The newest weight statistics from existing mixed sailing teams and human weight statistics http://www.mixedsailing.org/perfect-weight-range show us that the Tornado fits perfectly in the range.
Teams with weights between 120 and 170kg can sail the Tornado. Light crews are able to handle the boat easily; the one design carbon mast guarantees the highest safety, because it is very easy to lift up and allows sailing always at the upper edge. The construction and size of the boat with twin trapeze allows sailors within the weight range of 50 and 100kg to choose their position on board.
The new strict One Design Tornado has it all. The most modern Rig with an ultra light carbon mast which makes the Tornado still the most advanced Multihull available. The Tornado hulls are made in an Autoclave with Epoxi and Nomex Honeycomb sandwich, which delivers the best stiffness and durability for a multihull. With 200+ days of hard sailing a year this is essential. A Tornado never gets soft, the stability is phenomenal.
Goran Marstrom has brought Multihull boatbuilding to a new quality level. No one else has so much experience with boatbuilding in an autoclave. This building process guarantees highest stiffness and quality, one Tornado lasts for 3 Olympic campaigns. Many boats in the World Championships top ten are more than 10 years old.
We have the highest standards of in-house one design certification. All boats are built in one location (Sweden), they are identical with a long lasting quality and strength. An essential benefit is that Sweden is a world class Health, Safety and Environmentally friendly country and the people involved in the building process are guaranteed the highest standards of health and safety.
The new easy to handle rope systems for the gennacker, jib and mainsail also makes Tornado Sailing easy for every sailor with Olympic ambitions.
Boats are built in one week and ready to send all around the World. Out-of-the Box, the Tornado is ready to fly.
Often there is a mistake in cost planning for an Olympic Sailing campaign. It is not only the price of a boat that is important, the sailors and MNA´s must also calculate the running cost of an Olympic Campaign. And for this a high quality boat has a better price balance as a low quality product.
Tornado Catamarans are built in Europe with the highest standards of eco friendly building environments.
1 New Tornado 23.000 €
4 sets of sails 16.000 €
Extras 1.000 €
1 Tornado 14.000 €
4 sets of sails 10.000
The balance/total investment over 4 years is 22.000 € or 5.500 € per year
Compare this to other classes; it is a very good price for a high speed One Design Multihull which will entertain spectators and the media.
1 Second Hand Tornado 14.000 €
4 Sets of Sails 10.000 €
1 Tornado 10.000 €
4 sets of sails 6.000 €
Only with a high quality second hand boat you can archive this. The Team Austria used the same boat for 3 Olympic Games. We have boats in the medal rankings which are 20 years old.
The Tornado has an excellent price-performance ratio. And we have very good second hand boat on all continents ready to race!
It’s time to save cost and energy. The very best way to transport boats around the world, is to pack them in a 40-Foot container. It´s easy you get 10 Tornados in one 40-Foot Container and travel to the premier 10 sailing events in the World
Price per Team/Boat for a round-the-world trip to 10 events is max. 4.000 € (tax included). Our experienced logistic partner PSP (GBR) offers the best service.
The Austrian Tornado Team used their boat for 3 Olympic! The Tornado is proven the best Multihull formula for Olympic Sailing. There have been absolutely no problems with the quality of boats, we call it “High-Quality One Design”. With the easy and stress free measurement process it couldn't be easier for event organisers.
The Tornado Class invented the Volvo Champions Race with their spectator and media friendly short course racing. The newest invention is the Speedsailing race format www.speedsailing.org.
The aim of this fresh approach to sailing is to breathe new life into the sport and bring the skills and thrills of Tornado catamaran racing to a wider audience and a new generation of spectators and sailors. Close action, engrossing battles, slick commentary, short races with young rookies and legendary skippers. It's sailing as we have never seen it before and tailor-made to be both spectator and media friendly.
We have had 40,000+ spectators for every Champions Race and Speedsailing event we have raced so far in our Sailing arenas. Together with the Skiffs, the Tornado delivers the highest media value for Event and Team sponsors.
The sailing world knows the brand name "Tornado" and the media and spectators love to watch the close action packed racing.
The boat size of a 20-Foot Tornado with its big flexible rig guarantees an exact starting time between 1 and 35 knots of wind. No more delays for races. A Tornado fly’s in all wind-conditions. This is very important for TV programs and the spectators. We deliver the Olympic Sailing action exactly on primetime.
The IOC golden rings award for the sensational Medal Race action in 2008 shows that the Tornado is the catamaran for the media action. The Journalists love the Formula-1 image the Tornado creates. The variety of pictures the Tornado delivers creates the best image Olympic Sailing can get. The Speed and the spectacular maneuvers of a Tornado are the best parts of high adrenaline sailing.
The media analysis at ISAF World Cup Events (Kiel, Palma, Melbourne etc.) shows that the Tornado is always on the Top with the Skiffs if we count TV minutes and pictures in the print and online media.
The Tornado is one of the most attractive classes for sponsors, the majority of Tornado sailing teams in the past have found great sponsors who finance their Olympic Campaigns. The Tornado was the Formula-1 of Olympic Summer Sports. It's time this purebred racing machine comes back to the Olympic Sailing Arena.
Tornados are sailing on each continent, we have Tornado fleets everywhere. It is easy for sailors to join the racing action of the Tornado class. The new young Tornado Class Committee are re-building the international events calendar to make it easy to step into the world of ultrafast sailing with a Tornado.
The sailors and their sponsors are on standby and they are waiting for the Tornado to come back into the Olympic Program. Young Sailors from youth-classes and established Olympic Campaigners want to sail with the Formula-1 in the Olympics. They want the maximum speed and action. The second hand Tornado market has top quality boats in the range between 6.000 and 16.000 €. Straight out of the boat park and ready to race.
The young sailors want action, speed and adrenaline, the Tornado has it all. Our youngest Tornado Skipper is just 14 years old and he has the dream to win an Olympic Medal on a Tornado in the future. Legends like Mitch Booth, John Forbes and Rene Schwall started sailing the Tornado at the age of 16. The Tornado is easy to handle and to sail. That's why we co-operate with most Multihull sailors to motivate them to go for the Olympics.
Our best Tornado racing legends are very open to coach sailors to win an Olympic medal. We also assist National Sailing Federations to start their Olympic Multihull program. Our youngsters love to fly and race the Tornado, ask any young sailor, it's the boat they all want to sail.
More Action at our Tornado TV Channel http://www.tornado-class.tv
International Tornado Association
Roland Gaebler - ITA President