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 nations, Armenia, Australia, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Greece and Switzerland sailing in beautiful Carnac, Yacht Club Carnac. 6 of them were mixed teams and 3 of them raced with Classic boats (no spinnakers). This was the reason why we had 3 different results, for the new rig Open, the new rig Mixed and the Classic category. The Classic ones made their appearance again here in Carnac after 15 years of absence so it is of high importance to have them with us!!
We had perfect sailing conditions the whole week. All races started just on time with the Race Committee and Jury doing a great job. We have to remark the hospitality of the French people and thank them for organizing this event.
So, the first racing day was sunny and warm with light winds from 5 to 10 knots. It was Nikolaos Mavros and Alexandros Tagaropoulos
from Greece who lead the board for the first day in the Open category. Jean Marc Cuanillon and Gudrun Kolb, Switzerland lead in the Mixed one while Zakarian Michel and Ialenti Jeremy , Armenia were the leaders in the Classic category.
A colder and a bit windier second day brought some changes to the results for the Open and Mixed Categories. The Greek team of Dany Paschalidis and Kostas Trigonis gained the lead in the Open category now, while the Germans Roland and Nahid Gaebler beat the Swiss and are first in the Mixed Category.
The days that followed had light to medium winds and even though we had some tight battles for the medals as the teams where very close in points, the leaders managed to maintain their places.
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