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Welcome to the Tornado Sailing UK area of the ITA website. Here you will find the latest Tornado sailing news from the UK Tornado Class Association. In the UK there are a number of Tornado’s dotted around the country, many of them travel to the largest events and then come together once a year for a national championships.


Membership to the UKITA starts from as little as £30 with full ITA membership from £50. A great small price to help your class run events and help you out over the year with help and advice. Membership runs from January to December so make sure you renew as soon as you can. Each person taking part in TT events or the Nationals must be a member of the UKITA.

UK Tornado Class Membership Form (PDF)

Membership Benefits

Discounted insurance – As a UKITA member you are entitled to a special insurance rate through Dinghy Insure, just go to their website and select ‘Tornado UKITA Members Discount Rate’. Thanks to David and his team for offering this discount.

2017 Events

  • Informal tuning and racing weekend – Late May Bank Holiday at Marconi Sailing Club (still to be confirmed)
  • National Championships – 10th and 11th June – Thorpe Bay Yacht Club (still to be confirmed)
  • World Championships – Greece from 28th August
  • European Championships – Italy

Other popular events with UK Tornado Sailors

  • East Coast Piers Race – 1st and 2nd July – Marconi Sailing Club
  • Whitstable Forts Race – 2017 date TBC
  • Solent Forts Race – 2017 date TBC
  • Stokes Bay Cat Open – 2017 date TBC
  • Nore Race – 2017 date TBC
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