Tanglewoood Footy Regatta on Jan 17th

Race 4 of the 5 race of this popular Footy series will be hosted by Tanglewood MYC on Saturday, Jan 17th in Sebring, FL. Trophies and chervons for top 3 places with entry fee of $5.00. The four other clubs hosting races in this series called “Florida Footy Festival II” are:

Sand Point MSC in Titusville - Completed

Indian River MSC in Vero Beach - Completed

Sunday Sloopers in Orlandoo - Completed

Tanglewood MYC in Sebring - Jan 17, 2009

South Daytona MYC in Daytona - Jan 31, 2009

For more information on registering for the Jan 17th event, go to www.tanglewoodmyc.com and click on “Florida Footy Festival II Regatta”. There is also a link to the entry form on the info page. The other sites above also have information on these races including results, so check them out. There are some new boats that will make their first appearance in Tanglewood, so come and check them out. There is also an optional tour for spouses to nearby Florida State Park including a tram ride and CCC museum.

This is the second year of the FFF, so if you missed it this year, be sure and check out any of the web sites above next fall for news of FFF III.

Any questions or want to enter, send a message or completed entry form to: fthorley7*gmail.com

Just a note to invite anyone to join our normal weekly Footy racing activity on Mondays from 10:00 to Noon.

There are a number of Footy events coming up over the next 2 months, so the practice could help get some of the bugs out and tweak your tuning or tryout those new sails.

You will find our TW Model Design Team members very friendly and helpful in getting your boat going well. We also need the competition to help us get better.

We currently put 6 TW boats on the water every Monday and should be over 10 and growing by the end of January.

Come join us for some fun racing.

Reminder that the 4th leg of the Florida Footy Festival II will be this Saturday, Jan 17th, 2009 at Tanglewood in Sebring. Racing starts at 1:00 PM with trophies and chevrons to 3 places. Entry fee is $5.00 and can be paid upon arrival in Tanglewood. This is a great chance for some additional practice before the Nationals in Orlando in early March.

Current forecast is for temperatures in the mid 60’s with Sun and Scattered clouds and winds at 11 mph from the NNW. Should be a great day at Tanglewood pond.

The Notice of Race can be found at:


The entry form can be found at:


Any questions, please let me know.

Here is the current forecast for Saturday’s “Florida Footy Festival II” being held at Tanglewood in Sebring. The weather sounds great except that it would be nice to have it hotter. Sound great in comparison to what our sailing friends in the Northern States are experiencing. Winds should be great.

Sebring - Saturday Afternoon
Sunny. Cool.
Temp 65°F
Wind Speed/Dir 9mph / NE
Humidity 40%
Dew Point 40°F
Comfort Level 65°F
Visibility 10 miles
6hr. Precip. Probability 3%

The FFF II is hosted annually by the following clubs.
Sand Point MSC in Titusville
Indian River MSC in Vero Beach
Sunday Sloopers YC in Orlando
Tanglewood MYC in Sebring
South Daytona R/C MYC in South Daytona

For more info(NOR and Entry Form) on Saturday’s event, see www.tanglewoodmyc.com

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 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 www.tanglewoodmyc.com