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
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
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
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
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 atwww.tanglewoodmyc.com
|Florida Footy Festival II Regatta Results|
|1 - TW
|2 - VB
|3 - TW
|4 - FL
|5 - TW
|6 - VB
|7 - TW
|8 - TW
|9 - VB
|10 - TV
|11 - TW
|12 - TW
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)
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