Storm Trysail held its Annual Hands-On Safety-at-Sea Seminar at the SUNY Maritime on May 20. Pouring rain and light winds greeted the 129 attendees and 65 Club volunteers, but there were smiles all around.
Chris Huntington stepped up to Chair this event with Rich du Moulin continuing in the role of Moderator. Kelly Robinson ran the On-the-Water activities, John Storck Jr Damage Control, Dan O'Connor the pool, and Rando Needham/Brook West the Pyro/Fire (which worked despite the downpour).
June & Amanda Kendrick’s J44 Palantir, Kings Point's J44 Comet, Dan Gaylon's American Girl, Justin Bonar's YYZ, and Jim and Kristin Murphy's Innisharon -- under the watchful eye of Andrew Weiss aboard Dragon Lady-- served the MOB exercises.
The US Coast Guard rescue swimmers Jonathan Stamper and Jack Lacey, Cadet Zoe Marchetti, and John Dennerlein served as MOBs on a very chilly day. Coast Guard helicopter pilot Colton Atkinson lead the presentation on Search and Rescue.
The Storm Trysail Foundation covered the expenses of Norwalk Sea Scout Ship Six and the staff of Hudson River Community Sailing, and provided discounts to various cadets/midshipmen.
Storm Trysail continues its dedication to bring sailing to community organizations outside the yacht club network, and appreciates the strong financial support from members of Storm Trysail and many other friends.
Thank you to Whitney for helping organize the event, and Rob Crafa and Kate Frano-Miskimmon for their support at SUNY.
Storm Trysail will be organizing many Junior SAS seminars this summer with the biggest one at Larchmont YC July 21. On September 16, Storm Trysail will partner with the Austin Yacht Club to run Texas' third Storm Trysail seminar in 5 years.