Jentsch re-elected as ITA president

The International Tornado Class Association committee for the next 2 years is elected


Schwangauer Jürgen Jentsch, chairman of the Segelclub Füssen Forggensee (SCFF), who has been President of the ITA for six years, has been appointed as the top representative for another two years at the Yacht Club La Grande Motte, France.

He is assisted by the ITA Committee, with

Vice President Kostas Trigonis, GRE

Class Secretary Maria Tsaousidou, GRE

Head of Events Sarah Jentsch, GER

Events Josef Gunkel, GER,

Treasurer David Gunkel, GER

Member Kim Nicholas, AUS

Member Dany Paschalidis, GRE


And the Technical Committee,

Leo Sanchez, ESP

Brett Burvill, AUS

Wolfgang Heinemann, GER

Aaron Duncan, NZL (new) and

French class president Didier Collin

The Tornado class continues to enjoy increasing popularity in its post-Olympic phase (1976-2008). The class is growing again in France, Italy, Greece, Austria and New Zealand. There are many new and young sailors who appreciate the family atmosphere in sporty and fair national and international regattas.

Tornado sirens all over the world trust the longevity due to the technologically, highest boat builder standards combined with a good and safe handling, even at high speeds. The Tornado is known to reach up to 25 knots boat speed under Genaker.

The Tornado Class will be hosting the 51st World Open, Mixed and Youth Championships near Auckland at Takapuna Boating Club from 4 to 10 January 2019.

International class president Jürgen Jentsch expects more than 30 teams from ten nations in far-away New Zealand.

For this purpose, the containers of the European participants will be packed in Füssen in September and sent to Auckland in a six-week trip

The European Championship 2019 should be held again in Mediterranean climes, either and Rimini or Thessaloniki.


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