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2018 UK Tornado National Championships

2018 UK Tornado National Championships - Winners

7 visiting boats joint the 3 local club members in Brightlingsea to battle it out to be the 2018 Tornado national champion. This years championships were part of the Cat Fest event which Brightlingsea host every 2 years to celebrate Reg White. It was great to see some new teams attending the nationals, Robert and David from Whitstable have recently ... Read More »

2018 Europeans -Final Day

  Dany PASCHALIDES & Kostas TRIGONIS have confirmed  their dominance once again!! They have been THE TOP tornado sailors of the last 10 years, having won 15 titles in total over this period but also intoducing our class to young sailors!!! Martin and Julia Rusterholz, are the new Mixed European champions! They also had a great performance in the open ... Read More »

2018 Europeans – Day 2 & 3

Superb conditions for competitors. Blue sky, clear atmosphere, strong north wind. What a difference with the day before, where competitors had to wait two hours for some wind. The patience of organization and competitors rewarded them: late in the afternoon a 10 knots of wind started to blow over the Tornado fleet. Immediately in action, the race committee permitted to ... Read More »

2018 Europeans – Day 1

Day 1 Thursday September 13 First day of the 2018 Europeans organized by the Circolo Vela Arco located in the North of Lake Garda (Italy) As usually for that part of Lake Garda, the wind was blowing from the North in the morning. Clouds were covering the summits of the surrounding mountains. The Opening ceremony took place under the Presidence ... Read More »

2018 CZE nationals

Czech Republic tornado national championship will take place at the beautiful venue of lake Lipno, Cerna organized by the Yacht club Jestraby and the Czech Sailing Federation.   Notice of Race   Read More »

Jentsch re-elected as ITA president

The International Tornado Class Association committee for the next 2 years is elected   Schwangauer Jürgen Jentsch, chairman of the Segelclub Füssen Forggensee (SCFF), who has been President of the ITA for six years, has been appointed as the top representative for another two years at the Yacht Club La Grande Motte, France. He is assisted by the ITA Committee, ... Read More »

2019 Tornado Worlds in NZL

Are you ready to race in Takapuna, Auckland? Find all information here: https://www.tworlds2019.com/ For any request, contact directly Wayne Limbrick multihullers@gmail.com, Tel: +64 27 496 5299 or secretary@tornado-class.org Information regarding transportation from Europe (contact Josef Gunkel josef.gunkel@gunkel-elektro.com) Aaron Duncan and Bill Caunce have organized to get cost-free containers and cost free sea transport from Europe to New Zealand for the ... Read More »

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 »

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