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HSBC Tornado World Championship 2006
San Isidro, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Tornados from 20 Nations have finished Registration and Measurement for the ISAF Grade W HSBC Tornado World Championship 2006 that is taking place at the Club Nautico San Isidro, San Isidro, Argentina.
No ALT tag specifiedThe sailors can expect a high level of competition - nothing less than 13 Olympic Medalists and 10 World Champions are going to compete for the 2006 World title.

The event was officially opened yesterday during a special ceremony organized by the Club Nautico San Isidro that counted with over 300 people. The President of the International Tornado Association, Michael GRANDFIELD (USA), during his speech, and the sailors themselves, welcomed the public to visit the boatpark, see the fastest of the Olympic boats and meet all the sailors.

The Practice Race yesterday had good weather conditions: a sunny day with 10-12 knots of wind from the east northeast . The competitors are no strangers to the course: they warmed-up during the Argentinean Championship and South American Championship that happened during the last two weeks. Santiago LANGE and Carlos ESPINOLA (ARG) won the Argentineans and 2005 World Champions Fernando ECHAVARRI and Anton PAZ (ESP), the South Americans.

It will be a tough fight for the World Trophy.

10 races are scheduled for the Regatta, two each day:

Tuesday 5 December - Races 1 & 2
Wednesday 6 December - Races 3 & 4
Thursday 7 December - Races 5 & 6
Friday 8 December - Reserve Day
Saturday 9 December - Races 7 & 8
Sunday 10 December - Races 9 & 10
Patricia Kirschner (As Amended By ISAF). Image, Olympic and European champions Roman HAGARA and Hans Peter STEINACHER © Nils BERGMANN
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