No Dice

No Dice

Catamaran Legend Darren Bundock’s  experiment into the 49er Class is over.  Here’s a recent statement from Bundy after sailing the Lake Garda 49er Worlds, and then going on to win yet another Tornado World Championship that further supports the fact that multihulls are different and special enough to warrant better treatment from the idiots at ISAF that chucked them from the Games.  Photo from Andrea Francolini

"It has been a fantastic week of sailing and undoubtedly some of the best in my sailing career. Lake Garda is truly a special place for sailing with the cliff faces and picturesque scenery. The lake has not lived up to its reputation of strong wind this week but all the sailors have had a great time. It’s still a fantastic feeling to win the Tornado Championships, its number 7 now. I think it may be quite a while till some one beats that. This year was different, no Olympic or funding pressures, we just sailed because we love the boat and had a great time. This week has made it clear for me…I can announce my Olympic retirement, multihulls is my scene and I love sailing. The 49er just does not do it for me."

With thanks to ‘Tornado_Alive’ for Bundy’s Olympic eulogy (from the thread):

-2 x Olympic Silver Medal (2000 & 2008)
-7 x Tornado World Championships (1998, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2006, 2008, 2009)
-5 x Tornado European (Nyberg) Championships (1999, 2001, 2003, 2004, 2007)
-2 x ISAF World Sailing Games (Multihull) (2002, 2006)
-3 x Formula 18 World Championships (2004, 2005, 2007)

Only Gold eluded him