Tempest (keelboat)

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.

International Tempest
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Class symbol
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Development
DesignerIan Proctor
LocationUnited Kingdom
Year1965
DesignOne-Design
RoleDesigned for the Olympic Games 1972
Boat
Crew2
Draft1.10 m (3 ft 7 in)
Trapezesingle trapeze
Hull
TypeMonohull
ConstructionGRP (Sandwich allowed)
Hull weight480 kg (1,060 lb)
LOA6.66 m (21.9 ft)
Beam1.92 m (6 ft 4 in)
Hull appendages
Keel/board typeFixed 228 kg (503 lb)
Rig
Rig typeBermuda rig
Sails
Mainsail area15.24 m2 (164.0 sq ft)
Jib/genoa area7.69 m2 (82.8 sq ft)
Spinnaker area25.9 m2 (279 sq ft)
Upwind sail area23.11 m2 (248.8 sq ft)
Racing
D-PN83.4[1]
RYA PN942
Former Olympic class
Tempests on full speed reaching. Left old size spinnaker, right new size.

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.

The Tempest has an unusual aspect in that it is a keelboat but also has a trapeze, a rigging element usually only found on certain dinghies. As a result the Tempest is just as exciting to sail as fast dinghies, but is much more forgiving and is unable to be capsized. Due to the planing hull shape and large sailplan, the Tempest is remarkably fast when sailing on a reach, and speeds in excess of 15 kts are not uncommon in moderate winds.

Tempests are sailed actively throughout much of Europe with fleets in Germany, France, Switzerland, Austria and the United Kingdom.

In sailing at the 1972 Summer Olympics the Tempest class was used alongside the Star class as an Olympic racing yacht. The Gold Medal was won by Valentin Mankin and Vitaly Dyrdyra of the Soviet Union. For the 1976 Olympics the Tempest class was used in place of the Star class. The Gold Medal was won by John Albrechtson and Ingvar Hansson of Sweden.

Since 2010 the Tempest is one of the Vintage Yachting Classes at the Vintage Yachting Games.

EventsEdit

Olympics[2]Edit

Event Gold Silver Bronze
1972 Kiel
details
  Soviet Union (URS)
Valentin Mankin
Vitali Dyrdyra
  Great Britain (GBR)
Alan Warren
David Hunt
  United States (USA)
Glen Foster
Peter Dean
1976 Montreal
details
  Sweden (SWE)
John Albrechtson
Ingvar Hansson
  Soviet Union (URS)
Valentin Mankin
Vladyslav Akimenko
  United States (USA)
Dennis Conner
Conn Findlay

World Championship[3]Edit

Year
Gold Silver Bronze
1967 Weymouth   Great Britain
Cliff Norbury
Colin Turner
  Great Britain
Reg White
Andrew Garran
1968 Grosse Pointe   United States
William Kelly
Robert Connell
1969 Riva del Garda   Great Britain
Cliff Norbury
Colin Turner
1970 Quiberon   United States
John Linville
James Linville
  Netherlands
Ben Staartjes
Cees Kurpershoek
  United States
Falconer
Dyson
1971 Marstrand   United States
Glen Foster
Peter Dean
1972 not held because of the 1972 Summer Olympics
1973 Napoli   Soviet Union
Valentin Mankin
Vladimir Akimenko
  Italy
Dotti
Sibello
  United States
Dyson
Lindsay
1974 Medemblik   West Germany
Uwe Mares
Franz Wehofisch
  West Germany
Krick
Heldt
  West Germany
Mebel
Lohmann
1975 Association Island   Italy
Giuseppe Milone
Roberto Mottola
  Sweden
John Albrechtson
Ingvar Hansson
  West Germany
Uwe Mares
Franz Wehofisch
1976 not held because of the 1976 Summer Olympics
1977 Strömstad   Sweden
John Albrechtson
Ingvar Hansson
  West Germany
Höss
 
  West Germany
Greve
 
1978 Castelletto   Sweden
John Albrechtson
Ingvar Hansson
  West Germany
Twelkmeyer
Schumacher
  West Germany
Rolf Bähr
Wolfgang Nothegger
1979 Hayling Island   West Germany
Rolf Bähr
Wolf Stadler
  Austria
Oskar Billik Jr
Josef Essl
  Great Britain
Moncur
Lowther
1980 Medemblik   West Germany
Rolf Bähr
Michael Beckereit
  Austria
Haas
Jörg
  West Germany
Greve
Pildner
1981 no championship
1982 Seebrück   West Germany
Rolf Bähr
Wolfgang Nothegger
  West Germany
Klaus Rösch
Max Reichert Jr
  West Germany
Sepp Höss
Dieter Klarmann
1983 Weymouth   West Germany
Sepp Höss
Dieter Klarmann
  West Germany
Klaus Rösch
Max Reichert Jr
  West Germany
Rolf Bähr
Wolfgang Nothegger
1984 Portorož   West Germany
Sepp Höss
Dieter Klarmann
  West Germany
Klaus Rösch
Max Reichert Jr
  West Germany
Rolf Bähr
Wolfgang Nothegge
1985 Medemblik   West Germany
Rolf Bähr
Wolfgang Nothegger
1986 St. Gilgen   West Germany
Klaus Rösch
Max Reichert Jr
  West Germany
Rolf Bähr
Wolfgang Nothegger
1987 Portorož   West Germany
Rolf Bähr
Wolfgang Nothegger
  West Germany
Klaus Rösch
Max Reichert Jr
  West Germany
Sepp Höss
Dieter Klrmann
1988 Spiez   West Germany
Klaus Rösch
Max Reichert Jr
1989 Malcesine   West Germany
Klaus Rösch
Max Reichert Jr
1990 Medemblik   West Germany
Klaus Rösch
Max Reichert Jr
1991 St. Gilgen   Germany
Klaus Rösch
Max Reichert Jr
1992 Balatonfüred   Germany
Christian Schäfer
Herbert Kujan
1993 Warnemünde   Germany
Vincent Hösch
Thomas Aueracher
  Germany
Christian Schäfer
Herbert Kujan
  Germany
Klaus Rösch
Max Reichert Jr
1994 Brunnen   Germany
Klaus Rösch
Max Reichert Jr
1995 Medemblik   Germany
Christian Schäfer
Andreas Mader
1996 Villach   Germany
Christian Schäfer
Andreas Mader
1997 Hartlepool   Germany
Jürgen Knuth
Mike Knobloch
1998 Malcesine   Germany
Jürgen Knuth
Mike Knobloch
1999 Saint-Raphaël    Switzerland
Werner Meier
Christian Spranger
  Germany
Klaus Rösch
Max Reichert Jr
  Germany
Rolf Bähr
Thomas Olbrich
2000 Travemünde   Germany
Christian Schäfer
Andreas Mader
  Germany
Rolf Bähr
Thomas Olbrich
  Germany
Klaus Rösch
Max Reichert Jr
2001 Malcesine   Germany
Christian Schäfer
Andreas Mader
   Switzerland
Werner Merier
Alfred Geisser
  Germany
Klaus Rösch
Max Reichert Jr
2002 Brighton   Germany
Christian Schäfer
Andreas Mader
  Germany
Rolf Bähr
Thomas Olbrich
  Germany
Klaus Rösch
Max Reichert Jr
2003 Grandson   Germany
Christian Schäfer
Andreas Mader
  Germany
Rolf Bähr
Thomas Olbrich
   Switzerland
Pierre Mäder
Andreas Dietrich
2004 La Rochelle   France
Philippe Boite
Fabrice Toupet
  Germany
Rolf Bähr
Thomas Olbrich
  Germany
Christian Schäfer
Andreas Mader
2005 Attersee   Germany
Christian Schäfer
Andreas Mader
  France
Philippe Boite
Fabrice Toupet
  Germany
Rolf Bähr
Christian Spranger
2006 Fort-de-France   France
Philippe Boite
Regis Viateur
   Switzerland
Mario Suter
Christophe Müri
  Germany
Gerhard Albrecht
Hansjörg Schäfer
2007 Warnemünde   France
Philippe Boite
Regis Viateur
  Germany
Frank Weigelt
Christian Rusitsch
  Germany
Rolf Bähr
Thomas Olbrich
2008 Weymouth   Germany
Frank Weigelt
Christian Rusitsch
  France
Philippe Boite
Regis Viateur
  Germany
Christian Schäfer
Andreas Mader
2009 Spiez   France
Phillipe Boite
Regis Viateur
   Switzerland
Stephan Fels
Timo Näf
  Germany
Frank Weigelt
Christian Rusitschka
2010 Hoorn   Germany
Frank Weigelt
Christian Rusitsch
2011 Ebensee   Germany
Christian Schäfer
Christian Rusitschka
  Germany
Rolf Bähr
Christian Spranger
   Switzerland
Marior Suter
Andreas Hochuli
2012 Quiberon   Germany
Christian Schäfer
Christian Rusitsch
2013 Travemünde   Germany
Frank Weigelt
Arne Lanatowitz
   Switzerland
Cornelia Christen
Ruedi Christen
  Germany
Stefan Erlacher
Christian Wöhrer
2014 Travemünde    Switzerland
Cornelia Christen
Ruedi Christen
  Germany
Rolf Baehr
  Germany
Andreas Plettner

European Championships[4]Edit

European championships were only held when a World Championship was held outside the European continent. From 1980 no Europeans were held anymore.

Event Gold Silver Bronze
1966
 
Burnham-on-Crouch
  United Kingdom (K)
Keith Musto
Ian Winter
1968
 
Alassio
  Italy (I)
Carlo Massone
Favio Risso
1969
 
Kiel
  United Kingdom (K)
Cliff Norbury
Colin Turner
1972
 
La Rochelle
  Netherlands (H)
Ben Staartjes
Cees Kurpershoek
  Poland (PL)
Tomasz Holc
Rutkowski
  Soviet Union (SR)
Valentin Mankin
Vitaly Dyrdyra
1975
 
Brunnen
  West Germany (G)
Uwe Mares
Franz Wehofisch
  Italy (I)
Dotti
Girardi
   Switzerland (Z)
Kohler
Frey
1976
 
Alassio
  Sweden (S)
John Albrechtson
Ingvar Hansson
1977
 
Strömstad
  Sweden (S)
John Albrechtson
Ingvar Hansson
1978
 
Kiel
  Sweden (S)
John Albrechtson
Ingvar Hansson
  Austria (S)
Oskar Bilik, Jr.
Josef Essl
  West Germany (G)
Twelkmeyer
1979
 
Attersee
  Austria (OE)
Oskar Bilik, Jr.
Josef Essl

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Keelboat Classes". US Sailing. Archived from the original on 16 August 2012. Retrieved 31 July 2012.
  2. ^ Olympic results
  3. ^ Worlds Archived 2011-11-04 at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ Europeans Archived 2011-11-03 at the Wayback Machine

External linksEdit