Speedsailing: Fast, Close and Spectacular
The Tornado Sailing Fleet has developed a new and spectacular style of sailing as part of their goal to make their fleet the Formula-1 of sailing.
It’s called ‘Speedsailing’ and could reinvigorate and revolutionize the way sailing is viewed by both spectators and media.
The Tornado is an 18 foot long sailing catamaran that is already known for its high speeds and fast action within the sailing world. The boat itself represents a modern design and is manufactured with the finest high tech fabrication.
The breathtaking speed (up to 60 km/hour) as well as the spectacular up close view of the Tornadoes flying across the water should excite the performers, the audience, and the media equally.
The aim of this fresh approach to sailing is to breathe new life into the sport and bring the skills and thrills of Tornado catamaran racing to a wider audience and a new generation of spectators and sailors. Close action, slick commentary, short races, and legendary skippers will make this sailing as we have never seen it before.
By bringing the sailing action into a stadium style format the events should more closely resemble the mainstream sporting events audiences are accustomed to seeing, like Football and Basketball. The new Travemünde Sailing Arena (right) can draw 40.000+ spectators to its bars, shops and restaurants on a weekend.
Numerous cameras will be placed on the boats to ensure high quality images are ready for television broadcasting. Because these spectacular and ultra-fast Tornado Catamarans have the technical ability to sail in flat water, they can sail direct in front of the spectators nearly close enough to be touched.
Speedsailing events will make their debut at Lindau and Travemünde in Germany this year during the German Tornado Grand Prix (June 25 - 27) on Lake Constance and the World Tornado championships on Luebeck Bay (July 24 - 28).Continued on the next page