Please select your home edition
Edition
MAURIPRO 2020 - Europe Leaderboard

OK Dinghy World No.1 for the third time for Greg Wilcox

by Robert Deaves on 17 Aug 2017
Greg Wilcox Robert Deaves
Greg Wilcox has returned to the top of the OK Dinghy World Ranking list for the third time since the World Ranking was created 12 years ago. He has spent more time at the top spot than any other sailor and has been in the top five for the past seven years.

Tomasz Gaj and Pawel Pawlaczyk from Poland record career bests in second and third, as does fourth placed Henrik Kofoed. The August release includes 488 sailors, 56 of whom sailed their first ranking event in 2017. The Wiorld Ranking list, and the numbers sailing OK Dinghy, keeps getting bigger.

Since the last release, Wilcox has not won any more events but his consistency at the top of the international fleets has paid dividends. A top 10 at the Worlds and the Europeans, with a second place at Kiel Week, was enough to retake the top spot he last held two years ago.



This release covers the World and European Championship and with both weighted so heavily, it’s no surprise that the top five did both events. Fifth placed Martin von Zimmermann moves back into the top five for the first time in three years.

Other events counting towards this release include the Swedish Sprint Cup, The Northern French Nationals, the New Zealand North Island Championships in Turangi, the Spring Cup in Medemblik, Kiel Week and Warnemunde Week.

Nick Craig won a record fifth world title In Barbados in May, but due to not sailing many other events doesn’t feature highly in thus release while, Jim Hunt is the leading Brit in sixth place, after placing second at the Worlds, and winning the Spring Cup and Kiel Week.



The European Championship in Faaborg, Denmark turned out to be one of the most competitive events ever, with 14 out of the top 20 ranked sailors taking part. The huge fleet of 130 boats was a great way to celebrate the classes’ 60th anniversary in 2017.

Former World No 1. Bo Petersen drops to seventh after skipping the Worlds and most other early events this season. His third place at the Europeans keeps him inside the top 10.

The OK Dinghy season now moves towards a string of National titles, in Germany, Denmark, Britain and Poland, which will all be included in the next release, before the down under season gets underway.



Top 20 from 488

1 Greg Wilcox NZL 566 989.48 13
2 Tomasz Gaj POL 1 913.36 10
3 Pawel Pawlaczyk POL 14 899.93 8
4 Henrik Kofoed Larsen DEN 1397 890.73 10
5 Martin von Zimmermann GER 803 881.89 14
6 Jim Hunt GBR 11 872.19 6
7 Bo Petersen DEN 1431 813.19 10
8 Thomas Hanson-Mild SWE 100 809.84 9
9 Oliver Gronholz GER 783 806.55 9
10 Mats Caap SWE 2797 787.93 7
11 Ralf Tietje GER 78 778.95 11
12 Mark Jackson AUS 768 772.54 7
13 Andreas Pich GER 7 758.85 14
14 Ask Askholm DEN 22 756.71 10
15 Luke O'Connell NZL 546 743.67 6
16 Jorg Rademacher GER 775 738.76 8
17 Sonke Behrens GER 778 738.35 9
18 Charlie Cumbley GBR 1 735.02 7
19 Bo Reker Andersen DEN 1 700.49 14
20 Jonas Borjesson SWE 2830 676.05 10
Zhik 2020 AnneMarieRindom FOOTERGrapefruit Graphics 2019 - FooterPandB 2019 Autumn Sale - Footer

Related Articles

Entries are open for Hamilton Island Race Week
The first entry had been lodged Within two hours of the Notice of Race for Hamilton Island Race Week 2020 being posted, the first entry had been lodged. And, for the second consecutive year, the yacht with that honour was David Bell's Bavaria 39, Four Bells
Posted on 28 Jan
Register for Melges 24 World Championship
To be held in Charleston, South Carolina, early in May The entry list is steady building for the 2020 Melges 24 World Championship happening in Charleston, South Carolina on May 1-9. A ton of teams are already signed up to race, and with the earliest entry deadline set for March 1st
Posted on 28 Jan
56th Annual Congressional Cup preview
Ian Williams returns to defend title at Long Beach YC Reigning Congressional Cup champion Ian Williams (GBR) will return to the course to defend his title, when Long Beach Yacht Club hosts the 56th Congressional Cup regatta.
Posted on 28 Jan
Debriefing the 2020 Hempel World Cup Series Miami
Latest Sail-World USA newsletter from David Schmidt After years of tough headlines for U.S. Olympic class sailors, last week's 2020 Hempel World Cup Series Miami proved extraordinary, with three Gold Medal finishes, a critical country qualification earned, and other top-ten performances to be celebrated.
Posted on 28 Jan
The Clipper Race Leg 5 - Race 6, Day 9
The Doldrums Corridor: the calmer part of the race with windless waters? As the fleet approach north of the Doldrums Corridor, the teams reflect on the decision taken to motor and the tactical advantages and potential disadvantages to the timing of the decision.
Posted on 28 Jan
America's Cup: Emirates Team NZ's Te Kahu flies
Emirates Team New Zealand today had their first sail in their AC75 test boat Emirates Team New Zealand today completed foiling trials and had their first sail in their AC75 test boat, which was launched last Wednesday.
Posted on 28 Jan
Island Water World Grenada Sailing Week day 1
Grenada delivered perfect conditions for the first day of racing Racing for the international fleet at Island Water World Grenada Sailing Week started today, Monday 27 January for Pure Grenada Race Day One. Grenada delivered perfect conditions for the first day of racing with 12-15 knots of trade winds
Posted on 28 Jan
Tom Slingsby set to defend SailGP Championship
Bringing back championship-winning crew to start title defence The one month countdown is on until the world's fastest and most exhilarating sail racing championship - SailGP - returns to Sydney Harbour on February 28-29.
Posted on 28 Jan
America's Cup: Italians drop rig in Cagliari
Luna Rossa Prada Pirelli has dropped her rig while training in Cagliari, Sardinia. Italian America's Cup challenger, Luna Rossa Prada Pirelli has dropped her rig while training in Cagliari, Sardinia. "The event took place off Capitana on a beautiful Mistral day around 15 knots", reports SailingSardinia.it
Posted on 27 Jan
Shutters come down on MacGlide Festival of Sails
The TP52 division offered spectacularly close racing Some of the thousands of MacGlide Festival of Sails sailors weary from three days of racing and partying over the Australia Day long weekend are fortunate to be heading home with a trophy for their efforts.
Posted on 27 Jan