The International Tornado Class Association committee for the next 2 years is elected
Schwangauer Jürgen Jentsch, chairman of the Segelclub Füssen Forggensee (SCFF), who has been President of the ITA for six years, has been appointed as the top representative for another two years at the Yacht Club La Grande Motte, France.
He is assisted by the ITA Committee, with
Vice President Kostas Trigonis, GRE
Class Secretary Maria Tsaousidou, GRE
Head of Events Sarah Jentsch, GER
Events Josef Gunkel, GER,
Treasurer David Gunkel, GER
Member Kim Nicholas, AUS
Member Dany Paschalidis, GRE
And the Technical Committee,
Leo Sanchez, ESP
Brett Burvill, AUS
Wolfgang Heinemann, GER
Aaron Duncan, NZL (new) and
French class president Didier Collin
The Tornado class continues to enjoy increasing popularity in its post-Olympic phase (1976-2008). The class is growing again in France, Italy, Greece, Austria and New Zealand. There are many new and young sailors who appreciate the family atmosphere in sporty and fair national and international regattas.
Tornado sirens all over the world trust the longevity due to the technologically, highest boat builder standards combined with a good and safe handling, even at high speeds. The Tornado is known to reach up to 25 knots boat speed under Genaker.
The Tornado Class will be hosting the 51st World Open, Mixed and Youth Championships near Auckland at Takapuna Boating Club from 4 to 10 January 2019.
International class president Jürgen Jentsch expects more than 30 teams from ten nations in far-away New Zealand.
For this purpose, the containers of the European participants will be packed in Füssen in September and sent to Auckland in a six-week trip
The European Championship 2019 should be held again in Mediterranean climes, either and Rimini or Thessaloniki.