The New Zealand OK Dinghy Association (NZOKDA) currently enjoys a strong reputation in New Zealand, being one of our strongest fleets, and probably our most successful international fleet. The real attraction is that sailors who wish to pursue their professional careers can compete at a truly world class level while still remaining amateur.
The racing is extremely competitive amongst the New Zealand fleet however information is freely shared by competing skippers enabling the level of the fleet as a whole to be lifted, we also know how to have a good time and have a number of “interesting” trophies given out at each regatta which most OK sailors have managed to own at some stage in their career, two of these trophies are; “The golden Harpoon” and the “Tiki”…
There are three major strongholds for the class in New Zealand, these are Wellington, Napier and Auckland.
The class has recently introduced a ranking list system with a number of regattas around the country; this ensures we have regular racing to help maintain New Zealand’s international success while also promoting the class around the country. Another benefit of this series is that it provides new entrants into the OK something to strive for while the learning the “in’s” and “out’s” of the OK dinghy.
If you would like to join in the action, have top international and local competition, meet new people and have a good time then the OK Dinghy is for you!! Contact us today, come see the action and go for a sail.