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8 bells: King Constantine II

Constantine, the last king of Greece and Commodore of Honour of the Tornado class since 1976 died on January 10, 2023. He was a close friend of our class, supporting it for 32 years while in the Olympic games. Paul Elvstrom was his coach, during the 1960 Olympic games, when he, Odysseus Eskitzoglou and Giorgos Zaimis won the gold medal ... Read More »

Catagolfe 2022

One of the most beautiful raids in France took place, in the middle of a unique playground in the Gulf of Morbihan and its 59 islands 18. The “CATAGOLFE” brought together 120 multihulls. Nine Tornados participated, including one all-female crew. Superb conditions, a Saturday in the sun with a long course in the Auray river with 10 to 15 knots ... Read More »

WORLD SAILING AGM 2022 – ABU DHABI

Jürgen Jentsch, our President of the International Tornado Association, represented the Tornados at the World Sailing AGM in Abu Dhabi. Jürgen met the two-time Olympic champion Roman Hagara. Furthermore, the new technical director of the Austrian Sailing Association and the new technical staff of World Sailing were there to talk about the licences of the new mast production. The Tornado ... Read More »

Final Day of the 2022 World Championship

The World Championships in La Grande Motte have been decided. Unfortunately, only one race could be sailed on the last final day due to light winds. This race took place around 6 knots of wind, which is the minimum limit to be able to sail a race in the Tornado class. Congratulations to the new world champions. In the Open ... Read More »

World Championship – Day 4

On the fourth day of the World Championship in La Grande Motte only one race could be sailed due to a thunderstorm. The participants will praised the race committee for the quick reaction and the cancellation of the second planned race to ensure the safety of the sailors. In addition, the participants could observe a small tornado which stirred up ... Read More »

World Championship – Day 3

The third day of the World Championship in La Grande Motte went differently than predicted. Today’s races took place under wind conditions with up to 20 knots of wind. The first race of the day was won by Konstantinos Trigonis with crew Konstantinos Kazantzis. In the second race the wind increased a bit more. Unfortunately only 14 of 24 teams ... Read More »

World Championship – Day 2

The second day of racing at the World Championship in La Grande Motte also presents the competitors with tactical challenges. The first race of today also took place in light wind conditions with up to 9 knots of wind. The second race was exciting, with several thunderstorm cells causing wind shifts. Towards the end of the race some participants could ... Read More »

World Championship – Day 1

The first day of the World Championship in La Grande Motte is over. After a short postponement of the start, two races could be sailed today under very light wind conditions of about 6-8 knots. These were tactically very demanding due to strong shifting winds. After the first day of the World Championship in La Grande Motte, Konstantinos Trigonis and ... Read More »

The World Championship are open!

The World Championships in La Grande Motte are open! After the long Corona break, 24 teams from 9 nations are on the regatta field. The Practice Race took place today under perfect conditions with about 9-10 knots of wind. After a relatively short race course Konstantinos Trigonis and his crew Konstantinos Kazantis successfully won the practice race. Afterwards the Tornado ... Read More »

2022 Annual General Meeting

The AGM of the International Tornado Class Association will be held on Tuesday the 30th of August at 19.30CET (19.30 local time) at the venue of the Yacht Club of La Grande Motte. The agenda will be as follows  Agenda Apologies for absence Approval of the minutes of the last AGM President’s Report Secretary’s Report Treasurer’s Report Events and class ... Read More »

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