Tornado - Speed-Sailing - new regatta format
In their efforts to position the Tornado catamaran in pole position when it comes to reelect the multihull as Olympic event in November 2011 and choose the equipment for the 2016 Games one year later, the former Olympic class has not only modified the class and measurement rules towards a strict one-design class, but has in addition introduce new regatta formats to be more spectacular for the public. After the Grand Prix events in Travemünde and Lindau, 10-minutes speed contestswill be sailed directly in front of the harbour jetties. An elimination fleet consists of 6 cats each, the winner goes to the next round. The communiqué (PDF).