Storm Trysail Foundation President John Fisher kicked off the Storm Trysail Foundation Legacy Dinner to celebrate our 2015 class of Sailing Legacy honorees: Arthur J. (Tuna) Wullschleger, Jakob Isbrandtsen and James D. Bishop, on the evening of Saturday, April 11th, at American Yacht Club, we highlighted many of the on and off the water accomplishments of these distinguished gentlemen. All are noted yachtsmen, past commodores of the Storm Trysail Club and great contributors to the rich history of the sport of yacht racing. Dick Neville (honoring Arthur “Tuna Wullschleger), John Browning and Lenny Sitar (honoring Jim Bishop), and Dr. John Osmond (honoring Jakob Isbrandtsen), delivered many great heart-felt and funny stories illustrating how these sailors helped shape so many aspects of our clubs, organizations and events. This was truly a fun and wonderful evening of laughs and amazement.
The Storm Trysail Foundation's 2014 Intercollegiate Offshore Regatta was held the weekend of October 11-12 at Larchmont Yacht Club.
Fifty-two keelboat college teams from Canada, France, and throughout USA competed in two handicap divisions (IRC and PHRF) and in three one design fleets (J/105, J/109, and J/44).
The Storm Trysail Foundation's 2014 Golf Tournament was held on Monday, August 25th, 2014 at the Newport National Golf Course.
The Junior Safety at Sea Seminar hosted by the Larchmont Yacht Club was well attended. Great weather, wonderful volunteers and planning by Bob Witeridge (JSALIS) helped make this day a huge success.
The Storm Trysail Foundation's first Junior Safety at Sea Seminar in Castine, Maine was held at Maine Maritime Academy on July 23rd. Local Castine Storm Trysail Club member Bob Scott chaired this inaugural event, with support from Cullen Teel, Waterfront Director of Maine Maritime and Rich duMoulin acting as moderator.
The Storm Trysail Foundation Seamanship Award Dinner and Fundraiser Honored George David and his
The Storm Trysail Foundation and the New York Yacht Club in conjunction with the Maritime College of the State University of New York hosted a hands-On Safety@Sea Seminar on Saturday, April 5, 2014. This US Sailing Sanctioned Seminar was designed to meet the Safety at Sea requirements for the 2014 Newport to Bermuda Race.
On the water sessions with man overboard recovery, setting storm sails, emergency steering, pool sessions with PFD, life raft use and combating hypothermia were some of the topics covered and demonstrated.
Click HERE to see pictures taken during the SAS Seminar.