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29 July 2005, 04:22 pm
No Racing At The OK Worlds
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OK Dinghy World Championship 2005
Skælskør, Denmark

The weather would not play ball at the OK Dinghy World Championship in Skælskør, Denmark today, leaving Nick CRAIG (GBR) with a 12 point lead going into the final day tomorrow.
With the competitors waiting on the sound for over four hours for a race to start, first there was a light northeasterly and mist, then this cleared to leave flat calm, brilliant sunshine and soaring temperatures, then some wind came from the southeast and died, then it cooled down and some more built again from the west...and died.

Finally a breeze appeared from the northwest and a course was set. But as the sailors checked the shifts and prepared for the race an enormous thunderstorm approached and with winds reaching 25 knots and torrential rain, racing was postponed and the sailors were sent home, only to find no wind inside the fjord and most had to be towed the few miles back to the sailing centre.

However it was not over yet. On arrival at the shore, the postponement was still up and a further wait of an hour ensued until the PRO finally admitted defeat and abandoned for the day.

Tomorrow is the final scheduled day and it is technically possible to run three races, so the final result is by no means certain and by tomorrow night there will be a new OK Dinghy World Champion.

Top Ten After Seven Races

Pos Nation Helm R1 R2 R3 R4 R5 R6 R7 Pts
1 GBR Nick CRAIG 1 3 3 1 2 2 (5) 12
2 SWE Jonas QUIST 4 (BFD) 1 2 8 3 6 24
3 NZL Greg WILCOX (16) 1 8 12 1 1 15 38
4 AUS Roger BLASSE 3 6 6 11 3 10 (14) 39
5 DEN Mogens JOHANSEN 5 4 15 10 (34) 7 1 42
6 DEN Jørgen LINDHARDTSEN 7 18 12 3 (43) 6 2 48
7 NZL Steve MCDOWELL 2 17 18 (23) 6 4 9 56
8 DEN Ulf BRANDT 8 12 25 8 5 (30) 4 62
9 GER Martin VON ZIMMERMANN 15 8 9 5 16 12 (OCS) 65
10 DEN Peter WIBRO 19 (25) 22 9 11 8 3 72
Robert Deaves. Image, Bad weather got in the way of the racing in Denmark today:© okworld2005.dk
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