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Tempest World Championships

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Portsmouth Sailing Club are proud to be hosting the 2022 Tempest World Championships between 19th and 25th August 2023

International Tempest Class is a 22Ft, 2-man, high performance keelboat with trapeze and spinnaker. It was designed in the 1960's by Ian Proctor to become an Olympic Class, the replacement for the International Star. Tempest passed Olympic Trials in 1965 and was selected as an Olympic Class in 1968. It competed in the 72 & 76 Games and was to also compete in the "boycotted" 1980 games but didn't compete. It became deselected as an Olympic Class in the late 70's.

Today the Class has retained its International Status it held during its Olympic days. It holds Annual World Championships mainly within Europe attracting competitors from mainly Europe but also UK and USA. Also it holds National Championships in USA, AUS, AUT, SUI, FRA, GER and GBR. In 2019 a bid was put forward to hold a UK World Championship in Portsmouth, hosted by Portsmouth Sailing Club with the assistance of Hornet Services Sailing Club. This was originally set for 2022 but at the request of ITA (International Tempest Association) was postponed to 19-25 August 2023. This bid was approved.

Portsmouth Sailing Club was founded in 1920 and local artist W. L. Wyllie, famed for his maritime paintings and etchings was amongst the founding members. The clubhouse, a Grade 2 listed building, was probably constructed in the early 1800s and many of the timber beams visible inside are from ships broken up at that time. Previously serving as a Consulate to thirteen different nations and somewhat less illustriously as a French onion store this wonderful building now lies at the heart of a vibrant and active club membership. The club is managed by its members for the members; this creates a friendly atmosphere and strong community spirit that supports a varied social programme and extremely accessible range of activities on the water.

Instructions For Entering:

Before entering you will need to create a login on the website, see:

Once you have a website login, you may enter here: -

The preferred payment method is via bank transfer (an invoice will be automatically generated and emailed upon successful entry with our bank details on it). If you need an alternative payment method please contact the Rear Commodore Sailing John Lee ( or Sailing Secretary Derek Budden (

Note, due a glitch in the software there may be a delay of a few hours between you completing the registration and the invoice being generated. If you have not received an invoice withing 48 hours of registering please contact the Rear Commodore Sailing or Sailing Secretary.

Bank Details as below:
Sort Code: 30-93-04 and Account Number: 01088476
IBAN: GB35LOYD30930401088476 and BIC/SWIFT: LOYDGB21361
Note: Please ensure you include the invoice number as the reference for your payment. The above details are also shown on the bottom of the invoice.

Current Entry List:

  1. Derek Budden - Achtung Baby GBR 1089 Tempest
  2. Patrice ROUANET - Yram FRA 1198 Tempest
  3. Manfred Schumi - Va pensiero II AUT 1193 Tempest
  4. Stefan Durach - Gioia GER1182 Tempest
  5. Keith Lockey - Tethera 1181 Tempest
  6. Jon Modral-Gibbons - Born Slippy GBR1161 Tempest
  7. Jean Thierry - Espoir de Vent IV FRA1147 Tempest
  8. Emmanuel DESFOND - CAPCOD FRA1199 Tempest
  9. John Robinson - A Boat with no name GBR 1111 Tempest
  10. Simon Hall - Whisky 680 Tempest
  11. Ralph Budden - Bearboat GBR813 Tempest
  12. Michael Schmohl - Concepion GER 1142 Tempest
  13. Herbert Kujan - New Challenge GER 1187
  14. Christoph Mehrwald - Django GER 1191
  15. Kicker Schäfer - GER1197 GER 1197 Tempest
  16. Patrick Bornikoel - Feuer&Ei GER 1140
  17. Helmut Quermann - Milesandmore GER 1133
  18. Nikolaus Magg - Dragonera III GER 1137
  19. Liam Gray - Kaleidoscope2 IRL 793 Tempest
  20. Frank Weigelt - Holzwurm GER 1087 Tempest
  21. Stefan Schollmayer - Humba GER 1192
  22. Charles Hawkins - Alegria GBR 1185 Tempest
  23. Graham Donkin - Badly Drawn Bob GBR1123 Tempest
  24. Lars Bähr - do-to-ho GermanyGER-1128 Tempest
  25. Daniel Bryson - Tumbledown Wind 1069 Tempest
  26. Meg Engelmann - ITA Charter Boat USA 1151

Note: The above list is current as of 13:23 BST on 31/07/2023. It is not a "live" list linked to the website entries so will be updated manually on a ad-hoc basis.

Official Race Notice Board:

The Official Race Noticeboard including Notice of Race:

Race Results:

Practice race results:

World Championships results:

Accomodation List:

Haslar Road Car Park - Campervans Only, No Security

Must have own toilet to be emptied at Hornet and discharge no grey water, no parties.
£8 to Gosport street scene per night in carpark, Haslar Rd, 4 min walk TBC.

Kingfisher Caravan Park - Secure Campervan and Camping

Kingfisher Caravan park 10 min car PO13 9BE Tel: 02392 50 2611


Travelodge Gosport, basic accommodation, recommend this it is just 7 Min Walk to Hornet. PO12 1BX Tel: 0871 9846566

Premier Inn Gosport, 10 min Drive. PO13 0ZX Tel:0333 321 9314

The Anglesey Hotel*** 25 min Walk PO12 2DH Tel:02392 582157

The Alverbank Hotel*** 25 Min Walk PO12 2QT Tel:03292 510005

The Old Lodge*** 29 min Walk PO12 2JX Tel:02392 522572

Waterfront Quay 5 min Walk PO12 1AA Tel:02392 583084

Acorn Lodge Guest House 20 min Walk PO12 1HY Tel:02392 178392

There are also some really nice hotels in Portsmouth some 5 minutes or less from Portsmouth Sailing Club but 1hr drive to Hornet (the other side of Portsmouth Harbour so a long way by car) or 20min walk plus passenger ferry.

Hornet are offering car parking for non members but at a cost. Enquire at registration, alternatively other wise there are pay and display carparks within 10 min walk.

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Last updated 16:45 on 18 December 2023

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