Best wishes to our Australian team at the Thailand 51st OK Worlds. Good luck to all for Championship success. Hope someone from our team can bring home another title to Australia. Cheers, Jan and Bill.
Another good day for the Australian team. Congratulations Roger, Michael, Mark and Brent, four of the top ten after 4 races. Enjoy the rest day and then hopefully keep up the great work for the rest of the week.
Full progress results, more reports and heaps of photos via www.okdia.de
More excellent results for the Australian team on Day 3! Again congratulations to all for another great effort. Following the updates via the OK Dinghy Facebook page is almost as good as being at the event. Well, almost! Best wishes to all for continuing success tomorrow as we at home stay at the helm of our computers.
Looking forward to reading today's report from Robert Deaves on www.okdia.de
Eight races completed and the last two races to be sailed tomorrow. Starting to get excited now! Another day of mostly good results for the Australian team. We'll need to wait for today's report from Robert Deaves on www.okdia.de to learn about Mike's day of 50th followed by another 1st. Must be a story there!
Again congratulations to all. Four of our team, Roger, Mike, Mark and Brent still in the top ten and Eddie sailing his best Worlds so far hanging in there in the top twenty.
Hopefully another great day tomorrow. Fingers crossed!
What a great result! 10 times Australian Champion, 5 times Inter-dominion Champion and now two times World Champion. Congratulations again to Roger Blasse, no doubt the best ever Australian OK Dinghy sailor and probably one of the best ever World OK Dinghy sailors in heavy weather, open water sailing conditions. I've witnessed Roger's OK Dinghy Championship career extending from his first Australian Championship win at Mooloolaba in 1988 through to now and in my opinion place him along side Clive Roberts, Jorgen Lindhardtsen and Leith Armit as the best that I have ever seen. An outstanding Championship career extending over the past 25 years. Well done!
What if? Well done too, Mike Williams! Three times Australian Champion and Runner-up in the Worlds in Wellington, NZ in 2010. Sounds like the rudder pin might have failed in race 7 but a great effort to record 3 race wins for his 3rd place finish at this year's Worlds.
Also a great result for two times Australian Champion, Mark Jackson. What a consistent series to count 8 results in the top ten for his 5th place overall.
Well done too to Brent Williams, 11th and Eddie O'Donnell, 20th who both sailed very well all week to record their best ever World Championship results. Great effort from all concerned!
Seems this was a fantastic event enjoyed by all who participated. Hopefully we can continue with this positive momentum through to the 52nd OK Worlds at Black Rock next year.