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International OK Dinghy UK Nationals - Light airs shorten regatta

'International OK Dinghy National Championships 2011 at Largs'    Alan Henderson - copyright

International OK Dinghy National Championships 2011 were held at Largs Sailing Club in Largs, Scotland between 19th and 21st July.

On the final day of the Championships the weather system affecting much of the UK again took its toll on the days racing. The race team did venture out on time but the fleet were held back on shore in the hope that some wind would fill in. Some wind did appear and many launched and headed out to the race area. However, with only a maximum of 3 knots recorded all day eventually the decision was taken to abandon. Competitors were not too disappointed as enough races had been sailed to constitute a series and all are thoroughly enjoying what this top class venue has to offer.

The results from Tuesday’s excellent day on the water had resulted in Nick Craig (GBR) once again becoming OK National Champion. Second place and first veteran went to Kiwi Greg Wilcox who was actually born in the UK and third Thomas Hansson-Mild (SWE). These three are all past OK World Champions and will surely be in the mix for next weeks World title. First Cadet title was won by 15 year old Ollie Burrows (GBR) with the Junior title going to the ever improving Richard Burton (GBR) who finished eleventh overall. Unfortunately this was not quite good enough for Richard to win his £20 bet with Tony Woods (GBR) who finished one place better in tenth. The final title of first Master went again to the unflappable Andy Turner (GBR).

The prize giving took place in the large clubhouse lounge overlooking the Clyde and the islands beyond. Nick Craig thanked the race team for setting perfect courses and the amazing shore team who even mended a few trolleys whilst sailors were on the water. He also thanked the excellent galley and bar staff for keeping everyone fed and watered. Competitors, family and club members then enjoyed an excellent barbecue on the balcony.

Two days of measurement for the Worlds will start early tomorrow morning with the practice race and opening ceremony on Sunday. Worlds racing starts on Monday with everyone hoping for more wind.

Results:

Rank

Tally

Nat

Sail No

Helm Name

Club

R1

R2

R3

Total

Nett

1st

29

GBR

2134

Nick Craig

Frensham

1.0

2.0

2.0

5.0

5.0

2nd

40

NZL

522

Greg Wilcox

 

2.0

4.0

3.0

9.0

9.0

3rd

36

SWE

100

Thomas Hansson-Mild

 

6.0

3.0

1.0

10.0

10.0

4th

39

POL

19

Bartek Rakocy

 

5.0

5.0

5.0

15.0

15.0

5th

37

GER

693

Martin Von Zimmerman

 

4.0

8.0

4.0

16.0

16.0

6th

38

DEN

1388

Stepan Myraif

Hellerup

12.0

6.0

6.0

24.0

24.0

7th

23

GBR

2118

Terry Curtis

Weymouth

9.0

7.0

8.0

24.0

24.0

8th

2

NZL

542

Alistair Deaves

Wakatere

15.0

10.0

7.0

32.0

32.0

9th

11

DEN

1340

Christian Olesen

Hvidovre

10.0

14.0

9.0

33.0

33.0

10th

26

GBR

2124

Tony Woods

Glossop

7.0

18.0

12.0

37.0

37.0

11th

28

GBR

21

Richard Burton

W Oxford

16.0

12.0

11.0

39.0

39.0

12th

8

AUS

750

Peter Robinson

Drummoyne

11.0

13.0

16.0

40.0

40.0

13th

10

DEN

1335

Mogens Johansen

Solrod Strand

19.0

11.0

13.0

43.0

43.0

14th

1

SWE

1100

Hans Elkjaer

Varberg

21.0

15.0

10.0

46.0

46.0

15th

5

AUS

729

Andre Blasse

Black Rock

3.0

1.0

43.0 DNC

47.0

47.0

16th

7

AUS

739

Mark Roberts

Adelaide

18.0

17.0

15.0

50.0

50.0

17th

18

GBR

2084

Keith Byers

Morecambe

13.0

21.0

19.0

53.0

53.0

18th

19

GBR

2085

Gavin Waldron

South Staffs

20.0

19.0

14.0

53.0

53.0

19th

25

GBR

2123

Andy Turner

Overy Staithe

24.0

16.0

18.0

58.0

58.0

20th

14

GBR

2125

Neil Goodhead

South Staffs

22.0

20.0

17.0

59.0

59.0

21st

6

AUS

732

Tim Davies

 

14.0

9.0

43.0 DNC

66.0

66.0

22nd

35

GBR

2068

Tom Lonsdale

W Oxford

25.0

29.0

20.0

74.0

74.0

23rd

24

GBR

2119

Martin Bower

Blithfield

23.0

30.0

22.0

75.0

75.0

24th

9

DEN

1265

Malte Pederson

Royal Danish

28.0

23.0

24.0

75.0

75.0

25th

4

AUS

724

Glenn Yates

Wangi ASC

26.0

28.0

23.0

77.0

77.0

26th

41

GBR

2107

Darren Prior

Morecambe

33.0

26.0

21.0

80.0

80.0

27th

34

GBR

2139

Robert Campbell-Gray

Overy Staithe

29.0

27.0

25.0

81.0

81.0

28th

31

GBR

2137

Simon Shaw

Deben

30.0

25.0

27.0

82.0

82.0

29th

21

GBR

2096

Chris Perry

Glossop

17.0

24.0

43.0 DNC

84.0

84.0

30th

42

GBR

2031

Dave Cooper

Overy Staithe

31.0

31.0

26.0

88.0

88.0

31st

32

GBR

2141

Simon Davis

Upper Thames

27.0

22.0

43.0 DNC

92.0

92.0

32nd

33

GBR

2142

Ian Harris

Bristol Corinthian

8.0

43.0 DNC

43.0 DNC

94.0

94.0

33rd

15

GBR

2062

Brian Quayle

Manx

32.0

32.0

33.0

97.0

97.0

34th

30

GBR

2135

Bill Bradburn

South Staffs

35.0

33.0

30.0

98.0

98.0

35th

27

GBR

2129

Alan Atkin

Burghfield

34.0

36.0

29.0

99.0

99.0

36th

22

GBR

2104

Paul Pike

Covenham

38.0

34.0

28.0

100.0

100.0

37th

3

AUS

692

Bill Tyler

Drummoyne

36.0

35.0

31.0

102.0

102.0

38th

20

GBR

2088

Richard Gadsby

Upper Thames

37.0

37.0

32.0

106.0

106.0

39th

 

GBR

2118 L.Blue

Oliver Burrows

W Oxford

40.0

38.0

34.0

112.0

112.0

40th

13

GBR

2012

Teddy Arrowsmith

Brancaster

41.0

43.0 DNF

35.0

119.0

119.0

41st

16

GBR

2065

Bob Austin

Milton Keynes

39.0

43.0 DNC

43.0 DNC

125.0

125.0

42nd

17

GBR

2067

Matthew Bates

South Staffs

42.0

43.0 DNF

43.0 DNC

128.0

128.0


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