Wednesday, 20 January 2010

Wellington prepares for OK Dinghy Worlds

by Jodie Bakewell-White

The 2010 OK Dinghy World Championships starts in under two weeks and marks the start of a huge February at the Royal Port Nicholson Yacht Club in Wellington.

Entries are in and the list contains no fewer than six previous World Senior and Junior Champions.

Will local past champions Karl Purdie (senior) and Matt Steven (junior) have enough of a home ground advantage to fend of the onslaught from overseas? Find out who they are up against by viewing a copy of the entry lists (as at 11 January).

Organisers report a terrific response to the request for Race Management assistance, but the volume required to run an event of this scale is immense and more people to assist would be heartily welcomed.

“While the response so far has been amazing – we still need more hands to make sure this event runs as smoothly as possible,” says Racing Secretary, Paul Davies.

“There are two boats whose entire crew has put their hands up to help over the regatta – that's 11 people from just two boats! Again, I would ask that you take a look at your calendar and see if you can spare two days to help on the water,” urges Davies. “There are a variety of roles – so there is something for everyone."

Dates of Racing

National Championship
Monday 1st February
Tuesday 2nd February
Wednesday 3rd February

World Championship
Friday 5th February (afternoon only)
Saturday 6th February
Sunday 7th February
Tuesday 9th February
Wednesday 10th February
Thursday 11th February

OK Worlds 2010
Yachting New Zealand

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