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.

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Click HERE to view the entire Jr. SAS Schedule-for 2018


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.

CLICK HERE For more information and to register.

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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.

The first of these is organized by the Cruising Club of America and will be held in Newport, Rhode Island on the weekend of March 10-11, 2018.  Questions regarding the seminar can be sent to: safety This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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.

LARCHMONT, N.Y. (October 8, 2017)– Over 360 college students from the United States, as well as international teams from Canada and France, participated in the 2017 Storm Trysail Foundation’s Intercollegiate Offshore Regatta (IOR).

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Boston University took home the overall honors and the “Paul Hoffmann Trophy”

Click HERE for regatta photos by Howard McMichael

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Youth getting hands on offshore equipment training on Dave Irish’s No Surprise.

It's not so much thinking out of the box; it's realizing that we built the box and that we must climb out of it. That's the scenario with introducing young people to keelboat sailing.

The growth of organized youth sailing in the USA has kept the focus on small age-based dinghies, with attempts to introduce alternatives often halted by fears of getting left behind. While participation in youth-type dinghies has seen tremendous growth, it has come at the expense of everything else.

LARCHMONT, N.Y. (October 8, 2017)– Over 360 college students from the United States, as well as international teams from Canada and France, participated in the 2017 Storm Trysail Foundation’s Intercollegiate Offshore Regatta (IOR).

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Boston University took home the overall honors and the “Paul Hoffmann Trophy”

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The 8th Annual Storm Trysail Golf Tournament Date and Place TBD. Information coming soon.


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Larchmont, N.Y. July 21, 2017 -- Storm Trysail’s 21st Larchmont Junior Safety at Sea Seminar set a new standard for our seminars.  Total attendance of juniors and their instructors totaled approximately 215.  Twenty boats ranging from a J/92 Thin Man to the Sydney 43 Christopher Dragon and Nielsen 46 Froya experienced a great sailing day, light northerlies in the morning and 12-18 kts in the afternoon.

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All Photos Courtesy of Howie McMichael

Storm Trysail's Annual Hands-On Seminar was held Saturday, May 20, at the SUNY Maritime College at Fort Schuyler in the Bronx, NY. This is the fifth such Seminar and we continue to evolve the concept of a one day seminar to achieve World Sailing certification.  We also added a level of training above the World Sailing level.  Charles "Butch" Ulmer chaired this challenging event and mobilized over 60 members and an armada of boats.

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Congratulations To The 2017 Storm Trysail Foundation Awards Winners.

Seamanship Award - The Crew of High Noon

The Foundation presented its Seamanship award to the entire crew of High Noon for its outstanding performance, first to finish, in the 2017 Newport Bermuda Race St. David's Lighthouse Division.

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High Noon crew - left to right - Richard O'Leary, Brooks Daley, Hector McKemey, Carina Becker, Peter Becker, Madelyn Ploch,
William McKeige, Robert Alexander, Collin Alexander, Chairman and President STF John Fisher, (crewmember not shown Guillermo Altadill)

Sailing Legacy Award - Peter "Luigi" Reggio

Storm Trysail Club member Peter "Luigi" Reggio has earned the respect of competitors from Opti regattas to the Olympics to the America's Cup by revolutionizing the approach of Race Committees throughout the sailing world.  After Luigi committees became open to input from the competitors and were in constant communication with the competitors. Luigi's approach modernized the running of races from the days of communication limited to sound and flag signals to today's almost open mic systems.

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STF President John Fisher presenting Peter "Luigi" Reggio with the Sailing Legacy Award.

Photo Credits: Howie McMichael


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