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.
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.
- UK National Championships – 29th and 30th September – Brightlingsea Sailing Club
Other popular events with UK Tornado Sailors
- Solent Forts Race – TBC – Hayling Ferry Sailing Club
- East Coast Piers Race – 7th and 8th July – Marconi Sailing Club
- Whitstable Forts Race – 8th and 9th September 2017 – Whitstable Yacht Club
Need spare parts? Marstrom are no longer stocking all of the Tornado spare parts but Wolfgang at Cat Sailing has taken this on.
Ropes, Blocks, Clothing and Chandlery Items
Sailing Chandlery (previously Dinghy Rope) is the place to go for your chandlery items in the UK. Their online chandlery service can provide ropes, pulleys, shackles, sailing clothing and accessories.
Also ideal if you are looping for custom Tornado ropes including tapered kite halyards.