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Ovington take on marketing the K1 single-handed keel dinghy

by Ovington Boats and the K1 Class Association 21 Feb 09:51 GMT Stand B14, 26-27 February 2022
K1 single-handed keel dinghies racing © Ovington Boats

Ovington Boats are delighted that from the start of the RYA Dinghy and Watersports Show at Farnborough they will be internationally marketing the K1 performance single-handed keel dinghy.

Ovington started building K1s last year and have a fantastic reputation for building world-class performance dinghies in Britain.

Since the K1 was launched in 2010 it has been marketed by Vandercraft, owned by Jeff Vander Borght. Jeff has always been a keen K1 sailor, indeed a previous National Champion, and has now taken the opportunity to retire from sales allowing him more time to race his own K1. Jeff was closely involved with the fifteen K1s that Ovington built last year to ensure a smooth transition from his company to Ovington.

K1 Class Association Chairman Hilary King commented that in his opinion with Ovington Boats building and marketing the K1 we have one of the best dinghy manufacturers in the world taking the K1 forward which is fabulous. He continued that Ovington are working closely with the K1 Class Association to ensure that the boats are built as well as possible whilst maintaining the strict one-design characteristics.

Hilary added that we owe Jeff a huge thank you for all his hard work over the last decade which has given the K1 such a stable platform to build from. Jeff has always gone that extra mile to help owners maximise the fun and performance the K1 offers and he is a major reason the fleet has such a friendly reputation and all boats remain competitive.

More details regarding K1 boats can be found on the Ovington website ovingtonboats.com/k1-boat

Information about K1 activity and one-design class events can be found on the K1 Class Association website www.k1association.co.uk

A new Ovington built K1 will be displayed on the K1 Class Association stand B14 at the 2022 RYA Dinghy and Watersports Show.