- Tempest (keelboat)
Infobox Sailboat Specifications
class_symbol = T
numberofcrew = Two (single Trapeze)
loa = 6.698 m
draft = 1.10 m
hull = 480 kg
mainsail = 15.24 msu|p=2
jib = 7.69 msu|p=2
spinnaker = 20.9 msu|p=2
updated = 2007-12-18
formerolympic = 1976The Tempest is a
keelboatdesigned by Ian Proctor. 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 the world with fleets in Germany, France, Switzerland, Austria, United Kingdom, North America and Australia.
sailing at the 1972 Summer Olympicsthe Tempest class was used alongside the Star class as an Olympic racing yacht. The Gold Medal was won by Valentyn Mankinand Vitaliy Dyrdyraof 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 Albrechtsonand Ingvar Hanssonof Sweden.
* [http://www.tempestclass.com Class Page]
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