New Class rules in effect from 1st June 2017

After a long time and very hard work, the Class Rules are now re-written in accordance with the ERS (Equipment Rules of Sailing) which should clear up a lot of grey areas in the Class Rules while keeping the spirit and basic measurements of the boats the same.

You can view and download the Class Rules from the World Sailing website.

The new Class Rules should always be downloaded from the World Sailing website, as that are the ones in effect at the time.

 

Metal Centreboards – Temporary Rule Change

The General Committee (GC), with the approval of the Technical Committee (TC) and the International Measurers (IM) has taken the decision to temporarily remove metal from the list of allowed construction materials for the centre-board. This change only applies to new builds and will not affect existing boats with metal boards.
Continue reading “Metal Centreboards – Temporary Rule Change”

What are Mast Labels?

In November 2014 OKDIA introduced new rules to control the construction of masts and to try and slow down the progression towards more expensive materials and methods being used. This resulted in a Licensing Agreement that all mast manufacturers must now sign.

Detail of how to become an OKDIA certified mast builder

List of licensed builders.
All new masts built from materials other than wood or aluminum now have to have an official OKDIA Mast Label on them. Further, all existing masts built from materials other than wood or aluminum that have repairs of over one meter in length done to them must also carry a label.

The label proves to the owner, measurer other sailors that the mast was built or repaired by a licensed builder.
The cost per label is £10 including shipping and should be applied by the builder.   Orders should be sent to publicity@okdia.org

Mast-Licence-sticker

What are Sail Labels?

OK Dinghy sails built after Dec 31 2015 are required to have an official OKDIA Sail Label. Sail labels shall be purchased and attached by the sail maker and shall be attached near the tack and shall be sown across.

The measurer should signed and date the sail across the label. The label itself is not proof of measurement.
Orders should be sent to publicity@okdia.org
The cost per label is £10 including shipping.
The Class Rules change is on the World Sailing website here: http://www.sailing.org/classesandequipment/20283.php

sail-label

New certifications for equipment of OK Dinghies

For Sail Labels:

OK Dinghy sails built after Dec 31 2015 are required to have an official OKDIA Sail Label attached near the tack.These are to be purchased and attached by the sail-maker, and should be signed and dated by the measurer.
Orders should be sent to publicity@okdia.org
The cost per label is £10 including shipping.
The Class Rules change is on the World Sailing website here: http://www.sailing.org/classesandequipment/20283.php

For Mast Labels:

Mast manufacturers have to sign a letter of compliance with OKDIA to become a certified mast builder.
All masts built have to have a mast label on them.
The cost per label is £10 including shipping.
this rule is in effect since 1. November 2014

Regarding Swing testing of OK Dinghies

Please open/download the PDF below for the full text of the statement.

As some of you will be aware there are tests going on in Hellerup, Denmark concerned with swing testing OK Dinghies to =ind out if and how big any differences are in weight distribution. To date, this group has swung 10 boats with boards in. Their conclusion was that there are large differences between the boats and they are keen to pursue this further. This research is to be commended.

The Technical Committee’s role is to research options and give advice, so any further action in regards of any possible rule changes has to come from the broader membership of the class.

Statement from the Technical Committee regarding Swing testing of OK Dinghies (PDF, 79 KB)

Statement on equipment inspection, 2014 OK Dinghy Worlds, Melbourne, Australia

This statement from OKDIA is designed to clarify the processes and responsibilities of the various parties involved in equipment inspection at a World Championship. This statement will not go into detail of what happened in Melbourne – that is published here – suffice to say that OKDIA supports all actions taken by the Chief Measurer and the International Jury.

Statement as PDF

Statement on Sail Numbers

The OKDIA Committee would like to draw National Association and sailors’ attention to the Rules regarding Sail Number allocation and usage. In recent years some sailors and associations have taken it upon themselves to issue or use numbers different from those allocated to them by their National Authority. The following is to clarify what the actual rules are and how they should be implemented.

Continue reading “Statement on Sail Numbers”