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Tempest

The International Tempest is a two-person racing keelboat, designed in 1965 by Ian Proctor. With spinnaker and single trapeze, it is a thoroughbred racing boat, used as an Olympic class in the 1972 and 1976 Olympics.

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Show news 62nd Lord Birkett Memorial Trophy Preview
One month to go, 160 entries have already been received
Posted on 10 Jun
The wisest Wise Man
Cliff Norbury's influence still extends across much of our sport today
Posted on 26 Jan
Tempest Nationals and Northerns at Ullswater
Final race winners clinch title
Posted on 25 Oct 2022
VOOM Ullswater Keelboat Weekend preview
Welcoming Tempests, Flying Fifteens, VXOnes and SB20s in 2 weeks
Posted on 8 Oct 2022
50 year Olympic Sailing Regatta in Kiel overall
Tempest, Star and Flying Dutchman medals decided
Posted on 21 Aug 2022
50 year Olympic Sailing Regatta in Kiel day 4
Tempest World Championship hat-trick for Markus Wieser & Thomas Auracher
Posted on 20 Aug 2022
50 year Olympic Sailing Regatta in Kiel day 3
Small weather window allows full program
Posted on 19 Aug 2022
50 year Olympic Sailing Regatta in Kiel day 2
Olympic revival suffers from weak wind
Posted on 18 Aug 2022
VOOM Keelboat Weekend at Ullswater
Forty-seven sailors in 21 boats compete
Posted on 11 Oct 2021
UYC VOOM Keelboat Weekend preview
Tempests, Flying Fifteens, VXOnes and SB20s invited
Posted on 3 Sep 2021
Portsmouth Regatta 2021
Great competition for IRC and Club fleets, Squib, Tempest and Victory classes
Posted on 8 Jun 2021
Jack Knights - Witty Wise Man
Sailing lost the sailor, innovator, journalist 40 years ago
Posted on 7 Jan 2021
VOOM Tempest Nationals at Ullswater
Tight racing on a windy weekend
Posted on 2 Sep 2019
Portsmouth Regatta preview
Regatta has flourished gaining numbers and classes year by year
Posted on 6 Apr 2019
Busy racing programme for 2019 at Ullswater
Ullswater Yacht Club launches into the 2019 racing season
Posted on 31 Jan 2019
Kindly Leave the Stage
What happens to ex-Olympic classes?
Posted on 3 Dec 2018
Ullswater Cruiser & Keelboat Weekend
25 boats, including the Tempest Northerns and Flying 15 Lakeland Grand Prix
Posted on 28 Aug 2018
Ullswater Cruiser & Keelboat Weekend preview
Taking place on 25-26 August
Posted on 16 Aug 2018
Ian Proctor centenary celebrated today
A large part of the great golden generation of British small boat racing
Posted on 12 Jul 2018
Portsmouth Regatta 2018 sponsored by Sunsail
Challenging conditions in the Eastern Solent for all classes
Posted on 13 Jun 2018
Portsmouth Regatta Sailing Instructions released
Entries still open for event on 9-10 June
Posted on 1 Jun 2018
The Man Who Designed Racehorses
The life, times, boats and innovations of Ian Proctor
Posted on 5 Mar 2018
A Demonstration of Design
The life, times and boats of Ian Proctor
Posted on 8 Feb 2018
Sunsail Portsmouth Regatta 2017
Held under blue skies and with gentle breezes
Posted on 25 Jun 2017
Charles Stanley Cowes Classics Week overall
Plenty of final day action for the 188 yachts
Posted on 15 Jul 2016
Charles Stanley Cowes Classics Week day 4
Lighter breezes and flatter seas for the 188 boat fleet
Posted on 14 Jul 2016
Charles Stanley Cowes Classics Week day 3
30 degree windshift turns XOD fleet inside out
Posted on 13 Jul 2016
Charles Stanley Cowes Classics Week day 2
Tempest World Championships begins
Posted on 12 Jul 2016
New classes for 2016
At Charles Stanley Cowes Classics Week
Posted on 2 Jul 2016
Keelboat Weekend at Ullswater
Including the inaugural VX One Inlands
Posted on 29 Jun 2015
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The Tempest was a superb choice for Olympic competition, demanding a rare blend of physicality with technical expertise
© Proctor Family
2022 Tempest Nationals winners, Graham Donkin and David Lyons
© Jon Abbatt
Markus Wieser/Thomas Auracher did not compete on the final day. They had already secured the title
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Meg Engelmann from Minnesota provided even more international flair. However, the American has been living in Bavaria for years. She finished in 25th place with Florian Fischer
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Markus Wieser/Thomas Auracher (VSaW) manage the hat trick in the Tempest. The reigning world champions do not have to compete on Sunday. Thanks to five race wins they are uncatchable before the last race
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The doldrums did not materialize: The Tempest completed three races, making up one race
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The reigning world champions Markus Wieser/Thomas Auracher won the second race
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Difficult wind conditions on the Kiel Fjord. The Tempest struggled across the course at their Worlds and once again only managed one race
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Difficult wind conditions on the Kiel Fjord. The Tempest struggled across the course at their Worlds and once again only managed one race
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Portsmouth Regatta 2021
© Lotte Johnson / www.lottejohnson.com
Jack Knights (GBR) was a successful helm in the Tempest, seen here at Hayling Island crewed by Joern Hellner
© J Harrison
VOOM Tempest Nationals prizewinners, from left, Caron Kirkwood & Derek Budden 1st mixed crew, Jon Modral-Gibbons & Colin Meadows (front) 1st overall, James Wanless & John Robson 2nd, Ian Modral & Robin Higgens
© Carrie Higgens
A Tempest on the foreshore and others moored on Ullswater during the VOOM Tempest Nationals
© Sue Giles
European regatta for the Tempest class
© Austrian Tempest Class
Form meets functionality in Proctor’s Tempest. A lovely boat for a helm to sail, if you had a big crew and plenty of breeze, the Tempest was equally a very quick boat around an open water race course
© Proctor Family
Charles Stanley Cowes Classics Week day 4
© Jake Sugden Photography / jakesugden.photosheter.com
Charles Stanley Cowes Classics Week day 4
© Jake Sugden Photography / jakesugden.photosheter.com
Commodore John Spivey presents prizes to Jon Modral-Gibbons and Colin Meadows, Tempest National Champions, held during Ullswater Yacht Club's first Keelboat Event
© Pauline Thompson
210 boats enter the 2014 Lord Birkett Trophy race at Ullswater
© Vian Dixon / www.mdcaptures.com
Jon Modral-Gibbons and Colin Meadows won the Tempest racing at Kielder's September Open
© Judy Scullion
Nine in a Tempest at Ullswater's Open Day
© Sue Giles
Ian Modral and Robin Higgens win the Tempest National Championships
© Pauline Thompson
Tempest nationals at Carsington
© Mike Shaw / www.fotoboat.com
Tempest nationals at Carsington
© Mike Shaw / www.fotoboat.com
Tempest nationals at Carsington
© Mike Shaw / www.fotoboat.com
Tempest nationals at Carsington
© Mike Shaw / www.fotoboat.com
Tempest nationals at Carsington
© Mike Shaw / www.fotoboat.com
Tempest nationals at Carsington
© Mike Shaw / www.fotoboat.com
Tempest nationals at Carsington
© Mike Shaw / www.fotoboat.com
Tempest nationals at Carsington
© Mike Shaw / www.fotoboat.com
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