Posts for January 2016

FBYC website off-season changes are complete

Strother Scott on

Club News

We have finished our winter long website upgrade project.  We continue to transition our website where we continue to have our Home Page, all event listing pages, event pages, and most webpages, to our new more modern Django website where we post news, edit web pages, keep our member database, and, new in 2016 keep all account creation and editing pages and the resetting of password pages.   About a month ago we finished the project and have had a soft opening all January.  

Users may notice some differences.

  • The New Website probably works better on mobiles devices - at least the navigation links appear differently on a small device.
  • You may need …

Gannon Troutman - "One Year Later"

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A feature on FBYC sailor Gannon Troutman and his Pied Piper Crew at Quantum Key West Race week:

Gannon Troutman was one of the biggest stories of Quantum Key West 2015. The 12-year-old skipper of the J/70 Pied Piper captured the imaginations of fellow competitors and spectators alike.  

A feature story about Troutman that appeared on the event website received thousands of views and the youngster became an instant folk hero. Making the story even more remarkable was the fact Troutman and the Pied Piper team finished fifth in a talent-laden 56-boat fleet. The youngest skipper in Key West Race Week history won a race and also had a second and third.  

It was the type of …

2016 Calendar Available

Jon Deutsch on

Club News

This fall and winter the event scheduling committee consisting of our fleet and division leaders led by incoming vice commodore David Lennarz have been hard at work creating the 2016 Events Schedule.  They took a close look at our events over the past year and have hopefully created a schedule that does more of what we like and less of what we don't like from previous years.  They've also done their best to coordinate with other local and regional sailing and non-sailing events to reduce conflicts where possible.

A couple noteworthy changes for this year:

  • The format for Opening Day is unchanged, but the next day on Sunday has been designated for recuperation, training by teams …

2015 Laser Series Final Standings

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The Laser Fleet finished their racing with the Frostbite Regatta as the 4th and final event in the 2015 Laser Series.  With the fall event having been cancelled due to extreme weather 3 events stood with 16 sailors competing in 17 races.  8 sailors competed in enough events to qualify for the series and 5 of them participated in every race of the series.

  1. Jon Deutsch
  2. Brad Squires
  3. Alain Vincey
  4. Frank Murphy
  5. Mike Toms
  6. Britt Drake
  7. Frank Patch

 Completed series results

Jolly boat and Junior Videos from '69-71

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Lud Kimbrough (818) has shared some videos from '69-71 of FBYC Sailing and Deltaville.

Here's the first of Sabots‬ sailed by juniors and teens. Yes, the lifejacket policy is a little more contemporary.

This video of Jolly boat racing at FBYC during the World Championship in 1971.

Another video from Lud of the Heritage parade in Deltaville on July 4 can be found here.

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