BLACK ROCK sailor Peter Milne won the OK Dinghy Victorian Inland Regatta at Horsham’s Green Lake on Sunday.
Milne defeated an array of talented competitors from Melbourne, Ballarat and Adelaide.
In 1957, Axel Dangaard Olsen of Seattle in the United States asked the Danish yacht designer Knud Olsen to prepare drawings for a light and fast single-handed sailing dinghy based on conventional plywood construction.
The resulting design was named the OK, using Knud Olsen’s initials in reverse.
The OK was intended as a preparation class for the Olympic finn and it has followed its technical evolution ever since.
The rig is identical to a finn comprising a single sail set on a rotating, unstayed, bending mast, with multiple adjusting halyards on both sides.
No Wimmera sailors competed in this year’s event.