Sep 23, 2012

Tornado Worlds 2012 for Paschalidis & Trigonis

2012 Tornado World Championships - By Andrew Dowley. Paschalidis and Trigonis take the title for the 2nd year.

The final day of the 2012 Tornado World Championships saw some awkward racing in light and fluky winds. Many of the sailors had their discard race and places changed dramatically.

Showing consistent form and skill throughout the championship it was the Greek team of Iordanis Paschalidis and Kostas Trigonis who came out on top with 6 victories from 8 races.
Roland and Nahid Gaebler took the Mixed crown and came second overall with a 3rd place in the last race. In third place overall were Matteo Ferraglia and Lorenzo Bianchini who came 13th in the last race. They've been using the Tornado Class charter boat for this event and are sure to come back and join in for more racing.

Nikos Mavros and Alexander Tagaropoulos took the bullet for the last race and finished up fourth overall closely followed by Brett Burvill and Ryan Duffield in 5th place.
Competition wasn't just at the top with individual battles throughout the fleet and close racing for everyone. Another great event for the class and even better to see new teams coming along and enjoying the racing.

Thank you to Circolo Vela Torbole for another well hosted event.
The 2013 Tornado World Championships will be held in Ibiza.

Top 3
1. Iordanis Paschalidis, Konstantinos Trigkonis
2. Roland Gaebler, Nahid Gaebler
3. Matteo Ferraglia, Lorenzo Bianchini

Top 3 Mixed Teams
1. Roland Gaebler, Nahid Gaebler
2. Dieter Maurer, Maren Odefey
3. Jentsch Jürgen, Steimer Klees Sarah

Full Final results -
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