The Tempest is celebrating the 50th year since Ian Proctor built the first Tempest for the Olympic trials and is still a great boat to race and have fun in.
Tempest à Pâque, St Rapheal on the Mediterranean 3rd-5th April was won by SPRANGER Christian & KOPP Christopher (GER 1128)
Next Event - Tempest Cup (SP-Regatta) Simssee 18/19 April
Cornelia & Ruedi CHRISTEN win the World Championships
The Swiss couple Christen/Christen won the Tempest Worlds 2014 on Lake Como (Italy). It was the first time that a helmswoman has beaten all other competitors. After having finished 3. (2012) and 2. (2013), the Christens now topped their results from previews years.
The Tempest is a one design two man high performance keelboat with a trapeze. It was designed by Ian Proctor for the 1965 trials for the new Olympic Keelboat, which it won convincingly.
The class has since progressed with the times, including a new deck and cockpit layout and changing the construction from GRP to a foam sandwich. In the last few years the rules have allowed a bigger spinnaker, longer spinnaker pole and the use of epoxy resin in the construction of the hull.