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The 2023 European Championships are over!

From July 18th to 22nd the European Championship in the boat class Tornado took place at the picturesque Achensee in Tyrol, Austria. A total of 25 sailors from 8 different nations, including a team from Australia, came to compete for the title of European Champion in the categories “Open” and “Mixed Team”.  The sailors were confronted with extremely tricky and ... Read More »

The European Championships 2023 are over!

On the last day of the European Championship 2023 at Lake Achensee, the sailors faced challenging conditions, just like on the previous days. The wind was blowing from the north and alternated between strong gusts of up to 18 knots and light winds of 6 knots. Wind shifts as well as the close points difference on the last day promised ... Read More »

European Championship 2023 – Day 3

On the third day of the European Championship in the Tornado boat class, the predicted weather conditions provided an exciting challenge for the sailors. The planned start time of the fourth race had to be postponed to 2 pm due to several thunderstorms. The southerly wind initially provided good conditions for the first races. The 1st race started with strong ... Read More »

European Championship 2023 – Day 2

In contrast to the previous days, today the 1st race of the European Championship 2023 could be started as planned at 10 am. Markus Betz, the 1st chairman of the German Tornado Class Association reviewed today in words as follows: “We had an incredibly beautiful sailing day today with three races at wind force four. The Achensee is a tactically ... Read More »

European Championship 2023 – Day 1

The first race day of the European Championship did not go as planned, analogous to the practice race the day before. Again, several thunderstorm cells caused different wind systems to work against each other in the race field. The result was – no wind. For this reason no race could be started today. Nevertheless, the mood among the sailors was ... Read More »

The European Championships 2023 at the Achensee are open!

After the measurement of the boats this morning, a practice race was also scheduled for 15:30. Unfortunately, due to several thunderstorm cells and advance warnings, this had to be canceled so that the boats remained on land. Afterwards the European Championship 2023 with 25 teams from 8 different nations was opened with cold drinks and finger food. Two races are ... Read More »

The titles are decided

Due to a storm no further race could be sailed on the last day of the European Championship. Thus, our new European Champions have been determined. Congratulations to Zdnek Pavlis and daughter Klara Pavlisova, who won the overall as well as mixed European Championship title with an incredibly sovereign performance. Zdnek Pavlis is a long-time Tornado sailor who brings a ... Read More »

European championship – Day 3

Due to an upcoming storm tonight and the resulting wave for tomorrow, the Tornado class together with the race committee decided to sail three races today. The races took place under light wind conditions from the east. In the overall result there was no change in the places one to three compared to the previous day. Still on first place ... Read More »

European championship – Day 2

Team Betz Tornado Sailing

Day 2 ended with double trapeze winds from the east with up to 15 knots. 35 degrees outside temperature rounded up the two races to a perfect racing day. Punctually at 2 pm the first race started which Mirco Mazzini won together with his crew Andrea Ciavatta. The second race of the day was won by Markus Betz with son ... 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 »

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