Each sailor is responsible for ensuring their boat and equipment comply with the class rules when racing in any OK Dinghy event. The NZ OK Dinghy Class Association is here to help. Please get in touch with a local class representative or the national measurer if you have any questions.
Every OK needs a valid measurement certificate.
If you buy a second-hand boat please get the measurement certificate from the previous owner and then contact the class measurer to have it changed your name.
If you build a new boat please get in touch with the class measurer before you start building. They are here to help! You will need to buy a World Sailing Plaque, be assigned a sail number and arrange at the end to have your boat measured.
Introduction from the Class Rules:
The intention of the OK Dinghy class rules is to ensure that the boats are as like as possible in all respects affecting performance. However, within these rules, variations in the construction of the boats are permitted.International OK Dinghy hulls, hull appendages, rigs and sails are measurement controlled.OK Dinghy sails may be measured under World Sailing’s In House Certification(IHC) programme.OK Dinghy hulls, hull appendages, booms and sails may be built by any manufacturer.OK Dinghy masts shall only be manufactured bya licensed builder except when constructed from wood or aluminium alloy when there is no restriction.
These class rules apply to both licenced and un-licenced mast builders.OK Dinghy hulls, hull appendages, rigs and sails may, after having left the manufacturer, only be altered to the extent permitted in Section C of theclass rules. Owners and crews should be aware that compliance with rules in Section C may NOT be checked as part of the certification process.Rules regulating the use of equipment during a race are contained in Section C of these class rules, in ERS Part I and in the Racing Rules of Sailing.This introduction only provides an informal background and the International OKDinghyclass rules proper begin on the next page.
PLEASE REMEMBER THESE RULES ARE CLOSED CLASS RULES WHERE IF IT DOES NOT SPECIFICALLY SAY THAT YOU MAY–THEN YOU SHALL NOT.
If you are considering doing something different, please get in touch with the class measurers first!
Class Rules and technical information can be found here: