 42.0 50.0 60.0 351.0 261.0
46th 8 AUS 749 Roger Blasse Black Rock Yacht Club Australia 8.0 10.0 103.0 110.0 (146.0 BFD) 15.0 19.0 411.0 265.0
47th 39 GER 750 Ralf Tietje SVG Germany 77.0 (79.0) 47.0 39.0 25.0 40.0 48.0 355.0 276.0
48th 24 GER 765 Rainer Pospiech Yachtclub Berlin Grünau Germany 55.0 38.0 79.0 32.0 55.0 (83.0) 33.0 375.0 292.0
49th 120 NOR 471 Jens Makholm Hellerup Sejlklub Norway 26.0 32.0 68.0 66.0 (146.0 BFD) 43.0 58.0 439.0 293.0
50th 113 DEN 1304 Christian Midtgaard Helsingør Amatør Sejlklub Denmark 31.0 42.0 (146.0 DNF) 101.0 71.0 22.0 28.0 441.0 295.0
51st 13 DEN 1398 Christian Hedlund Hellerup Sejlklub Denmark 13.0 13.0 35.0 (146.0 BFD) 146.0 BFD 66.0 24.0 443.0 297.0
52nd 121 GER 760 Andreas Deubel Hamburger Segel-Club Germany 58.0 47.0 (75.0) 58.0 44.0 65.0 54.0 401.0 326.0
53rd 143 AUS 744 Andrew Baker Black Rock Yacht Club Australia 53.0 74.0 71.0 52.0 (146.0 BFD) 26.0 52.0 474.0 328.0
54th 77 NZL 531 Adrian Coulthard Napier Sailing Club New Zealand 50.0 52.0 64.0 (88.0) 40.0 61.0 67.0 422.0 334.0
55th 43 SWE 2775 Johnny Billström SSV Sweden 82.0 44.0 50.0 (97.0) 54.0 25.0 80.0 432.0 335.0
56th 70 SWE 2794 Carl Hultgren Råå JolleKlubb Sweden 19.0 71.0 (89.0) 84.0 24.0 69.0 69.0 425.0 336.0
57th 71 SWE 2795 Lars Hultgren Råå JolleKlubb Sweden 10.0 69.0 53.0 75.0 43.0 87.0 (99.0) 436.0 337.0
58th 127 SWE 88 Lennart Hansson GeSS (Getskärs segelsällskap) Sweden (96.0) 54.0 59.0 49.0 29.0 78.0 68.0 433.0 337.0
59th 110 DEN 1388 Sam Jedig Herslev Strand Sejlklub Denmark 49.0 (103.0) 51.0 28.0 69.0 96.0 63.0 459.0 356.0
60th 83 GBR 2084 Keith Byers Morecambe and Heysham Yacht Club United Kingdom 84.0 (97.0) 13.0 78.0 59.0 51.0 72.0 454.0 357.0
61st 40 DEN 1315 Ask Askholm Svendborg Sunds Sejlklub Denmark 80.0 91.0 16.0 (146.0 BFD) 85.0 60.0 27.0 505.0 359.0
62nd 67 GER 662 Gerd Breitbart SCÖ/HH (Hamburg) Germany 57.0 80.0 26.0 44.0 65.0 91.0 (95.0) 458.0 363.0
63rd 26 GBR 2042 Richard Burton West Oxfordshire Sailing Club United Kingdom 78.0 70.0 54.0 76.0 RDG 67.0 (90.0) 23.0 458.0 368.0
64th 109 DEN 1403 Lars Andresen Herslev Strand Sejlklub Denmark 65.0 49.0 84.0 37.0 47.0 (100.0) 89.0 471.0 371.0
65th 108 DEN 1347 Anders Buhl Herslev Strand Sejlklub Denmark 74.0 (102.0) 7.0 81.0 66.0 63.0 86.0 479.0 377.0
66th 97 DEN 1265 Malte Pedersen KDY Denmark 86.0 (106.0) 34.0 74.0 62.0 32.0 93.0 487.0 381.0
67th 149 AUS 747 Mark Roberts Albert SC Australia 40.0 64.0 85.0 (107.0) 77.0 59.0 56.0 488.0 381.0
68th 82 POL 5 Darek Kras MOS-2 Warszawa Poland 95.0 50.0 (100.0) 20.0 63.0 98.0 RDG 65.0 491.0 391.0
69th 33 SWE 2787 Olle Albrektsson Varbergs Segelsällskap Sweden (108.0) 104.0 92.0 29.0 64.0 42.0 64.0 503.0 395.0
70th 141 GBR 2149 Martin Bower Blithfield SC United Kingdom 32.0 73.0 43.0 106.0 74.0 (107.0) 76.0 511.0 404.0
71st 49 SWE 2786 Håkan Törnqvist SS Kaparen Sweden 39.0 29.0 102.0 61.0 (146.0 BFD) 28.0 146.0 DNF 551.0 405.0
72nd 35 DEN 1412 Jens Chr. Jurlander Vallensbæk Sejlklub Denmark (146.0 BFD) 46.0 146.0 DSQ 68.0 46.0 33.0 66.0 551.0 405.0
73rd 36 GBR 2141 Simon Davis Upper Thames Sailing Club United Kingdom 68.0 57.0 72.0 62.0 (146.0 DNS) 77.0 70.0 552.0 406.0
74th 42 SWE 511 Mårten Bernesand SSV Sweden 75.0 66.0 80.0 60.0 (91.0) 39.0 87.0 498.0 407.0
75th 134 DEN 1331 Fritz Banner Ebeltoft Vig Sejlklub Denmark 88.0 41.0 (90.0) 86.0 58.0 81.0 55.0 499.0 409.0
76th 115 DEN 1384 Søren Rugaard-Larsen Hellerup Sejlklub Denmark (85.0) 63.0 77.0 54.0 68.0 71.0 84.0 502.0 417.0
77th 101 POL 14 Pawel Pawlaczyk JKW Poznan Poland (146.0 DSQ) 146.0 DSQ 19.0 46.0 146.0 BFD 24.0 37.0 564.0 418.0
78th 94 GER 539 Carsten Sass Luebecker Yacht Club Germany 94.0 68.0 (97.0) 89.0 56.0 52.0 62.0 518.0 421.0
79th 64 GER 715 Sven Beye Segeberger Segel Club Germany 76.0 75.0 (146.0 DNF) 30.0 146.0 BFD 57.0 44.0 574.0 428.0
80th 51 DEN 1356 Jesper Petersen Solrød Strand Sejlklub Denmark 87.0 67.0 (146.0 DSQ) 31.0 146.0 BFD 47.0 50.0 574.0 428.0
81st 55 GER 735 Dirk Gericke SGE Germany 102.0 (112.0) 55.0 14.0 97.0 82.0 81.0 543.0 431.0
82nd 58 DEN 1397 Claus Sparre Sejlklubben Esrum Sø Denmark (101.0) 83.0 81.0 45.0 60.0 80.0 88.0 538.0 437.0
83rd 37 SWE 2792 Anders Widding Umeå Segelsällskap Sweden 59.0 78.0 94.0 47.0 (146.0 BFD) 67.0 92.0 583.0 437.0
84th 61 GER 688 Dirk Dame Segler-Vereinigung Mannheim Germany 81.0 62.0 86.0 (93.0) 57.0 79.0 85.0 543.0 450.0
85th 59 DEN 1401 Mads Terkelsen Sejlklubben Esrum Sø Denmark 71.0 111.0 31.0 40.0 96.0 (116.0) 104.0 569.0 453.0
86th 130 SWE 22 Lars Hansson GeSS (Getskärs segelsällskap) Sweden 64.0 105.0 93.0 48.0 RDG 76.0 (113.0) 82.0 581.0 468.0
87th 41 SWE 11 Bengt Stromberg Stenung Sunds Segelsällskap Sweden 97.0 84.0 (146.0 DNF) 82.0 92.0 55.0 59.0 615.0 469.0
88th 25 GER 761 Stefan Haage WYC Germany 67.0 76.0 98.0 63.0 93.0 92.0 (146.0 DNF) 635.0 489.0
89th 74 DEN 1375 Simon Dan Petersen Onsevig Sejlklub Denmark 106.0 98.0 40.0 27.0 (146.0 BFD) 146.0 DNF 74.0 637.0 491.0
90th 60 DEN 1350 Per Sørensen Sejlklubben Ebeltoft Vig Denmark (110.0) 58.0 62.0 96.0 84.0 99.0 94.0 603.0 493.0
91st 68 GER 766 Gunnar Goronzi SCST Germany 79.0 (115.0) 78.0 59.0 78.0 111.0 97.0 617.0 502.0
92nd 151 POL 16 Kacper Jarocki Zlks Poznan Poland 91.0 85.0 (146.0 DNF) 41.0 86.0 102.0 102.0 653.0 507.0
93rd 46 SWE 2752 Bengt Larsson SSKA Sweden 62.0 95.0 66.0 (146.0 BFD) 72.0 72.0 146.0 DNC 659.0 513.0
94th 126 SWE 2782 Peter Rudblom GeSS (Getskärs segelsällskap) Sweden 93.0 96.0 104.0 (117.0) 89.0 62.0 71.0 632.0 515.0
95th 91 RSA 31 Joe Schubert Marselisborg Sejlklub South Africa 113.0 65.0 (146.0 DNF) 91.0 53.0 98.0 98.0 664.0 518.0
96th 133 DEN 1212 Søren Sigurdsson Esrum Sø Denmark (109.0) 94.0 67.0 92.0 80.0 89.0 96.0 627.0 518.0
97th 27 GBR 2068 Tom Lonsdale West Oxfordshire Sailing Club United Kingdom 56.0 93.0 (146.0 DNF) 100.0 88.0 103.0 83.0 669.0 523.0
98th 129 SWE 888 Magnus Gillgren GeSS (Getskärs segelsällskap) Sweden 114.0 89.0 60.0 115.0 61.0 88.0 (146.0 DNC) 673.0 527.0
99th 125 GBR 2148 Chris Perry Glossop SC United Kingdom 103.0 61.0 95.0 76.0 (146.0 DNC) 54.0 146.0 DNF 681.0 535.0
100th 142 AUS 715 Daen Dorazio Black Rock Yacht Club Australia 52.0 118.0 106.0 105.0 79.0 76.0 (146.0 DNF) 682.0 536.0
101st 22 DEN 1342 Johnny Leif Hansen Øresunds Sejlklub Frem Denmark 83.0 87.0 45.0 (146.0 BFD) 81.0 95.0 146.0 DNF 683.0 537.0
102nd 131 DEN 1392 Tim Normann Frederikssund Sejlklub Denmark 99.0 90.0 97.0 RDG 85.0 (146.0 BFD) 109.0 61.0 687.0 541.0
103rd 90 POL 40 Robert Swiecki MKS Dwojka Warszawa Poland 51.0 77.0 46.0 112.0 (146.0 BFD) 112.0 146.0 DNF 690.0 544.0
104th 106 DEN 1302 Jesper Strandberg Herslev Strand Sejlklub Denmark 20.0 88.0 63.0 (146.0 BFD) 146.0 BFD 85.0 146.0 DNS 694.0 548.0
105th 138 FRA 1820 Raymond Dodard C.N.C. St. Ouen France 120.0 (125.0) 65.0 65.0 73.0 121.0 105.0 674.0 549.0
106th 84 GBR 2085 Gavin Waldron Morecambe &, Heysham YC United Kingdom 105.0 122.0 (146.0 DNF) 94.0 83.0 75.0 78.0 703.0 557.0
107th 116 DEN 1262 Troels Lykke Hellerup Sejlklub Denmark 18.0 72.0 30.0 (146.0 DNC) 146.0 DNC 146.0 DNC 146.0 DNC 704.0 558.0
108th 38 DEN 1316 Peter Kirkegaard Søværnets IF Denmark 69.0 81.0 69.0 83.0 (146.0 BFD) 115.0 146.0 DNF 709.0 563.0
109th 153 GBR 2130 Deryck Lovegrove Burghfield United Kingdom 92.0 92.0 (146.0 DNF) 109.0 100.0 105.0 73.0 717.0 571.0
110th 50 DEN 1348 Kim W.Holm Solrød Strand Sejlklub Denmark 104.0 107.0 88.0 69.0 104.0 101.0 (146.0 DNC) 719.0 573.0
111th 148 AUS 756 Michael Horvath Albert SC / Williamstown SC Australia 118.0 126.0 105.0 (146.0 DNF) 98.0 58.0 75.0 726.0 580.0
112th 136 FRA 723 Matthieu Chenuil CYV L'isle adam France 98.0 99.0 (146.0 DNF) 108.0 95.0 110.0 77.0 733.0 587.0
113th 32 DEN 1334 Peter Nielsen Veddelev Strands Bådelaug Denmark 119.0 120.0 76.0 42.0 94.0 (146.0 DNC) 146.0 DNC 743.0 597.0
114th 48 GER 649 Kai Wehmhörner SSCRa (Seesportclub Rangsdorf). Germany 60.0 116.0 (146.0 DNF) 104.0 75.0 108.0 146.0 DNC 755.0 609.0
115th 62 GER 651 Heinz Ridder Seglerverein Paderborn Germany 121.0 110.0 (146.0 DNF) 98.0 102.0 104.0 103.0 784.0 638.0
116th 80 DEN 1318 Egon Petersen Nakskov Sejlklub Denmark 111.0 128.0 102.0 RDG 79.0 107.0 124.0 (146.0 DNF) 797.0 651.0
117th 57 DEN 1321 Bjørn Westergaard Sejlklubben Sundet / KDY Denmark (146.0 DNC) 146.0 DNC 146.0 DNC 146.0 DNC 146.0 DNC 30.0 45.0 805.0 659.0
118th 30 RSA 32 Brett Graham Wakatere (Victoria Lake Club) South Africa 100.0 101.0 (146.0 DNF) 146.0 DNC 146.0 DNC 84.0 91.0 814.0 668.0
119th 96 BEL 214 Paul Verrijdt KLYC- Antwerpen Belgium 112.0 86.0 101.0 (146.0 BFD) 82.0 146.0 DNF 146.0 DNC 819.0 673.0
120th 92 GBR 2062 Brian Quayle Manx Sailing & Cruising Club United Kingdom 124.0 119.0 (146.0 DNF) 121.0 101.0 117.0 101.0 829.0 683.0
121st 98 DEN 1396 Stig Frandsen KBL Denmark 107.0 100.0 (146.0 DNC) 119.0 70.0 146.0 DNS 146.0 DNC 834.0 688.0
122nd 52 DEN 1390 Mads Brockhuus Skælskør Amatør Sejlklub Denmark 73.0 121.0 61.0 (146.0 BFD) 146.0 DNC 146.0 DNC 146.0 DNC 839.0 693.0
123rd 150 FRA 1823 Guillaume De Kervénoael ABCvoile France 116.0 129.0 (146.0 DNF) 103.0 87.0 114.0 146.0 DNS 841.0 695.0
124th 135 AUS 692 Bill Tyler Drummoyne SC Australia 90.0 113.0 (146.0 DNF) 116.0 90.0 146.0 DNF 146.0 DNC 847.0 701.0
125th 107 DEN 1336 Thomas Christensen Herslev Strand Sejlklub Denmark 126.0 108.0 (146.0 DNF) 102.0 146.0 BFD 74.0 146.0 DNS 848.0 702.0
126th 140 GBR 2117 Teddy Arrowsmith Brancaster Staithe Sailing Club United Kingdom 123.0 127.0 (146.0 DNF) 146.0 DNF 110.0 106.0 90.0 848.0 702.0
127th 139 NOR 444 Rolf Wahlqvist Bærum Seilforening Norway 134.0 123.0 (146.0 DNF) 120.0 106.0 119.0 100.0 848.0 702.0
128th 132 DEN 1405 Poul Christiansen Farum / Hellerup Denmark 115.0 124.0 (146.0 DNC) 95.0 103.0 125.0 146.0 DNS 854.0 708.0
129th 21 DEN 1341 Per Hansen Øresunds Sejlklub Frem Denmark 122.0 117.0 (146.0 DNC) 111.0 99.0 146.0 DNC 146.0 DNC 887.0 741.0
130th 122 DEN 1159 Ralph Eriksen Haderslev Sejl Club Denmark 132.0 136.0 (146.0 DNF) 87.0 105.0 146.0 DNC 146.0 DNC 898.0 752.0
131st 146 AUS 727 Donald Williams Black Rock Yacht Club Australia 117.0 56.0 (146.0 DNF) 146.0 DNC 146.0 DNC 146.0 DNC 146.0 DNC 903.0 757.0
132nd 87 SWE 2631 Tomas Johansson Mora SS Sweden 89.0 134.0 (146.0 DNC) 99.0 146.0 BFD 146.0 DNF 146.0 DNC 906.0 760.0
133rd 31 SWE 2121 Björn Lindvall Värmdö Jolleseglare Sweden 127.0 (146.0 DNC) 146.0 DNF 113.0 109.0 120.0 146.0 DNC 907.0 761.0
134th 102 POL 1361 Zbigniew DRYZNER JK Kotwica Tarnobrzeg Poland 125.0 135.0 RDG (146.0 DNF) 118.0 108.0 146.0 DNC 146.0 DNC 924.0 778.0
135th 119 DEN 1326 Jakob Christensen Hellerup Sejlklub Denmark 131.0 133.0 (146.0 DNF) 146.0 DNF 146.0 DNC 118.0 106.0 926.0 780.0
136th 100 DEN 1284 Ingo Griem Kaløvig Bådelaug Denmark (146.0 BFD) 114.0 146.0 DNF 146.0 DNF 111.0 123.0 146.0 DNC 932.0 786.0
137th 79 DEN 1391 Lynge Thang Jørgensen Nakskov Sejlklub Denmark 128.0 130.0 (146.0 DNF) 114.0 146.0 DNC 122.0 146.0 DNC 932.0 786.0
138th 105 GBR 2146 Simon Hoult Hill Head SC United Kingdom (146.0 BFD) 146.0 DNC 57.0 146.0 DNC 146.0 DNC 146.0 DNC 146.0 DNC 933.0 787.0
139th 23 DEN 1343 Niels-Jørgen Larsen Øresunds Sejlklub Frem Denmark 130.0 132.0 (146.0 DNC) 146.0 DNC 146.0 DNC 146.0 DNC 146.0 DNC 992.0 846.0
140th 54 GER 233 Matthias Wiechmann SGS Potsdam Germany 129.0 135.0 (146.0 DNF) 146.0 DNF 146.0 DNC 146.0 DNC 146.0 DNC 994.0 848.0
141st 111 DEN 1378 Claus Hagerup Herslev Strand Sejlklub Denmark 133.0 (146.0 DNC) 146.0 DNC 146.0 DNF 146.0 DNC 146.0 DNC 146.0 DNC 1,009.0 863.0
142nd 86 SWE 2641 Tomas Forsell Mora SS Sweden 135.0 (146.0 DNC) 146.0 DNC 146.0 DNF 146.0 DNC 146.0 DNC 146.0 DNC 1,011.0 865.0
143rd 85 SWE 2747 Daniel Björkman Mora SS Sweden (146.0 DNF) 146.0 DNC 146.0 DNC 146.0 BFD 146.0 DNC 146.0 DNC 146.0 DNC 1,022.0 876.0
143rd 88 SWE 752 Roy Otteborn Mora SS Sweden (146.0 DNF) 146.0 DNC 146.0 DNC 146.0 DNF 146.0 DNC 146.0 DNC 146.0 DNC 1,022.0 876.0
143rd 89 SWE 2739 Carl Baernarp Mora SS Sweden (146.0 DNF) 146.0 DNC 146.0 DNC 146.0 DNF 146.0 DNC 146.0 DNF 146.0 DNC 1,022.0 876.0


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