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European Championship 2023 – Day 1

The first race day of the European Championship did not go as planned, analogous to the practice race the day before. Again, several thunderstorm cells caused different wind systems to work against each other in the race field. The result was – no wind. For this reason no race could be started today. Nevertheless, the mood among the sailors was ... Read More »

The European Championships 2023 at the Achensee are open!

After the measurement of the boats this morning, a practice race was also scheduled for 15:30. Unfortunately, due to several thunderstorm cells and advance warnings, this had to be canceled so that the boats remained on land. Afterwards the European Championship 2023 with 25 teams from 8 different nations was opened with cold drinks and finger food. Two races are ... Read More »

2023 Tornado Worlds

The World Championship 2023 will take place this year in the period from 18. August 2023 to 25. August 2023 organized by the Centro Vela Dervio Sailing Club on Lake Como. You can find the official announcement here. Looking forward to coming back to @centroveladervio this August. Read More »

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 »


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 »

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