Tornado Worlds set sail

Two bullets for Greece as racing get going on Lake Garda

Monday September 17th 2012, Author: Andrew Downey, Location: Italy

41 Tornados from 11 different nations across the World have arrived in Torbole, Lake Garda, Italy for the annual Mixed and Open World Championships. The racing is being held over 17-21 September.

Over the past few days the teams have been out on the water practicing and perfecting their boat setup. Pablo Soldano from Ullman Sails was on hand Wednesday and Thursday for those who wanted some training and help with set up of their Tornado One Design Sails.

Sunday saw the opening ceremony followed by one practice race for the fleet before the kick off of the World Championships on Monday. The conditions were perfect for the race with 15 knots of breeze across the race course. It was Team Windrush, Brett Burvill and Ryan Duffield from Australia who came out on top. After coming 3rd in the Worlds last year they're hoping they can hold onto their good form for the rest of the week. Competition is tough this year with many top sailors, familiar faces old and new.

Monday morning came and it was time for the Championships to kick off, two races were scheduled with a 1pm CET start time. A lovely 12 knots of wind for the sailors to contend against on their first official day.

Race one was won by last years champions, the Greek team of Iordanis Paschalidis and Kostas Trigonis who were followed by the new Tornado team of Matteo Ferraglia and Lorenzo Bianchini who are using the Tornado Class charter boat for the week. In third place were yesterdays winners Brett Burvill and Ryan Duffield.

Race two saw some change from the first races results but not in the winner, again it was the Greeks who took the victory. They were followed by David Krizek and Adam Zdenek from the Czech Republic then Matteo Ferraglia and Lorenzo Bianchini were 3rd. The German team of Hayung Schodde and Bjorn Helmerichs were unfortunately OCS so they've already used one of their discards.

Results: 

Pos Sail no Crew R1 R2 Tot
1 GRE 7 IORDANIS PASCHALIDIS, KONSTANTINOS TRIGKONIS, NAUTIKAL CLUB THESSALONIKI 1 1 2
2 ITA 8 Matteo Ferraglia, Lorenzo Bianchini, CV ARCO 2 3 5
3 AUS 330 Brett Burvill, Ryan Duffield, Nedlands Yacht Club 3 4 7
4 CZE 686 David Krizek, Adam Zdenek, YC LP 6 2 8
5 AUT 377 Manfred Schönleitner, Georg Hirsch-Stronstorff, Union Yachtclub Attersee 4 6 10
6 GER 1 Roland Gaebler, Nahid Gaebler, MIX, KYC-NRV 7 5 12
7 GRE 11 Nikos Mavros, Alexander Tagaropoulos, Nautical club of Thessaloniki 5 9 14
8 GER 60 Arndt Meyer, Manfred Syrowy, YCN 13 7 20
9 SUI 228 Martin Rusterholz, Simon Koster, RVS 12 8 20
10 SUI 22 Marcel Steiner, Jörg Steiner, Simpl 8 12 20
11 GBR 7 Joe Bennett, Marko Reynolds, Felixstowe Ferry SC 10 11 21
12 AUS 325 Allan Gamble, Kim Nicholas, Nedlands Yacht Club 9 13 22
13 GER 69 Dieter Maurer, Maren Odefey, MIX, LYC 11 17 28
14 AUT 3 Dietmar Salzmann, Arno Müller, YCRhd 15 14 29
15 GER 205 Stefan Lippert, Thomas Grassl, FCSS 16 16 32
16 AUT 354 Heinz Boehler, Markus Pinggera, YCRhd 23 10 33
17 GER 947 Guggenmos Wilhelm, Maier Alex, Segelclub Füssen Forggensee 18 15 33
18 AUS 305 Paul Peterson, Jared Eyles, Nedlands Yacht Club 17 21 38
19 GER 100 Josef Gunkel, David Gunkel, SCFF 20 18 38
20 GER 2 Betz Markus, Betz Andreas, SMCÜ / RVÜ 19 19 38
21 GER 4 Wilfried Jodorf, Ludwig Boecker, FCSS 22 22 44
22 NZL 89 Aaron Young, Robert Butterfield, Timaru Yacht & Power Boat Club 25 20 45
23 SUI 232 Jean-Marc Cuanillon, Michael Gloor, YCB / SCH 21 24 45
24 GBR 11 John Ready, Matt Johnson, MYC 24 25 49
25 GER 990 Hannes Jantke, Philipp Wetzig, Segel-Club Salzgitter e.V. 27 26 53
26 ITA 25 Lorenzo Sclavi, Paolo Reggio, yacht club italiano 26 28 54
27 GER 111 Hayung Schodde, Björn Helmerichs, Wilhelmshavener Segelclub 14 ocs 56
28 ESP 211 Jentsch Jürgen, Steimer Klees Sarah, MIX, SCFF/ CNSE 33 23 56
29 FRA 294 JEAN CARON, GUILLERME NICOLAS, YACHT CLUB DE CARNAC 31 27 58
30 AUT 269 Jens Haefner, Stefan Neussl, ÖSV 30 31 61
31 ESP 15 Dominik Kopp, Florian Kopp, Segelclub Mattsee 32 30 62
32 SUI 223 Laurent Béguelin, Mottier Frédéric, CVMC 29 34 63
33 SUI 226 Gudrun Kolb, Dylan Teal, MIX, SCRG 35 29 64
34 AUT 337 Kurt Waibel, Denise Waibel, MIX, YCH 34 33 67
35 AUT 371 Harald Breitfuss, Anna Breitfuss, MIX, SYC 36 32 68
36 GER 99 Klaus Rocholl, Sven Rausch, Lübecker Yachtclub 28 dns 70
37 ESP 1 Antonio Bolado Cantera, Aurelio Martínez Gutiérrez, REAL CLUB MARITIMO DE SANTANDE 37 35 72
38 GBR 403 barry arnison, Nicole Davy Burton, MIX, gratham water 38 37 75
39 GER 1103 Jochen Seifert, Dusi Barske, Augsburger Segler-Club, Royal dns 36 78
40 GER 13 Dirk Kroemker, Fiedler Jochen, SVGL dns dns 84
40 SUI 229 Christian Manz, Artur von Scala, SIMPL dns dns 84

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