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Tornado World Championship at Yacht Club de la Grande Motte - Day 1

by International Tornado Class Association 10 Jul 2018 15:03 BST
Tornado World Championship - Day 1 © Nikos Pantis

First day of the 2018 Tornado World Championship has been completed with 48 athletes and 24 boats from nine countries to compete: Australia, Austria, Germany, Great Britain, Greece, Italy and of course France. All here at the venue of Yacht Club la Grande Motte to race and have fun.

With one race having taken place yesterday, at the first day of the 2018 Tornado World Championship, it was Brett Burvill and Max Putmann, from Australia, who took the victory. After a great start, they manage to stay clear ahead of the rest of the fleet and the 2017 World Champions, Dany Paschalidis and Petros Konstantinidis, managed to finish second.

The first Mixed crew to finish was J├╝rgen and Sarah Jentsch, also finishing fourth overall.

The wind was average eight knots with gusts reaching 12 knots of northern wind. The day finished with this year's AGM.

More to come in the next days.

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