Monday, 7 October 2013

Tornado World Championships 2013, Greek team retain world open title Team Gaebler first in mixed title

The evergreen Tornado Catamaran class continues to impress while attracting good fleets to their  International championships.  The most recent event was held in Ibiza, Spain.

From the following article on the Tornado catamaran website:

http://www.tornado-class.org/2013-tornado-world-championships-final-day/

2013 Tornado World Championships – Final Day

The Greeks retain the title!

The 2013 Tornado Open and Mixed World Championships finished on a high in Ibiza on Saturday, another fantastic day on the water.

Three races were run to make the full quota of 10 races after one was missed earlier in the week. The wind was between 7 and 13 knots and coming from the North to North East direction. In the first race the Greek Red Bull team of Paschalidis and Trigonis stormed out in front and took the victory ahead of the Mixed duo of Roland and Nahid Gaebler.

read more here

The open results are here

and the mixed results are here

The mighty tornado in action, photo courtesy Team Graebler

There is also a race report submitted by Team Gaebler who placed second in the Open division and first in the mixed.

http://www.teamgaebler.de

Best of Sailing in Ibiza at the Tornado World Championship 2013 – Mixed World and Open Vice-Title for Nahid and Roland Gaebler
 
We had one of the best sailing conditions ever at a Tornado Championship. 10 races with winds between 6 and 25 knots. Every race day had its own tactical challenge with plenty of chances to win or lose a race. On the first 3 days the racing was also combined with big waves, which creates high jumps on the Tornados. Sometimes the boats were out of control and the 32 Teams from 10 Nations had a lot of emotional moments.
 
read more here
 

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