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2012 Tornado European Championships – Day Four

Day Four of the 2012 Tornado European Championships started slowly with very light airs. There was just over the 6 knots required by the class rules to start a race. As the race progressed the Team Red Bull GRE7 took the lead and it stayed that way with them fighting off the competition across the race course. The wind was ... Read More »

2012 Tornado European Championships – Day Three

Day three of the Tornado European championships saw a mixture of wind, the second crash and the first capsize of the event. We also had a new committee boat and race officer for the day with the previous race officer having to head to Texel. Although the morning stated with a light breeze it quickly built to 15 knots and ... Read More »

2012 Tornado European Championships – Day Two

There was a postponement at the start of day two due to high wind conditions and rain. At 11am the postponement came down with a 12pm start scheduled for the first of three races. The wind speed was perfect all day starting as a force 5 and dropping to a force 4. Although the speed was perfect the wind was ... Read More »

2012 European Championships – Day One

Day one of the Tornado European Championships kicked off today with perfect conditions; a nice consistent force 3 breeze and beautiful sunshine. 13 boats from 5 nations, CZE, GBR, GER, GRE and NED have arrived to try and prevent Dany and Kostas from winning their 5th Tornado European Championships in a row. Two races were scheduled for today and after ... Read More »

2011 Tornado Championships Photos

If you took part in either the 2011 Tornado World or European Championships then we have a treat for you! Download all of the Hi-Res photos and video files directly from Drop Box. If you would like the photos then please drop an email to info@tornado-class.org and we will get you set up with access. Thank you to Martina Barnet ... Read More »

2011 European Championships – Four in a row for the Greeks

Lake Como was presented at its best for the 38 teams from 9 nations who arrived to battle it out to be 2011 Tornado European Champions. Every day just in time for lunch the southern thermals came through and gave the Tornado sailors excellent sailing conditions. It was certainly one of the most beautiful championships the Tornado class has had ... Read More »

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