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The regatta was initially established the early 1970’s by The Corinthians who ran the regatta until 1999, after which it was picked up by Storm Trysail Club. For the 2017 regatta, The Corinthians transferred to the Storm Trysail Foundation the original four perpetual trophies: “The George G. Crocker Memorial Race Trophy”, “The Edward S. Moore III Memorial Trophy”, “The James C. Jacobson Memorial Trophy”, and “The Foster Tallman Memorial Trophy”. In addition, Larchmont Yacht Club donated two trophies including one belonging to the late Thomas Carroll, a member of Larchmont Yacht Club. The “Paul Hoffmann Trophy”, named for the long-time Storm Trysail member famed for his success on a series of yachts named “Thunderhead”, presented by his son Binky Hoffmann, is given to the team that had the best overall performance. The “Ed du Moulin Trophy”, named for the man who was involved in the management of more America’s Cup campaigns than anyone in the Cup’s history, presented by his son, Storm Trysail Club Past Commodore Richard du Moulin, to the boat owner of the overall regatta winner. The invitational regatta is held annually out of Larchmont Yacht Club, who is a co-organizer of the event in addition to the Storm Trysail Club and Foundation.




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Posted on July 23, 2019 - Courtesy of The Maritime Executive

Petty Officer Michael W. Kelly, Aviation Survival Technician Second Class, of the U.S. Coast Guard's Air Station Cape Cod has been selected to receive the 2019 IMO Award for Exceptional Bravery at Sea.

“What I learned at the Storm Trysail Club’s Hands-On Safety at Sea Seminar
turned out to be invaluable during this storm and the ensuing rescue.

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Posted on July 18, 2019 - Courtesy of WindCheck Magazine

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 Jaci & Rory Cumming’s Dehler 38c Rascal is pictured here in benign conditions at the start of this year’s Block Island Race, in which she won her class.
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By Rory Cumming

I’ve always thought of Western Long Island Sound as a relatively safe place to sail during the summer. The biggest worry is typically heavy boat traffic and skippers exhibiting poor judgment. The exception was on Sunday, June 30.

The day began with sunny skies and a nice 15-knot westerly. The Sound was packed with sailboats of all sizes, and my wife Jaci and I were sailing our Dehler 38c Rascal under jib alone. At 1:30, we were about a mile south of Long Neck Point when we noticed dark thunderstorm clouds approaching. As the storm bore down it became clear it would hit us, so we started the engine and began furling the jib but it jammed. We were trying to fix it when we saw a wall of white just to the north of us consuming everything in its path: first the boats on their moorings in Noroton Harbor, then Long Neck Point. In seconds the entire coast had vanished behind that white wall, contrasting starkly with the black clouds above. I’d never seen anything like it. And it was boiling towards us at incredible speed.

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The second Chicago area Junior Safety at Sea Seminar of 2019 was held at Chicago Corinthian Yacht Club on July 6, 2019. Fifteen junior sailors from the area spent the day learning about big boat safety. Following a great two-hour sail on offshore boats on Lake Michigan, the young sailors spent the day learning about personal safety on big boats.

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Twenty-four young sailors from throughout the Chicago are spent a day learning about big boat and offshore safety at a Stormy Trysail Foundation Junior Safety at Sea seminar held June 22, 2019 at the Jackson Park Yacht Club.

Sunday, June 2nd  Newport, RI Sail Newport Joe Cooper
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Saturday, June 22nd Chicago, IL Jackson Park Yacht Club Matt Gallagher

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Friday, June 28th Marblehead, MA Pleon Yacht Club Clark Smith

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Wednesday, July 3rd Shelter Island, NY Shelter IslandYacht Club Ed Carey
Saturday, July 6th Chicago, IL Chicago Corinthian Yacht Club Matt Gallagher

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Friday, July 12th Annapolis, MD Annapolis Yacht Club Ross Dierdorff

Friday, July 19th Larchmont, NY Larchmont Yacht Club Dick York

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Wednesday, July 24th Perth Amboy, NJ Raritan Yacht Club Kelly Robinson

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Wednesday, August 7th Castine, ME Maine Maritime Academy Bob Scott
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TBA Newport Harbor, CA   Peter Macdonald/Bob Steel
TBA Stonington, CT   Frank Bohlen
TBA Detroit, MI   Luiz Kahl

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The Storm Trysail Foundation’s 2019 Hands-on Safety-at-Sea Seminar Strives To Teach Safe Sailing

The Storm Trysail Foundation hosted its annual US Sailing-sanctioned Hands-On Safety-at-Sea Seminar on Saturday May 18, 2019, at SUNY Maritime College in the Bronx, New York. Below are pictures taken by Maureen Koeppel.

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LARCHMONT, N.Y. (October 9, 2018) – The Storm Trysail Foundation’s 2018 Intercollegiate Offshore Regatta (IOR) enjoyed reasonably good sailing conditions this weekend. 47 teams sailed the regatta on offshore/big boats that are generously loaned to the event for the two day series. Conditions were gray and misty but with winds that, albeit shifty, were generally 6 – 10 knots. Five races were held with three on Saturday and two on Sunday.

Deputy Race Officer Ray Redniss of the Storm Trysail Club (STC) described the conditions. “The wind was solid enough that the racing was close in almost every race, but it wasn’t blowing so hard that the less experienced teams had too much difficulty. Most of the starts were very competitive, especially considering that we have many teams that are primarily dinghy squads which have to learn the physics of big offshore boats, which are very different to say the least.”

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Again this Columbus Day weekend, the Storm Trysail Foundation and the Larchmont Yacht Club will be holding the largest intercollegiate big boat regatta in North America. 49 boats are being crewed by almost 450 sailors on teams from 45 colleges, universities, and academies. This year’s IOR is shaping up to be one of the largest to date. Sailors will be joined by the owners of the boats or safety officers from the two host clubs. In all, six classes will race including J/44s, J109s, J/105s and three PHRF classes.

IOR Event Chair and PRO Charlie “Butch” Ulmer has been working with his committee to organize the fleet of borrowed boats, safety officers, hospitality, and sponsors for this regatta that is uniquely offered to college sailing teams with no entry fee. “This is an extremely high-value regatta for these sailors,” noted Ulmer. “The IOR will open their eyes to the fact that there is a lot of excellent sailing ahead of them when they have outgrown dinghies.”

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.

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The Storm Trysail Foundation’s 2018 Hands-on Safety-at-Sea Seminar sanctioned by US Sailing - Bigger and Better

The Storm Trysail Club Foundation hosted its annual US Sailing Sanctioned Hands-On Safety-at-Sea Seminar on Saturday May 19, 2018, at SUNY Maritime College in the Bronx, New York. Following on the success of the 2017 program, the 2018 Seminar again offered two instructional tracks: Level 100 for new participants and Level 200 available only to sailors planning on participating in the 2018 Bermuda Race who have previously attended a Level 100 Seminar.

The seminar had over 260 attendees along with 50 plus boat owners, guest speakers, coaches and volunteers.

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 gCaptain, a leading maritime and offshore website dedicated to building an interactive community of maritime professionals gave this account of the recent Hands-on Safety-at-Sea Seminar:

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