Keep the Tornado in Play
By Nahid + Roland Gaebler - At the ISAF conference in Athens we got the clear signal that mixed sailing on multihulls can be a new Olympic sailing discipline for the Rio Olympics 2016.
With a new website we want to promote and support mixed sailing as best as we can. With your support!! Please have a look at www.mixedsailing.org
On the new Website you find information about our sport. It is the beginning of a new era in the Olympic Sailing and we wish to get your support to make it a great sport.
Mixed Sailing on Multi- and Monohulls is a well established sport around the world. Also in Olympic sailing. Here some facts from international mixed multihull sailing:
- The current World champion in Open Tornado World championship is a mixed team.
- Many of the World champions in the Hobie 16 Class are mixed teams
- Women Sailing Legends Ellen MacArthur and Shirley Robertson sailing on Extreme 40 multihulls with a mixed team.
- Vice-World champion in ISAF combined Worlds 2007 in Cascais was a mixed team.
- Vice European Champion 2010 in Hobie 16 is a mixed team.
- 20% of Top 10 in Tornado Worlds is mixed teams (Place 1. and 7.).
- 40% of Top 10 in German Tornado Crew Ranking list is Women (from 81 Crews)!
- More women sail as a crew more than sail as a helm in Tornado. 3:7 ratio for helm/crew in mixed teams.
- Denmark send mixed teams to the Olympics in 1984, 1992 and 2000
- The Tornado and 470 class had successful mixed teams in the past Olympics.
- Our ultimate sailing Legend Paul Elvstrom places 4. at the Olympics 1984 with his daughter Trine
Mixed Sailing can colour up the Olympic Sailing a lot. Mixed sailing on the Formula-1 (Multihull) can attract the media and spectators too. --