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BIA 2017 Sydney 728x90 Sailing

Tornado World Championship - Plenty of chances to win or lose

by Roland Gaebler on 7 Oct 2013
Team Gaebler in action Martina Barnetova
At the Tornado World Championship, we had one of the best sailing conditions ever. 10 races with winds between six and 25 knots. Every race day had its own tactical challenge with plenty of chances to win or lose a race. On the first thee days the racing was also combined with big waves, which creates high jumps on the Tornadoes.


Sometimes the boats were out of control and the 32 Teams from 10 Nations had a lot of emotional moments and some crashes. Our Team had a difficult start at the Championship. The heavy gusts in the beginning were quite challenging for us too. But with two wins in the last final races it can’t end better for us. It was real sailracing at its best!

We are very happy to win the Mixed Worlds title and the Open Vice title again. After our victory at the Open and Mixed European Championship this year on Lake Constance in May, this fantastic racing in Ibiza is a real happy end of the season 2013.


We sailed in front of the wonderful City Santa Eularia. The city and the club did their very best to serve us with a fabulous hospitality and a great race management. Each course they put the race-area was in the in the perfect place to deliver fair racing.

In many races we end up in a very fair racing duel with the Greek Team Jordanis Paschalides/Kostas Trigonis. In the beginning of the series they won a lot of races and it was looking they were unbeatable. With two race victories at the end, we went a bit closer to them. But they took their lead to win the title.


For sure it was one of the best Championship the Tornado Class ever had. Ibiza is not only party life, it’s one of the best sailing places in Europe too! Next year we have the Worlds in Perth/Australia in December and the Europeans in Travemuende in July 2013.

Results

Pos Nº.Vela Patrón Tripulación Federación Categoría 1 2 3 4 5 Puntos
1 GRE-7 IORDANIS PASCHALIDIS KONSTANTINOS TRIGONIS GREECE OPEN 1 2 1 1 1 4
2 GER-1 ROLAND GAEBLER NAHID GAEBLER GERMANY MIXED 5 3 3 4 4 14
3 AUS-328 BRETT BURVILL FARIS AZNAN AUSTRALIA OPEN 4 6 2 3 7 15
4 CZE-686 DAVID KRIZEK ZDENEK ADAM CZECH REPUBLIC OPEN 3 8 4 5 6 18
5 GER-2 MAKUS BETZ NIKOLAS BETZ GERMANY OPEN 6 4 6 6 5 21
6 SUI-232 JEAN-MARC CUANILLON GUDRUN KOLB SWITZERLAND MIXED 11 5 8 10 8 31
7 GER-100 JOSEF GUNKEL DAVID GUNKEL GERMANY OPEN 7 7 5 17 13 32
8 AUS-325 ALLAN GAMBLE KIM NICHOLAS AUSTRALIA OPEN 8 9 7 14 10 34
9 GRE-11 NIKOLAOS MAUROS ALEXANDROS TAGAROPOULOS GREECE OPEN 2 1 31
DNC
31
DNC
2 36
10 FRA-294 JEAN CARON THOMAS JULES FRANCE OPEN 31
DNC
11 13 9 15 48
11 GER-69 DIETER MAURER KATRIN OLDENBURG GERMANY MIXED 10 13 9 20 18 50
12 AUT-372 MICHAEL SCHÖNLEITNER PHILIPP RAKUSCHAN AUSTRIA OPEN 31
DNC
16 14 11 9 50
13 GRE-77 MARIA TSAOUSIDOU MICHAEL PAPADOPOULOS GREECE MIXED 12 31
DNC
10 12 16 50
14 AUS-326 PAUL RAYMOND STEPHEN HERMANSON AUSTRALIA OPEN 9 17 31
DNF
15 11 52
15 AUS-8 PAUL PETERSON PHIL PETERSON AUSTRALIA OPEN 19 31
DNC
15 7 12 53
16 ESP-211 JÜRGEN JENTSCH SARAH STEIMER KLEES SPAIN MIXED 17 20 12 16 14 59
17 AUT-377 MANFRED SCHÖNLEITNER GEORG HIRSCH-STRONSTORFF AUSTRIA OPEN 31
DNC
15 11 8 31
DNC
65
18 ITA-8 MATTEO FERRAGLIA LORENZO BIANCHINI ITALY OPEN 31
DNC
31
DNC
31
OCS
2 3 67
19 GBR-415 MICHAELA DOWLEY ANDREW DOWLEY GREAT BRITAIN MIXED 14 18 31
DNF
13 31
DNF
76
20 GBR-424 LEE HARRISON PAUL HARRISON GREAT BRITAIN OPEN 18 21 18 21 19 76
21 AUS-226 STEFAN BERNSDORF CHRISTINE MYERS AUSTRALIA MIXED 15 22 21 23 31
DNC
81
22 GER-4 WILFRIED JODORF STEFAN LIPPERT GERMANY OPEN 31
DNC
14 19 22 31
DNC
86
23 CZE-62 ZDENEK PAVLIS MICHAELA PAVLISOVA CZECH REPUBLIC MIXED 31
DNC
12 22 24 31
DNF
89
24 GER-947 WILHELM GUGGENMOS ALEXANDER MAIER GERMANY OPEN 16 23 20 31
DNC
31
DNF
90
25 ESP-11 VICENTE AMENGUAL RIBAS NEUS TORRES RAMIS SPAIN MIXED 20 19 31
DNC
31
DNC
20 90
26 AUT-379 DOMINIK KOPP FLORIAN KOPP AUSTRIA OPEN 31
DNC
10 31
DNF
19 31
DNC
91
27 GER-44 INGO GEBHARDT CLAUS LUGER GERMANY OPEN 13 31
DNC
16 31
DNC
31
DNC
91
28 GBR-431 STEVE CLYNN TOM DUCKMANTON GREAT BRITAIN OPEN 31
DNC
31
DNC
17 18 31
DNC
97
29 GER-99 KLAUS ROCHOLL SVEN RAUSCH GERMANY OPEN 31
DNC
31
DNC
31
DNF
31
DNC
17 110
30 ESP-19 PHILIPPE DUPIEREUX MANUEL SCIARRA SPAIN OPEN 31
DNC
31
DNC
31
OCS
31
DNC
31
DNC
124
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