Gordon Cornwell Memorial High School Regatta

The 2017 Cornwell Memorial has been scheduled for Saturday, October 7th.

The Gordon Cornwell Memorial Regatta is an annual event at the Grand Traverse yacht Club hosted by GTYC and Traverse Area Community Sailing to honor the memory of Gordon Cornwell, a long time member of GTYC an ardent sailor and active supporter of Junior Sailing.

For the second year in a row the sailors gathering for the Cornwell were greeted with uncertain forecasts and questionable weather. In this case the forecast was for constant rain, gusty wind conditions and unseasonably cold temps. PRO Eric Lind started the races right at 10:00 AM and kept up the pace all day, anticipating steadily increasing winds. As it turned out the forecast got only two of three elements of the forecast correct with temps in the 40's, steady rain and reasonable winds. In spite of the difficult conditions the rotations went smoothly and there were smiles abounding in the club house between bouts with the cold and the rain. 

Attending this year were teams from  Spring Lake, Grosse Ile, DeLaSalle/Regina, TC West, TC Central, TC St Francis, Culver Academy and Grand Rapids Christian. Hometown sailors Colton Gerber and Zander Terrell turned consistency into victory in the 420 "A" Fleet. Spring Lake's Mason Wolters and  Dakota Coulier dominated the 420 "B" Fleet with a total of 8 points in 6 races. In the laser radial class Ali Knoles of grosse Ile turned in a great performance to win that class while Issac Kremer and TC Central's Dirk Phelps battled for second. Issac edged Dirk out in the last race to take 2nd by a single point.

Thanks to all the sailors for turning in a great performance in difficult conditions!

2012 Results (Click Here)

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