FFF II Results

Leg One Titusville
Sand Point October Footy Regatta started on Sunday the 19th at 11:30 am.at the Sand Point Park in Titusville. There were 9 races with one throw out. The two sail set rule was enforced. You may not switch to a set of sails other than the two sets you declare at the beginning of the race. Either of the two sets of sails may be switched at any time between races. This regatta is part of a 5 event series conducted roughly    once a month for the next four months. The next four events will take place in Vero, Orlando, Sebring and finish in Daytona. 

Entries for the race were as follows: 

Tim Willings           Sail #       0                     Channel #       2.4 ghz
Butch Bragg           Sail #       168                 Channel #       68
Bob Boisvert          Sail #       06                   Channel #       74
Paul  Taylor            Sail #       000                 Channel #       72
Dave Greisse        Sail#        218                  Channel #      2.4 ghz
Jimmy Carter         Sail #        32                  Channel #       2.4 ghz
Brent Carter           Sail #        7                     Channel #       2.4 ghz
John Egisi              Sail #       00                   Channel  #      2.4 ghz
Glenn Prunyi          Sail #        11                  Channel #       72.9
 Regatta Results
We had six skippers who got their boats in the water to compete in heavy winds.
There were several boats blown out in the first race and due to the limited amount of skippers
We decided to throw out the first race and regroup. Skippers changed boat and boats changed skippers.
We ended up with 7 skippers ready to compete in a new race.
There was a lot of wind with some heavy gusts which seems to be the norm for Footys.
Out of seven Footy Regatta's I have attended they have all been very windy. It seems all you gotta do to have a
windy day is just schedule a Footy Regatta. Most of the boats survived all nine heats with the exception of mine.
I blew out a Sail servo after the 5th race which had been acting up since the first race.
I started out the day with a hurt back two boats with two bad radio receivers and ended up with one boat working
enough to complete over half of the races. I am happy with that.
Jimmy Carter did very well for his first Footy event. Congratulations Jimmy !!!
I guess by now it is no great suprise to find that Brent Carter has taken first place with his BC1.
Paul Taylor had a boat blow out in that first race I talked about earlier and sailed the BC2 and managed to finish second.
John Egisi pulled off a third place win with his self designed mini pram. John has to be considered the most enthustiac 
Footy Skipper. He traveled all the way from Sebring for the Regatta. He first showed up in Orlando at the Sunday Sloopers
and was re-directed to Titusville for the Regatta. Dave Greisse did very well for a newcomer to the sport.
You did a great job building the boat Dave !!! Dave built a boat that was able to sustain all 10 races in heavy winds. 

 Results posted below.

Brent Carter     2 2 1 1 1 2 2 1 1          total 13    throw out 2             score 11
Paul Taylor      1 1 2 2 2 1 1 3 2           total  15   throw out 3             score 12
John Egisi       6 4 5 3 7 3 3 2 3           total  36   throw out 7             score 29
Jimmy Carter  3 5 3 5 4 4 4 4 5           total  37   throw out 5             score 32
Glenn Prunyi   4 7 4 4 3 5 5 5 6           total  43  throw out 7             score 36
Dave Griesse 5 3 7 6 6 6 6 6 4           total  49  throw out 7             score 42
Butch Bragg   7 6 7 7 5 7 7 7 7            total  60  throw out 7             score 53
Bob Boisvert    did not race
Tim Willings    did not race

Vero Leg 2

Some pictures of the winning boats sailed and built by  Frank  Thorley and John Egisi from the Tanglewood club in Sebring. Notice the stern on the first boat that allows the bobabout a little extra hull length while fitting in the measuring box diagonally.The boat is fitted with a Mccormack rig that has been modified by Frank. Pictures of these boats were submitted by Frank Thorley. The second boat was built by John and seems to be John's version of a Footy Pram. Interesting design that John was able to capture a 2nd place win overall in the Florida Footy Festival.
IRMSC, at Vero hosted the 2nd leg of the 2nd Series. The Vero Club continued the 9 race format which makes a good day for Footys.
There was 20 mph winds. The kind of weather that would make Soling skippers think twice about putting their boats in the pond to race.
It didn't prove to be a deterent to 8 determined Footy skippers. As usual the guys and gals at Vero put on a great regatta. Wonderful, friendly and welcoming hosts. Thanks to all who played a part in organizing and putting this event together. I will have pictures to add to the report soon.
Listed below is a report of that  event by Bernie Ceilley.
We had lots of wind and 8 skippers that said "Bring it on!". Of the 8,  6  boats  finished  the entire 9 race venue. That's got to be an improvement
over previous regattas. Skippers must be making their boats stronger and more water-proof.The results, with one throw-out, were as follows:
1. Frank Thorley- 3, 3, 3, 4, 5, 1, 1, 2, 2                   19 points
2. John Egizi-      7, 1, 4, 1, 1, 2, 5, 3, 6                    23 (won tie breaker w/3-1sts)
3. Ed Rohrer       4, 2, 6, 3 ,3, 4, 2, 4, 1                     23
4. Bob Fritrze     1, 6, 5, 7, 2, 3, 6, 1, 4                      28
5.Geo. Emmert  6, 5, 1, 2, 7, 5, 3, 5,  5                      33
6. Butch Bragg   5,dnf,7,6, 6, 6, 7, 6, 3,                      46
7. Bernie Ceilley dns,7,2, 5, 4, 4,dnf,4,dnf,dns           53
8. Skip Shaw      2, 4, dnf,dns,dns,dns,dns,dns,dns   75
Leg 3 Orlando
 The Regatta began at around 1:30 pm. with wind at 10-15 mph. Gusts to 20mph. The regatta was well officiated as we have come to expect from the Orlando group. Darrell always does a good of organizing and officiating a Regatta. There were seven skippers with seven unique footys. The mix consisted of a couple of modified Bobabouts, a depron Razor and three foam footys.All the foam footys showed Brent Carter influence. I have showed up at 8 regattas and watched this guy go home with first place wins and usually having scores that equal the number of races. He has definately influenced the design of local footys. When I first started sailing I took a sailing class. A comment made by one of the old timers was: "If you want to win and you are in the rear of the pack start watching what the winners are doing." No one can dispute the fact that Brent Carter is posing for a lot of pictures with a first place trophy in his hand. Mr. Carter is always accomodating in sharing information about his boats, tuning and tactics. He is a true sportsman.
There was a total of eight races with one throw-out.
Clubs represented at the regatta were, Tanglewood our newest club, Titusville, Daytona and Orlando.
We missed Bernie Ceilley and the rest of the group from Vero.
Below are the results as sent by Darrell
Skipper Sail # Points Place
Brent Carter 7 7 1
John Agizi 00 14 2
Frank Thorley 007 25 3
Darrell Krasoski 14 26 4
Butch Bragg 168 33 5
Glen Pruni 11 42 6
Paul Taylor 173 49 7
Leg 4 Tanglewood
The Tanglewood event was a blast, with a good turnout from a lot of different areas of Florida.
Tanglewood is a great club with skippers that really make you feel welcome. A great group to sail with.
Below is a report sent by Frank Thorley
A total of 13 Footy's competed in 8 races (1 throwout) with the
following results.


1st Bob Fritze TW Jim-Bob 21 TW

2nd Charles Mann Labjabless  25 Vero Beach

3rd John Egizi Custom D-Ender 28 TW

An "Appreciation Race" between non-Trophy winners was won by Bill
Neilson from Oakland in the Ft. Lauderdale area.

There were also 2 beautifully finished Butch Bragg foam "Shark"
Footy's from Titusville. Six entries were TW "Jim-Bob's".

Full results will be posted soon on both Tanglewood MYC and Sand Point
MSC websites.

Footy's are raced every Monday in TW from 10:00 AM to Noon. Visitors
are welcome to join us.

Photos and details for the  TW "Jim-Bob" Footy will be posted soon at
Florida Footy Festival II Regatta Results
Place/Club Skipper Points Boat
1 - TW Bob Fritze 21 Jim-Bob
2 - VB Charlie Mann 25 Lajabless
3 - TW John Egizi 28 Custom
4 - FL Bill Neilson 29 Cobra
5 - TW Jim Child 31 Jim-Bob
6 - VB Skip Shaw 38 Jim-Bob
7 - TW Ian Warburton 40 Jim-Bob
8 - TW Frank Thorley 41 Bob-About 2
9 - VB Bernie Ceilley 52 Jim-Bob
10 - TV Butch Bragg 55 Foam-Shark
11 - TW Bill Henry 58 Jim-Bob
12 - TW Dick Havlin 79 Jim-Bob
Final and 5th Leg  South Daytona
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As posted by Frank Thorley

Four(4) Tanglewood MYC skippers attended the last Regatta in the "Florida Footy Festival II" series of five(5) races. A total of about 16 boats entered the South Daytona MYC Regatta with TWMYC members placing near the top. There were trophies for the top three places which were:

Results for Fifth Race in the Series (*Trophy Award)

1ST Barron Bremer V12 Jacksonville*
2ND Bob Brown V12 South Daytona*
3RD Bob Fritz Jim-Bob TWMYC*
4TH Frank Thorley Custom TWMYC
5TH Jim Child Jim-Bob TWMYC
6TH John Egizi D Ender TWMYC

Overall Results for the Entire Series
1st  John Egizi         TWMYC *
2nd  Frank Thorley  TWMYC *
3rd   Butch Bragg    Titusville Sand Point MSC *

Final scores from Phil



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