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ADULT and JUNIOR SAFETY-AT-SEA SEMINARS


OUR JUNIOR SAFETY-AT-SEA SEMINARS ARE SPONSORED BY

The Jamie Boeckel Memorial Foundation was established in 2002 shortly after the sudden and tragic death of Jamie in a yacht racing accident while performing bowman duties aboard Blue Yankee on Long Island Sound. The mission of the fund is to preserve Jamie's memory through various charitable endeavors that reflect his adventurous and generous spirit.




The Storm Trysail Foundation's 2016 Tentative Junior Safety-At-Sea Dates:

 
DATE
LOCATION
CLUB/HOST ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Wednesday, June 22nd

Annapolis, MD

Annapolis, YC

Click HERE to Register
Thursday, June 23rd

Portsmouth, NH

Portsmouth YC/Piscataqua
Sailing Association

Click HERE to Register
Wednesday, June 29th Shelter Island, NY Shelter Island Yacht Club  
Friday, July 22nd

Larchmont, NY

Larchmont Yacht Club

 
Thursday, July 28th

 Perth Amboy, NJ

Raritan Yacht Club

 
Friday, July 29th

Stonington, CT

New England Science & Sailing Center

 
Monday, August 1st

Castine, ME

Maine Maritime Academy

 
Thursday, August 18th

Newport, R.I. 

Sail Newport

 
TBA

Marblehead, MA/
    Boston, MA

To be announced

 
TBA

Newport Harbor, CA

Newport Sea Base

 

For further information, contact: Lisa Schinella at Lisa Schinella (Lisa@stormtrysailfoundation.org) or call 914-834-8857

Click HERE for our tentative schedule of dates (pdf) for more information (POSTED 4-28-2016)


Man Overboard: The Most Important Race

Published on April 30th, 2016

It was a record-setting year for the Newport to Ensenada International Yacht Race, with overall elapsed and monohull times being eclipsed on the 125-mile course from California to Baja Mexico. But following the April 22 start, the race for Gordon Leon’s Farr 40 Foil became about a rescue.

Click HERE as Gordon tells the story…


On Tuesday, April 26, 2016, a Coast Guard boat and air crews worked together for a unique
rescue of two people stranded on a disabled boat at the mouth of the Detroit River late Tuesday night.

The link below has the full news story and a video.

http://www.uscgnews.com/go/doc/4007/2814170/


The 2016 Hands-On Safety At Sea Seminar
scheduled was held on April 16, 2016

The Storm Trysail Foundation held a hands-on US Sailing certified Safety at Sea Seminar at the SUNY Maritime College on Saturday, April 16, 2016.

For your information, our sister club, the Cruising Club of America, is planning to hold a one day Safety at Sea Seminar in Newport, RI on June 16th. Below is a link to the information on that seminar if it is of interest to you. https://sas.cruisingclub.org/june16.

CLICK HERE to see a short video produced by Gary Jobson during last April's event. It will give you a good idea of what the seminar is all about.

CLICK HERE FOR THE SEMINAR WEB SITE

CLICK HERE FOR THE APRIL 2016 SAFETY AT SEA SEMINAR BOOKLET (pdf)

CLICK HERE FOR AN OUTLINE OF THE APRIL 2016 SEMINAR (pdf)

CLICK HERE FOR OUR FLYER DESCRIBING THE SEMINAR (pdf)

The CCA seminar is described in detail at www.bermudarace.com
Registration for this seminar can be found at http://sas.cruisingclub.org/

CANCELLATION POLICY: The Storm Trysail Seminar reservations may be cancelled up until April 1st for a full refund. After April 1st, only cancellations based on emergency needs will be considered and refunds in those cases will be 50% of the admission fee.


The 2015 Hands-On Safety At Sea Seminar was a Huge Success

The Storm Trysail Foundation hosted a hands-on US Sailing certified Safety at Sea Seminar at the SUNY Maritime College on Saturday, April 18, 2015.

CLICK HERE FOR A RECAP OF THE EVENT


One of the survivors of Low Speed Chase has written an account
of what happened in the 2012 Full Crew Farallones Race
Click Here to read the account given to Lattitude 38

Click HERE to see more videos on reefing
and discussions and usage of fire extinguishers


Click HERE to read Adam Loory's informative article on
"Reefing: A Key Distance Racing Skill"


Click HERE to read Richard du Moulin's "On Deck" article for valuable ocean
sailing and seamanship tips to make sure that safety is always considered.


Click HERE to read a Nice Testimonial from the Annapolis Jr.
Safety-At-Sea Seminar held on August 22, 2012


Storm Trysail hosted its first Junior Safety-at-Sea Seminar in 1997 at Larchmont Yacht Club, where the STC has its home office. This event resulted in one documented life saved -- of a junior girl who fell overboard during a race on Long Island Sound.

"Storm Trysail's highest priority is to introduce junior sailors to big boat sailing in a fun and safe manner," said STC Commodore and Larchmont Yacht Club member Richard du Moulin. "As much as they need to understand the basics of sailboat racing in order to be successful, junior sailors also must know safety at sea to be responsible stewards of our sport," This is the fundamental premise behind the club's Junior Safety-at-Sea Seminars, which have been praised as "uniquely resourceful and extremely educational."

Onshore activities include morning presentations covering safety procedures, particularly man overboard recovery, and big-boat organization and crew work. Juniors witness (and volunteer for) an in-the-water demonstration of inflatable PFDs and the inflation of a six-man canopied life raft. The afternoon is spent on the water practicing sail handling and performing man overboard drills both upwind with jibs and downwind with spinnakers.

The Storm Trysail Foundation now holds seminars in Annapolis, MD, Boston, MA, Newport, RI, Shelter Island, NY, Stonington, CT and Perth Amboy, NJ.