More dissatisfaction – imagine that – with World Failing, this time from the OK Dinghy Association….
29 April 2019
President World Sailing
CEO World Sailing
Dear Kim and Andy
I am writing in my capacity as President OKDIA, the International OK Dinghy Class Association, to express our dissatisfaction at the process and decisions taken by World Sailing last year to remove the Finn from the 2024 Olympics.
The International OK Dinghy Class celebrated its 60th anniversary year in 2017 and continues to grow in popularity around the world. Traditionally the class had been used as an intermediate step for singlehanded sailors prior to campaigning a Finn towards Olympic selection.
More recently the class has seen former Finn sailors, and sailors from many other classes, choose the OK
Dinghy as their racing dinghy of choice due to the one design nature of the class, the sophistication and availability of equipment, the world standard of racing including annually held World, European and regional championships and of course the social character of the class.