The 2018 OK Dinghy European Championship was opened Wednesday evening at the SNB (Societé Nautique de Bandol) after two races were sailed late in the day following several days of strong winds. The 2009 world champion Thomas Hansson-Mild, from Sweden, is the early leader from Sönke Behrens of Germany and Fredrik Lööf, of Sweden.
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The sun shone and the wind blew and the holiday mood flowed. Continue Reading →
Five years ago an old OK Dinghy was dragged out of a garden in southern France and given a makeover. Soon it was joined by another and then another, and what followed was the amazingly successful revival of the Mediterranean OK Dinghy fleet with many former and new sailors joining the class. Two years ago they initiated the Mediterranean Championship at Bandol, an indicator of the growing interest and potential of this fledging fleet. Then, on the back of all this, and to support the growth, they were offered the chance of hosting the 2018 European Championship, which begins next week.
Attached you will find a club access map from the highway and a map / circulation map of the Bandol club.
There have been a number of requests for charter boats for the Europeans in Bandol.
If you are able to send your boat or bring an extra boat please contact secretary (at) okdia.org with details and we’ll put you in touch.
If anyone would like to take part in an organised training camp in Bandol, the venue for the 2018 European Championship (and the 2018 Mediterranean Championship), top Dutch coach Han Beverwijk is offering a 5-day camp early in March.
The dates for the 2018 European Championship in Bandol have been confirmed as Weds 26 to Sat 29 September.
Please direct any questions to the OKDIA Secretary: