Ken Biddick, a professional boat builder, has completed the newest USA fleet member. Ken and the owner are currently measuring the boat and foils for membership. When the going gets tough, the tough build a new boat. Ken was graciously helped by many of the OKDIA builders in various countries with his questions. The international membership is invested in the USA’s rebuilding and success. The OK class is one of the friendliest in the world. Join now!
Please contact USOKDRA to purchase your 2020 Membership if you have not already done so. The USOKDRA administers the OK Dinghy racing in the USA and needs your support to grow the class. Our goal is 200 members by 2025.
When we updated the USOKDRA rules and guidelines, we wanted the OK to remain special and included a code of conduct to remind sailors of our sport’s special status. https://www.sailingscuttlebutt.com/2020/01/12/decaying-traditions-in-sport/
Good video on basic techniques.
Please welcome, and welcome back in many cases our first 2020 Members. Nationals are Oct 24, 25 ,2020 in Austin TX on Lake Travis –
Paul Henderson, FL USA 457
Dennis Clark, WA
Fritz Mueller, FL
Paul Guidi, FL
Rick Peyran, CA. USA 288
Gil Greenwood, OK
Of course Rob Coutts, CA ,President, USA 9 and James Bland TX, Executive Secretary, USA 8 [NZL 585] are all signed up. Rob has found the sister boat, a Pedersen? design, ISAF 1841 / NZL 518 a sister to NZL515 which I sailed in the last Worlds and Rob won the 2005 ? Worlds in India.
I was given a 1972 USOKDRA newsletter. In that newsletter, you could read of growing fleets, over 800 registered boats and new members added by the score. It’s time to regain that participation.
US OK Dinghy Racing Association has not collected dues for a few years, so the cupboard is kind of bare. Memberships and donations are necessary to pay for administrative items, prepare for the Nationals, and start to look at low level advertising in the Harken Showcase or Scuttlebutt online. Participation at any level is appreciated.
I’d like to request that all US OK Dinghy sailors send me two of your favorite images for your OK dinghy and maybe include yourself too.
Feel free to post to our Facebook page – https://www.facebook.com/USOKDRAExecutiveSecretary/
Thanks in advance.