“To finish first, first you must finish”

Recent Results

2019 Finn Gold Cup, Melbourne, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 10…

2019 Finn Europeans, Athens: 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10…

2019 Trofeo Princess Sofia, Palma: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 10…

2019 OK Dinghy Worlds: 1, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9, 10…

2018 Finn Gold Cup: 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 9, 10…

Our Successes

Our Story

Art of Racing Ltd began life in 2011 when the meeting of minds between three mates, who sailed OK Dinghies, grew into an idea to start a company. All three were passionate about the design and functionality of high end racing yacht equipment. Art of Racing Ltd now provides the highest quality boom spars for both the International OK Dinghy and Finn class yachts. AOR booms regularly fill the top placings at many of the major OK Dinghy regattas around the world. 

In 2014 we took a fresh approach and started with a blank sheet of paper to focus on the two most important aspects of a good dinghy boom; weight and stiffness. Through a process of optimisation, we have been able to produce a section that will achieve minimum weight as well as match, if not surpass the stiffness of other OK and Finn booms sections currently available.

Our sections are extruded  in New Zealand from high quality 6061 T6 aluminium, meaning, it is a high strength, durable product, that performs well in a harsh marine environment.

We have put a lot of emphasis on the fit out, ensuring only the best quality blocks and fittings are used. We have also incorporated several custom fittings, that are unique to Art of Racing Ltd, to ensure the weight is kept to a minimum and the boom performs as it should around the race track.

Our equipment is now the preferred choice for many of the sports top athletes including Giles Scott, Nick Heiner, Max Salminen, Andy Maloney and Josh Junior to name a few.

The advantage of an Art of Racing boom is that, whether you are a top level olympic athlete, masters competitor or club racer, you will get a boom that works straight out of the box and is backed by a 3 year warranty.

Our Technology

We use advanced design tools to analyse and engineer our parts to ensure reliability and performance. Every part we produce goes through stringent quality checks so that you have the confidence to push yourself to the limit. Every AOR boom is fitted with custom designed fittings that improve the performance and usability.

Worldwide Dealers


Sailing Race Boats, Melbourne

Tom Pearce | tom@sailingraceboats.com.au


Valérian LeBrun, La Rochelle

Valérian LeBrun | vlebrun@citadelle-sa.com


Turtle Sails, Potsdam

Greg Wilcox | greg@artofracing.co.nz

New Zealand

Art of Racing, Auckland

Alistair Deaves | alistair@artofracing.co.nz


Jonas Börjesson, Stockholm

Jonas Börjesson | jonas.boerjesson@gmail.com

United Kingdom

Art of Racing, Ipswich

Robert Deaves | robertmdeaves@gmail.com

Ovington Boats, North Shields    

Paul Coyles | paul.Coyles@ovingtonboats.co.uk


Crans Sailing, Doral, Miami

Fabiano Vivacqua | fvivac@mac.com

The Netherlands

Dinghy Racing Centre, Harderwijk

Gerko Visser | info@dinghyracingcentre.nl

Contact Us


Alistair Deaves

alistair@artofracing.co.nz | +6421423504

Mike Wilde

oscar@artofracing.co.nz | +642155676

Russell Wood

russell@artofracing.co.nz | +6421797986


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