Nick Craig talks on OK Dinghy Winters and preparing for Barbados Worlds


Harken ambassador Nick Craig is preparing for the upcoming International OK World Championship in Barbados at the end of May where he is aiming to become the first sailor to win five OK Dinghy World titles.

The International OK Dinghy was designed by Knud Olsen (DEN) in 1957. Since then it has become one of the most popular singlehanded dinghies in the world with more than 15,000 boats built in more than 40 countries worldwide. The OK is a favourite of World Class sailors including Americas' Cup winners and Olympic medallists and the World Championships are renowned for being extremely competitive. Only a handful of sailors have achieved more than one World title and just three have won it four times.

Nick Craig is known as one of the best amateur sailors in the world and if his performance at the 2017 British OK Dinghy Winter Championship on Saturday 11 March at Alton Water in Suffolk is anything to go by preparation for the Worlds is going well. Craig took two bullets and a second place to win the highly competitive championship convincingly from Alex Scoles and Robert Deaves who will also be on the startline in Barbados.

The UK OK Class Association caught up with Craig after sailing to find out why the Winter Championship was a crucial part of his training and what the sailors could expect, having sailed the GP14 Worlds there last year.



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