by Robert Deaves 10 Sep 21:55 UTC 10-13 September 2020 Tweet
Mads Bendix, from Denmark, has taken the early lead in Kieler Woche with a 1,1,2 scoreline after the opening day on Thursday.
Three time world champion, Andre Budzien, from Germany, won the final race of the day to sit in second while double European champion, Bo Petersen, from Denmark is third.
A highly competitive fleet of 38 OK Dinghies is taking part is a scaled back Kieler Woche, and after a cold and very wet change over day on Wednesday, Thursday was dry, warm and with plenty of wind.
While very shifty, the north-westerly was generally 10-12 knots giving some great racing through the fleet.
Full results here: www.manage2sail.com/en-US/event/kiwo2020#!/results?classId=77f9f950-4a37-4c21-9fb1-75d4057cf6e3
More photos here: www.flickr.com/photos/okdia
Event website: www.kieler-woche.de/en
Mads Bendix on the first day of OK class racing at Kieler Woche 2020 – photo © Robert Deaves