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Eight Bells for Giovanni Jahier

Weymouth 1978 Tornado World Championship
helmsman Lorenzo Carmellini
crew Giovanni Jahier

Born 8th January 1943 Died 17 February 2017 He has been always a crew, sailed in Los Angeles pre-Olympics (Long Beach) with Guglielmo Danelon and in the world/European/Kiel/Juan Les pin/ Hyeres/Torbole/Italian championships, for years with different helmsman. Indeed he was in the Italian team for many races everywhere in the world, also written in the Circolo Vela Torbole Hall of ... Read More »

Happy New Year 2017

Happy New Year 2017

The International Tornado Class Association wishes you a Happy New Year with fantastic sailing! 2017 gives us a great reason to celebrate a little harder, and over and over again – it´s our 50th anniversary.  *For the occasion please send us your best Tornado memories (in any format) so that we can keep celebrating together by sharing our passion! Read More »

RIP Paul Elvstrøm

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7th Dec 2016 One of the World’s greatest sailor passed away. He participated in 8 Olympic games and was the first one who won four gold medals in four consecutive Olympic games. (1948-1960) In 1984 and 1988 Olympics, Elvstrøm and his daughter, Trine, were the first Tornado mixed crew and the only father/daughter crew to have competed together at the ... Read More »

Congratulations Santiago Lange & Thomas Zajac!

The Rio 2016 Olympic Sailing Competition

Congratulations to the ex-multiple World Champion and twice Bronze Olympic medalist of the Tornado class Santiago Lange and his crew Cecilia Carranza Saroli for wining the Gold in Nacra 17 Olympic games. Congratulations also to the Austrian team of the ex – Tornado Vice World champion and long time active Tornado sailor Thomas Zajac and his crew Tanja Frank for the bronce Olympic medal ... Read More »

GER 580 – Wooden

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      Take a snapshot of our president’s wooden Tornado boat, GER 580. Built by the famous boat builder Herbert Glas in 1978. Jürgen Jentsch is sailing with Gerd Wittman, Ex- Ice hockey professional (12 years, defenceman in the German Bundesliga). Read More »

8 bells for Roel de Groot

Featured Roel de Groot

Roel started sailing catamarans about 25 years ago. His first boat was a Prindle 18-2, which he was sailing with his wife Petra Akkerman. Later Roel changed the Prindle to a more comfortable Nacra 6.0. His wife Petra got Roel persuaded to sailing the Tornado. Around 2011 Roel telephoned Eric de Rijt, if they could go to have a look at ... Read More »

Sad news from Cerna v Posumavi, CZE

Alexander Jegorov

Some very sad news reached us from Cerna v Posumavi, our last Tornado European’s venue. At the age of 83, Mr. Alexander Jegorov has left us forever. He was the former chairman of YC Cerna v Posumavi, holder of a gold badge of Czech Sailing Association and a great yachtsman. Sasha was the founder of the Tornado class in Czechoslovakia ... Read More »

New Year’s Wishes 2016

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  The committee members of the International Tornado class Association appreciate your contribution to the success of our class this year.    We all wish you a healthy and successful new year and look forward to seeing you in the 2016 Tornado events.   Read More »

GREEKS ARE THE 2015 TORNADO OPEN WORLD CHAMPIONS!!!

World Champions

For 5th consecutive year unbeatable team Redbul of Dany Paschalidis and Konstantinos Trigonis are the 2015 Tornado Open World Champions!! Undoubtedly they were the fastest boat in every condition! They dominated in 9 out of the 10 races of the championship by performing not only fast but also smart sailing! This year we had 27 Tornado boats sailing from 7 ... Read More »

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