Please select your home edition
upffront 2018 Running Rigging 728x90

Tornado World Championship at Yacht Club de la Grande Motte - Day 2

by International Tornado Class Association 11 Jul 2018 08:41 PDT 11 July 2018
Tornado World Championship - Day 2 © Nikos Pantis

After a first day shortened in the water due to the administrative decision to secure the area for the aircraft's Patrouille de France performance in La Grande Motte sky, the 2018 Tornado World Championship was back at the end of the afternoon.

After a spectacular show the night continued on shore with a delicious Paƫlla dinner, cooked by the race Committee officers and served on the terrace of the YCGM during the sunset.

Second day was a brand new day with new conditions. The sky was blue again with a strong wind coming from the north in the morning. However, during the skipper's briefing, which took place at 11:00 am, the principal race officer said it was urgent to wait, according to his weather forecast. The south thermic breeze started to blow earlier than the days before, but gradually slowed down. Being informed of the postponed time, all the competitors were waiting ashore. They were called on the water at 2:30 pm and the start was given at 3:05 pm with 12 knots of wind.

All 24 boats had a superb start. Very soon AUS 3 took the lead, with GRE 1 at the second place. After 2 laps, AUS 3 had a two minutes lead over GRE 1. Despite a very good choice with a sailing on starboard side of the beat of the third lap, GRE 1 could not gained enough distance and AUS 3 won with only a 40 meters lead. Astonished by their performance, FRA 2 took a superb third place, which was a great surprise for the French group.

During the second race of the day, the wind has lightly shifted to south east and blew stronger, about 12 to 15 knots. It was another superb start for the fleet with almost all the boats side by side very close to the line at the starting signal. The course was longer with 1,3 NM between the start and mark one. At the end of the first lap, GRE 1 rounded the starboard mark of the leeward gate leaving AUS 3 30 meters back.

During the second downwind leg, the wind decreased to 10 - 13 knots. It was more difficult for the boats to stay surfing on one hull under spinnaker. GRE 1 was much more faster than the others, and passed the leeward gate 300 meters ahead of FRA 2.

With a change of wind on the left, the course changed and again GRE 1 was the fastest, crossing the finishing line two minutes ahead of FRA 2. AUS 3 tried its best, but could never pass FRA 2 and finished 10 meters behind.

A great surprise for the day came from GER 11 in the Mixed category. Now, the youths of Estella Jentsch (16) and Daniel Brown (18) stand first in the Mixed category after scoring two fourth places yesterday.

Related Articles

Allen Endurance Series overall
Second edition of AES saw 150 different entries over the four events The second edition of the Allen Endurance Series (AES) wrapped up at the IOS Round Sheppey Race. The series which included a total of 150 different entries over the four events was again dominated by F18 sailors. Posted on 19 Dec 2019
New World Champions in Tornado
The final day of racing for the World Championships ended on a high note The final day of racing for the 2019 Tornado World Championships Powered by Candida Stationery ended on a high with Olympic Gold and Silver medalist Rex Sellars, sailing with his son Brett, took the win for race 10, a great way to end the regatta. Posted on 12 Jan 2019
Australian crew win Tornado Worlds
Brett Burvill and Max Puttman (AUS) are the new Int Tornado class world champions Brett Burvill and Max Puttman (AUS) are the new Int Tornado class world champions, bringing to an end the string of seven consecutive titles won by Greek crew Iordanis Paschalidis and Konstantinos Trigkonis (GRE) who but did not defend in Auckland. Posted on 10 Jan 2019
Late seabreeze for Day 4 of Tornado Worlds
The Australian crew of Brett Burvill and Max Puttman scored two wins from the two races sailed. A late arriving seabreeze was a surprise visitor on the penultimate day of the 2019 Int Tornado Worlds presented by Candida. The Australian crew of Brett Burvill and Max Puttman scored two wins from the two races sailed. Posted on 9 Jan 2019
Tornado Worlds: Images from a significant Day 3
Significant wins in both races on Day 3 of the 2019 Int Tornado Worlds Images from a beautiful day for sailing in Races 5 and 6 of the World Championship for the Int Tornado Class presented by Candida. Race 5 was won by the Mixed Youth crew of Estela Jentsch and Daniel Brown (GER). They finished third overall in the Open Posted on 8 Jan 2019
Tornado Worlds: Olympic form to the fore - Day 3
Day 3 of the Tornado Worlds was remarkable for the Race 6 win by Rex and Brett Sellers Day 3 of the 2019 Int Tornado Worlds was notable for the Race 6 win by Rex and Brett Sellers reminiscent of events 34 years prior. Posted on 7 Jan 2019
Tornado Worlds: Front runners stumble - Day 2
The top two crews after Day 1 both falter on Day 2. Swiss are the new series leader When the fleet returned to Takapuna Beach after Day 2 of the 2019 Int Tornado World Championships, the Australian crew of Brett Burvill and Max Puttman looked to have consolidated their lead after two days of racing in the series presented by Candida. Posted on 6 Jan 2019
Tornado Worlds: Australia leads after Day 1
The first two races were sailed in the 2019 Tornado Worlds off Takapuna. In contrast to Friday when strong winds caused the cancellation of practice racing, the first two races were sailed in the 2019 Tornado Worlds presented by Candida, in light winds before a new offshore breeze arrived. Posted on 5 Jan 2019
Olympic Gold medalist wins NZ Tornado Nationals
Rex and Brett Sellers team up to win NZ Tornado Nationals. Worlds start on Saturday Rex and Brett Sellers win NZ Nationals from a fleet of 16 boats and 9 races over three days with very shifty and gusty winds coming off the beach between 12 and 24knots. Posted on 4 Jan 2019
Kindly Leave the Stage
What happens to ex-Olympic classes? The Carnival is over...but the Show must go on! These comparisons with a circus have never been stronger, all the more now that the Finn has been told to "kindly leave the stage", with the Olympic Regatta at Enoshima bringing an end to 72 years service. Posted on 3 Dec 2018
Henri-Lloyd 2020 FOOTERVaikobi 2019AUG - Footer 1Official-Team-Gear-Navy-alt1  728x90 BOTTOM