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2018 World champions are decided

Saturday, 14 July So this was the end of the 2018 Tornado Worlds in La Grande Motte, France. Titles are decided! Iordanis Paschalidis & Petros Konstantinidis, GRE1 are the Open Tornado champions for the second consecutive year!! Iordanis Paschalidis and Konstantinos Trigonis were winning this title since 2011 so Iordanis is now a Tornado world champion for the 8th time ... Read More »

2018 Tornado worlds – Day 5

Friday, 13 July 4th day of racing. After a rather busy rest day with the visit to a vineyard, and the lunch on site, back to competition. Competitors were quite anxious at the 11.00 skippers’ meeting. There was no wind from the North, as usual. They were afraid there will be no wind in the afternoon. Luckily, an afternoon sea ... Read More »

2018 Tornado Worlds – Day 3

Wednesday, 11 July Third day of racing. Same color for the sky over La Grande Motte: light blue without any cloud, same color for the sun, and same color for the sea: blue-green. The change came from the temperature: 28° instead of 34° on Tuesday were expected for the afternoon which means probably a thermal wind lighter than the day ... Read More »

2018 Tornado Worlds – Day 2

Tuesday 10th July Back to the program of the Tornado World chps 2018 after a first day shortened on the water because administrative decision to secure the area for the aircraft « Patrouille de France” performance in La Grande Motte sky, at the end of the afternoon. The show was so great. but lengthened on shore at night with a so ... Read More »

2018 Tornado Worlds – Day 1

48 athletes, 24 boats from 9 countries are competing at the Tornado Worlds championship this year. Australia, Austria, Czech Republic, Germany, Great Britain, Greece, Italy, New Zealand and of course France all here at the venue of Yacht Club la Grande Motte to race and have fun as always. One race took place today at the first day of the ... Read More »

2018 Annual General Meeting

This year’s AGM will be held in the venue of Yacht club La Grande Motte on the 8th of July. The time will be announced with a notice on the Notice Board of the Tornado World championship. All ITA members are able to attend. Please be there. Read More »

2018 French Tornado Nationals

Excellent performance for the youths Yoan Trecul and Thomas Ferrand, FRA 2, who finished first after scoring 9 bullets in the same number of races! 2018 FRA nationals was a great event hosted by Arzon Yacht Club, Crouesty, Brittany. 10 Tornados on the water, 9 races disputed in 3 days in rather low wind conditions (7 – 8 kts average ... Read More »

Mid-Year World Sailing meeting

Jürgen Jentsch, president of the ITA representing the class along with 200 other participants of the sailing world at the F.C. Chelsea Event Center in London at the mid years meeting. 4 challenging days with difficult decisions to be taken for Paris 2024 and the future of Olympic Sailing. Jürgen also had the opportunity to meet Nicolas Henard, the French ... Read More »

2019 Tornado worlds -NZL

Although we are before the 2018 Tornado World championahip, next year’s venue is decided. Let’s arrange our New Year’s Eve to New Zealand! The NZITA are working very hard to get the 2019 World Championships organised and ensure that it will be an event not to be missed. Prior to the NoR, we have an update for the 3 events ... Read More »

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