Please select your home edition
Edition
CoastWaterSports 2014
Tornado

Tornado

The Tornado was designed specifically for Olympic competition and made a first Games appearance in 1976. It has become a successful international class on its own merits and enhanced by rig upgrades it remains the fastest, most spectacular of the Olympic boats. Equipped with over 49sqm of sail area, twin trapeze, and asymmetric spinnaker, the boat is capable of an incredible 30 knots. The class has seen a resurgence in the UK in the past few years with new boats being built again in the UK by Graham Eeles in Brightlingsea. The class association (UKITA) is very active - there are regular long-distance and open meetings for the the Tornado in the UK and a spectacular national championships. by Paul Mines

© Martina Barnet © Martina Barnet
in association with
in association with Selden
Show UK nationals gear guide from

Enter details for at the nationals
PosCrewMastBoomSpi PoleMainJibSpinnakerRudderBoardHull
Show news New World Champions in Tornado
The final day of racing for the World Championships ended on a high note
Posted on 12 Jan
Australian crew win Tornado Worlds
Brett Burvill and Max Puttman (AUS) are the new Int Tornado class world champions
Posted on 10 Jan
Late seabreeze for Day 4 of Tornado Worlds
The Australian crew of Brett Burvill and Max Puttman scored two wins from the two races sailed.
Posted on 9 Jan
Tornado Worlds: Images from a significant Day 3
Significant wins in both races on Day 3 of the 2019 Int Tornado Worlds
Posted on 8 Jan
Tornado Worlds: Olympic form to the fore - Day 3
Day 3 of the Tornado Worlds was remarkable for the Race 6 win by Rex and Brett Sellers
Posted on 7 Jan
Tornado Worlds: Front runners stumble - Day 2
The top two crews after Day 1 both falter on Day 2. Swiss are the new series leader
Posted on 6 Jan
Tornado Worlds: Australia leads after Day 1
The first two races were sailed in the 2019 Tornado Worlds off Takapuna.
Posted on 5 Jan
Olympic Gold medalist wins NZ Tornado Nationals
Rex and Brett Sellers team up to win NZ Tornado Nationals. Worlds start on Saturday
Posted on 4 Jan
Kindly Leave the Stage
What happens to ex-Olympic classes?
Posted on 3 Dec 2018
Documentary: Tornado World Championship 2018
Held at the Yacht Club de La Grande Motte in July
Posted on 18 Aug 2018
Tornado World Championship overall
Another impressive performance from Iordanis Paschalidis
Posted on 16 Jul 2018
Tornado World Championship day 5
Back on the water after lay day at vineyard
Posted on 14 Jul 2018
Tornado World Championship day 3
Temperature down to a mere 28 degrees C
Posted on 12 Jul 2018
Tornado World Championship day 2
A brand new day with new conditions
Posted on 11 Jul 2018
Tornado World Championship day 1
Brett Burvill and Max Putmann, AUS, take the bullet
Posted on 10 Jul 2018
Grafham Cat Open rescheduled
Storm Brian pushes event back to March
Posted on 29 Oct 2017
22nd Forts Race at Whitstable
A weekend of two weather extremes!
Posted on 12 Sep 2017
Tornado Worlds at Thessaloniki overall
Paschalidis and Konstantinidis crowned champions
Posted on 6 Sep 2017
Tornado Worlds at Thessaloniki day 4
Mixed crew showdown on the final day
Posted on 5 Sep 2017
Tornado Worlds at Thessaloniki day 3
Paschalides and Konstantinidis continue to lead
Posted on 3 Sep 2017
Tornado Worlds at Thessaloniki day 2
Paschalides and Konstantinidis flying high
Posted on 2 Sep 2017
Tornado Worlds at Thessaloniki day 1
23 teams from 10 nations racing in Greece
Posted on 1 Sep 2017
Tornado Europeans at Lake Como overall
Hellenic Police team win for a second year in a row
Posted on 24 Jul 2017
Celebrating 50 years of the Tornado class
Golden Worlds to be held in Greece
Posted on 23 Jul 2017
Tornado Europeans at Lake Como day 3
Lake Como lives up to every expectation
Posted on 23 Jul 2017
Tornado Europeans at Lake Como day 2
Mavros and Tagalopoulos move into the lead
Posted on 22 Jul 2017
Tornado Europeans at Lake Como day 1
First two races held at Centro Vela Dervio
Posted on 21 Jul 2017
Allen support East Coast Piers Race
Race from Marconi SC raises funds for The Cirdan Trust
Posted on 25 Jun 2017
Tornado Nationals at Thorpe Bay
Eleven teams battle for the title
Posted on 16 Jun 2017
The Wildwind Difference
We speak to Base Manager Joe Bennett
Posted on 8 Mar 2017
Links
Tornado UK Nationals Attendance
see the full nationals attendance table here

Photos

Show photos from

Darren Bundock and Glenn Ashby (AUS) power upwind - Medal race for the Tornado class, Qingdao 2008
© Richard Gladwell
Nahid and Roland Gäbler have already won numerous mixed titles on the Tornado. In 2024 they want to represent Germany in the new Olympic discipline `Mixed Doublehand Offshore`.
© Beeck / Kiel Week
2nd Youth Team- Helena Sanderson (14yrs) & Jack Honey (17yrs) (NZL) - SecondTornado World Championships. Day 5.
© Suellen Davies
Rex and Brett Sellers lead the way on Race 10 - 2019 Tornado World Championships - Day 5
© Suellen Davies
2nd overall - Jorg Steiner & Michael Gloor (SUI) - 2019 Tornado World Championships - Day 5
© Suellen Davies
2nd overall - Jorg Steiner & Michael Gloor (SUI) - 2019 - Tornado World Championships - Day 5
© Suellen Davies
Brett Burvill and Max Puttman (AUS) - 2019 Tornado World Champions
© Suellen Davies
Tornado World Championships - Day 5
© Suellen Davies
3rd overall, First Mixed Crew, First Youth crew - Estela Jentsch & Daniel Brown (GER) - 2019 Tornado World Championships - Day 5
© Suellen Davies
Brett and Rex Sellers (NZL) ashore after Race 10 - Int Tornado Worlds - Day 5, presented by Candida, January 10, 2019
© Richard Gladwell
Brett Burvill and Max Puttman (AUS) , win the Int Tornado World Championship - Int Tornado Worlds - Day 5, presented by Candida, January 10, 2019
© Richard Gladwell
Brett and Rex Sellers (NZL) make some first leg choices ahead of Race 9 - Int Tornado Worlds - Day 5, presented by Candida, January 10, 2019
© Richard Gladwell
Helena Sanderson (14) and Jack Honey )17) (NZL) (Mixed Youth) - Int Tornado Worlds - Day 5, presented by Candida, January 10, 2019
© Richard Gladwell
Top mark queue - Race 9 - Int Tornado Worlds - Day 5, presented by Candida, January 10, 2019
© Richard Gladwell
Helena Sanderson (14) and Jack Honey )17) (NZL) (Mixed Youth) - Int Tornado Worlds - Day 5, presented by Candida, January 10, 2019
© Richard Gladwell
Race 9 - Int Tornado Worlds - Day 5, presented by Candida, January 10, 2019
© Richard Gladwell
Brett Burvill and Max Puttman (AUS) , Int Tornado World Champions - Int Tornado Worlds - Day 5, presented by Candida, January 10, 2019
© Richard Gladwell
Brett Burvill and Max Puttman (AUS) , Int Tornado World Champions - Int Tornado Worlds - Day 5, presented by Candida, January 10, 2019
© Richard Gladwell
Pavlis & Pavilsova (CZE) (Mixed) Int Tornado Worlds - Day 5, presented by Candida, January 10, 2019
© Richard Gladwell
Brett Burvill and Max Puttman (AUS) , Int Tornado World Champions - Int Tornado Worlds - Day 5, presented by Candida, January 10, 2019
© Richard Gladwell
Brett Burvill and Max Puttman (AUS) , Int Tornado World Champions - Int Tornado Worlds - Day 5, presented by Candida, January 10, 2019
© Richard Gladwell
Brett Burvill and Max Puttman (AUS) , Int Tornado World Champions - Int Tornado Worlds - Day 5, presented by Candida, January 10, 2019
© Richard Gladwell
Jorg Steiner and Michael Gloor (SUI) second overall - Int Tornado Worlds - Day 5, presented by Candida, January 10, 2019
© Richard Gladwell
Helena Sanderson (14) and Jack Honey )17) (NZL) (Mixed Youth) - Int Tornado Worlds - Day 5, presented by Candida, January 10,2019
© Richard Gladwell
Top mark queue - Race 9 - Int Tornado Worlds - Day 5, presented by Candida, January 10, 2019
© Richard Gladwell
Top mark queue - Race 9 - Int Tornado Worlds - Day 5, presented by Candida, January 10, 2019
© Richard Gladwell
Dieter and Sylvia Salzmann (AUT) - Int Tornado Worlds - Day 5, presented by Candida, January 10, 2019
© Richard Gladwell
Brett and Rex Sellers (NZL) battle with Jorg Steiner and Michael Gloor (SUI) for the lead in Race 10 - Int Tornado Worlds - Day 5, presented by Candida, January 10,
© Richard Gladwell
Brett and Rex Sellers (NZL) battle with Jorg Steiner and Michael Gloor (SUI) for the lead in Race 10 - Int Tornado Worlds - Day 5, presented by Candida, January 10, 2019
© Richard Gladwell
Rex and Brett Sellers (NZL) - Race 9 - Int Tornado Worlds - Day 5, presented by Candida, January 10, 2019
© Richard Gladwell