Ullman Sails now exclusive for classWed, 14th Apr 2010
By Chuck Skewes
The Tornado has been the multi-hull choice for the Olympic sailing for over 32 years. It was designed in 1967 and is still one of the fastest beach cats around. The Tornado is 20’ Long and weighs 340 pounds. When it was originally selected as one of the choices for the Olympics there was a selection regatta to choose the first multi-hull. The Tornado won easily and was the Olympic Class ever since.
In 2000 the class adopted the spinnaker and second trapeze. This kept the class at the front of development and increased performance once again. Ullman Sails has been at the fore front of sail development for the Tornado and has won most of the Olympic medals in this class over the last several Olympics. Charlie Ogletree of Ullman Sails won the silver medal in the 2004 Olympics.
This article was posted on Wed, 14th Apr 2010