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OK Dinghy World Championship 2024 at the Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron, Brisbane - Day 2

by Robert Deaves 27 Feb 14:47 GMT 26 February - 2 March 2024

Nick Craig continues to lead the 2024 Tan Lines OK Dinghy World Championship at the Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron, Brisbane, Australia, after two more races on Tuesday in likely the windiest conditions of the week.

Fellow Brit, Andy Davis remains in second with New Zealand's Steve McDowell up to third. Other race wins went to New Zealand's Mark Perrow and Australia's Roger Blasse.

The day produced a breeze building from 10-18 knots through the day. It started very cloudy and grey but as the breeze built the clouds dispersed to provide perfect conditions for the second race followed by a fantastic reach back to the club.

In Race 3, Craig and Perrow battled round with Perrow having the early advantage. Craig put the pedal down on the final lap to win from Perrow with Davis in third. In the second group, McDowell led from start to finish, extending for a huge win from Australia's Mark Jackson and Brent Williams.

The breeze picked up for Race 4 and Blasse started well and never looked back, extending downwind for a big win from Craig and McDowell. Perrow dominated the other group to lead round from Davis and Sweden's Patric Mure.

A first and a second leaves Craig three points ahead of Davis who scored a third and a second. But it was definitely a day for the Kiwis with wins for McDowell and Perrow, while setting up a close fight at the front.

Blasse said, "Today was a little windier, which suited me better than yesterday. It was probably 10-12 knots in the first race and slightly increasing during the race. I got a fourth and had some good downwind speed so caught a lot of guys up after the first beat.

"The second race had another 5 knots on top, so it suited me even better. I got way at the boat end and did some short tacks. I didn't go a long way to the right but managed to get in front of the fleet and probably led by a good 50 metres. Then of course I did well downhill to open the gap a bit. So that was the race.

"There was a bit of weed management out there keeping the rudder clean, but otherwise It was a great day of racing and the sail in was magnificent. It was a good day with a fourth and a first."

On the days ahead: "I think it's going to lighten off a bit and it will be hard to keep in front of some of those British guys. They seem to go well in that stuff, but I guess we'll give it a go.

"But it's exciting. The racing has been fantastic. The standard of competitor out there is just magnificent. And it's just good fun."

McDowell said, "It was another pretty tough day. Very close at the top. I was lucky in the first race I got out quite a big lead and extended from there. It seems that the person who gets in front can pick the shifts and make the most of it.

"In the second race was also tough, going round the gybe mark I did a bad job and hit the mark and managed to snap the tiller extension. So I did half the race with half a tiller extension, which was challenging but pretty happy to end up third.

"So overall pretty good day for me, but pretty tough. Looking forward to tomorrow."

The opening series concludes Wednesday with two more races scheduled, while the reserve day on Thursday now becomes a lay day. Racing continues until Saturday.

Results after Day 2:

PosBow NoSail NoHelmBoat NameClubQ1Q2Q3Q4Pts
1st19GBR 2261Nick Craig'‑ 111‑23
2nd30GBR 11Andy DavisHD Sails 21‑325
3rd49NZL 11Steve McDowellSchismWBBC2‑6136
4th46AUS 1Roger BlasseTBABRYC‑1054110
5th108AUS 825Mike WilliamsElmo’s FireIHYC524‑611
6th94AUS 15David ClarkStaccatoCYCA537‑1015
7th28NZL 592Rod DavisDeviceWBC636‑1315
8th26SWE 73Patric MureSWE73 (UFD)67316
9th29NZL 4Mark PerrowRecidivist ‑22142117
10th35GBR 44Chris TurnerMerakiLRSC1(SOP)9919
11th104AUS 5Brent WilliamsGrumpy ‑13113519
12th93NZL 17Paul RhodesSolitary ConfinementWBBC‑3149720
13th73AUS 791Mark Skelton791SLMASC4710‑1121
14th9DEN 6Johan BjoerlingSara (UFD)SOP10521
15th20NZL 60Gordon SimsDelinquentWBC‑12128424
16th16NZL 15Greg WilcoxTurtle Sails 14‑155625
17th8DEN 22ask askholmSington ‑15116825
18th84AUS 2Rob McMillanNB SailsportsRQYS8216(DNS)26
19th25AUS 9Andre BlasseNeinBRYC‑29711826
20th15AUS 8Mark JacksonGlory DaysBRYC6‑2121927
21st31NZL 620Sean ClearySean ClearyWBC810(DSQ)927
22nd43AUS 10Tim DaviesRhythm StickWASC‑22912SOP29
23rd37DEN 61Henrik Kofoed‑LarsenJ diller MYMCASC3(BFD)81930
24th47AUS 828Brett WhitbreadNo Stingrays 12(BFD)15431
25th74AUS 833Scott OlsenSlingshotFSCSOP813‑1531
26th22GER 5Ralf Tietje. 4‑18171233
27th12SWE 58Tomas FranzénVaadåådååWYC‑1914111035
28th4AUS 752Ben SharpLily ‑308151336
29th41AUS 793Mark RutherfurdSplinterDSC11‑21131640
30th96AUS 800Steve GuntherNo Name ‑291052641
31st17NZL 623Marc GriseDog Box ‑209191442
32nd80SWE 63Jonas Langner'‑WYC101914‑2543
33rd68GER 77Sönke BehrensBleibmallogga 14‑31141543
34th45AUS 4Peter RobinsonSmokin' HotDSC916‑362247
35th95NZL 584greg salthouseSunset SamWBC‑2716122149
36th13AUS 823Steve WilsonKnot SpecifiedBRYC‑2017171650
37th86AUS 735Matt JohnsonThink PositiveBRYC11‑23182251
38th75AUS 811David MeehanBaselineFSC1715‑222052
39th117GER 81Jan‑Dietmar DellasLe Rêveur III 1320‑252053
40th39AUS 694Gary McLennansmOKinBRYC3‑35262756
41st105AUS 815Andrew NorthcottUTHRQYS161327‑3056
42nd109GER 8Ron FoestAgathe B. 1826‑431458
43rd27NZL 55Simon ProbertShow Pony 16‑27212461
44th44GBR 999Simon DavisZymWSC231920‑3162
45th69AUS 805Lachlan HornsbyEmuLMYC‑3328241163
46th116DEN 1407Malte PedersenGreenpeace 23‑36281263
47th90AUS 776Grant WakefieldSpace MonkeyDSC72334‑4464
48th83AUS 773David KetteridgeThe Vid aka Joan’s SuperASC242416‑3264
49th79AUS 754Peter RoyleRun Forrest Run ‑3918291764
50th51AUS 826Peter LynchSpookWASC1527‑302365
51st18AUS 708Kelvin HoldtGreen Eggs and HamRQYS251724‑3866
52nd78AUS 790Jonathan WardBank Robber ‑2520212566
53rd99NZL 561Brett DanielBlueWBC(UFD)4303468
54th58AUS 734Rhys LlewellynCracked PeckerDSC‑3022192768
55th110AUS 798Folkert JanssenHoly GuacamoleBRYC‑2825222168
56th21AUS 47Brendon GreenYIPPIEE KI‑YAYFSC‑4213233369
57th34AUS 771Claus EjlertsenOK WAKARQYS‑4522321872
58th103NZL 564Sefton PowrieFossil 2WBC728‑403873
59th40DEN 25Søren SigurdssonQueen Mary 2129‑352373
60th32AUS 827Duncan LockTruck Stop ‑3824203175
61st77AUS 830Rhyss EdwardsOK GooogleFSC172535‑4577
62nd102NZ 568Dean ColemanGrey Matter 18‑32312978
63rd114AUS 744Michael HorvathMax PowerIHYC‑4543181879
64th59AUS 7Glenn WilliamsRum RunnerASC42(BFD)231782
65th81AUS 797Peter WallaceNatural Selection IIISLMASC19(SOP)273985
66th24AUS 763Chris Mason.DBYC26‑37312885
67th23AUS 6Bob BuchananBundyPCSC‑3931262986
68th100AUS 810Jay HarrisonRUVA12SC33‑37253391
69th65AUS 725Jordan BarneyJoan's RespiteRQYS31‑33332892
70th11AUS 813Steven ShaleMinervaRQYS21(BFD)383493
71st66AUS 780David HaseldineOKasionallyDSC24‑44393093
72nd89AUS 14Christopher VisickMonkey TrunksBRYC(UFD)26363294
73rd118AUS 740Andrew BakerKalinda IVSYC343228‑4094
74th115AUS 792Steven HumphrisHoudiniRQYS323032‑4994
75th55AUS 822Don WilliamstheboatwithnonameBRYC3241‑422699
76th33AUS 772Simon PaulOllieRQYS35‑363336104
77th91DEN 1481Nils TrolandRAL5012 SOP3438‑41108
78th101NZL 574Philip RzepeckyKotuku 40SOP‑4435109
79th14NZL 7Phil CovenyNZL 7WBC26‑514341110
80th5NZL 604Tony BierreBuzzWBC34‑433937110
81st67AUS 3Grant DurranCatalina Wine MixerRGYC36(BFD)3443113
82nd62AUS 702Jackson BlackFat Dog (Jnr)RQYS2840‑5046114
83rd57AUS 787Sean HomanFineASC4138‑5237116
84th71AUS 762Anthony JohnstonRustyDSC373940‑42116
85th88NZL 611Oscar PaulichWaterrat (UFD)29SOPDNF117
86th85AUS 112Jonah ParryFootrock Flats (Jnr) 3835‑5445118
87th61AUS 785Anthony GalanteBellaFSC(UFD)BFD3724119
88th111AUS 13Ashley ParkinsonEternal BlueBRYC3734‑5648119
89th76AUS 781Andrew ThyrdLionDSC‑47424136119
90th38AUS 764Wayne GreenwoodTan LinesRQYS(UFD)304943122
91st52AUS 33Jamie BennettPrestige WorldwideIHYC434041‑49124
92nd64AUS 750Blake RussellAjaxDSC‑51423746125
93rd63AUS 703Nelson MorseValkyrie (Jnr)RQYS43‑484240125
94th56AUS 818Jim DwyerTokyo Drift ‑48454835128
95th36NZL 560tim mcdowell560WBC46‑494439129
96th53AUS 546Kevin KnottTequilaASC40SOP49‑51129
97th107GER 809jessica finkeZart am Limit 36‑534648130
98th50AUS 759Rik ThompsonShades of GrayRQYS414545‑50131
99th1AUS 737Richard FurneauxDiogenesIHYC27(BFD)47DNF132
100th70AUS 748Pam JohnstonPocket RocketDSC‑48384847133
101st113NZL 475Graham Anthony LambertRough RedRNZYS444150‑53135
102nd106AUS 761paul richardsRacing in the Street 49‑504642137
103rd7NED 690Sybren Hornstra'‑ 47(BFD)4744138
104th54AUS 715Luke CromieThink BigBRYC46‑524547138
105th82AUS 732Tim AlewoodBarelyDSC504451(SOP)145
106th48AUS 693fraser spencerPale RiderRQYS44(BFD)5350147
107th112AUS 753Bruce SchofieldAUS 753WASC50(BFD)5151152
108th42NZL 600Brendan SneddonCharbeauWBC4946(DNC)DNC153
109th60AUS 760Steven WyattVoodoo ChildDSC(DNF)545554163
110th98AUS 779Brett MorrisSlakeWSC(DNC)DNCDNCDNC174
110th2AUS 808Mark PhillipsCosmos FactoryDSC(DNC)DNCDNCDNC174

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