Hall Of Fame:
Norbert Petrausch - Germany
Norbert "Peit" Petrausch was inducted at the 2008 World Championship in Warnemünde, Germany.
Peter Scheuerl (GER) inducted Norbert Petrausch on behalf of the German Association.
He said, “I have the honour to introduce somebody to the OKDIA Hall of Fame who has served the class for most of its existence. He owned the first OK Dinghy in Germany in the 1960's and still sails his own OK today.
I asked him when he sailed his first worlds, but he couldn't remember, though of course he remembers all the funny stories than have happened over the years. Norbert Petrausch has been involved in the German OK Dinghy Association for over 30 years and has been its president for about 20 years.
Once when the class struggled to find a host for a major regatta, he jumped in a did the whole race management with just a few helping hands, even if he would have preferred to sail himself. Through all the years of OK Dinghy sailing in Germany, Norbert has been the steady hand, keeping it all together.
Without him, the class in Germany would not be what it is today.”