Tornado World Championship - Plenty of chances to win or lose

Team Gaebler in action
Martina Barnetova
At the Tornado World Championship, we had one of the best sailing conditions ever. 10 races with winds between six and 25 knots. Every race day had its own tactical challenge with plenty of chances to win or lose a race. On the first thee days the racing was also combined with big waves, which creates high jumps on the Tornadoes.

Team Gaebler in action at the Tornado Worlds Ibiza
Martina Barnetova

Sometimes the boats were out of control and the 32 Teams from 10 Nations had a lot of emotional moments and some crashes. Our Team had a difficult start at the Championship. The heavy gusts in the beginning were quite challenging for us too. But with two wins in the last final races it can’t end better for us. It was real sailracing at its best!

We are very happy to win the Mixed Worlds title and the Open Vice title again. After our victory at the Open and Mixed European Championship this year on Lake Constance in May, this fantastic racing in Ibiza is a real happy end of the season 2013.

Team Gaebler in action
Martina Barnetova

We sailed in front of the wonderful City Santa Eularia. The city and the club did their very best to serve us with a fabulous hospitality and a great race management. Each course they put the race-area was in the in the perfect place to deliver fair racing.

In many races we end up in a very fair racing duel with the Greek Team Jordanis Paschalides/Kostas Trigonis. In the beginning of the series they won a lot of races and it was looking they were unbeatable. With two race victories at the end, we went a bit closer to them. But they took their lead to win the title.

Team Gaebler in action
Martina Barnetova

For sure it was one of the best Championship the Tornado Class ever had. Ibiza is not only party life, it’s one of the best sailing places in Europe too! Next year we have the Worlds in Perth/Australia in December and the Europeans in Travemuende in July 2013.

Results
PosNº.VelaPatrónTripulaciónFederaciónCategoría12345Puntos
1GRE-7IORDANIS PASCHALIDISKONSTANTINOS TRIGONISGREECEOPEN121114
2GER-1ROLAND GAEBLERNAHID GAEBLERGERMANYMIXED5334414
3AUS-328BRETT BURVILLFARIS AZNANAUSTRALIAOPEN4623715
4CZE-686DAVID KRIZEKZDENEK ADAMCZECH REPUBLICOPEN3845618
5GER-2MAKUS BETZNIKOLAS BETZGERMANYOPEN6466521
6SUI-232JEAN-MARC CUANILLONGUDRUN KOLBSWITZERLANDMIXED115810831
7GER-100JOSEF GUNKELDAVID GUNKELGERMANYOPEN775171332
8AUS-325ALLAN GAMBLEKIM NICHOLASAUSTRALIAOPEN897141034
9GRE-11NIKOLAOS MAUROSALEXANDROS TAGAROPOULOSGREECEOPEN2131DNC31DNC236
10FRA-294JEAN CARONTHOMAS JULESFRANCEOPEN31DNC111391548
11GER-69DIETER MAURERKATRIN OLDENBURGGERMANYMIXED10139201850
12AUT-372MICHAEL SCHÖNLEITNERPHILIPP RAKUSCHANAUSTRIAOPEN31DNC161411950
13GRE-77MARIA TSAOUSIDOUMICHAEL PAPADOPOULOSGREECEMIXED1231DNC10121650
14AUS-326PAUL RAYMONDSTEPHEN HERMANSONAUSTRALIAOPEN91731DNF151152
15AUS-8PAUL PETERSONPHIL PETERSONAUSTRALIAOPEN1931DNC1571253
16ESP-211JÜRGEN JENTSCHSARAH STEIMER KLEESSPAINMIXED172012161459
17AUT-377MANFRED SCHÖNLEITNERGEORG HIRSCH-STRONSTORFFAUSTRIAOPEN31DNC1511831DNC65
18ITA-8MATTEO FERRAGLIALORENZO BIANCHINIITALYOPEN31DNC31DNC31OCS2367
19GBR-415MICHAELA DOWLEYANDREW DOWLEYGREAT BRITAINMIXED141831DNF1331DNF76
20GBR-424LEE HARRISONPAUL HARRISONGREAT BRITAINOPEN182118211976
21AUS-226STEFAN BERNSDORFCHRISTINE MYERSAUSTRALIAMIXED1522212331DNC81
22GER-4WILFRIED JODORFSTEFAN LIPPERTGERMANYOPEN31DNC14192231DNC86
23CZE-62ZDENEK PAVLISMICHAELA PAVLISOVACZECH REPUBLICMIXED31DNC12222431DNF89
24GER-947WILHELM GUGGENMOSALEXANDER MAIERGERMANYOPEN16232031DNC31DNF90
25ESP-11VICENTE AMENGUAL RIBASNEUS TORRES RAMISSPAINMIXED201931DNC31DNC2090
26AUT-379DOMINIK KOPPFLORIAN KOPPAUSTRIAOPEN31DNC1031DNF1931DNC91
27GER-44INGO GEBHARDTCLAUS LUGERGERMANYOPEN1331DNC1631DNC31DNC91
28GBR-431STEVE CLYNNTOM DUCKMANTONGREAT BRITAINOPEN31DNC31DNC171831DNC97
29GER-99KLAUS ROCHOLLSVEN RAUSCHGERMANYOPEN31DNC31DNC31DNF31DNC17110
30ESP-19PHILIPPE DUPIEREUXMANUEL SCIARRASPAINOPEN31DNC31DNC31OCS31DNC31DNC124