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The Tornado was designed in 1967 by Rodney March of England, in hopes that it would be chosen as the catamaran for the Olympics. It attained March's goal in 1976 and has been raced in the Olympics ever since. The class permitted changes to the boat in 2000, including the addition of a spinnaker, additional trapeze, increased main and jib sail area, and a self-tacking capability for the jib. This doublehanded boat is capable of 18 knots of speed both upwind and downwind and over 30 knots when reaching. It normally sails with only one hull in the water, reducing drag. The Tornado is an International Sailing Federation (ISAF) Olympic Class. For more information, read the Tornado Wikipedia article.