Britain’s Henry Wetherell has won the 2023 Ovington Boats and Pro-Set Resins OK Dinghy World Championship in Lyme Regis after the final two races on Friday. Niklas Edler, from Sweden, took the silver while Valerian Lebrun, from France, took the bronze.
After three days of great conditions, Lyme Regis threw a curve ball on Day 4 of the 2023 Ovington Boats and Pro-Set Resins OK Dinghy World Championship. Only one gold fleet race was held with no silver fleet races finished. Nick Craig is back on top with a three point margin over Sweden’s Niklas Edler and Britain’s Henry Wetherell. The race was won by Sweden’s Daniel Björndahl.
After the third day of racing at the 2023 Ovington Boats and Pro-Set Resins OK Dinghy World Championship in Lyme Regis, Sweden’s Niklas Edler has taken a one point lead from Britain’s Nick Craig and Denmark’s Jens Eckardt. Race wins went to Eckardt, Andre Budzien, from Germany, and Charlie Cumbley and Andrew Mills from Britain.
Five-time OK Dinghy world champion, Nick Craig has taken the early lead at the 2023 Ovington Boats and Pro-Set Resins OK Dinghy World Championship in Lyme Regis after four races have now been completed. He sits on level points with last year’s runner up, Niklas Edler, from Sweden, with Denmark’s Jens Eckardt in third. Race wins went to Craig, Eckardt, France’s Valerian Lebrun and Britain’s Matt Howard.
The Ovington Boats and Pro-Set Resins 2023 OK Dinghy World Championship was opened Sunday in Lyme Regis, UK, with 143 boats from 13 countries ready to start racing on Monday. On Sunday the practice race was held in spectacular conditions on Lyme Bay with 15-18 knots and wall to wall sunshine. In the evening the opening ceremony was held at the club.
In the coming week, many of the world’s best dinghy sailors will be taking part in the Ovington Boats and PRO-SET-Resins OK Dinghy World Championship, in Lyme Regis, Dorset, in Britain. It will be the biggest OK Dinghy world championship ever in the UK, and one of the biggest of all time. Currently there are 144 entries from 13 countries, highlighting the current growth and enthusiasm for sailing this fantastic singlehander. The previous record was set in 2012 in Vallensbæk, Denmark, with 145 entries.