1970 Newsletter – owned by John Forbes – proves the resounding presence of women on the Tornado class since then.
“The Tornado is now established. Its name signifies what Porsche and Ferrari mean to people on the road. Like those fine cars the Tornado has the elegance and performance of a thoroughbred. To own a well kept Tornado is to be envied, sail it fast and you are admired, race with a gorgeous girl crew and win – please introduce us.
LADY TORNADISTES – A word of appreciation for the faithful female boat handlers, be they female crews, launching wives of sandwich girls. Without them our fleets would not be so colourful. It has also been good to see husband and wife teams.”