Program Round the World Tour
In 2017 CANNONBALL celebrates her 30 year anniversary. To celebrate this special moment she is making an around the world tour consisting of different parts.
In 2016 she crossed the Atlantic and has been cruising in the Caribbean. From April 2017 until August 2017 she has been crossing the Pacific to have a stop-over in Australia.
She plans to compete in the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race in December 2017 and is preparing for the race at the moment.
Racing with SY CANNONBALL is like this:
How to win a race: “start first and increase your lead”
CANNONBALL is an exceptional sailing yacht, capable of reaching speeds up to 20 knots. Pure performance and smoothness. No words can truly describe what this incredible yacht has to offer! By participating in regattas and yachting events in some of the world’s most exclusive locations, you can experience this once in a lifetime opportunity and join CANNONBALL’s professional crew competing alongside the sports top sailors.A view training days will precede the event. Under the skipper’s guidance, the crew will be instructed in all aspects of sailing including individual duties such as helming, navigation and sail trimming.
Cruising is elegant, appealing and pleasant
You enjoy, we care!
Sailing the 73 ft yacht CANNONBALL is synonymous with elegant, appealing and pleasant travelling whilst relaxing in comfort, discovering a fresh environment or just enjoying a whole new lifestyle. The uncluttered deck features ample space to relax & read, sunbathe or simply marvel at the ocean views.The getting there is every bit as exciting as the being there!
All our destinations are well worth visiting. Enjoy spectacular scenery exploring the nature reserves. Admire the numerous species of bird and slowly cruise along the narrow inlets leading to heavenly stretches of sand bathed in sunshine. Swim in warm crystal clear blue waters in beautiful bays and idyllic anchorages.
Why choose CANNONBALL for racing and cruising?
- A view training days will precede the racing event.
- Under the skipper’s guidance, the crew will be instructed in all aspects of sailing including individual duties such as helming, navigation and sail trimming.
CANNONBALL can accommodate 6 – 8 guests.
“A smooth sea never made a skillfull sailor.”
Ask us for the schedule and availability as crew.
SY CANNONBALL loves to be sailed by a crew who loves to explore, dream and discover.
ETA: We love sailing for its freedom and unpredictability. As a professional crew we can master the boat, study the waves, embrace the wind and trust in our navigation – but ultimately, it’s the combination of those four things that decide, when we arrive. For that reason, we need a range of dates which accounts for every one of these complex variables to estimate, as closely as we can, the potential arrival date.
Accommodation onboard CANNONBALL
Broad companionway steps lead down to a spacious saloon filled with home comforts and comfortably seats 12. There is a large dining table to port surrounded by ample seating. In-house entertainment comes via the latest in flat-screen TV, DVD and Audio equipment. WiFi Internet access (available within range).
- One ensuite master cabin with semi twin beds aft
- Two double cabins to starboard
- One triple cabin to port
- One crew cabin forward
Experienced CREW onboard to make your dream come true
Wouter (40) has sailed from an early age on starting sailing small dinghies like the Laser at the age of twelve. Later he switched to larger dinghies and keelboats and became a sailing instructor.
At the age of 23, he started participating in yachting races like the Fastnet race in various positions (mostly genoa and mainsail trim). He crewed as first mate on a 65’ Privilege Catamaran making two trans-Pacific crossings. From October 2003 until May 2004 he has been part of the permanent crew on the 80’ IOR Maxi Martella operating in all positions. Later that year he joined Whitbread racer Kings Legend a famous Swan 65 for a couple trans-Atlantic races and deliveries to the Caribbean and back to Europe. Bluewater sailing is his second nature.
Sailing and racing history of CANNONBALL
CANNONBALL is a custom build 73 ft IMS Mini Maxi designed by the famous yacht architect and designer German Frers. The aluminium yacht was built in 1987 with aeronautical welding expertise by the world-known shipyard Williams & Manchester (Newport, Rhode Island, USA). The first owner sailed the boat in the NW Atlantic, winning several prestigious races, including the Newport-Bermuda race in 1988.
Later CANNONBALL crossed the Atlantic Ocean to the Mediterranean Sea. The second owner ordered German Frers in 1996 to design a new bulb keel to improve the yacht’s performance. He won several races, including the European Maxi championship. The boat has been sailed by the world’s most famous skippers and tacticians.
After a successful racing career with numerous victories, CANNONBALL was bought by an Italian owner and retired. The yacht’s interior and systems were upgraded for comfortable cruising the Mediterranean.
Now CANNONBALL is back in business! Refitted in the Netherlands and fully upgraded to modern day Standards. Ready for some serious sailing again.
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