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ITA follow-up statement concerning the situation in Ukraine

The International Tornado Association (ITA) is deeply concerned about the developing situation in Ukraine, where Russian forces have begun invading and laying claim to Ukrainian land. We want to show our solidarity for peace to the Ukrainian people. Freedom is a value the ITA represents on a daily basis on and off the water ever since it exists. We join ... Read More »

8 bells for Wolfgang Heinemann

Wolfgang Heinemann in action

This Monday, 7th Feb. 2022, Wolfgang Heinemann lost his fight against cancer. As our main Tornado Class International Measurer during the last years, he was very involved with the Class. He had also taken care of the vacuum left by Marström Composites serving us with his experience in his small Catsailing shed in Bad Wildungen, Germany. He could find you ... Read More »

2021 AGM Notes

This year’s AGM took place at the venue of the Nautical Club of Thessaloniki, 26th of September starting at 19.15 local time. Find the notes of the meeting below. AGM Notes 2021 Read More »

2021 Worlds: Titles decided

Konstantinos Trigonis & Konstantinos Kazantzis, GRE 7 are this year’s Tornado World Open champions!! Trigonis has won multiple world and european titles as a crew, sailing together with Dany Paschalidis, and this is his first one as a helm. Kazantzis is a young promising sailor who landed powerfully on the Tornado after the end of the 49er Europeans.  from CZE are ... Read More »

2021 Tornado Worlds – Day 4

The 4th racing day of the event was not so generous, as it offered only very light southwest wind of around 6 knots, just over the lower wind limit our class can sail. The mixed and youth team of Michaela Pavlisova & Marek Pavlis won the one and only race of the event, continuing their brilliant performance. They seem to ... Read More »

2021 Tornado Worlds Day 3

3 races were successfully completed today with a northwest and really swifty wind of  6-10 knots, after yesterday’s lack of wind. The fleet got on the water at around 13hours. The team of Trigonis and Kazatzis, GRE 7, conquered the day succeeding 3 bullets for the open category! Similar was the status in the mixed one, with previous world championship ... Read More »

2021 Tornado Worlds – Day 1

Thessaloniki, and the Nautical club of the town, has welcomed the 34 sailors from 5 nations with a nice southwest breeze of 8-12 knots for the beginning of the championship! The perfect, shifty sailing conditions helped the race officers to finish the 2 scheduled races of the day just in time before the afternoon storm.     The battle on ... Read More »

2021 Annual General Meeting

The AGM of the International Tornado Class Association after 2 years will be held on Sunday the 26th of September at 18.00CET (19.00 local time) at the venue of Nautical club Thessaloniki. COVID-19 restrictions forced us to stay back on our scheduled elections of new members, so this will take place in 2021. The agenda will be as follows  Agenda ... Read More »

Michaela Pavlisova & Marek Pavlis: 2021 European Champions!

Young Czech mixed crew Michaela Pavlisova and Marek Pavlis win Tornado European Championship for the first time. The European Tornado Championship, which was hosted by the Füssen Forggensee Sailing Club for the first time in the club’s 65-year history, came to an end on the 25th of July. A total of 17 teams from 6 nations competed at the first ... Read More »

2021 Europeans day 3

On the third day of the European Championships, no race could be sailed due to the bad wind situation. The day included swim on the lake and a Gala dinner sponsored by Günkel-elektro for sailors, their families and the organising committee. For tomorrow, Saturday, a change in weather is announced with hope for better wind conditions.   Read More »

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