Tornado World Championships

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The Tornado World Championships are international sailing regattas in the Tornado class organized by the International Sailing Federation and the International Tornado Class Association.[1]

For the original open event, most titles has Australian sailor Darren Bundock won, with seven titles between 1998 and 2009 and another two bronze medals. Second most titles has Australian John Forbes, with six. The most championships has been won by Australian sailors, twelve editions, followed by British sailors, six titles, and sailors of Germany (five).

The Tornado was an Olympic class from 1976 to 2008.

History[edit]

The first Tornado World Championships were held in Kiel in 1968.

Medalists[edit]

Editions[edit]

Open[edit]

Year Gold Silver Bronze
1968 Kiel  Great Britain
Ian Tremlett
Bill Tremlett
1969 Melbourne  Australia
Maurice Davies
Ian Ramsay
1970 Eau Galle, Florida  United States
Paul Lindenberg
J Sammons
1971 Weymouth  Great Britain
Ian Fraser
To, Coventry
1972 Travemünde  Austria
Jessenigg
Polaschegg
 United States
John Weiser
 
 Great Britain
Frazer
 
1973 Toronto  United States
Bruce Stewart
Bruce Harvey
 United States
John Weiser
Kappy Sheely  
 United States
Roy Seamen
 
1974 Honolulu  Austria
Jessenigg
Polaschegg
 United States
R Paul Allen
Cox
 United States
David McFaull
Michael Rothwell
1975 Copenhagen  West Germany
Jörg Spengler
Jörg Schmall
 Great Britain
Reginald White
John Osborn
 United States
Bruce Badeau
Douglas Cummings
1976 Sydney  Great Britain
Reginald White
John Osborn
 Australia
Brian Lewis
Warren Rock
 United States
Jim Datchler
 
1977 Long Beach  West Germany
Jörg Spengler
Rolf Dullenkopf
 Australia
Brian Lewis
Warren Rock
 United States
Keith Notari
Dave Gamblin
1978 Weymouth  Soviet Union
Wiktor Potapow
Aleksander Sybin
 Great Britain
Reginald White
Stephen Olle
 Australia
Brian Lewis
Warren Rock
1979 Kiel  Great Britain
Reginald White
Stephen Olle
 Denmark
Peter Due
Per Kjaergaard
 West Germany
Neuhann
Pfenk
1980 Auckland  Soviet Union
Wiktor Potapow
Aleksander Sybin
 Austria
Prack
Peer
 West Germany
Jörg Spengler
Jörg Schmall
1981 Carnac  United States
Randy Smyth
Jay Glaser
 Soviet Union
Kliwer
Fogoljow
 France
Yves Loday
Buet
1982 Kingston  United States
Randy Smyth
Jay Glaser
1983 Hayling Island  Australia
Christopher Cairns
Scott Anderson
 Netherlands
Willi van Bladel
H. Lambriex
 France
Yves Loday
Aussedat
1984 Melbourne  Australia
Christopher Cairns
Scott Anderson
 United States
Randy Smyth
Jay Glaser
 Netherlands
Willi van Bladel
H. Lambriex
1985 Travemünde  Great Britain
Robert White
Jeremy Newman
 United States
Randy Smyth
Jay Glaser
 Denmark
Paul Elvstrøm
Trine Elvstrøm
1986 Hamilton  Great Britain
Robert White
Jeremy Newman
 West Germany
Stephan Lange
Michael Starken
 Great Britain
Greg White
Daniel Campbell-Jones
1987 Kiel  Austria
Andreas Hagara
Roman Hagara
 Australia
Christ Cairns
John Forbes
 Italy
Giorgio Zuccoli
Luca Santella
1988 Tallinn  Soviet Union
Juri Konowalow
Sergej Krawzow
 France
Jean-Yves Le Déroff
Nicolas Hénard
 Italy
Giorgio Zuccoli
Luca Santella
1989 Houston  Australia
Mitch Booth
John Forbes
 Italy
Giorgio Zuccoli
Angelo Glisoni
 Australia
Allan Goddell
Greg Cann
1990 Medemblik  France
Christophe Clevenot
Maurice Eisenblatter
 Australia
Brad Schafferius
Lachlan Gilbert
 Austria
Andreas Hagara
Roman Hagara
1991 Cagliari  Italy
Giorgio Zuccoli
Angelo Glisoni
 Italy
Walter Pirinoli
Marco Pirinoli
 Germany
Oliver Schwall
René Schwall
1992 Perth  Australia
Mitch Booth
John Forbes
 Germany
Oliver Schwall
René Schwall
 France
Frederic le Peutrec
Richard de Mec
1993 Long Beach  Germany
Oliver Schwall
René Schwall
 Australia
Mitch Booth
John Forbes
 France
Christophe Clevenot
Yvon Quernec
1994 Båstad  Spain
Fernando Leon Boissier
Jose Luis Ballester
 Germany
Helge Sach
Jens-Christian Sach
 Australia
Mitch Booth
John Forbes
1995 Kingston  Italy
Walter Pirinoli
Marco Pirinoli
 France
Jean-Christofer Mourniac
Philippe Mourniac
 Spain
Fernando Leon Boissier
Jose Luis Ballester
1996 Brisbane  Germany
Roland Gäbler
Frank Parlow
 Spain
Fernando Leon Boissier
Jose Luis Ballester
 Australia
Darren Bundock
John Forbes
1997 Hamilton  Germany
Roland Gäbler
René Schwall
 Spain
Fernando Leon Boissier
Jose Luis Ballester
 Australia
Mitch Booth
Andrew Beashel
1998 Buzios  Australia
Darren Bundock
John Forbes
 Germany
Roland Gäbler
René Schwall
 Spain
Fernando Leon Boissier
Jose Luis Ballester
1999 Vallensbæk  Austria
Roman Hagara
Hans-Peter Steinacher
 Austria
Andreas Hagara
Wolfgang Moser
 Germany
Roland Gäbler
René Schwall
2000 Sydney  Germany
Roland Gäbler
René Schwall
 Austria
Roman Hagara
Hans-Peter Steinacher
 France
Jean-Christofer Mourniac
Philippe Mourniac
2001 Richards Bay  Australia
Darren Bundock
John Forbes
 Austria
Roman Hagara
Hans-Peter Steinacher
 Great Britain
Hugh Styles
Adam May
2002 Edgartown  Australia
Darren Bundock
John Forbes
 France
Olivier Backes
Laurent Voiron
 Netherlands
Mitch Booth
Herbert Dercksen
2003 Cadiz  Australia
Darren Bundock
John Forbes
 Great Britain
Leigh McMillan
Mark Bulkeley
 Argentina
Santiago Lange
Carlos Espinola
2004 Palma de Mallorca  Argentina
Santiago Lange
Carlos Espinola
 United States
John Lovell
Charlie Ogletree
 Australia
Darren Bundock
John Forbes
2005 La Rochelle  Spain
Fernando Echavarri
Anton Paz Blanco
 Great Britain
Leigh McMillan
Will Howden
 France
Xavier Revil
Christophe Espagnon
2006 San Idisro  Australia
Darren Bundock
Glenn Ashby
 Argentina
Santiago Lange
Carlos Espinola
 Austria
Roman Hagara
Hans Peter Steinacher
2007 Cascais  Spain
Fernando Echavarri
Anton Paz Blanco
 Belgium
Carolijn Brouwer
Sébastien Godefroid
 Netherlands
Mitch Booth
Pim Nieuwenhuis
2008 North Shore City  Australia
Darren Bundock
Glenn Ashby
 Canada
Oskar Johansson
Kevin Stittle
 France
Yann Guichard
Alexandre Guyader
2009 Bogliaco  Australia
Darren Bundock
Glenn Ashby
 Austria
Zajac Thomas
Czajka Thomas
 Greece
Iordanis Paschalidis
Konstantin Trigonis
2010 Travemünde  Germany
Roland Gäbler
Nahid Gäbler
 Greece
Iordanis Paschalidis
Konstantin Trigonis
 Germany
Helge Sach
Christian Sach
2011 Biel  Greece
Iordanis Paschalidis
Konstantin Trigonis
 Germany
Roland Gäbler
Nahid Gäbler
 Australia
Brett Burvill
Ryan Duffield
2012 Torbole  Greece
Iordanis Paschalidis
Konstantin Trigonis
 Germany
Roland Gäbler
Nahid Gäbler
 Italy
Matteo Ferraglia
Lorenzo Bianchini
2013 Ibiza  Greece
Iordanis Paschalidis
Konstantin Trigonis
 Germany
Roland Gäbler
Nahid Gäbler
 Australia
Brett Burvill
Faris Chase

Mixed[edit]

Year Gold Silver Bronze
2010 Travemünde  Germany
Roland Gäbler
Nahid Gäbler
 Germany
Kiki Loweg
Florian Loweg
 Germany
Andreas Behem
Katharina Behem
2011 Biel  Germany
Roland Gäbler
Nahid Gäbler
 Austria
Nicole Salzmann
Dietmar Salzmann
 Switzerland
Martin Rusterholz
Julia Rusterholz
2012 Torbole  Germany
Roland Gäbler
Nahid Gäbler
 Germany
Dieter Maurer
Maren Odefey
 Spain
Jürgen Jentsch
Sarah Steimer Klees
2013 Ibiza  Germany
Roland Gäbler
Nahid Gäbler
 Switzerland
Jean-Marc Cuanillion
Gudrun Kolb
 Greece
Maria Tsausidou
Michael Papadopolus

Multiple medalists[edit]

See also[edit]

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