Tempest (keelboat)

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International Tempest
Tempest insigna.png
Class symbol
Tempest (keelboat).svg
Development
Designer Ian Proctor
Location United Kingdom
Year 1965
Design One-Design
Role Designed for the Olympic Games 1972
Boat
Crew 2
Draft 1.10 m (3 ft 7 in)
Trapeze single trapeze
Hull
Type Monohull
Construction GRP (Sandwich allowed)
Hull weight 480 kg (1,060 lb)
LOA 6.66 m (21.9 ft)
Beam 1.92 m (6 ft 4 in)
Hull Appendages
Keel/Board Type Fixed 228 kg (503 lb)
Rig
Rig Type Bermuda rig
Sails
Mainsail area 15.24 m2 (164.0 sq ft)
Jib / Genoa area 7.69 m2 (82.8 sq ft)
Spinnaker area 25.9 m2 (279 sq ft)
Upwind Sail Area 23.11 m2 (248.8 sq ft)
Misc
D-PN 83.4[1]
RYA PN 942
Former Olympic class (Vintage Yachting class)
Tempests on full speed reaching. Left old size spinnaker, right new size.

The Tempest is a one design two man high performance keelboat with a trapeze. It was designed by Ian Proctor for the 1965 trials for the new Olympic Keelboat, which it won convincingly.

The class has since progressed with the times, including a new deck and cockpit layout and changing the construction from GRP to a foam sandwich. In the last few years the rules have allowed a bigger spinnaker, longer spinnaker pole and the use of epoxy resin in the construction of the hull.

The Tempest has an unusual aspect in that it is a keelboat but also has a trapeze, a rigging element usually only found on certain dinghies. As a result the Tempest is just as exciting to sail as fast dinghies, but is much more forgiving and is unable to be capsized. Due to the planing hull shape and large sailplan, the Tempest is remarkably fast when sailing on a reach, and speeds in excess of 15 kts are not uncommon in moderate winds.

Tempests are sailed actively throughout the world with fleets in Germany, France, Switzerland, Austria, United Kingdom, North America and Australia.

In sailing at the 1972 Summer Olympics the Tempest class was used alongside the Star class as an Olympic racing yacht. The Gold Medal was won by Valentin Mankin and Vitaly Dyrdyra of the Soviet Union. For the 1976 Olympics the Tempest class was used in place of the Star class. The Gold Medal was won by John Albrechtson and Ingvar Hansson of Sweden.

Since 2010 the Tempest is one of the Vintage Yachting Classes at the Vintage Yachting Games.

Wall of Fame[edit]

Olympic Games[2][edit]

 Rank  Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  Soviet Union (URS) 1 1 0 2
2  Sweden (SWE) 1 0 0 1
3  Great Britain (GBR) 0 1 0 1
4  United States (USA) 0 0 2 2
2 2 2 6
Event Gold Silver Bronze
1972 Kiel
details
 Soviet Union (URS)
Valentin Mankin
Vitali Dyrdyra
 Great Britain (GBR)
Alan Warren
David Hunt
 United States (USA)
Glen Foster
Peter Dean
1976 Montreal
details
 Sweden (SWE)
John Albrechtson
Ingvar Hansson
 Soviet Union (URS)
Valentin Mankin
Vladyslav Akimenko
 United States (USA)
Dennis Conner
Conn Findlay

Vintage Yachting Games [3][edit]

 Rank  Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1   Switzerland 1 0 0 1
2  Germany 0 1 1 2
Event Gold Silver Bronze
2012
Italy
Lake Como
  Switzerland (SUI)
Cornelia Christen
Ruedi Christen
 Germany (GER)
Rolf Bähr
Christian Spranger
 Germany (GER)
Klaus Wende
Max Reichert
2016
United Kingdom
Weymouth Bay
Dates to be decided

World Championships[4][edit]

 Rank  Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  Germany 17 8 12 37
2  West Germany 13 8 9 30
3  France 4 2 0 6
4  United States 3 0 2 5
5  Sweden 2 1 0 3
6   Switzerland 2 4 2 7
7  United Kingdom 2 0 1 3
8  Italy 1 1 0 2
9  Soviet Union 1 0 0 1
10  Austria 0 2 0 2
11  Netherlands 0 1 0 1
42 25 24 91
Event Gold Silver Bronze
1967
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg
Weymouth
 United Kingdom (K)
Cliff Norbury
Colin Turner
1968
Flag of the United States.svg
Grosse Pointe
 United States (US)
William Kelly
Robert Connell
1969
Flag of Italy.svg
Riva del Garda
 United Kingdom (K)
Cliff Norbury
Colin Turner
1970
Flag of France.svg
Quiberon
 United States (US)
John Linville
James Linville
 Netherlands (H)
Ben Staartjes
Cees Kurpershoek
 United States (US)
Falconer
Dyson
1971
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Marstrand
 United States (US)
Glen Foster
Peter Dean
1972 No Worlds due to Olympic Games
1973
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Naples
 Soviet Union (SR)
Valentin Mankin
Vladyslav Akimenko
 Italy (I)
Dotti
Sibello
 United States (US)
Dyson
Lindsay
1974
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Medemblik
 West Germany (G)
Uwe Mares
Franz Wehofisch
 West Germany (G)
Krick
Heldt
 West Germany (G)
Mebel
Lohmann
1975
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Association Island
 Italy (I)
Giuseppe Milone
Roberto Mottola
 Sweden (S)
John Albrechtson
Ingvar Hansson
 West Germany (G)
Uwe Mares
Franz Wehofisch
1976 No Worlds due to Olympic Games
1977
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Strömstad
 Sweden (S)
John Albrechtson
Ingvar Hansson
 West Germany (G)
Sepp Höss
 West Germany (G)
Greve
1978
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Castelletto
 Sweden (S)
John Albrechtson
Ingvar Hansson
 West Germany (G)
Twelkmeyer
Schumacher
 West Germany (G)
Rolf Bähr
Wolfgang Nothegger
1979
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Hayling Island
 West Germany (G)
Rolf Bähr
Wolf Stadler
 Austria (OE)
Oskar Billik, Jr.
Josef Essl
 United Kingdom (K)
Moncur
Lowther
1980
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Medemblik
 West Germany (G)
Rolf Bähr
Michael Beckereit
 Austria (OE)
Haas
Jörg
 West Germany (G)
Greve
Pildner
1981 No Worlds
1982
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Seebruck
 West Germany (G)
Rolf Bähr
Wolfgang Nothegger
 West Germany (G)
Klaus Rösch
Max Reichert, Jr.
 West Germany (G)
Sepp Höss
Dieter Klarmann
1983
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Weymouth
 West Germany (G)
Sepp Höss
Dieter Klarmann
 West Germany (G)
Klaus Rösch
Max Reichert, Jr.
 West Germany (G)
Rolf Bähr
Wolfgang Nothegger
1984
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Portorož
 West Germany (G)
Sepp Höss
Dieter Klarmann
 West Germany (G)
Klaus Rösch
Max Reichert, Jr.
 West Germany (G)
Rolf Bähr
Wolfgang Nothegger
1985
Flag of the Netherlands.svg
Medemblik
 West Germany (G)
Rolf Bähr
Wolfgang Nothegger
1986
Flag of Austria.svg
St. Gilgen
 West Germany (G)
Klaus Röschsch
Max Reichert jr.
 West Germany (G)
Rolf Bähr
Wolfgang Nothegger
1987
Civil ensign of the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia.svg
Portorož
 West Germany (G)
Rolf Bähr
Wolfgang Nothegger
 West Germany (G)
Klaus Rösch
Max Reichert, Jr.
 West Germany (G)
Sepp Höss
Dieter Klrmann
1988
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Spiez
 West Germany (G)
Klaus Röschsch
Max Reichert jr.
1989
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Malcesine
 West Germany (G)
Klaus Rösch
Max Reichert jr.
1990
Flag of the Netherlands.svg
Medemblik
 West Germany (G)
Klaus Rösch
Max Reichert jr.
1991
Flag of Austria.svg
St. Gilgen
 West Germany (G)
Klaus Rösch
Max Reichert jr.
1992
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Balatonfüred
 West Germany (G)
Christian Schäfer
Herbert Kujan
1993
Flag of Germany.svg
Warnemünde
 Germany (GER)
Vincent Hoesch
Thomas Auracher
1994
Flag of Switzerland.svg
Brunnen
 Germany (GER)
Klaus Rösch
Max Reichert jr.
1995
Flag of the Netherlands.svg
Medemblik
 Germany (GER)
Christian Schäfer
Andreas Mader
1996
Flag of Austria.svg
Villach
 Germany (GER)
Christian Schäfer
Andreas Mader
1997
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg
Hartlepool
 Germany (GER)
Jurgen Knuth
Mike Knobloch
1998
Flag of Italy.svg
Malcesine
 Germany (GER)
Jurgen Knuth
Mike Knobloch
1999
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St. Raphael
  Switzerland (SUI)
Werner Meier
Christian Spranger
 Germany (GER)
Klaus Rösch
Max Reichert, Jr.
 Germany (GER)
Rolf Bähr
Thomas Olbrich
2000
Flag of Germany.svg
Travemünde
 Germany (GER)
Christian Schäfer
Andreas Mader
 Germany (GER)
Rolf Bähr
Thomas Olbrich
 Germany (GER)
Klaus Rösch
Max Reichert, Jr.
2001
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Malcesine
 Germany (GER)
Christian Schäfer
Andreas Mader
  Switzerland (SUI)
Werner Merier
Alfred Geisser
 Germany (GER)
Klaus Rösch
Max Reichert, Jr.
2002
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Brighton
 Germany (GER)
Christian Schäfer
Andreas Mader
 Germany (GER)
Rolf Bähr
Thomas Olbrich
 Germany (GER)
Klaus Rösch
Max Reichert, Jr.
2003
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Grandson
 Germany (GER)
Christian Schäfer
Andreas Mader
 Germany (GER)
Rolf Bähr
Thomas Olbrich
  Switzerland (SUI)
Pierre Mäder
Andreas Dietrich
2004
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La Rochelle
 France (FRA)
Phillipe Boite
Fabrice Toupet
 Germany (GER)
Rolf Bähr
Thomas Olbrich
 Germany (GER)
Christian Schäfer
Andreas Mader
2005
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Attersee (lake)
 Germany (GER)
Christian Schäfer
Frank Weigelt
 France (FRA)
Philippe Boite
Fabrice Toupet
 Germany (GER)
Rolf Bähr
Christian Spranger
2006
Snake Flag of Martinique.svg
Fort-de-France
 France (FRA)
Phillipe Boite
Regis Viateur
  Switzerland (SUI)
Mario Suter
Christophe Müri
 Germany (GER)
Gerhard Albrecht
Hansjörg Schäfer
2007
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Warnemünde
 France (FRA)
Phillipe Boite
Regis Viateur
 Germany (GER)
Frank Weigelt
Christian Rusitschka
 Germany (GER)
Rolf Bähr
Thomas Olbrich
2008
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Weymouth
 Germany (GER)
Frank Weigelt
Christian Rusitsch
 France (FRA)
Philippe Boite
Regis Viateur
 Germany (GER)
Christian Schäfer
Andreas Mader
2009
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Spiez
 France (FRA)
Phillipe Boite
Regis Viateur
  Switzerland (FRA)
Stephan Fels
Timo Näf
 Germany (GER)
Frank Weigelt
Christian Rusitschka
2010
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Hoorn
 Germany (GER)
Frank Weigelt
Christian Rusitsch
2011
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Ebensee
 Germany (GER)
Christian Schäfer
Christian Rusitschka
 Germany (GER)
Rolf Bähr
Christian Spranger
  Switzerland (SUI)
Marior Suter
Andreas Hochuli
2012
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Quiberon
 Germany (GER)
Christian Schäfer
Christian Rusitsch
2013
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Travemünde
 Germany (GER)
Frank Weigelt
Arne Lanatowitz
  Switzerland (SUI)
Cornelia Christen
Ruedi Christen
 Germany (GER)
Stefan Erlacher
Christian Wöhrer
2014
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Travemünde
  Switzerland (SUI)
Cornelia Christen
Ruedi Christen
 Germany (GER)
Rolf Baehr
NN
 Germany (GER)
Andreas Plettner
NN

European Championships[5][edit]

European championships were only held when a World Championship was held outside the European continent. From 1980 no Europeans were held anymore.

 Rank  Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  Sweden 3 0 0 3
2  United Kingdom 2 0 0 2
3  Austria 1 1 0 2
 Italy 1 1 0 2
5  West Germany 1 0 1 2
6  Netherlands 1 0 0 1
7  Poland 0 1 0 1
8   Switzerland 0 0 1 1
 Soviet Union 0 0 1 1
9 3 3 15
Event Gold Silver Bronze
1966
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Burnham-on-Crouch
 United Kingdom (K)
Keith Musto
Ian Winter
1968
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Alassio
 Italy (I)
Carlo Massone
Favio Risso
1969
Flag of Germany.svg
Kiel
 United Kingdom (K)
Cliff Norbury
Colin Turner
1972
Flag of France.svg
La Rochelle
 Netherlands (H)
Ben Staartjes
Cees Kurpershoek
 Poland (PL)
Tomasz Holc
Rutkowski
 Soviet Union (SR)
Valentin Mankin
Vitaly Dyrdyra
1975
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Brunnen
 West Germany (G)
Uwe Mares
Franz Wehofisch
 Italy (I)
Dotti
Girardi
  Switzerland (Z)
Kohler
Frey
1976
Flag of Italy.svg
Alassio
 Sweden (S)
John Albrechtson
Ingvar Hansson
1977
Flag of Sweden.svg
Strömstad
 Sweden (S)
John Albrechtson
Ingvar Hansson
1978
Flag of Germany.svg
Kiel
 Sweden (S)
John Albrechtson
Ingvar Hansson
 Austria (S)
Oskar Bilik, Jr.
Josef Essl
 West Germany (G)
Twelkmeyer
1979
Flag of Austria.svg
Attersee
 Austria (OE)
Oskar Bilik, Jr.
Josef Essl

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Keelboat Classes". US Sailing. Retrieved 31 July 2012. 
  2. ^ Olympic results
  3. ^ Vintage Yachting Games
  4. ^ Worlds
  5. ^ Europeans

External links[edit]