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Final day of the 2023 World Championship

The excitement reached its peak on the fifth and final day of the Tornado World Championship. Thanks to constantly good wind conditions, all 10 planned races could be sailed. Before the final, three teams were tied on points in second to fourth place, which noticeably increased the nervousness. However, the Austrian team AUT 995 with Angelika Kohlendorfer and Calvin Klaus ... Read More »

Day 4 – Worldchampionship 2023

The fourth sailing day of the 2023 World Championship took place in perfect conditions: Wind speeds of 8 – 15 knots took place. The planned two races were sailed. Also on this day the team – Yoann Trecul and his crew Thomas Ferrand from France was unbeatable. With tactical skill and outstanding performance, the French duo mastered both races. By ... Read More »

Day 3 – World Championship

After the past two days of racing made it clear that the right side of the lake is preferred terrain for sailors, the race committee decided to create fairer conditions for all participants and strategically move the start line and gate to a different position. Wind conditions were near optimal with speeds ranging from 8 to 14 knots. Overall, two ... Read More »

Day 2 – World Championship

Day 2 of the Tornado World Championship begins on picturesque Lake Como. The second day of racing brought changeable conditions with winds from the south and wind speeds of 12 knots and gusts of up to 14 knots. As of the previous day, there were wind shifts of up to 15 degrees. Despite challenging conditions, the French duo of Yoann ... Read More »

Opening of the 2023 World Championship in Dervio, Lake Como!

An exciting 1st day of racing of the World Championship on Lake Como comes to an end. Perfect conditions with constant 12 knots of wind from the south allowed two races. A strong wind shift in the second race presented the competitors with tactical challenges. The first race was won by French sailors Yoann Trecul and Thomas Ferrand. In the ... Read More »

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 »

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