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Tornado (sailboat)

The Tornado is an olympic class sailing catamaran, and has been in the Olympics since 1976. It was designed in 1967 by Rodney March of Brightlingsea, England, with help from Terry Pierce, and Reg White, specifically for the purpose of becoming the Olympic catamaran. At the IYRU Olympic Catmaran Trials, it easily defeated the other challengers.

Capable of speeds above 30 knots reaching, and 18 knots upwind, the Tornado class is often characterized as "the formula 1 of sailing".

Some features:

The original Tornado sail-plan: The Tornado sail-plan was changed in 2000, and now consists of:

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