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Final Day of the 2022 World Championship

The World Championships in La Grande Motte have been decided. Unfortunately, only one race could be sailed on the last final day due to light winds. This race took place around 6 knots of wind, which is the minimum limit to be able to sail a race in the Tornado class. Congratulations to the new world champions. In the Open ... Read More »

World Championship – Day 4

On the fourth day of the World Championship in La Grande Motte only one race could be sailed due to a thunderstorm. The participants will praised the race committee for the quick reaction and the cancellation of the second planned race to ensure the safety of the sailors. In addition, the participants could observe a small tornado which stirred up ... Read More »

World Championship – Day 3

The third day of the World Championship in La Grande Motte went differently than predicted. Today’s races took place under wind conditions with up to 20 knots of wind. The first race of the day was won by Konstantinos Trigonis with crew Konstantinos Kazantzis. In the second race the wind increased a bit more. Unfortunately only 14 of 24 teams ... Read More »

World Championship – Day 2

The second day of racing at the World Championship in La Grande Motte also presents the competitors with tactical challenges. The first race of today also took place in light wind conditions with up to 9 knots of wind. The second race was exciting, with several thunderstorm cells causing wind shifts. Towards the end of the race some participants could ... Read More »

World Championship – Day 1

The first day of the World Championship in La Grande Motte is over. After a short postponement of the start, two races could be sailed today under very light wind conditions of about 6-8 knots. These were tactically very demanding due to strong shifting winds. After the first day of the World Championship in La Grande Motte, Konstantinos Trigonis and ... Read More »

The World Championship are open!

The World Championships in La Grande Motte are open! After the long Corona break, 24 teams from 9 nations are on the regatta field. The Practice Race took place today under perfect conditions with about 9-10 knots of wind. After a relatively short race course Konstantinos Trigonis and his crew Konstantinos Kazantis successfully won the practice race. Afterwards the Tornado ... 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 »

European championship – Day 1

The first day of the European Championship starts with up to 12 knots of wind from the east and high waves. Michaela Pavlisova and her brother, Marek Pavlis, won the first championship day in a dominant way. Zdnek Pavlis with daughter Klara Pavlisova follow with only two points behind. Third place is currently held by Jens Blum with his crew ... Read More »

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