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OK Dinghy World Championships day 2 in paradise

'International OK Dinghy World Championships 2011 day 2'    Alan Henderson - copyright

The International OK Dinghy World Championships day two was yet another day in paradise abundant with blue skies, bright sunshine, and temperatures in the 20s. Many of the sailors commented on how they were running low on summer clothing as they had packed initially expecting it to be cold and rainy.

Last evening we had enjoyed the mini Highland Games, comprising toss the caber –won by Christian Olesen (DEN), toss the welly – won by Dirk Gericke (GER) and the ladies tug of war won by team GB ladies. A separate children’s contest was held in parallel and kids from all competing nations receiving prizes. Everyone then moved back to the clubhouse to enjoy a traditional Scottish super of Balmoral Chicken. With bellies full Commodore John Ridley opened the Whisky tasting with a snifter of Tobermory along with a full description of its manufacture, texture and taste. The peaty Talisker went down well, followed by the wonderfully smooth Old Pulteney.

Day two of the ‘Scotty Brand’ OK World Championships commenced once the wind began to build the fleet set sail for the start area, their speed enhanced by a tow from the safety boats. Racing got underway on the second start, where the fleet were kept in check by the black flag. With a wind direction of 200o and eight knots of breeze, the fleet of sixty-five headed south west from Mount Stuart buoy. The committee end starters were favoured with greater pressure and they sustained their advantage to the windward mark, especially Dirk Gericke (GER) who hit the starboard corner.

At the windward mark Greg Wilcox (NZL) rounded first, with Alistair Deaves (NZL) hot on his heels. Just a short distance behind was Ed Bradburn (GBR) in third place, Radoslaw Drozdzik (POL) fourth and Keith Byers (GBR) fifth.

In the light airs there were few place changes on the reaches but Wilcox and Deaves did manage to extend their lead on the pack. Wilcox rounded first at the leeward mark, with Deaves still chasing hard. Drozdzik had moved up to third and Roger Blasse (AUS), world champion in 1998, was in fifth place. The beat had been shortened in the failing breeze and many chose the starboard side of the course, although it did not pay as handsomely as on the first beat.

Wilcox and Deaves had increased their lead at the windward mark, Drozdzik was still third and Gunther Arndt (GER) had worked the shifts to round in fourth position in front of Bradburn. A slow run to the leeward mark in the evening sun surrounded by spectacular countryside was probably appreciated more by the safety crews than the sailors! There was sufficient breeze for the final beat with Wilcox taking the gun and topping the leader board after three races.

With the competitors’ perks of a hotdog in one hand and a pint of beer in the other he commented ‘it was a tricky, shifty day, good for the lake sailors. There are only three of us with all three results in the top ten, so a pleasing result for me today. Deaves and I started in clean air and used our boat speed to clear the fleet. We did not fight one another, instead concentrated on increasing our lead on the rest of the fleet. It was really nice to see some new faces at the front of the fleet, demonstrating we all have the boat speed and the ability to lead a World’s race.’

Race three results for the Mark and Jenny Fisher Cup

1st Greg Wilcox (NZL)
2nd Alistair Deaves (NZL)
3rd Radoslaw Drozdzik (POL)
4th Gunther Arndt (GER)
5th Ed Bradburn (GBR)
6th Tomasz Gaj (POL)
7th Stepan Myraif (DEN)
8th Mogens Johansen (DEN)
9th Peter Robinson (AUS)
10th Bo Teglers (DEN)

Overall results after three races

1st Greg Wilcox (NZL)
2nd Thomas Hansson-Mild (SWE)
3rd Gunther Arndt (GER)
4th Martin Von Zimmerman (GER)
5th Stepan Myraif (DEN)
6th Bartek Rakocy (POL)
7th Nick Craig (GBR)
8th Alistair Deaves (NZL)
9th Roger Blasse (AUS)
10th Soenke Behrens (GER)

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