Jørgen Svendsen rises to the top of the OK Dinghy World Rankings

Following an incredible year of OK Dinghy sailing, Jørgen Svendsen (DEN) has stormed to the top of the World Ranking List. In doing so he becomes only the fifth sailor – and the first who hasn't been a world champion – to hold the number one slot in the seven years since the ranking list was created.

This last release for 2012 includes the Danish pre-worlds regatta, the world championship in Vallensbaek, Denmark and national championships from Denmark, Great Britain, Sweden, France and Poland. The Belgian Nationals should have been included as well but there was no wind.

Six former world or European champions occupy the slots immediately below Svendsen while current world champion Andre Budzien (GER) rises to 19th, though has only sailed four ranking regattas so far after only joining the class earlier in 2012.

Svendsen has risen to the top, from sixth in April's release, after excelling all year. He has sailed almost all the counting regattas, winning the Danish nationals and picking up a useful seventh place at the 145 boat world championship. More than anything else it perhaps goes to show that consistent event sailing can get you into the lead when combined with good worlds results. He leads a sizeable group of Danes who benefited from a home world championship this year, with six making it in to the top 20.

Former world champion Thomas Hansson-Mild (SWE) took the Swedish championship, while Svendsen picked up a third place. The British Nationals was won by Lee Child (GBR) in his first counting regatta and he enters the list at 167, while the French Nationals was won by Olivier Hontanx (FRA) who also enters the list this time at 221.

Encouraging for the class was that the Polish nationals was won by a Junior. Fifteen year old Dawid Kania (POL) took both the senior and junior titles convincingly, with three races wins out of the six race series.

The next list will be published in February 2013 after the New Zealand and Australian Nationals and just before the next class world championship, due to be held in Pattaya in Thailand in April 2013. It would be an massive understatement to say that the class is looking forward to this event with eager anticipation. Containers are being prepared from UK, Europe, New Zealand and Australia for what is hoped to be the largest non-European OK Dinghy world championship for a long time.

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RankNameCountrySail no.PointsEvents sailed
1Jorgen SvendsenDEN14111016.8811
2Greg WilcoxNZL5441006.3413
3Nick CraigGBR2150988.3410
4Thomas Hanson-MildSWE100986.319
5Martin von ZimmermannGER693973.6911
6Jorgen LindhartdsenDEN1364964.3311
7Bartosz RakocyPOL19933.855
8Stefan MyralfDEN1408926.5614
9Gunter ArndtGER740918.2310
10Alistair DeavesNZL542900.109
11Rene JohannsenDEN1393882.3410
12Tomasz GajPOL1848.5111
13Terry CurtisGBR2118839.016
14Jens LaugeDEN1410834.018
15Sonke BehrensGER778803.797
16Hans ElkjaerSWE99787.2315
17Jon FishGBR2151782.036
18Christian HedlundDEN1398773.4010
19Andre BudzeinGER762769.004
20Rudiger PrinzGER773755.158
21Roger BlasséAUS678754.255
22Christian OlesenDEN1340749.415
23Alex ScolesGBR2147739.928
24Bo PetersenDEN2739.254
25Christian MidtgaardDEN1304736.847
26Thomas GlasGER731735.896
27Mogens JohansenDEN1335725.4711
28Radoslaw DrozdzikPOL4701.4410
29Ralf TietjeGER750692.509
30Bo TeglersDEN1402671.325
31Andreas PichGER777655.648
32Tony WoodsGBR2145651.637
33Jorg RademacherGER775650.966
34Rainer Dr PospiechGER765645.717
35Jens MakholmNOR471642.517
36Andreas DeubelGER760626.798
37Jorgen HolmDEN1377616.625
38Andre BlasseAUS729597.586
39Malte PedersenDEN1407585.2017
40Oliver GronholzGER772574.097
41Darek KrasPOL5569.715
42Andre HenningsGER752565.585
43Mark JacksonAUS735562.174
44Pawel PawlaczykPOL14551.145
45Richard BurtonGBR2042549.716
46Mark RobertsAUS747542.886
47Robert DeavesGBR2138539.603
48Hakan TornqvistSWE2786536.925
49Adrian CoulthardNZL531532.576
50Jake WeeksNZL490528.104
51Juliane HofmannGER767525.465
52Bjorn AllansenSWE2796508.882
53Lennart HanssonSWE88507.186
54Dirk DameGER688490.889
55Rob HengstNZL533488.104
56Heinz RidderGER651485.808
57Keith ByersGBR2084473.094
58Peter WibroeDEN1344469.503
59Janusz StobinskiPOL10468.214
60Simon DavisGBR2141462.236
61Mats CaapSWE2797459.812
62Ralf MackmanGER771458.257
63Carsten SassGER539445.837
64Martin BowerGBR2149442.597
65Jens Christian JurlanderDEN1385439.003
66Stefan HaageGER761432.267
67Antoni PawlowskiPOL31430.505
68Lars HultgrenSWE2795427.685
69Peter RobinsonAUS750427.588
70Jesper PetersenDEN1356420.655
71Ben MorrisonNZL530405.624
72Marten BernesandSWE511403.905
73Dirk GerickeGER735403.178
74Thorsten SchmidtGER737395.458
75Paul RhodesNZL517383.684
76Mike WilliamsAUS730382.474
77Ask AskholmDEN1315381.804
78Luke O'ConnellNZL511381.804
79Brad DouglasNZL539378.304
80Andrew BakerAUS744365.484
81Simon dan PetersenDEN1375361.455
82Tim DaviesAUS739359.515
83Ingmar JansonSWE2772358.617
84Joe SchubertRSA31350.707
85Mathias FiskerDEN1345350.283
86Tim NormannDEN1392343.024
87Gavin WaldronGBR2085334.024
88Eddie O'DonnellAUS734333.915
89Sam JedigDEN1388325.184
90Mads BrockhussDEN1390323.075
91Johanne DagerbrantSWE2741312.501
92Per SorensenDEN1350310.284
93Don WilliamsAUS727310.157
94Anders AndersenDEN1346310.001
95Erik BorkGER695299.384
96Mark PerrowNZL541289.934
97Mark SkeltonAUS736289.063
98Jakub KaniaPOL27285.775
99Anders WiddingSWE2792285.584
100Lars AndresenDEN1403283.922
101Paul VerrijdtBEL214278.4010
102Chris PerryGBR2148277.246
103Magnus GillgrenSWE2750273.384
104Carl HultgrenSWE2794273.042
105Ivan PedersenDEN1256271.633
106Bengt LarssonSWE2752270.995
107Neil GoodheadGBR2125268.104
108Russell WoodNZL526267.593
109Claus SparreDEN1397265.902
110Jonny BillstromSWE2775262.252
111Deryck LovegroveGBR2130257.415
112Ronny PoelmanBEL220256.376
113Raymond DodardFRA1820254.734
114Tom LonsdaleGBR2068253.214
115Bengt StrombergSWE11250.152
116Ian HarrisGBR2142248.063
117Peter NorborgDEN1374246.584
118Sven BeyeGER715246.475
119Andy TurnerGBR2123245.584
120Falk HagemannGER757239.734
121Jan-Dietmar DellasGER680239.035
122Kacper JarockiPOL16238.903
123Gary LokumAUS741238.735
124Robert SwieckiPOL40233.314
125Brett GrahamRSA32227.234
126Joe PorebskiNZL523224.943
127Jesper StrandbergDEN1302224.753
128Ed BradburnGBR2116223.762
129Gert BreitbartGER662222.501
130Soren Rugaard-LarsenDEN1384217.052
131Anders BuhlDEN1347215.001
132Chris FenwickNZL509214.433
133Trent PryceNZL502211.944
134Chris VisickAUS708210.993
135Soren SigurdssonDEN1313210.763
136Olle AlbrektssonSWE2787205.001
137Kay NickelkoppeGER747202.044
138Gerd BreitbartGER662201.924
139Julian BurnhamGBR2101201.023
140Peter KirkegaardDEN1316199.922
141Tim GoodbodyIRL10199.351
142Marty WeeksNZL479198.854
143Bruce AshtonAUS728197.733
144Hamish FenwickNZL500194.332
145Egon PetersenDEN1318193.624
146Mads TerkelsenDEN1401192.592
147Fritz Banner PedersenDEN1331190.001
148Bill TylerAUS751184.676
149Johnny Leif HansenDEN1342184.663
150Freddy OttosenDEN1395179.813
151Gunnar GoronziGER766175.772
152Mathieu ChenuilFRA723174.484
153Stig FrandsenDEN1396174.405
154Daen DorazioAUS715172.992
155Kai WehmhoernerGER745171.386
156Yves KaminskiGER755170.963
157Peter RudblomDEN2782169.042
158Glenn WilliamsAUS719168.263
159Poul ChristiansenDEN1405166.875
160Marek BarnatPOL7164.044
161Mathew HixNZL524162.692
162Lars HanssonSWE22162.501
163Jan DisselGER225161.552
164Jono CloughNZL498159.633
165Martin WerdermannGER770158.984
166Glenn YatesAUS684155.995
167Lee ChildGBR2152155.001
168Henrik LarsenDEN1413154.893
169Teddy ArrowsmithGBR2012152.364
170Dawid KaniaPOL27151.022
171Karl PurdieNZL531150.992
172Miles AddyNZL482150.042
173Krzysztof DabkowskiPOL58148.951
174Antony RichGBR2121147.812
175Jan Eric NystedtSWE66147.562
176Lasse HanssonSWE2775145.823
177Arne LindemannGER752145.801
178Peter StephanGER665145.602
179Peter LynchAUS726145.564
180Claes HeymanSWE2763145.395
181Marek JarockiPOL16142.651
182Claes AhlstromSWE2780142.132
183Jorg PosnyGER697139.943
184Frederic LamarqueFRA1764139.202
185Peter ScheuerlGER618137.382
186Julien DejugnatFRA1269136.052
187Thomas ChristensenDEN1336131.523
188Alain RenouxFRA1824130.652
189Philippe De KervenoaelFRA2133129.752
190Paul PikeGBR2104128.204
191Henrik KogoedDEN1413128.062
192Brian QuayleGBR2062123.383
193Mieczyslaw PoplonykPOL333122.622
194Bill BradburnGBR2135121.033
195Andrew PardingtonNZL528120.522
196Christian HussGER742119.676
197Michael JorgensenDEN1330119.033
198John Skjoldby PetersenDEN1303118.542
199Dave KetteridgeAUS725118.142
200Adrian WalkerGBR2126117.093
201Lynge Thang JorgensenDEN1391114.894
202Jonas QuistSWE33114.551
203Lars Jorgen AndresenDEN1381113.132
204Jan BechmannGER567112.664
205Simon ShawGBR2137112.164
206Dan AgerGBR2120110.402
207Troels LykkeDEN1330110.001
208Peter NielsenDEN1334109.912
209Jonathon O'DonnellAUS660109.654
210Jorg SylvesterGER726108.582
211Christian HeinzeGER607108.423
212Jakub DworniczakPOL24104.853
213Michael WolfGER774103.713
214Simon HoultGBR2140103.692
215Maxine MancaFRA1336102.523
216Kim W HolmDEN1389102.501
217Richard FurneauxAUS694102.423
218Knut RaminGER751102.023
219Torsten AlbrechtBEL691100.493
220Michael MorrisonNZL501100.243
221Olivier HontanxFRA1779100.001
222Hendrik KjeldsenDEN137198.942
223Brent WilliamsAUS75498.461
224Ralph EriksenDEN115996.913
225Tobias WillmannGER74696.302
226Mikael NielsenDEN133795.851
227Todd HughesAUS50094.621
228Robby WerdermannGER57793.664
229Karsten KathGER74892.165
230Didier SouliesFRA79491.502
231Guillaume de KervendaelFRA213391.152
232Piotr FalczynskiPOL4590.732
233Justin BarrAUS72190.352
234Chris HallAUS75889.673
235Jakob ChristensenDEN132689.494
236Henrik KjeldsenDEN137187.932
237Alan AtkinGBR212987.864
238Katharina HussGER60685.796
239Jean Claude lidonFRA181085.202
240Bjorn WestergaardDEN132185.001
241Darren PriorGBR210784.632
242Bartosz ParzuchowskiPOL5583.262
243Peter RudholmSWE278282.372
244Brad JohansonUSA101080.944
245John BurnhamGBR210180.001
246Jacub ChristensenDEN211979.961
247Marina DellasGER72479.736
248Yann RiallandFRA166378.401
249Zbigniew DrtznerPOL136178.082
250Rolf WahlqvistNOR44476.852
251Lasse LanteSWE249476.853
252Will TurnerGBR204576.731
253Henning Biering NeilsenDEN135776.231
254Jacques BoizardFRA106775.302
255Patrice RovereFRA170974.801
256David BourneGBR210773.331
257Erik ThompsonAUS70672.775
258Norbert PetrauschGER63072.384
259Eric KopkaFRA125771.201
260Rafal KranciszewskiPOL8070.472
261Jonas AnderssonSWE277069.312
262Jurgen SpliethGER72766.022
263Douglas ParkerAUS75265.813
264Sven MarchotGER64064.913
265Uwe BohmGER59964.891
266Simon CoxGBR212263.331
267Bertil EliassonSWE11163.012
268Nick FramptonGBR202763.012
269Matt StevenNZL51962.861
270Thomas AllanssonSWE279662.271
271Jan-Erik EngholmSWE278262.121
272James CaseGBR209662.001
273Per HansenDEN134161.962
274Tim SmithAUS74061.462
275Jurgen IllersGER64360.751
276Bernard CoursieresFRA111760.002
277Erik DubreuilFRA104458.652
278Steve McDowellNZL52558.571
279Bartosz PrzbyszPOL4757.501
280Jan Siebe de VriesNED55557.373
281Toby RamsayGBR210056.671
282Svend Erik MolbechDEN140456.601
283Stephen SchmidtAUS74555.132
284Przemyslaw DrozdzikPOL2153.851
285Graham PearceAUS73753.592
286Folkert JanssenAUS61052.311
287Kaspar AndresenDEN136952.141
288Magnus BagerSWE221750.212
289Matt StechmannNZL52450.001
290Bjorn LindvallSWE212150.002
291Jean-Claude WillecommeFRA123949.601
292John DouglasNZL53549.011
293Phil CovenyNZL47548.812
294Robert JarockiPOL11646.541
295Nigel ManneringNZL50045.711
296Stephan VeldmanNED50044.962
297Stephen MooreAUS75544.621
298Henrik Bohm JensenDEN133944.341
299Peter WallaceAUS71643.731
300Nigel ComberNZL51043.403
301Yannick LaumansBEL20543.081
302Mike WalkerAUS65542.632
303Nick GrayAUS71142.501
304Ed GoodeyNZL47242.482
305Per WestlundSWE275041.361
306Yan RiallandFRA156241.001
307Robert DavisAUS73540.941
308Gareth WellsAUS74239.381
309Pawel NowickiPOL1139.231
310Noel MasseronFRA2938.801
311Jonas BorjessonSWE6037.881
312Philippe ThomieresFRA82037.502
313Thomas AugustesenDEN132437.411
314Owen AndersonNZL46937.141
315Jake O'DonnellAUS66036.921
316Dave CooperGBR203136.732
317Marc BoizardFRA173436.501
318Robert Cambell GreyGBR213936.381
319Claus StockhardtGER64236.151
320Remi BlandureauFRA79936.152
321Robert BanckenNED63836.093
322Mary ReddyhoffGBR205835.551
323Michel LaclauFRA180135.201
324Ben SteelGBR208035.191
325Michel LesureLUX135.001
326Poul VincentsDEN127534.531
327Ulf DagerbrandtSWE274133.911
328Thorsen SimonGER73033.541
329Matt BatesGBR206733.123
330Kevin KnottAUS50033.081
331Henrik BendsenDEN138332.081
332Mikolaj PrzybylaPOL4631.921
333Oliver RonsliauxFRA181831.601
334Paul BoutsBEL15131.541
335Mikael HaglundSWE275330.911
336Maurycy ChomiczPOL6630.911
337Niels Jorgen LarsenDEN134330.001
338Pierre DebickiFRA6929.751
339Carsten SchelerDEN129129.621
340Peter NielsenAUS64029.231
341Wim SaeysBEL12829.231
342Reinhard GrassmelGER70029.091
343Dennis OlssonSWE66128.872
344Jerzy BojanowskiPOL1828.751
345Michal GmajPOL5328.271
346Joost RommelaereBEL20328.081
347Chris MasonAUS72227.881
348Magnus FlashSWE275527.421
349Ulf SahleSWE279027.332
350Sebastian KnorrGER5726.701
351Tim HurstGBR203226.671
352Robert GlowackiPOL326.591
353Olivier RonsiauxFRA181825.251
354Claus HagerupDEN137825.001
355Thomas KvistDEN121924.721
356Lukasz UrbanowiczPOL62424.621
357Bob BuchananAUS72623.751
358Jan HartmannGER66623.601
359Graham ArcusNZL37223.502
360Frank StrelowGER72722.121
361A per SorensenDEN105221.701
362Reidar SarheimNOR46321.691
363Sebastian DrozdzikPOL4420.961
364Laurent PabionFRA17120.801
365Nicolas LavauzelleFRA020.751
366O NicholasAUS71720.631
367Marc Vande GhinsteBEL1420.001
368Ernst RaminGER70820.001
369Sam ThomsonGBR210820.001
370Pete TurnerGBR205919.891
371Mateusz KaesmarekPOL4619.562
372Michael FlavellAUS54319.081
373Tom O'DonnellAUS69519.061
374Bob AustinGBR206518.992
375Thierry DamblonBEL4418.851
376Mateusz GeowienkoPOL2217.951
377Marty PikeNZL53617.861
378Michael CollinsAUS67217.691
379Nils TrollandDEN30217.361
380Czyz WaldemarPOL8117.311
381Laurence PicardFRA176917.252
382Jacques MoriliereFRA69617.201
383Asa HolmquistSWE275316.971
384Rhys LankesterGBR214416.671
385Rod AndrewBEL116.541
386Thomas BergerGER65916.311
387Frank PraterAUS67915.941
388Evert NijzinkNZL51515.711
389Wilhelm KathGER74814.771
390Richard GadsbyGBR208814.651
391Uli BorchersGER58714.231
392William VilletAUS50813.851
393Thomas DembinskiPOL5113.651
394Lunge JorgensenDEN139113.651
395Konrad KierzekPOL6213.641
396Jean Yves AlluaumeFRA11013.601
397Ralf GerbigGER35713.501
398Lennart RundqvistSWE201913.481
399Jakob WitthoftDEN133713.391
400Jan TaelmanBEL20713.081
401E WilliamsAUS67312.811
402Oliver BurrowsGBR012.681
403Nik WallisAUS72012.031
404Josh WeeksNZL51811.431
405Bernd WillmannGER66011.381
406Alwin H SchmidtGER43510.821
407Johanna Andrew BeckerBEL2910.771
408Ashly ParkinsonAUS62910.271
409Per Bo HansenDEN134110.001
410Sam BlocksidgeGBR209210.001
411Peter AebeloeSWE278410.001
412Mikolaj PsiakowskiPOL46910.001
413J CumminsAUS6599.691
414Len MassonGER6909.621
415Rune LarsenDEN13598.931
416Ques PapegaaiBEL5968.461
417R BuggAUS6888.131
418Petter BengtssonSWE26687.071
419Terrence BenadeAUS6736.751
420Mikael JorgensenDEN13306.751
421Marc WarneckeGER416.461
422Jean VaengeBEL2216.151
423Daniel GroschlGER6565.401
424Grant PedersenNZL4905.001
425Russell PetersonAUS6675.001
426Philippe DarcosFRA1295.001
427Jakub ReszkaPOL205.001
428Wietze HuitemaNED225.001
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