There is a sweet relationship building between Great Britain’s Nick Craig and the OK Dinghy title.
Craig has claimed his fifth world crown of the OK Dinghy series after winning the 2017 OK Dinghy World Championship held in Barbados from 27 to 31 May.
This is the fifth time that Craig has won the OK Dinghy title and this should be the sweetest of his career so far. He is the first person in the history of the Dinghy class to win 5 titles. This is an outstanding achievement from the British man and he is more than happy to have achieved such a feat.
Jim Hurt of Great Britain was the defending champion of the race and had a very good and impressive outing in the waters. But, even his impressive sailing of not going below the 5th position did not get him the title. The third place of the OK Dinghy event in Barbados was claimed by New Zealander Luke O’Connell.
Hunt was very happy for Craig and said that he outclassed all the other sailors for the whole week. Hunt said that Craig had near perfect starts and also was there in the right place at the right time. He did not have any holes in his game and was very quick downwind. It was a near perfect week of sailing for him and he deserved to win the OK Dinghy World Championship title of 2017.
Craig said that he had a fantastic week at the Barbados and was delighted with the result. He acknowledged that the week was a tricky one with weed challenges and warm waters. Craig said that he was tense during the race as he needed a 12th and this is when sailors get a bit conservative in their approach. He did not want to be too conservative and hence went on to about 5th at the windward mark and then sailed conservatively.