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news - Tornado Europeans: Gold and Silver for Marinepool Racing Team

Sep 18 2010

Marinepool Racing Team sweeps again both top spots in Tornado championship!

Though this time with changed roles.

While at the Tornado World Championship in July Roland Gäbler and his wife Nahid claimed the top spot, this time their rivals Paschalidis/Trigonis of Greece, in July second, had the better end.

They beat Gäbler, a 4 times Tornado World Champion in every race, in fact they beat everybody else too and had the best possible score after 8 races, 8 bullets, showing their incredible dominance. With their victory in Torbole (ITA) they also managed something quite unique, a perfect hattrick. Paschalidis/Trigonis won back-to-back European titles in 2007, 2008 and this year. 2009 no European Championship was sailed.

Nahid and Roland Gäbler this time won Silver and can look back to a fabulous season, the highlight of which surely being the 4th World Champion title for Roland, the first for his wife.

Gäbler who is president of the International Tornado Class Association and Paschalidis/Trigonis kept on sailing Tornados even after the sudden expulsion of the class from the Olympic circuit. A move that could turn out wise after the recent shift in the America´s Cup format and the selection of catamarans for the 34th edition of this oldest sailing trophy. A comeback of a multihull at the Olympics seems more likely than ever.

Congratulations to the medallists!

Final Result

European Champions Paschalidis/Trigonis (GRE)

Silver medallists Nahid and Roland Gäbler (GER)

European Champions Paschalidis/Trigonis (GRE)