OK, But Only Just
forecast, before the OK Dinghy Worlds started, was for winds of 15 to
25 knots, depending who you believed. In the end it was 18 knots, if
you didn’t count gusts, when race one crossed the line. Race two
was delayed, whilst a big black cloud, packing 25 knot winds passed
over, then they were of to winds that increased as the race went on.
It all added up to two tough and challenging races, with one clear winner.
Kiwi Karl Purdie, who had convincingly won at Warnemünde Week,
dominated proceedings to win both and take the early lead. Defending
world champion Nick Craig (GBR) was second place, with a 7th and a 3rd.
Photo Photo Norbert Petrausch