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2013 European Championships – Final Day

With light winds early in the morning the postponement flag went up for the Tornado Class and the sailors remained on shore watching the A Class’ float out to their racing area. Around 1 hour later the race officer removed the postponement and the sailors got ready and went out onto the water. It was Roland and Nahid Gaebler who ... Read More »

2013 Tornado European Championships – Day Three

The forecast was always due to be bad for the third day of racing and the sailors awoke to a fresh force 4 wind with heavy cloud cover. When it was time to hit the water the wind was building with choppy water and big waves. The race officer got the fleet off to a quick start for the first ... Read More »

2013 Tornado European Championships – Day Two

2013 Tornado European Championships Heading into Day Two the 32 boats had experienced two good races on Day One and it was the husband and wife duo of Roland and Nahid Gaebler who were at the top of the table. Day Two started beautifully in the picturesque location of Lake Constance, Austria. The sailors arrived to a sunny day with ... Read More »

2012 Tornado European Championships – Day Four

Day Four of the 2012 Tornado European Championships started slowly with very light airs. There was just over the 6 knots required by the class rules to start a race. As the race progressed the Team Red Bull GRE7 took the lead and it stayed that way with them fighting off the competition across the race course. The wind was ... Read More »

2012 Tornado European Championships – Day Three

Day three of the Tornado European championships saw a mixture of wind, the second crash and the first capsize of the event. We also had a new committee boat and race officer for the day with the previous race officer having to head to Texel. Although the morning stated with a light breeze it quickly built to 15 knots and ... Read More »

2012 Tornado European Championships – Day Two

There was a postponement at the start of day two due to high wind conditions and rain. At 11am the postponement came down with a 12pm start scheduled for the first of three races. The wind speed was perfect all day starting as a force 5 and dropping to a force 4. Although the speed was perfect the wind was ... Read More »

2012 European Championships – Day One

Day one of the Tornado European Championships kicked off today with perfect conditions; a nice consistent force 3 breeze and beautiful sunshine. 13 boats from 5 nations, CZE, GBR, GER, GRE and NED have arrived to try and prevent Dany and Kostas from winning their 5th Tornado European Championships in a row. Two races were scheduled for today and after ... Read More »

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