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Tornado World Championship warm-up event

'BEL Tornado sailors, Carolijn Brouwer and Sebastian Godefroid at Sail Melbourne 2008.'    Richard Langdon /Ocean Images ©    Click Here to view large photo

The Tornado New Zealand Nationals are being sailed this weekend at Takapuna. Three weeks from now racing will start off Takapuna Beach for the 2008 Tornado World Championship. 44 entries are confirmed with representatives from 19 different countries coming to North Shore City for this World Championships which doubles as the final Olympic qualifier.

With the Olympic Games now just seven months away this 44 boat Tornado fleet is world class and includes a multitude of Olympic and World Champions and medallists. An important lead-up regatta for those on the road to Qingdao, China the Tornado World Championships has attracted an unprecedented fleet of Olympic multi-hull sailors to New Zealand.

Britain's Olympic representatives, Leigh McMillan and Will Howden head-up a GBR team of Andrew Walsh and Ed Barney, Rob Wilson and Mark Bulkeley, Tom Phipps and Marcus Lynch, and Stephen Medwell and Stuart Offer.

Racing will start on Monday 25 February with a practice race scheduled for Sunday 24th. The regatta concludes with the crowning of the new Tornado World Champions on Saturday 1 March.

The Tornado catamaran has been an Olympic class since its debut in 1976 and is touted as the fastest production catamaran in the world. Fast and spectacular the Tornado World Championship regatta off Takapuna Beach promises to be an exciting spectacle.

The current entry list for the 2008 Tornado World Championships has been published, currently there are 46 crews entered and organisers expect this to increase as the start date of the event 22 February 2008, approaches.

Bow numbers will be allocated in order of ISAF World Rankings as of 20 January 2008.

The Tornado Nationals are being sailed this weekend, at Takapuna, an entry of 12-15 crews are expected.

TAKAPUNA BOATING CLUB  
2008 WORLD TORNADO CHAMPIONSHIPS
RACE ENTRY DETAILS As at 29 Jan 2008
Nation Sail # Skipper ISAF Rank Crew
1 AUS 8 Darren Bundock 1 Glenn Ashby
2 ESP 1 Fernando Echavarri 2 Anton Paz
3 GER 7 Johannes Polgar 4 Florian Spalteholy
4 GBR 436 Leigh McMillan 6 Will Howden
5 CAN  7 Oskar Johansson 7 Kevin Stittle
6 NED Mitch Booth 8 Pim Nieuwenhuis
7 RUS Kirilyuk Andrey 9 Ushkov Valeriy
8 AUT 3 Roman Hagan  10 Hans Peter Steinacher
9 FRA 5 Billy Besson 13 Arnaud Jarlegan
10 ESP 23 Tony Rivas 14 Fabian Escude
11 USA 808 John Lovell 16 Charlie Ogletree
12 GBR 447 Andrew Walsh 17 Edward Barney
13 ITA 257 Francesco Marcolini 18 Edoardo Bianchi
14 GBR  7 Rob Wilson 19 Mark Bulkeley
15 GER 1 Roland Gaebler 20 Gunnar Struckmann
16 PUR 1 Enrique Figueroa 21 Jorge Hernandez
17 AUT 8 Thomas Zajac 22 Thomas Czajka
18 BEL 7 Carolijn Brouyer 23 Sebastien Godefroid
19 DEN 1 Allan Norregaard 27 Michael Risoer
20 GBR 5 Chris Rashley 28 (Withdrawn)
21 RUS Dzhienbaev Sergey 29 Semenov Maxim
22 UKR 11 Pavlo Kalynchev 30 Andriy Shanfranyuk
23 ARG 1 Santiago Lange 32 Carlos Espinola
24 NZL 70 David Mead 33 Chris Burgess
25 NZL 121 Aaron McIntosh 37 Mark Kennedy
26 NZL Bruce Kendall 40 Blair Tuke
27 BRA 7 Bruno Di Bernardi 43 Mario Tinoco
28 GBR 3 Tom Phipps 45 Marcus Lynch
29 POL 1 Piotr Kowalewski 50 Maciey Klosowicz
30 NZL 74 David Shaw 58 Susan Shaw
31 CHN 58 You Jia Lao 61 Xiu Ke Chen
32 GER 17 Eckart Kaphengst 72 Rasmus Topsch
33 NZL 84 Rex Sellers 77 Nigel Williams
34 GBR 406 Stephen Medwell Stuart Offer
35 AUS  305 Alan Gamble Kim Nicholas
36 AUS  O13 Rohan Langworthy Jack Punch Benson
37 AUS 322 Brett Burvill Ryan Duffield
38 NZL 77 Paul Francis Aaron Duncan
39 AUS 300 Damien Ford Mark Edmonds
40 AUS 285 Paul Peterson Matt Thackray
41 NZL 86 William Caunce Liam Blair-Caunce
42 NZL 1 Brett Sellers Peter Fyfe
43 AUS 287 Paul Raymond Nicholas Raymond
44 GER Justus Wolf
45 CHN 1 Bo Lin Shanfeng Yang
46 CHN 2 An Jie Lu Xue Hai Zhuang




by Janet Watkins, Takapuna BC

  

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