Monday January 25, 2016 11:53AMon
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 feel-good story that resonated with a lot of people, sailors and non-sailors alike.