Looking Back At the 1967 A & B Catamaran Trials

With the spotlight on the 2016 Equipment Evaluations here in Santander we thought we’d take you back to 1967 and the Isle of Sheppy, Kent, Great Britain where the IYRU A & B Catamaran trials took place.

From these trials the Tornado emerged as the boat of choice in the B catamaran division and was subsequently selected in 1972 for inclusion in the 1976 Olympic Sailing Competition in Montreal.


About ISAF

There are two principal meetings held by the International Sailing Federation every year: the ISAF Annual Conference held in November and the ISAF Mid-Year Meeting held in May. In addition, the ISAF Executive Committee meet four times a year; during the Conference and Mid-Year Meeting and on two other occassions. ISAF Annual Conference Every November, the ISAF Annual Conference brings together the leading figures from the sailing world to discuss, debate and decide upon the key issues in the sport of sailing. The ISAF Committees, Sub-committees and Commissions all have the opportunity to debate all the issues in their respective areas. Based on these discussions they will then make recommendations to the ISAF Council, which is the final decision making body of ISAF. The Conference concludes with three days of Council meetings, when the major decisions which affect sailing's future will be made. ISAF Mid-Year Meeting Held annually every May, the ISAF Mid-Year Meetings bring together the ISAF Council, ISAF Executive Committee and ISAF Events Committee. The key focus of the Council meeting is to consider financial issues and follow up on matters deferred from the Annual Conference.
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2 Responses to Looking Back At the 1967 A & B Catamaran Trials

  1. Andrea Brambilla says:

    Very nnice video. For a personal research I am looking for info about IYRU Trials 1966 and 1967 (Kiel and Travemunde) for three man Olympic class keelboat, 3MKB, and I ask if there are videos of this races. If yes please contact me.

  2. James Bell says:

    Great video, many thanks for posting.

    I’ve put together a page with the results of the 1967 trials, plus a few photos that I found when researching the subject a few months back, which may be of interest (I hope you don’t mind my embedding of the YouTube video):

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