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2023 Annual General Meeting – Notice

The AGM of the International Tornado Class Association will be held on Monday the 21st of August at 19.30CET (19.30 local time) at the venue of the Yacht Club of Centro Vela Dervio. The agenda will be as follows  Agenda Any motion other than those set out above shall be sent in writing by the proposer and seconder (both being ... Read More »

8 bells: King Constantine II

Constantine, the last king of Greece and Commodore of Honour of the Tornado class since 1976 died on January 10, 2023. He was a close friend of our class, supporting it for 32 years while in the Olympic games. Paul Elvstrom was his coach, during the 1960 Olympic games, when he, Odysseus Eskitzoglou and Giorgos Zaimis won the gold medal ... Read More »

Catagolfe 2022

One of the most beautiful raids in France took place, in the middle of a unique playground in the Gulf of Morbihan and its 59 islands 18. The “CATAGOLFE” brought together 120 multihulls. Nine Tornados participated, including one all-female crew. Superb conditions, a Saturday in the sun with a long course in the Auray river with 10 to 15 knots ... Read More »

2022 Annual General Meeting

The AGM of the International Tornado Class Association will be held on Tuesday the 30th of August at 19.30CET (19.30 local time) at the venue of the Yacht Club of La Grande Motte. The agenda will be as follows  Agenda Apologies for absence Approval of the minutes of the last AGM President’s Report Secretary’s Report Treasurer’s Report Events and class ... Read More »

2022 European championships

Congrega Velisti Cesenatico is ready to receive entry forms for the 2022 Tornado Open, Mixed & Youth European Championship that will be held between the 13th and 17th of July in Cesenatico, Italy. European Championship Read More »

2022 Tornado Worlds

  The 2022 Tornado World championship will take place in La Grande Motte, France at the venue of Yachtclub La Grande with dates  27/28 August to 3/4 September! Find all details at the following link:!/   Read More »

ITA follow-up statement concerning the situation in Ukraine

The International Tornado Association (ITA) is deeply concerned about the developing situation in Ukraine, where Russian forces have begun invading and laying claim to Ukrainian land. We want to show our solidarity for peace to the Ukrainian people. Freedom is a value the ITA represents on a daily basis on and off the water ever since it exists. We join ... Read More »

8 bells for Wolfgang Heinemann

Wolfgang Heinemann in action

This Monday, 7th Feb. 2022, Wolfgang Heinemann lost his fight against cancer. As our main Tornado Class International Measurer during the last years, he was very involved with the Class. He had also taken care of the vacuum left by Marström Composites serving us with his experience in his small Catsailing shed in Bad Wildungen, Germany. He could find you ... Read More »

2021 AGM Notes

This year’s AGM took place at the venue of the Nautical Club of Thessaloniki, 26th of September starting at 19.15 local time. Find the notes of the meeting below. AGM Notes 2021 Read More »

2021 Worlds: Titles decided

Konstantinos Trigonis & Konstantinos Kazantzis, GRE 7 are this year’s Tornado World Open champions!! Trigonis has won multiple world and european titles as a crew, sailing together with Dany Paschalidis, and this is his first one as a helm. Kazantzis is a young promising sailor who landed powerfully on the Tornado after the end of the 49er Europeans.  from CZE are ... Read More »

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