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2017 UK Tornado National Championships

UK Tornado National Championships 2017 - Sailors

Over the weekend of the 10th and 11th June the Tornado fleet headed to Thorpe Bay for a weekend of racing to fight out who would be national champion. Six of the eleven boats competing in the nationals had a slight upper hand going into the event after attending a class training day with Chris Rashley two weeks before. The ... Read More »

2016 UK Tornado National Championships

2016 UK Tornado National Champions - Kevin Dutch and David Oakley

A mixed bag of conditions for the 8 boats at Stokes Bay Over the weekend of 10th and 11th September six Tornados and their crew made their way to Stokes Bay to join in racing with two local boats. After arriving and rigging on Friday afternoon some of the sailors headed to Gosport’s finest curry house to start the nationals ... Read More »

Tornado Sailing with an Expert

Tornado sailing with an expert

David Gunkel, our experienced Tornado crew and ITA Treasurer from the Segelclub Füssen took Pirat class sailor Tjark Kohberg for a spin on the Tornado catamaran. They went on the GER 100 Tornado  which is the ex gold medal boat of Fernando Echevarri from the 2008 Olympic Games. It was a perfect day for sailing with a great breeze blowing across ... Read More »

2015 UK Tornado National Championships sponsored by Zhik

Windrush Tornado

Over the weekend of the 26th and 27th September the Tornado Class held their national championships at Weston Sailing Club on Southampton Water. Most of the Tornado fleet arrived on Friday to get boats set up and secure a space in the field in between the other 75 catamarans attending the Cat Open. Saturday Saturday morning provided very light winds ... Read More »

2015 UK Tornado Nationals sponsored by Zhik

Zhik

It’s now just over a week until the UK Tornado Sailors will be arriving at Weston Sailing Club near Southampton to battle to be the 2015 UK National Champion. Racing is on the 26th and 27th September but many sailors will arrive on the Friday to set up boats and swap tuning tips. Once again, the UK Tornado Class have ... Read More »

2016 World Championships to be on Lake Constance, Germany

Lindau Sailing Club

2016 ISAF Tornado Open World, Global Mixed and Youth Championships Lindauer Segler Club, Lake Constance, Germany 10th – 16th June 2016 The Lindauer Segler Club e.V., (LSC), Lake Constance, Germany, is proud to organise the 2016 ISAF Tornado Open World, Global Mixed and Youth Championships, from June 10th to 16th 2016. The traditional 125 year old sailing club, is a ... Read More »

2015 World Championships – Day Four

Windrush Tornado Sailing

Two races were completed today after the lay day. The weather was partly cloudy with a nice south wind. The wind direction was stable and its strength varied from 8 to 12 knots. The left side of the course was the favoured one. This was understood by most of the sailors, so the fastest ones won. It was the Greek ... Read More »

2015 Tornado World Championships – Day Three

2015 Tornado World Championships - Fleet Racing

3rd racing day today for the Tornado fleet here in beautiful Carnac. 2 more consecutive races were completed with the first warning signal at exactly 11.00. The wind was stable coming from 75o but again with lots of ups and downs in strength, from 7 to 13 knots. The key for the success was to chase the wind. Dany Paschalidis ... Read More »

2015 Tornado World Championships – Day Two

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The races started early for the second racing day in Carnac. The weather was a bit colder today but the first warning signal was at 11.00 as scheduled with the wind’s strength varying from 8 to 15 knots and its direction from 75 to 90 degrees. The results after the 2nd racing day and 4 races are: Tornado Sport Open ... Read More »

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