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THE STORM TRYSAIL SEAMANSHIP AWARD DINNER & FUNDRAISER WILL HONOR GEORGE DAVID AND HIS RAMBLER CREW

Join us on May 22, 2014 for the Storm Trysail Foundation Seamanship Award Dinner and Fundraiser Honoring George David and his crew of Rambler 100
from the  2011 Fastnet Race. This event will be held at the Stamford Yacht Club in Stamford, CT.

Master of Ceremonies for the evening will be STC Member  and National Sailing Hall of Fame President Gary Jobson.

Come hear the crew share their extraordinary story of seamanship, survival and good fortune.

Click HERE for more information. Click HERE to register for the dinner.

THE STORM TRYSAIL CLUBS' 69th BLOCK ISLAND RACE WILL START ON FRIDAY MAY 23, 2014


The 69th running of the Block Island Race will start on Friday, May 23rd. An excellent tune up for the Newport-Bermuda Race, a large turn out of boats are expected on the starting line for this annual distance race.

The NOR and entry information are now available.

Click HERE for more information.

ENTRIES ARE ARE NOW BEING ACCEPTED FOR THE 65th RUNNING OF THE DOWN THE BAY RACE 2014. THE START IS MAY 23rd.

This Virginia Cruising Cup Race has been held annually from 1934 through 1999 except for during the World War II years (1942-45) and built a sterling reputation among sailors all over the Chesapeake Bay. Known to lower Chesapeake sailors as “Down the Bay” and to upper Chesapeake sailors as “The Hampton Race,” Once again this year, Severn Sailing Association will host a welcome party for skippers and crews on Thursday, May 22. As always, Hampton Yacht Club will conduct a spectacular post-race party and awards ceremony on Saturday, May 24.

Click HERE for more information and to register.

THE STORM TRYSAIL FOUNDATION, NYYC AND AND SUNY MARITIME HOSTED A SAFETY AT SEA SEMINAR ON APRIL 5, 2014

The Storm Trysail Foundation and the New York Yacht Club in conjunction with the Maritime College of the State University of New York hosted a hands-On Safety@Sea Seminar on Saturday, April 5, 2014. Well over 200 sailors showed up for this well run event.

On the water sessions with man overboard recovery, setting storm sails, emergency steering, pool sessions with PFD, life raft use and combating hypothermia were some of the topics covered and demonstrated.

Click HERE to see pictures taken during the SAS Seminar.

SAVE THE DATE -THE STORM TRYSAIL & RIVERSIDE YC'S LI SOUND CHAMPIONSHIP WILL BE HELD SEPT. 13-14, 2014


Save the Date for the Long Island Sound Championship. This regatta will feature handicap racing for HPR, IRC and PHRF classes and level Racing for J105s, J109s and J70s

Click HERE for more information. Further details will be posted shortly.

THE STORM TRYSAIL CLUB ANNAPOLIS FALL REGATTA WILL BE HELD OCT. 31, NOV. 1-2, 2014


Save the Date for great late-season HPR and IRC racing in the Chesapeake.

The NOR is coming soon.

Click HERE for more information. Further details will be posted shortly.

THE 2014 STORM TRSYSAIL FOUNDATION GOLF OUTING WILL BE HELD ON AUGUST 25th


SAVE THE DATE: The 5th annual Storm Trysail Foundation Golf Outing will be on Monday, August 25th at the Newport National Golf Course. This event is s open to Storm Trysail Club members as well as non-members and featured Live Auctions, Raffles, Food & Fun!

Photos from the last golf outing, courtesy of Dan Nerney, are posted.

Click HERE to go to the Storm Trysail Foundation Golf page

THE U.S.COAST GUARD ISSUED A MARINE SAFETY ALERT REGARDING OFFSHORE SAILING ON JAN. 9, 2014

All blue water sailors should read this, and appreciate the risk to its people and assets that the Coast Guard takes to rescue yachtsmen in trouble. It is our responsibility to uphold our end of the seamanship tradition.

Rich du Moulin (past Storm Trysail Club Commodore and member of US Sailing Safety at Sea Committee)

DAVE CURTIS, A NEW HALL OF FAMER, GRABS THE SPOTLIGHT ONCE AGAIN AT BLOCK ISLAND RACE WEEK


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At Storm Trysail Club’s 25th Anniversary Block Island Race Week in June, the stars aligned for STC member 67-year-old Dave Curtis, of Marblehead, Mass., one of the greats of one-design sailing and one of the first college sailing All-Americans.

Click HERE to read Gary Jobson's October 23rd article in Sailing World.

THE INTERCOLLEGIATE OFFSHORE REGATTA WAS HELD HELD OCTOBER 12-13, 2013

Close to 450 college sailors from 49 schools racing 54 borrowed boats came together for the 2013 Intercollegiate Offshore Regatta, an event hosted by the Storm Trysail Foundation and the Larchmont Yacht Club. The event has become the world’s largest college sailing regatta. Schools participating came from Canada, the Midwest, New England, the mid Atlantic states, along with two European teams travelling the farthest.

Click HERE for photos by Maureen Koeppel

Click HERE for more information.    Click HERE for the Final Press Release

THE STORM TRYSAIL FOUNDATION AND EDHEC SAILING CUP ANNOUNCE AN INTERNATIONAL PARTNERSHIP

The Storm Trysail Foundation and EDHEC Sailing Cup announce a new international partnership.

The STF's 2013 Intercollegiate Offshore Regatta (IOR), will host for the first time a European crew. The EDHEC Sailing Cup is setting a partnership with the largest US collegiate regatta: the Intercollegiate Offshore Regatta (IOR) organized by the Storm Trysail Foundation and Larchmont Yacht Club. As a result of the partnership, the winning team of the EDHEC Trophy at the IOR will be given the opportunity to compete in the 46th EDHEC Sailing Cup in les Sables-d’Olonne, France sailed in April 2014. Click HERE for more information

THE MANHASSET BAY YC WILL HONOR JOHN THOMSON WITH THEIR FALL SERIES ON OCTOBER 19, 20 & 26,, 2013

Click HERE for more information
on how you can participate

Our dear friend, John B. Thomson, Jr, a long-time member of Manhasset Bay YC, Storm Trysail Club and New York YC and of the world-wide sailing community, has ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig's disease.    

Last year, family and friends, sailors and non-sailors joined the Thomson family in May to walk to find a cure for ALS . And as is always, when sailors get together, ideas start flowing and one thing led to another and it just made sense for the 2013 Fall Series to partner with ALS and honor JBT, at the very series that John, Jr. founded to honor his father. 

Please join us for the best autumn racing on Long Island Sound. Warm water, big breeze. And the opportunity to support John B. Thomson, Jr. and his family.

What could be better than great racing, terrific party with food that only Manhasset Bay YC can provide, and knowing that you are contributing to ALS to help find a cure for this vicious disease!


Rob Béguelin wrote to thank everyone involved with helping to get a team of seven high schoolers from Washington DC to compete on a J105 at Block Island Race Week.

Click HERE to read his very nice letter of thanks.

THE LATEST NEWS FOR BLOCK ISLAND RACE WEEK XXV


Click HERE to read the wrap-up Press Release

Storm Trysail Club's 25th Edition Block Island Race Week, a celebration of yacht racing, concluded on Friday, June 28th.

Perpetual trophies, such as Everett B. Morris Memorial Trophy (Overall Week Champion), Island Sailing Club of Cowes Around the Island Race, and the Shelter Island YC Team Race Trophy, and special championships were awarded: 2013 North Americans in IRC, HPR and J80 classes. 2013 East Coast Championships in PHRF, J29, J44, J105, J109. Swan 42 2013 New England Championship and Beneteau 36.7 2013 Northeast Championship.

Results, photos, press releases and videos for The Storm Trysail Club’s 25th Block Island Race Week, June 23 - 28, 2013, were posted daily on the website for Block Island Race Week - WWW.BLOCKISLANDRACEWEEK.COM 

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