Perfect conditions for day one!
41 Tornado’s from 11 different nations across the World have arrived in the beautiful scenic location of Torbole on Lake Garda, Italy for the annual Mixed and Open World Championships. The racing is being held from the 17th – 21st September.
Over the past few days the teams have been out on the water practicing and perfecting their boat setup. Pablo Soldano from Ullman Sails was on hand Wednesday and Thursday for those who wanted some training and help with set up of their Tornado One Design Sails.
Sunday saw the opening ceremony followed by one practice race for the fleet before the kick off of the World Championships on Monday. The conditions were perfect for the race with 15 knots of breeze across the race course. It was Team Windrush, Brett Burvill and Ryan Duffield from Australia who came out on top. After coming 3rd in the Worlds last year they’re hoping they can hold onto their good form for the rest of the week. Competition is tough this year with many top sailors, familiar faces old and new.
Monday morning came and it was time for the Championships to kick off, two races were scheduled with a 1pm CET start time. A lovely 12 knots of wind for the sailors to contend against on their first official day.
Race one was won by last years champions, the Greek team of Iordanis Paschalidis and Kostas Trigonis who were followed by the new Tornado team of Matteo Ferraglia and Lorenzo Bianchini who are using the Tornado Class charter boat for the week. In third place were yesterdays winners Brett Burvill and Ryan Duffield.
Race two saw some change from the first races results but not in the winner, again it was the Greeks who took the victory. They were followed by David Krizek and Adam Zdenek from the Czech Republic then Matteo Ferraglia and Lorenzo Bianchini were 3rd. The German team of Hayung Schodde and Bjorn Helmerichs were unfortunately OCS so they’ve already used one of their discards.
|No||Sail Number||Name||Points||Race 1||Race 2|
|1||GRE 7||IORDANIS PASCHALIDIS, KONSTANTINOS TRIGKONIS, NAUTIKAL CLUB THESSALONIKI||2,0||1||1|
|2||ITA 8||Matteo Ferraglia, Lorenzo Bianchini, CV ARCO||5,0||2||3|
|3||AUS 330||Brett Burvill, Ryan Duffield, Nedlands Yacht Club||7,0||3||4|
|4||CZE 686||David Krizek, Adam Zdenek, YC LP||8,0||6||2|
|5||AUT 377||Manfred Schönleitner, Georg Hirsch-Stronstorff, Union Yachtclub Attersee||10,0||4||6|
|6||GER 1||Roland Gaebler, Nahid Gaebler, MIX, KYC-NRV||12,0||7||5|
|7||GRE 11||Nikos Mavros, Alexander Tagaropoulos, Nautical club of Thessaloniki||14,0||5||9|
|8||GER 60||Arndt Meyer, Manfred Syrowy, YCN||20,0||13||7|
|9||SUI 228||Martin Rusterholz, Simon Koster, RVS||20,0||12||8|
|10||SUI 22||Marcel Steiner, Jörg Steiner, Simpl||20,0||8||12|
|11||GBR 7||Joe Bennett, Marko Reynolds, Felixstowe Ferry SC||21,0||10||11|
|12||AUS 325||Allan Gamble, Kim Nicholas, Nedlands Yacht Club||22,0||9||13|
|13||GER 69||Dieter Maurer, Maren Odefey, MIX, LYC||28,0||11||17|
|14||AUT 3||Dietmar Salzmann, Arno Müller, YCRhd||29,0||15||14|
|15||GER 205||Stefan Lippert, Thomas Grassl, FCSS||32,0||16||16|
|16||AUT 354||Heinz Boehler, Markus Pinggera, YCRhd||33,0||23||10|
|17||GER 947||Guggenmos Wilhelm, Maier Alex, Segelclub Füssen Forggensee||33,0||18||15|
|18||AUS 305||Paul Peterson, Jared Eyles, Nedlands Yacht Club||38,0||17||21|
|19||GER 100||Josef Gunkel, David Gunkel, SCFF||38,0||20||18|
|20||GER 2||Betz Markus, Betz Andreas, SMCÜ / RVÜ||38,0||19||19|
|21||GER 4||Wilfried Jodorf, Ludwig Boecker, FCSS||44,0||22||22|
|22||NZL 89||Aaron Young, Robert Butterfield, Timaru Yacht & Power Boat Club||45,0||25||20|
|23||SUI 232||Jean-Marc Cuanillon, Michael Gloor, YCB / SCH||45,0||21||24|
|24||GBR 11||John Ready, Matt Johnson, MYC||49,0||24||25|
|25||GER 990||Hannes Jantke, Philipp Wetzig, Segel-Club Salzgitter e.V.||53,0||27||26|
|26||ITA 25||Lorenzo Sclavi, Paolo Reggio, yacht club italiano||54,0||26||28|
|27||GER 111||Hayung Schodde, Björn Helmerichs, Wilhelmshavener Segelclub||56,0||14||ocs|
|28||ESP 211||Jentsch Jürgen, Steimer Klees Sarah, MIX, SCFF/ CNSE||56,0||33||23|
|29||FRA 294||JEAN CARON, GUILLERME NICOLAS, YACHT CLUB DE CARNAC||58,0||31||27|
|30||AUT 269||Jens Haefner, Stefan Neussl, ÖSV||61,0||30||31|
|31||ESP 15||Dominik Kopp, Florian Kopp, Segelclub Mattsee||62,0||32||30|
|32||SUI 223||Laurent Béguelin, Mottier Frédéric, CVMC||63,0||29||34|
|33||SUI 226||Gudrun Kolb, Dylan Teal, MIX, SCRG||64,0||35||29|
|34||AUT 337||Kurt Waibel, Denise Waibel, MIX, YCH||67,0||34||33|
|35||AUT 371||Harald Breitfuss, Anna Breitfuss, MIX, SYC||68,0||36||32|
|36||GER 99||Klaus Rocholl, Sven Rausch, Lübecker Yachtclub||70,0||28||dns|
|37||ESP 1||Antonio Bolado Cantera, Aurelio Martínez Gutiérrez, REAL CLUB MARITIMO DE SANTANDE||72,0||37||35|
|38||GBR 403||barry arnison, Nicole Davy Burton, MIX, gratham water||75,0||38||37|
|39||GER 1103||Jochen Seifert, Dusi Barske, Augsburger Segler-Club, Royal||78,0||dns||36|
|40||GER 13||Dirk Kroemker, Fiedler Jochen, SVGL||84,0||dns||dns|
|40||SUI 229||Christian Manz, Artur von Scala, SIMPL||84,0||dns||dns|