OK Dinghy – Nick Craig wins sixth World Title in Brisbane

Nick Craig has won his sixth OK Dinghy World Championship after a tight week of racing at the 2024 Tan Lines OK Dinghy World Championship, hosted by Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron, in Brisbane. There was no change in positions despite a tough last day with Andy Davis taking second while Roger Blasse was third.

The final day was sailed in the best conditions of the week with wind up to 14-16 knots, 30 degrees, blue skies, some nice waves and fantastic weather. 

Craig took a nervous third in race 9, followed by an emphatic second in the final race to secure a record sixth world title in the class. Andy Davis placed fifth in the first race and then gave Blasse, with whom he was tied on points, a tough time in the second to hang onto the silver after Blasse had won the first race. However, Blasse picked up a second yellow flag while under a lot of pressure from Davis, and all that was needed was for Craig to finish top nine, which he did with ease as the wind increased to 16 knots. The final race was won by Steve McDowell. It was an incredible end to an awesome week in Brisbane.

The silver fleet was won by Glenn Williams from Brett Daniel and Oscar Paulich.

The prizegiving was held Saturday evening at the Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron with a plethora of prizes handed out.

A full report and more photos will follow.

Final results
1 GBR 2261 Nick Craig 15
2 GBR 11 Andy Davis 27
3 AUS 1 Roger Blasse 31
4 NZL 11 Steve McDowell 32
5 AUS 15 David Clark 62
6 AUS 825 Mike Williams 74
7 GBR 44 Chris Turner 77
8 AUS 8 Mark Jackson 86
9 SWE 73 Patric Mure 87
10 NZL 15 Greg Wilcox 95

Report by Robert Deaves

Full results here: https://results.rqys.com.au/SailWave_Results/OK_Worlds/Overall%20Results

Many more photos here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/okdia/

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Jeanneau JY60
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