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The Storm Trysail Foundation is a 501(C)3 charitable organization dedicated to support the education of young sailors,  junior safety at sea, and intercollegiate big boat racing.

The Storm Trysail Foundation educates young sailors as they bridge the gap between learning to sail and becoming accomplished blue water seamen, through a national program of events including junior safety at sea seminars and intercollegiate big boat racing.



Our highly acclaimed Junior Safety-At-Sea program designed for Junior sailors will be held during the summer in nine locations for 2014.

Click HERE to see the dates and locations. On-Line Registration is available for some locations.

Click HERE for our flier (pdf) for more information including dates and locations

The Storm Trysail Foundation Seamanship Award Dinner and Fundraiser Honored George David and his
crew of Rambler 100 from the 2011 Fastnet Race

The event was held onThursday, May 22, 2014 at the
Stamford Yacht Club in Stamford, CT.

Master of Ceremonies for the evening was STC Member  and National Sailing Hall of Fame President Gary Jobson.

Rambler's crew shared their extraordinary story of seamanship, survival and good fortune.


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.

SAVE THE DATE: The Storm Trysail Foundation's 2014 Golf Tournament will be on Monday, August 25th, 2014 at the Newport National Golf Course.

Intercollegiate Offshore Regatta Update:

The Georgetown University Team (pictured above) who won the right to travel to France in April of 2014 and participate in the EDHEC Sailing Cup has officially accepted the invitation. Both the Storm Trysail Foundation and the EDHEC are excited about Georgetown being in Les Sables d’Olonne in the spring.

The Storm Trysail Foundation's 2013 Intercollegiate Offshore Regatta was held October 12-13, 2013. Final Results, Photos and the Final Press Release are available.

Click HERE for Final Press Release

Click HERE for Final Race Results and Regatta Information

Click HERE for photos by Maureen Koeppel

Click HERE for Pictures by Howard McMichael

EDHEC SAILING CUP - 180 crews from 22 Countries!

Storm Trysail Foundation and EDHEC Sailing Cup announced their partnership as hosts of of the two largest student-run regattas in the world. 

Click HERE to read the PRESS RELEASE

The 46th sailing of Europe’s most prestigious student event will be held in Les Sables d’Olonne, France, located at Port Olona, the harbor of the Vendee Globe April 25 - May 3, 2014

To find out more about this regatta, come out to the 2013 IOR, Oct 12-13 and meet a member of the EDHEC organizing team during registration.


The Storm Trysail Foundation asks you to participate & follow Jonathan Green on his 35 foot sail boat on a voyage from Newport, RI to Plymouth England and then back to Newport, as he completes in the oldest single handed race, The O.S.T.A.R

Click HERE to read the April 2013 Expeditions OSTAR by Joe Cooper

Click HERE for to learn more about the O.S.T.A.R. project