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)
Racing
D-PN 83.4[1]
RYA PN 942
Former Olympic 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.

Events[edit]

Olympics[2][edit]

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

World Championship[3][edit]

Year
Gold Silver Bronze
1967 Weymouth  Great Britain
Cliff Norbury
Colin Turner
 Great Britain
Reg White
Andrew Garran
1968 Grosse Pointe  United States
William Kelly
Robert Connell
1969 Riva del Garda  Great Britain
Cliff Norbury
Colin Turner
1970 Quiberon  United States
John Linville
James Linville
 Netherlands
Ben Staartjes
Cees Kurpershoek
 United States
Falconer
Dyson
1971 Marstrand  United States
Glen Foster
Peter Dean
1972 not held because of the 1972 Summer Olympics
1973 Napoli  Soviet Union
Valentin Mankin
Vladimir Akimenko
 Italy
Dotti
Sibello
 United States
Dyson
Lindsay
1974 Medemblik  West Germany
Uwe Mares
Franz Wehofisch
 West Germany
Krick
Heldt
 West Germany
Mebel
Lohmann
1975 Association Island  Italy
Giuseppe Milone
Roberto Mottola
 Sweden
John Albrechtson
Ingvar Hansson
 West Germany
Uwe Mares
Franz Wehofisch
1976 not held because of the 1976 Summer Olympics
1977 Strömstad  Sweden
John Albrechtson
Ingvar Hansson
 West Germany
Höss
 
 West Germany
Greve
 
1978 Castelletto  Sweden
John Albrechtson
Ingvar Hansson
 West Germany
Twelkmeyer
Schumacher
 West Germany
Rolf Bähr
Wolfgang Nothegger
1979 Hayling Island  West Germany
Rolf Bähr
Wolf Stadler
 Austria
Oskar Billik Jr
Josef Essl
 Great Britain
Moncur
Lowther
1980 Medemblik  West Germany
Rolf Bähr
Michael Beckereit
 Austria
Haas
Jörg
 West Germany
Greve
Pildner
1981 no championship
1982 Seebrück  West Germany
Rolf Bähr
Wolfgang Nothegger
 West Germany
Klaus Rösch
Max Reichert Jr
 West Germany
Sepp Höss
Dieter Klarmann
1983 Weymouth  West Germany
Sepp Höss
Dieter Klarmann
 West Germany
Klaus Rösch
Max Reichert Jr
 West Germany
Rolf Bähr
Wolfgang Nothegger
1984 Portorož  West Germany
Sepp Höss
Dieter Klarmann
 West Germany
Klaus Rösch
Max Reichert Jr
 West Germany
Rolf Bähr
Wolfgang Nothegge
1985 Medemblik  West Germany
Rolf Bähr
Wolfgang Nothegger
1986 St. Gilgen  West Germany
Klaus Rösch
Max Reichert Jr
 West Germany
Rolf Bähr
Wolfgang Nothegger
1987 Portorož  West Germany
Rolf Bähr
Wolfgang Nothegger
 West Germany
Klaus Rösch
Max Reichert Jr
 West Germany
Sepp Höss
Dieter Klrmann
1988 Spiez  West Germany
Klaus Rösch
Max Reichert Jr
1989 Malcesine  West Germany
Klaus Rösch
Max Reichert Jr
1990 Medemblik  West Germany
Klaus Rösch
Max Reichert Jr
1991 St. Gilgen  Germany
Klaus Rösch
Max Reichert Jr
1992 Balatonfüred  Germany
Christian Schäfer
Herbert Kujan
1993 Warnemünde  Germany
Vincent Hösch
Thomas Aueracher
 Germany
Christian Schäfer
Herbert Kujan
 Germany
Klaus Rösch
Max Reichert Jr
1994 Brunnen  Germany
Klaus Rösch
Max Reichert Jr
1995 Medemblik  Germany
Christian Schäfer
Andreas Mader
1996 Villach  Germany
Christian Schäfer
Andreas Mader
1997 Hartlepool  Germany
Jürgen Knuth
Mike Knobloch
1998 Malcesine  Germany
Jürgen Knuth
Mike Knobloch
1999 Saint-Raphaël   Switzerland
Werner Meier
Christian Spranger
 Germany
Klaus Rösch
Max Reichert Jr
 Germany
Rolf Bähr
Thomas Olbrich
2000 Travemünde  Germany
Christian Schäfer
Andreas Mader
 Germany
Rolf Bähr
Thomas Olbrich
 Germany
Klaus Rösch
Max Reichert Jr
2001 Malcesine  Germany
Christian Schäfer
Andreas Mader
  Switzerland
Werner Merier
Alfred Geisser
 Germany
Klaus Rösch
Max Reichert Jr
2002 Brighton  Germany
Christian Schäfer
Andreas Mader
 Germany
Rolf Bähr
Thomas Olbrich
 Germany
Klaus Rösch
Max Reichert Jr
2003 Grandson  Germany
Christian Schäfer
Andreas Mader
 Germany
Rolf Bähr
Thomas Olbrich
  Switzerland
Pierre Mäder
Andreas Dietrich
2004 La Rochelle  France
Philippe Boite
Fabrice Toupet
 Germany
Rolf Bähr
Thomas Olbrich
 Germany
Christian Schäfer
Andreas Mader
2005 Attersee  Germany
Christian Schäfer
Andreas Mader
 France
Philippe Boite
Fabrice Toupet
 Germany
Rolf Bähr
Christian Spranger
2006 Fort-de-France  France
Philippe Boite
Regis Viateur
  Switzerland
Mario Suter
Christophe Müri
 Germany
Gerhard Albrecht
Hansjörg Schäfer
2007 Warnemünde  France
Philippe Boite
Regis Viateur
 Germany
Frank Weigelt
Christian Rusitsch
 Germany
Rolf Bähr
Thomas Olbrich
2008 Weymouth  Germany
Frank Weigelt
Christian Rusitsch
 France
Philippe Boite
Regis Viateur
 Germany
Christian Schäfer
Andreas Mader
2009 Spiez  France
Phillipe Boite
Regis Viateur
  Switzerland
Stephan Fels
Timo Näf
 Germany
Frank Weigelt
Christian Rusitschka
2010 Hoorn  Germany
Frank Weigelt
Christian Rusitsch
2011 Ebensee  Germany
Christian Schäfer
Christian Rusitschka
 Germany
Rolf Bähr
Christian Spranger
  Switzerland
Marior Suter
Andreas Hochuli
2012 Quiberon  Germany
Christian Schäfer
Christian Rusitsch
2013 Travemünde  Germany
Frank Weigelt
Arne Lanatowitz
  Switzerland
Cornelia Christen
Ruedi Christen
 Germany
Stefan Erlacher
Christian Wöhrer
2014 Travemünde   Switzerland
Cornelia Christen
Ruedi Christen
 Germany
Rolf Baehr
 Germany
Andreas Plettner

European Championships[4][edit]

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

Event Gold Silver Bronze
1966
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg
Burnham-on-Crouch
 United Kingdom (K)
Keith Musto
Ian Winter
1968
Flag of Italy.svg
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
Flag of Switzerland.svg
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. Archived from the original on 16 August 2012. Retrieved 31 July 2012. 
  2. ^ Olympic results
  3. ^ Worlds Archived 2011-11-04 at the Wayback Machine.
  4. ^ Europeans Archived 2011-11-03 at the Wayback Machine.

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