Cornell’s “FJ” sailboats out on Cayuga Lake

The FJ sailboat sailing on the lake.

One of the new FJ boats was recently christened “Class of 1954,” after the class’s notable achievement in the history of sailing at Cornell. In 1954, the team qualified as one of ten schools invited to compete in the spring at the Large Yacht Championship Regatta. Racing with a crew of seven ’54 classmates for the McMillan Cup, Cornell won the competition for the first time in the cup’s 24-year history.