Tornado European Championships – Team Red Bull sail a perfect regatta to take victory.
It was the Greek team of Iordanis Paschalidis and Konstantinos Trigonis who took overall victory sailing their Red Bull, Graham Eeles Tornado. They could not be faulted through the whole regatta with 8 wins from 8 races. Team Gaebler have been hot on their heels but couldn’t get ahead to take victory. Again it was a closely fought battle with the Greek and German teams match racing each other to the finish.
Speaking about their victory Konstantinos Trigonis said “It was a great week for us. To be honest we were not expecting to win the regatta that easily, the weather conditions helped us a lot because we favour the windy conditions. Our speed was awesome upwind in all conditions, we won all of the races and we are really happy about it. We stayed focused throughout the whole week and didn’t make any mistakes. The race committee did a fantastic job not loosing even one chance to run a race for the competitors. We now have to focus on bringing this fantastic boat back into the Olympic Games again.”
ITA President and World Champion Roland Gaebler also commented saying “They have our full respect, they were better in speed and also with some manoeuvres. They sailed a brilliant series and they deserve this European Championships victory, their 3rd in a row.”
Final results – http://www.tornado-class.org/events/2010europeans/results.htm