Racing: 2012 Tornado European Championships

Team Redbull unbeatable again

Report by Andrew Dowley

The 2012 Tornado European Championships were held between the 2nd and 5th July in Warder, Holland. 13 boats arrived to try and knock the Greek team of Iordanis Paschalidis and Trigonis Konstantinos off their perch and prevent them from winning their 5th European Title in a row.

Day one provided the sailors with perfect conditions, a force 3 breeze with gusts. As with any championships the sailors started a little keen with some people over the line on race one. Race two was made more interesting for the sailors with very different wind conditions across the course with plenty of shifts.

At the end of day one there was a surprise with the other Greek team of Niklos Mavros and Alexandros Targarpolous taking the lead with two bullets from the races.

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