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Fleet 72
Saratoga Lake Sailing Club
Ballston Spa, New York


Captain: Anthony Cannone
Treasurer: Dave Miller



Fleet 72 Annual Report for 2016

On September 10th, 2016 the annual Ensign Fleet 72 Regatta saw eleven boats enter the one day regatta. That Saturday morning we had a gentle breeze build from the south to about 4 knots which wasn’t ideal but after the previous year’s no-show we set out to complete two races. 1st race was a Olympic course and won by Team Keeling Time (530) with Tony Cannone, Fred Barker and Laura Rapport. The second was a I-1 course and was also won by Team Keeling Time with stiff competition from Team Sundance (557).

2016 Fleet 72 Ensign Regatta Results
1st KEELING TIME 530 – Fred Barker
2nd SUNDANCE 557 – Bruce and Nancy Blackie
3rd ELAN 1726 – Carmelo & Diane Kona
Once the breeze started falling off it was time to head in for lunch. The breeze must have gone in for lunch also because just as we were wrapping up lunch and contemplating the afternoon’s on-shore activities we noticed a nice breeze filling in so we prepared for our 3rd race of the day. Well the breeze just kept filling in and we ended up with 13 to 18+ knots. Team Sundance (557) Bruce Blackie, John Power & Nelson Snowden won. The fleet decided that the last race had beaten them up enough so they called it a day.

This year was special because we had a group of students from our sailing school compete with our commodore and school director, Mark Welcome as skipper aboard #123. The interesting thing about our fleet regatta is that we get fleet members teaming up on boats that don’t race regularly and the high fleet participation makes for a very fun day on the water and off!

Last July I reported progress being made toward the restoration of #23, Bruce Blackie and Dave Miller
undertook the project to correct the soft stern deck condition. The stern deck was removed from the boat and the rotted balsa wood core was taken out and replaced with closed cell 68 foam.The reconditioned stern deck was then reinstalled to the hull. They also refinished all the wood work and updated the control lines on this very early vintage Ensign, to bring it up to par with other Ensigns in Fleet 72.
In May of 2015, Harold and Carol Klein of Plattsburgh, NY donated #23 to the Saratoga Sailing School, a program of the Saratoga Lake Sailing Club.The boat is utilized in the sailing instruction of both youth and adult and to introduce members of the community to sailing though the Town of Malta Global Foundaries Community Foundation.

Fleet 72 Roster as of December 2016
23

88

114

170

171

174

177

228

303

530

538

557

654

672

711

841

857

909

920

1054

1177

1660

1677

1726

2017

2032


GR8 M8S

WIND CALLER

WATERCOLOLRS

NAUTI GIRL

B & B

LADY B

YANKEE DOODLE

AMES TRUE

KEELING TIME

MACH SPEED

SUNDANCE

DARK STAR

GRACE

HARMONY

DAWN TRADER II

FITCH's POINT

YITTERBOAT

ARGO

POLY U II

RAZZLE DAZZLE

SUPER HEAT

WIND RUNNER

ELAN

WIND SAND & STARS

JOURNEY
Saratoga Lake Sailing Foundation

Saratoga Lake Sailing Foundation

Paul & Mary Beth Fowler

Doug McGivney & Christian Sweningsen

Bob & Mike Fomasiero

Emmett & Jayne McCarthy

Dave & Carol Miller

Saratoga Lake Sailing Foundation

Deb Amory & Amy Tweedy

Tony Cannone & Fred Barker

Kyle & Karen Jones

Bruce & Nancy Blackie

Jim Fauci

Ned Fanning & Bruce Kennison

Dan & Karen Lacey

Hunter Currin Estate

Chester & Shari Brearey

Marci & Phil Yitterberg

Charlie & Kathy Koines & Mike & Cathy Flanigan

Garrett Hamlin & Laura Ferris

Bill & Yvonne Barringer

Danny Harrington

Dan French, Sr

Carmelo & Diane Kona

Skip & Brenda McEwing

Vic & Kathleen Roberts


Sponsor Number URL address
Sponsor 1 http://www.quantumsails.com/
Sponsor 2 http://www.triadtrailers.com/
Sponsor 3 http://www.ussailing.org
Sponsor 4 http://www.northsails.com
Sponsor 5 http://www.spectrumphotofg.com
Sponsor 6 http://www.defender.com
Sponsor 7 http://www.ensignspars.com
Sponsor 8 https://www.apsltd.com/?utm_source=ECA&utm_campaign=ensign&utm_content=homepage
Sponsor 9 http://www.patterson-marine.com
Sponsor 10 https://www.coralreefsailing.com/index.php/classes/ensign-class-association.html

Ensign Class Sponsors