Tornado Worlds 2016 – Day 2
Sun, wind and rain on and off – these were the ingredients of the weather kitchen on
Monday, the second race day of the world championship of the Tornado class in Lindau.
The third race started at 2 pm with southerly winds. Already on the second downwind leg the fleet was far stretched over the whole course. A sudden wind change led to 90-degree course adjustment in the third and last round. A shortening of the course is not allowed by class rules.
The Greeks Nikolaos Mavros and Alexandros Tagarapoulos got the bullet. They couldn’t
finish yesterday the first race, but came third in the second race. Today’s second was the Australian Brett Burvill and his crew, the 14-year-old Estela Jentsch from Bavarian Segelclub Füssen/Forggensee (SCFF). Third came today Denise and Kurt Waibel from Yacht-Club Hard (Austria), which benefited from the advantage of their homefield.
Even if they finished in the forth place, yesterday’s winners Iordanis Paschalidis and Konstantinos Trigonis (Nautical Club of Thessaloniki, Greece), are still leading in the overall score defending their title so far.
Overall second at present is the team Bob and Marc Baier from Forggensee (SCFF), which came 9th in today’s race (10 points). “We are rather a heavy crew with 160 kg”, Bob sad yesterday, “which causes difficulties in light winds.”
Also, ten points are scored for Burvill/Jentsch on the third place, followed by Bill Caunce and
Aaron Duncan from New Zealand.
Best team of Lake Constance are currently Markus Betz and Monika Schuster from SMC
Ueberlingen on place 11. Unfortunately, the wind was easing after the first few had finished. But we were lucky the announced thunderstorm in the West part of the lake didn’t come through and didn’t affect the race any further.
After the boats were waiting in idle position for the wind until 5 pm the race officers Paul Bastard and Markus Gielen decided to have no more races today.
Races will be continued on Tuesday.
Tornado Worlds 2016, Lindauer Segler-Club, Lake Constance
Results after 3 races (32 crews from 11 nations):
1. Iordanis Paschalidis/Konstantinos Trigonis, GRE, 6 points
2. Bob und Marc Baier, GER (Füssen), 14 points
3. Brett Burvill/Estela Jentsch, AUS/GER, 14 points
4. Bill Caunce/Aaron Duncan, NZL, 20 points
5. Gavin Colby/Billy Leonard, AUS, 21 points
6. Maria Tsaousidou/Michalis Papadopoulos, GRE, 26 points
Also the AGM meeting took place on the 13th with 32 participants. News about the decisions taken soon..
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