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Meet the team at FPSC

Commodore - Troy Farncombe

Troy FarncombeTroy Farncombe

Growing up in the prairie of Southern Alberta, sailboat racing was the furthest thing from Troy’s mind.  Only after stints living on each Coast for school was he exposed to sailing.  Upon moving to Ontario for work in 2003, he soon obtained his first sailboat, Platypus, a Tanzer 22, moored at Fifty Point Conservation Area.  Crewing for others aboard their boats exposed Troy to racing, and wetted his appetite for speed.  In 2010, Troy upgraded from the Tanzer to a Beneteau Figaro, Stigaro. Troy has served in varying capacities at Fifty Point Yacht Club, Newport Yacht Club – Stoney Creek and GHYRA, and is proud to serve as Commodore at Fifty Point Sailing Club.   


Vice Commodore - Steve Guiney

Steve GuineySteve GuineySteve started sailboat racing at a young age on his uncle's Nordica 16 and then on his Sprinta Sport 23. Fuelling his own sailing passion, Steve is also an owner of a C&C 30 named Encounter. In his spare time, he enjoys working on boats and old trucks. In addition to being Vice Commodore this season, Steve has been an integral part of the racing program since FPSC began, serving as a member of our Race Committee. Steve hopes to inspire more members to join the club and grow the great group of people who enjoy sailing and racing as much as he does.  



Treasurer - Nick Ehlert

Nick EhlertNick EhlertNick has a long and deep history in sailing around Lake Ontario. His early love for boats began by building plywood dinghy together with his father which they sailed in Hamilton Bay. When Nick resided in Toronto, he crewed on a Soling during RCYC club races. When he purchased his own Soling named Shadow, Nick raced her out of BHYC. In 1983, Nick and his family moved to Grimsby and 50 Point Marina where he was, for many years, race captain of FPYC and then Commodore. When his lovely wife informed him that she would enjoy sailing on a boat with an engine, Nick purchased a rather neglected C&C 27 which he lovingly transformed into Maiden Red. In 2014, Nick became the owner of the beautiful Sapphire, a C&C 99.