As before, there’s lots of variety in the winning gear in the OK Dinghy and 100% consistency in that fact. This year Icebreaker, C-Tech and Green each took 6 spots in the top 10, but it’s never so simple.
Three different hulls in the top 10…and this doesn’t include the hull type that won the 2013 Worlds (Delfs). Three different mast builders, one more than the 2013 Worlds. And there are three different sailmakers too.
Sails is the only area that there are fewer makers in the top 10 than before but that looks more like national preference than anything else. Green, Turtle and HD sails filled the top 10 this time, but don’t forget that North and UK Sails took 3 of the top 5 positions in the 2013 Worlds, with Gericke, Bojsen-Moller and P&B rounding out the top 10 then.
So, no slow sails, masts or hulls…..just slow sailors with no good excuse!
|1||Jørgen Svendsen||DEN 1427||Icebreaker||Icebreaker Boats (NZ)||C Tech||Green|
|2||André Budzien||GER 789||SOTA||Strandberg (DEN)||Pata||Green|
|3||Bo Petersen||DEN 1431||SOTA||Strandberg (DEN)||C Tech||Green|
|4||Oliver Gronholz||GER 772||Kraus||Kraus (GER)||C Tech||Green|
|5||Paweł Pawlowski||POL 14||Icebreaker||Bumblebee (POL)||C Tech||Green|
|6||Greg Wilcox||NZL 544||Icebreaker||Icebreaker Boats (NZ)||C Tech||Turtle|
|7||Jim Hunt||GBR 2162||Icebreaker||Idol (UK)||Aardspar||HD|
|8||Jørgen Lindhardsen||DEN 1420||SOTA||Hedlund (DEN)||C Tech||Green|
|9||René Sarabia Johansen||DEN 1393||Icebreaker||Icebreaker Boats NZ||C Tech||Green|
|10||Will Turner||GBR 2169||Icebreaker||Idol (UK)||C Tech||HD|
Note the original version showed Jorgen Svendsen with Turtle sails but we were subsequently told he actually used Green.