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Happy New Year 2017

Happy New Year 2017

The International Tornado Class Association wishes you a Happy New Year with fantastic sailing! 2017 gives us a great reason to celebrate a little harder, and over and over again – it´s our 50th anniversary.  *For the occasion please send us your best Tornado memories (in any format) so that we can keep celebrating together by sharing our passion! Read More »

RIP Paul Elvstrøm

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7th Dec 2016 One of the World’s greatest sailor passed away. He participated in 8 Olympic games and was the first one who won four gold medals in four consecutive Olympic games. (1948-1960) In 1984 and 1988 Olympics, Elvstrøm and his daughter, Trine, were the first Tornado mixed crew and the only father/daughter crew to have competed together at the ... Read More »

Under Dany and Kostas wings!

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Dany Paschalidis and Kostas  Trigonis, our consecutive Worlds Champions introduced the Tornado boat to 20 young sailors in a 3-day training camp “Under my wings”! The youths gained a unique experience not only to sail a fascinating boat but also to sail it together with the best ones!            Read More »

National flags on T mainsails

First new sail under App D (2)

As voted by the majority of the ITA members, the new mainsails will be identified according to Appendix D. Committee elections will take place every 2 years (not yearly) at the AGM and according to the constitution. The final wording for both questions will come after the ISAF’s approval in the next days. Find the pie charts with the results ... Read More »

Congratulations Santiago Lange & Thomas Zajac!

The Rio 2016 Olympic Sailing Competition

Congratulations to the ex-multiple World Champion and twice Bronze Olympic medalist of the Tornado class Santiago Lange and his crew Cecilia Carranza Saroli for wining the Gold in Nacra 17 Olympic games. Congratulations also to the Austrian team of the ex – Tornado Vice World champion and long time active Tornado sailor Thomas Zajac and his crew Tanja Frank for the bronce Olympic medal ... Read More »

GER 580 – Wooden

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      Take a snapshot of our president’s wooden Tornado boat, GER 580. Built by the famous boat builder Herbert Glas in 1978. Jürgen Jentsch is sailing with Gerd Wittman, Ex- Ice hockey professional (12 years, defenceman in the German Bundesliga). Read More »

The 2016 European champions

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Let’s read what the European champions , Nikolaos Mavros and Alexandros Tagaropoulos have to say.. When asked, Alexandros Tagaropoulos mentioned: ” It is never easy to win any championship, especially when a total of 10 races is sailed. You need to sail your best every day and without making mistakes or at least by making fewer mistakes than your opponents. ... Read More »

2016 Tornado Europeans – Final

2016 European Champions

The 2016 Tornado Europeans have come to an end! After a great race and after taking their usual bath on the last day of the event, Nikolaos Mavros and Alexandros Tagaropoulos from Greece managed to maintain their lead since the beginning of the championship, becoming this year’s Open European Champions!! The broken trapeze wire on the penultimate race was not able ... Read More »

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