One of the core missions of the Storm Trysail Foundation is to give younger sailors the opportunity to get involved in big boat racing. If you're always looking for younger, stronger and more experienced crew, supporting the upcoming Intercollegiate Offshore Regatta is one of the best ways to grow the next generation of sailors.
The IOR has been run by Storm Trysail Foundation in conjunction with the Larchmont Yacht Club since 2004. The event has grown every year and last year we were able to accommodate almost 400 college sailors. Thanks to our very high quality list of sponsors, some private donations, and the generosity of participating boat owners, Storm Trysail Foundation and Larchmont Yacht Club are able to run this regatta at no cost to the schools' sailing teams. Look at the list below to see if your school is represented.
When Commodores get a bright idea, run for the hills. This is difficult near Houston where there are no hills, so the work fell to Storm Trysail members Chris and Karen Lewis of Houston – owners of the faster-than-Vamp J/44 Kenai - and highly (hardly) paid SAS moderator Rich du Moulin. Weak humor aside, this event was a terrific concept. When Commodores get a bright idea, run for the hills. This is difficult near Houston where there are no hills, so the work fell to Storm Trysail members Chris and Karen Lewis of Houston – owners of the faster-than-Vamp J/44 Kenai - and highly (hardly) paid SAS moderator Rich du Moulin. Weak humor aside, this event was a terrific concept.
Funds to be used for Junior Safety-At-Sea programs and other initiatives.
The Storm Trysail Foundation held its annual fundraising dinner April 13th at the Beach Point Club in Mamaroneck, NY. Over 90 people attended the event, which included silent auctions and a live auction to cap off the night. The evening was hosted by Gary Jobson, who presided over the awarding of the Storm Trysail Foundation “Seamanship Award” and the ‘Sailing Legacy Award”.
The “Seamanship Award” was given to Storm Trysail Club member Rich Wilson - the youngest winning Skipper of the Newport Bermuda Race (in 1980), and 2-time competitor in the Vendée Globe Race (solo, non-stop, around the world). In 2017, he became the oldest competitor ever to complete the race. He has also set multiple double-handed long distance records, and recorded a 2nd in the 2004 Transatlantic Race.
NEW! Announcing a new Safety-at-Sea Seminar for Texas and Gulf Coast area sailors at Lakewood Yacht Club, 2425 NASA Parkway Seabrook, Texas 77586, April 14, 2018. Rich du Moulin will moderate.
NOTE: World Sailing (Hands-on) Seminar fully subscribed. US Sailing SAS Seminar still available.
For those of you who find the timing or location of our seminar inconvenient, we’d like you to be aware of two other such seminars that offer the same offshore certifications.
For registration go to: https://sas.cruisingclub.org/course/sas2018
The other seminar is organized by Marine Trades Association of Maryland and it will be held in Annapolis, Maryland on the weekend of March 24-25, 2018. Information regarding this seminar can be found at http://mtam.org/ and clicking on the Red Button labeled Safety at Sea.