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Little change in final OK Dinghy World Ranking ahead of 2022 World Championship

by Robert Deaves 28 Jul 2022 05:03 PDT
Kieler Woche for OK Dinghies, June 18-21 © Robert Deaves

The final OK Dinghy World Ranking list ahead of next week's World Championship in Marstrand, Sweden, has changed little since the previous release, with Thomas Hansson-Mild, from Sweden going into the first world championship since 2019 as the World No 1.

Fellow Swede, Fredrik Lôöf and Poland's Tomazs Gaz, are still second and third but both will be absent in Marstrand.

The two events included in this release are the British Nationals at Herne Bay and Warnemunde Woche, in Germany.

Russ Clark won a very close British championship from Paul Childs, with Swede, Patric Mure in third. In Warnemünde, the series was significantly shortened due to extreme weather with Ulli Kurfeld, from Germany, taking the win from Denmark's, Bo Petersen, and Sweden's Benjamin Hammero.

The Swedes have been waiting for a home worlds for two years after the 2020 championship in Marstrand had to be cancelled due to the pandemic, but with 115 entries this year, and a lot of new faces entered, it will be a fascinating title chase.

Also, with maximum ranking list points on offer at the worlds, and only a small number of sailors making the trip from down under, there are sure to be some major changes to the ranking list in the near future.

Racing in Marstrand starts on August 8

Top 100 rankings: Download full list here [XLSX file]

PosNameCountryNumberPointsNo. events
1Thomas Hansson‑MildSWE100946.359
2Fredrik LööfSWE69924.717
3Tomasz GajPOL1894.8912
4Greg WilcoxNZL599867.5416
5Luke GowerNZL573762.468
6Steve McDowellNZL579735.186
7Luke O'ConnellNZL578733.476
8Ask AskholmDEN22728.8610
9Bo PetersenDEN1507725.6712
10Chris TurnerGBR44700.786
11Mark JacksonAUS768698.388
12Jan KurfeldGER18694.416
13Ralf TietjeGER5691.4911
14Rod DavisNZL592677.947
15Ben MorrisonNZL580661.415
16Andrew PhillipsNZL559660.114
17Brent WilliamsAUS77565575
18Jesper HøjerDEN20653.628
19André BudzienGER71651.848
20Lars Johan BrodtkorbNOR428636.705
21Sönke BehrensGER77625.479
22Rainer PospiechGER11624.917
23Chris FenwickNZL567607.766
24Martin von ZimmermannGER803606.469
25Eric RoneNZL583598.916
26Richard BurtonGBR8593.165
27Mark SkeltonAUS753593.126
28Hans BörjessonSWE139589.557
29Wolfgang HöfenerGER3586.6410
30Dan SlaterNZL562583.363
31Henrik Kofoed LarsenDEN1487579.707
32Tim DaviesAUS791569.975
33Pawel PawlaczykPOL14566.318
34Oliver GronholzGER7256217
35Russell WoodNZL552553.904
36Stefan de VriesNED6551.176
37Jørgen HolmDEN1577549.529
38Gunter ArndtGER2549.126
39Mathew MasonNZL570543.333
40Simon ProbertNZL565542.968
41Marek BernatPOL7537.6411
42Andreas PichGER7533.5512
43Halvor SchøyenNOR6531.127
44Stephan VeldmanNED673530.5910
45Paul RhodesNZL577523.494
46Peter RobinsonAUS774522.266
47Mike WildeNZL5755226
48Mats CaapSWE797514.726
49Rohan LordNZL584500.673
50Jens LaugeDEN10498.745
51Mark PerrowNZL581490.384
52Jono CloughNZL498486.684
53Thomas OldsNZL546465.795
54David BourneGBR17464.666
55Nick CraigGBR220846323
56Anders AndersenDEN1450459.475
57Stefan JaensonSWE722455.917
58Jesper BendixDEN700454.227
59Roger BlasséAUS749453.714
60Malte PedersenDEN7446312
61Stefan PaviaSWE20444.725
62Ronald FoestGER8441.898
63Jörg SylvesterGER826440.819
64Brett DanielNZL561430.815
65Thomas GlasGER731429.296
66Jörg RademacherGER775428.186
67Hans ElkjaerSWE99427.616
68Jan‑Dietmar DellasGER81423.7610
69David van der WendeNZL530419.513
70Keith ByersGBR2176418.947
71Jan Hempel SparsøDEN1510418.565
72Julien DejugnatFRA1820417.847
73Grant WakefieldAUS776415.506
74Dirk DameGER75414.216
75Bengt LarssonSWE4410.557
76Alistair DeavesNZL542409.455
77Dirk GerickeGER22408.219
78Joe SchubertDEN1399397.976
79Jan‑Erik EngholmSWE88392.846
80Gordon SimsNZL587389.844
81Stefan RassauGER12382.335
82Glenn WilliamsAUS786376.895
83Ulli KurfeldGER19376.265
84Lutz BoguhnGER4373.108
85Jacob LundingDEN1385370.334
86Bob BuchananAUS766369.6010
87Josh ArmitNZL485368.451
88Adrian CoulthardNZL588366.965
89Falk HagemannGER838364.627
90Steve WilsonAUS741363.844
91Mats BendixDEN1528362.503
92James BevisAUS77836273
93Sam MarshallNZL48236183
94Valerian LebrunFRA11353.583
95Ian HopwoodGBR2188353.534
96Frank StrelowGER7935397
97Tony WoodsGBR22523525
98Ralf MackmanGER773350.876
99Alex ScolesGBR13344.774
100Thorsten SchmidtGER9344.408

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