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Published 20.02.2015 | Author : admin | Category : Sailing Skiff Plans

A friend of my parents had one here in the 70s, and I used to go sailing with him on it occasionally - I remember his cockpit was much longer, but we still had to be careful when tacking to get ourselves across to the other side without being clobbered by the boom.
Edit: The photo shows the boat just about to go for the gybe and the boom is well up in the air because the kicker is released. Solos can get a move on in a good breeze, but planing upwind in a Blaze or RS600 is a different game.
When you are no good at the tactical fleet racing that the Solo excels at, you can still enjoy going fast. I think some people feel the need to make snide comments about slow boats because they are jealous of the turnouts they get for their racing.
The Synergy Marine International OK continues to be showing well at the front of the fleet. The hull shape is continuing to prove that it is a great all round design that can carry a wide weight range competitively. We can also offer discounts for two or more boats ordered at the same time – ask for further details.
A very competitive fleet of 31 OK Dinghies travelled to Brightlingsea for a great event over the bank holiday weekend.
Proceedings started in a solid force 3-4, with Lee Child in his shinny new Synergy boat taking an early lead. Fish led race 2 from start to finish, albeit pushed by defending champion Terry Curtis, who performed downhill recovery acts in both races to end the day with a 3, 2.
The breeze dropped slightly for the start of race 4, and Curtis started to show his usual mid-range pace, getting round the first mark just in front and comfortably holding to take his first race win. The big event of the race was back in the pack at the first windward mark, where Alex Scoles misjudged his windward mark approach on port and ended up crash-tacking and capsizing directly in front of Fish, causing a bit of a tangle.
The race officer did a really good job on day 3 keeping the course true in the face of regular 30 degree shifts. So, going in to the last day, Child and Curtis were tied on points with almost identical results; whilst Deaves was hard on the heels of Fish in third and fourth some 10 points back.
He didn’t really disappoint, leading Child over to the unfavoured right hand side, putting both of them deep down the fleet. Meanwhile, Curtis used his famed downwind pace to come through the fleet to catch up to Deaves.
Jim Hunt (GBR) has taken the lead for the first time at the OK Dinghy World Championship in Puck, Poland after only one race was sailed on the third day.
It was a long day in Puck with a series of weather fronts bringing heavy rain and strong winds. With a stiff wind ranging from 18 to 24 knots it took three attempts to get the start away on a heavily pin end based line. With enough races now sailed for a valid championship, the race officer sent the fleet ashore. Hunt said of the day, “The pressure changes were not so big today and the shifts were smaller and a bit more stable.
After five races, the championship is now past its half way stage, with a maximum of four races still to be sailed. André Budzien won the 2012 OK Dinghy World Championship in Vallensbaek, Denmark after the final two races were sailed on Saturday. Despite forecasts of strong winds on the final day, the final day started overcast, damp and windless. But appear it did and at around 13.30 racing got under way in a strengthening southerly that peaked at about 12-14 knots by mid-afternoon.

The wind increased slightly for race seven and Björn Allanson (SWE) was finally able to get out in front and he stayed there the whole race taking his first race win in great conditions.
This meant that Budzien had taken the OK Dinghy world title at the first attempt, his first ever senior world title, after three Finn World Masters titles. Next year the OK Dinghy World Championship is being held in Pattaya, Thailand, the second time the class has ventured into Asia and early signs are that it will be a very popular venue for the OK fleet. And if racing it will be in fleets of almost identical boats or under handicaps that allow for different designs. These boats are built using a high quality epoxy FRP construction providing a very stiff hull. The very light wind 2013 European Championships in Carnac demonstrated the designs ability in the lower wind range with Lee Child and Jim Hunt of HD Sails putting in some very good results. Now that Synergy is building the design using modern Epoxy FRP techniques the boats are not only stiffer, lighter and stronger but more importantly quicker! We have now completed the first stages of development and will be fine tuning the masts towards the end of 2014.
The biggest discounts are available on a full, tow away, go sailing package but call us to discuss your requirements and we’ll put together a package to suit you. Sailed in a good breeze and hosted by a very hospitable club, the event will be remembered for some time – not least because it was won after a nip-tuck struggle between a few boats with the eventual outcome only being known after the fleet was ashore on the final day.
Jon Fish came through to second by the leeward mark and with the pair clear of the fleet, a 1hr 20min match race commenced.
Child put in another counter with a third almost catching Curtis after a 40 degree shift shuffled the pack up the last beat. The three protagonists for the title managed to get clear of the fleet and have good tussle, with Curtis keeping his nose in front with Child and Fish snapping at his heals. At the same time, Fish and Deaves tussled at the front for the race lead with Alex Scoles briefly taking the lead offwind in the fresh conditions. In a photo finish, Deaves took second with Curtis third, but with Child finishing in seventh place, the fleet sailed in thinking that Terry Curtis had come back from the brink to win his fourth OK Dinghy British National title. With forecasts of more than 30 knots, the fleet arrived at the venue to find a four hour postponement flying. The shifts didn’t last too long, so once you got into one you could wait for it to come back rather than look over your shoulder and watch it get worse. With the discard now in effect, Petersen can discard his black flag and is back in the top three. Overnight storms had brought heavy rain which tested the integrity of much off the camp site, results in many damp sailors come the morning.
Two fantastic races were sailed in an onshore wind with nice waves developing that was a fitting end to a great anniversary championship. Stefan Myralf (DEN) was second while Nick Craig (GBR) produced his best result of the week with a third. The 2002 champion Wilcox had to settle for silver while the 2009 champion Hansson-Mild took home the bronze. It was difficult with the low winds to be in the top 10 or even the top 20 so you had minimise the risks all the time. Started in 2005, these awards are given to people who have made a significant contribution to the class or have excelled on the water. For those wanting to sail a piece of furniture we also offer the option of a beautiful wooden deck.
The Dave Rose (Skipper) designs’ credentials were known to be very good when the wind picks up having won a breezy European Championship in 2002.

Fish came through down the run, but Child managed to claw back up the last beat, and looked like he was going to take the race, but Fish just nicked it on the finish line. Alex Scoles showed better form to take fourth, while Tony Woods had a solid day to sit in fourth overall as the fleet headed in after two great races.
Fish, sailing his piece of Synergy furniture, reeled him in on the first set of reaches to take the lead, and despite trying to finish a lap early, had pace on the fleet to take his third straight win.
With the breeze dropping to a force 2, Scoles opted to retire, while Fish couldn’t haul his way back into contention, and with no damage couldn’t claim redress - posting a rather grumpy 17th. On the last beat Fish managed to inspect his centreboard again, allowing both Child through to second and a fast finishing Julian Burnham through to third. Woods took a large left shift up the second beat to steam roll into the lead, only to lose it in the final stages to Child who sailed really smartly to pick his way to the front. Fish pulled through the fleet to get within a boat length of Child in the building breeze but couldn’t quite squeeze past for the race win. Fish won the pie contest up the second beat to get in front of Deaves and took his fourth race win of the series and third overall. Most of the fleet spent the morning sheltering in coffee shops and cafes waiting for the rain to subside and for any further news from the water. Petersen was the early leader on the upwind, with Stefan Myralf (DEN) and Budzien rounding in second and third at the top.
Jorgen Svendsen (DEN) dropped out of the top three after capsizing at the bottom of the run, twice, and didn’t manage to finish the race. The sun soon came out but the wind was not ready yet so AP was hoisted at 9.30 as once again the fleet waited for the elusive Danish wind to appear. The defending champion Craig, finished fourth and went home with just the OKDIA tie that is given to the top ten overall and the major prize winners.
I never sailed this big a fleet before but coming in for the regatta I had some good results at Kiel and the Nordics, but I knew that André was coming here and I knew he was going to be a tough competitor. I had some experience with this many boats at this years Finn Masters so that helped me find the right position and also the black flag starts are not so easy to handle. The first boats are proving to be very competitive at both club and national level and have won a number of open meetings against strong competition.
Behind him, Burton just kept Curtis at bay to hold second, and Robert Deaves claimed fourth after Lee had a swimming incident on the second reach. Deaves again sailed a clever race to finish third, whilst Curtis and Fish along with several others hit one too many snakes to put in results they’d rather forget. The rain did subside, briefly, but there was no more news so at 14.30 the fleet prepared for sailing without a discernible change in conditions. Petersen kept his lead on the reaches and the second upwind, but Budzien sailed a better downwind to lead at the bottom and extend upwind for his second race win in a row. With Greg Wilcox (NZL) and Mark Jackson (AUS) also picking up black flag penalties today, there are now seven boats in the top 10 carrying a high score, so any more mistakes would be very costly. Going into the last race today I still had a chance for the gold and my only chance was to get points in between so I had to get a good separation so after I saw them starting by the vessel I headed for the right line hoping it would shift right but there was more pressure up on the right.

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