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Tornado Champions Race to be held at Lindau and Rostock

by Roland Gaebler 11 Jan 2012 18:22 GMT 1-2 September & 6-7 October 2012
The Tornado Champions Race will take place in Lindau and Rostock © Andreas Lindlahr

Speed, emotions, high-tech boats and top sailors. Sailing in its most spectacular form in front of the audience and the media in the centre of cities. With the ultra-fast Tornado Catamaran and new race courses in the Sailing Arena of Lindau and Rostock.

Close position fights, wild manoeuvres and emotional athletes. The finest sailing action to touch and cheer. Sympathetic athletes and fascinating technology.

The island town of Lindau and the Hanseatic city of Rostock offer ideal conditions for our new sailing arena. We sail close to the promenade with clear and concise race courses where theygenerate a lot of emotion for the sailors and spectators. The races are exciting and comments are easy to understand and to overlook.

With the ultra-fast tornados and their flexible rig we can start on time in virtually any wind on the second, making a reliable partner for the program. The precise timing we have was already shown at the first Champions Race, as we went live on time on ARD and NDR with our races. On top of this, we had 80,000 spectators over three weekends.

The tornado, with double trapeze and Gennacker is great for fast sailing and perfection of sailing technology. Cutting-edge design and technology fromthe very finest manufacturers. The breathtaking speed and the sight of tornadoes moving on two runners with thrilled sailors, spectators and media like. But we also want to inspire and inform young people from the cities about our sport and encourage them to enter.

The Champions Race on Lake Constance, Lindau will take place from 1-2 September. The Champions Race in the centre of the Hanseatic city of Rostock on the Warnow river is from 6-7 October.

There we will show our new race course with two goals (one in leeward and one to windward) and present four large buoys where spectators and cameramen can sit in. They will be so close to the racing and seeing action like never before. We publish a small part of the stands directly in the race course

It is certainly the most emotional VIP lounge in the world, for the boats to sail and fly past a few inches from the audience buoys. In the Heat of the Race - the better it gets!

Ten teams are scheduled to sail the races. With the currently best sailors and masters of the Tornado class. There are also boats for sailing team placed in other classes and awarded wildcards.

A new sail race experience in 2012 comes to Lindau and Rostock. We welcome you, come join us!

Further information is available on the new event website

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