The 2017 OK Dinghy class World Championships were held in the lovely island of Barbados.
The conditions for the race were hot, humid and changing winds. But, that did not deter Nick Craig of the FRENSHAM Sailing Club to claim his fifth world title in the Single-handed Dinghy class.
The conditions in Barbados were not new for Craig as he would have experienced the similar sailing conditions during the summer in Frensham. He did put this experience into full use and had a wonderful race. He has made his small area of Farnham proud and is one of the few talented sportsperson to emerge from the Farnham area. Craig had made everyone in the area proud. He has won the world championship title for the fifth time in his career and this is no mean feat.
Craig had a whale of a time in Barbados as he finished the event with two-second places and six back to back wins. He was the most impressive among all the sailors at the event. The race results are not indicative of the kind of races that Craig had to muster. He had a tough challenge from the likes of Jim Hunt from the UK. There were as many as 79 entries for the event. The Frensham man had to get the better of these 79 entries to win the world title.
This could be the most convincing wins that Craig has had in his career. He became the first person to win the world title five times in the 60-year-old history of the Ok dinghy class. This single handed dinghy racing is very difficult to handle and the dinghy race is a very popular race all over the world. There have been many Frensham helms to have raced the OK, but none as proficient as Craig.