Cannonball

Saturday, June 28, 2014 8:00 pm - Monday, June 30, 2014 8:00 pm
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Cannonball

Saturday, June 20, 2015 12:00 am - Monday, June 22, 2015 12:00 am
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Preliminary

Cannonball and FD Nationals 2017

Saturday, June 24, 2017 9:00 am - Sunday, June 25, 2017 2:00 pm
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56th Cannonball combined with FD National  Championships being held at Canandaigua Yacht Club, NY.

56th Cannonball & FD National Championship, Canandaigua NY

Saturday, June 24, 2017 9:00 am - 10:00 am
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Tim - I placed the trophy image in the middle of the content text - and trailer photo was at the very end of the whole article. sorry NO action photos - sailors did not have time or energy to take any!!! and there was no one asigned to take them!! too bad really as this was a brilliant regatta in terms of wind and the FD flying!!!   Thanks for doing all this web update etc - AG     This was an amazing regatta from many aspects. Thank you to CYC for enabling us to hold this regatta, thank you to  the efficient Racing Committee chaired by Keith Calkins, and thank you for the awesome hospitality provided by Bruce McGinnis, our Club Manager, and his wonderful staff. The US FD National Championships have been held continuously since 1955 and attracted 60- 70 boats in the early 60’s, 70’s & 80’s  with many of the top US sailors and Olympic hopefuls participating. The FD class in the US has become a small but ardent group of keen sailors both on the West & East coasts, but  it remains a very large and active class in Europe.  Despite the FD class size here in the US,  Canandaiqua’s CYC  has been hosting the Cannonball for 56 years and continues to be one of the highlights of the FD racing schedule. 5 boats travelled from far a field:   Edmonton-Canada, CA & PA, OHIO, Maine and NY – competition was tight, in one race the separation for first and second place was 1 foot! The winds did not disappoint at all – both days blew 11-15 from the more or less West, with substantial gusts probably in the high teens to low 20’s… providing for very exciting FD sailing, wild 3 sail reaches and well exercised crews! The typical Canandaigua westerly winds did not disappoint in catching boats of guard – Chris and Kate from Maine dumped in both the first and second race – self-righting in one but needing assistance in the second. The Gorbolds had a very close encounter on a starboard / port with the Wrenn brothers from CA & PA – avoiding boat collision by a tiny margin but culminating in a spectacular capsize that further resulted in 3 mast encounters with the mud at the bottom of the lake and a lengthy rescue by Jeff and Brennon Blogett and stand by crew Neil Atkins and Ray Teeter – thank you. Ultimately there was NO boat damage and NO human damage, just bruised pride and body parts!! Sailing was magnificent demanding total concentration and good boat handling skills. The Cannonball traditionally has two prized awards – the Turtle award and the Snail award. The Snail goes to the boat that has No DSQs, No DNS, No DNF,  but finishes each race and gets last place. Our Canadian Friends Derek and son Josh from Edmonton took home the prized Snail.  The Gorbolds from CYC, were awarded the Turtle beating out the other capsizes in terms of hitting the mud the most but despite the mud, did go onto win the Cannonball and the National Championship title. At the end of the weekend – all the sailors went home with smiling faces – having had a lake full of great FD sailing at CYC – this is what it is all about and we all look forward to the 57th Cannonball in 2018! FD Cannonball and  National Championship Results: Sail Skipper/crew R1 R2 R3 R4 R5 R6 total Place 367 Gorbold/Gorbold 1 2 2 1 1 1 6 1st 301 Wrenn/Wrenn 2 1 1 2 2 3 8 2nd 3 Hemker/Furstoss 3 3 3 3 4 4 16 3rd 1197 Coupland/Liberti 5 DSQ 4 DNS 3 2 19 4th UA01 Hiltz/Hiltz 4 4 5 4 5 5 22 5th    

Schedule at a Glance