By the numbers:
- Safety-at-Sea Seminars for Adult & Junior:
- 9 Seminars
- 265 Adults Trained
- 240 Juniors Trained
- Community Sailing
- 11 Programs Supported $35,000 Total Grants
- Sea Scouts
- 4 “Ships” Supported $10,000 Total Grants
- Intercollegiate Offshore Regatta
- 32 Colleges
- 41 Boats Raced 280 Sailors
Storm Trysail Foundation is unique. We operate in two basic modes:
- Grant Programs: As a 501(c)(3), we make grants to organizations whose operations align with our Mission. Most of the public cannot access sailing through yacht clubs. Therefore, our outreach through our Grant program (initiated by Bo and Edie Lycke in honor of Edward du Moulin) now supports 15 community sailing groups and Sea Scout “ships.” Storm Trysail members and friends help identify effective community sailing organizations around the country. STF provides support with an assigned liaison, volunteer coaches, educational opportunities (attending SAS seminars and accessing our online resources), and cash grants which will total $45,000 in 2023.
- Events: We proactively organize, underwrite, and partner with other organizations. Our 2023 Storm Trysail SAS Seminars were partnered/hosted with SUNY and Maine Maritime Colleges and the following yacht clubs: Larchmont, Austin, Severn Sailing, Eastern, Raritan Bay, Buffalo, and Chicago. e Intercollegiate O shore Regatta was partnered between Storm Trysail and Larchmont. We underwrote and provided volunteers and equipment for the U.S. Sailing National Man Overboard Evaluation Trials.
- Thought Leader: There are a huge number of events provided Storm Trysail with the unique opportunity to develop Leadership Training and new techniques for Man Overboard Recovery and Damage Control. As one of the world’s leading offshore racing publications, Seahorse Magazine, just published a three-part series (August, September, October) on our MOB practices.
We thank the hundreds of event volunteers, corporate sponsors, and donors who make all this possible. We hope that you will both donate and participate in our efforts.
Richard du Moulin
Chairman, Storm Trysail Foundation