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2016 UK Tornado National Championships

2016 UK Tornado National Champions - Kevin Dutch and David Oakley

A mixed bag of conditions for the 8 boats at Stokes Bay Over the weekend of 10th and 11th September six Tornados and their crew made their way to Stokes Bay to join in racing with two local boats. After arriving and rigging on Friday afternoon some of the sailors headed to Gosport’s finest curry house to start the nationals ... Read More »

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First new sail under App D (2)

As voted by the majority of the ITA members, the new mainsails will be identified according to Appendix D. Committee elections will take place every 2 years (not yearly) at the AGM and according to the constitution. The final wording for both questions will come after the ISAF’s approval in the next days. Find the pie charts with the results ... Read More »

Congratulations Santiago Lange & Thomas Zajac!

The Rio 2016 Olympic Sailing Competition

Congratulations to the ex-multiple World Champion and twice Bronze Olympic medalist of the Tornado class Santiago Lange and his crew Cecilia Carranza Saroli for wining the Gold in Nacra 17 Olympic games. Congratulations also to the Austrian team of the ex – Tornado Vice World champion and long time active Tornado sailor Thomas Zajac and his crew Tanja Frank for the bronce Olympic medal ... Read More »

GER 580 – Wooden

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      Take a snapshot of our president’s wooden Tornado boat, GER 580. Built by the famous boat builder Herbert Glas in 1978. Jürgen Jentsch is sailing with Gerd Wittman, Ex- Ice hockey professional (12 years, defenceman in the German Bundesliga). Read More »

The 2016 European champions

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Let’s read what the European champions , Nikolaos Mavros and Alexandros Tagaropoulos have to say.. When asked, Alexandros Tagaropoulos mentioned: ” It is never easy to win any championship, especially when a total of 10 races is sailed. You need to sail your best every day and without making mistakes or at least by making fewer mistakes than your opponents. ... Read More »

2016 Tornado Europeans – Final

2016 European Champions

The 2016 Tornado Europeans have come to an end! After a great race and after taking their usual bath on the last day of the event, Nikolaos Mavros and Alexandros Tagaropoulos from Greece managed to maintain their lead since the beginning of the championship, becoming this year’s Open European Champions!! The broken trapeze wire on the penultimate race was not able ... Read More »

2016 Tornado Europeans – Day 3

Cesenatico

2 difficult races today in Cesenatico! The very light wind from northeast – east was shifty and the current was decisive!! Nick Mavros and Alex Tagaropoulos scored the bullet in the first race of the day and they discarded their second race. Still leading the fleet!! On the second position Maria Tsaousidou and Marc Baier after scoring a 5th and ... Read More »

2016 Tornado Europeans – Day 2

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Light winds again on the second day of our European championship. The wind was blowing from the northeast and the left side was the favoured one although the wind shifted to the right!! Nick Mavros and Alex Tagaropoulos are still leading the board besides they were not the leaders in today’s races. They scored a second and a fourth. On ... Read More »

2016 Tornado Europeans – Day 1

Cesenatico

Cesenatico. Italy. 22.06 1st day of the 2016 European championship in front of the beautiful beach of Cesenatico, Italy. The Italians welcomed us with nice food and drinks and the races started on time. The light wind was coming from the northeast and its speed varied from 6 to 9 knots. The sailors seem to be ready for a lot ... Read More »

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