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7 September 2010, 10:03 am
OK Dinghy Designer Passes Away
OK Dinghy designer Knud Olsen
OK Dinghy designer Knud Olsen

OK Dinghy Designer Passes Away

The British OK Association have advised of the death of class designer, Knud Olson at the age of 90.
Lars T Olsen, son of Knud writes:

Dear Sirs.

As son of the designer Knud Olsen I hereby announce:

The OK dinghy designer Knud Olsen quietly passed away in his hometown Bandholm on 31 August at the age of 90.

Since the start of his Boatbuilding / Yachtdesigner career his has designed and built numerous design among these the Nordic Folkboat and famous OK-dinghy, and he has put a massive fingerprint on the Yachting World over half a decade.

Knud Olsen did live a good and meaningful life also after his retirement from the Industry, and he lived to see the OK-dinghy grown to be a strong and durable Worldwide Dinghy Class - even growing in Denmark as the 'Gentlemen's Dinghy Class'.

We will all honour his memory and enjoy all the beautiful Yachts he has creatd over the years.

With kind regards

Lars T Olsen

Lars T Olsen
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