Fast Gear – Euros 2014

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.

Lots of different brands - one fair class

Lots of different brands – one fair class

So, no slow sails, masts or hulls…..just slow sailors with no good excuse!

European Championship Gear List
# Sailor Boat Shape Builder Mast Sail
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. 



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