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Champions set to retain Tornado World title

Defending Tornado world champions Iordanis Paschalidis and Konstantinos Trigonis of Greece are well on the way to retain their title, going into the final day with a 13 point lead from Roland Gaebler and Nahid Gaebler of Germany and Brett Burvill and Faris Aznan of Australia.

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After a short postponement the 1st race start lead to a general recall with too many boats over the start. The race finally got off to a clean start with the race committee deciding on a black flag to try and hold the competitors back. Again, much like the other races in the series it was the Greek Red Bull team of Paschalidis and Trigonis who took the victory followed by Roland and Nahid Gaebler.

With a combination of the wind dropping throughout race 2 and the big waves staying the racing was getting harder and harder for the competitors. For the last competitors the race turned into a drifting race to the finish in less than 3 knots of wind. The race was won by Nikolas Mauros and Alexandros Tagaropoulos followed by Paschalidis and Trigonis then Burvill and Aznan.

Saturday is the last day of the championships with another two races scheduled.

Tornado - World Championship, leaders after 7 races (30 entries)
1 GRE-7 IORDANIS PASCHALIDIS / KONSTANTINOS TRIGONIS OPEN 1 2 1 1 1 1 2 7 pts
2 GER-1 ROLAND GAEBLER / NAHID GAEBLER MIXED 5 3 3 4 4 2 4 20 pts
3 AUS-328 BRETT BURVILL / FARIS AZNAN OPEN 4 6 2 3 7 4 3 22 pts
4 CZE-686 DAVID KRIZEK / ZDENEK ADAM OPEN 3 8 4 5 6 9 10 35 pts
5 GRE-11 NIKOLAOS MAUROS / ALEXANDROS TAGAROPOULOS OPEN 2 1 31 31 2 3 1 40 pts
6 GER-2 MAKUS BETZ / NIKOLAS BETZ OPEN 6 4 6 6 5 18 14 41 pts
7 SUI-232 JEAN-MARC CUANILLON / GUDRUN KOLB MIXED 11 5 8 10 8 7 9 47 pts
8 AUS-325 ALLAN GAMBLE / KIM NICHOLAS OPEN 8 9 7 14 10 8 16 56 pts
9 AUT-372 MICHAEL SCHÖNLEITNER / PHILIPP RAKUSCHAN OPEN 31 16 14 11 9 6 6 62 pts

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5 October 2013 9:50 GMT


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