Safety At Sea News

April 15, 2018

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 […]

January 1, 2018

The Storm Trysail Club Foundation will be hosting 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 will again offer two instructional tracks: Level 100 for new participants and Level 200 […]

March 15, 2017

Our Safety at Sea Seminars are a unique opportunity for junior sailors to experience the thrill of big boat sailing while simultaneously being introduced to the important safety practices that could save a life out on the water.

March 1, 2017

The Storm Trysail Club, with the support of the Storm Trysail Foundation, will be hosting our fourth Hands-On Safety-at-Sea Seminar on May 20, 2017, at the campus of the State University of New York (SUNY) Maritime College at Fort Schuyler in the Bronx, New York. According to Event Chairman Charles “Butch” Ulmer, “The popular format […]

November 27, 2017

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 […]

July 21, 2017

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 […]

March 31, 2016

Storm Trysail Club Chesapeake offers seminar on June 22, 2016 Annapolis, MD — Much has been said recently about the lack of young talent in big-boat sailing these days, and how the growth and popularity of junior sailing programs that focus on dinghy sailing may have inadvertently helped to cause this gap to develop in […]

May 4, 2016

It was a record-setting year for the Newport to Ensenada International Yacht Race, with overall elapsed and monohull times being eclipsed on the 125-mile course from California to Baja Mexico. But following the April 22 start, the race for Gordon Leon’s Farr 40 Foil became about a rescue. Here Gordon tells the story… Foil was […]

July 1, 2016

As the first week of summer program sailing started throughout the region, 18 students from throughout the Chesapeake and as far away as New York came to Annapolis YC to learn about Big Boat safety and skills at the Junior Safety at Sea Seminar, conducted by members of the Chesapeake Station of the Storm Trysail […]

April 18, 2015

The Storm Trysail Foundation held it’s Hand’s on Safety-at-Sea Seminar at SUNY Maritime College on Saturday, April 18th. Mother nature was very kind and over 250 Sailors had an action-packed day! The above photo has Moderator and Past Storm Trysail Commodore Rich du Moullin discussing, “Leadership, Seamanship & Heavy Weather”. Other speakers included current Storm […]

March 1, 2015

Suny Maritime College On Saturday, April 18, 2015 The Storm Trysail Foundation hosted a hands-on US Sailing certified Safety at Sea Seminar at the SUNY Maritime College on Saturday, April 18, 2015. The seminar was supported by educational videos produced by Gary Jobson. The videoscovered required subjects and were made available to attendees through the […]

March 20, 2020

Health and safety are a top priority of the Storm Trysail Club and in the face of the evolving COVID-19 situation.

June 28, 2016

– As the first week of summer program sailing started throughout the region, 18 students from throughout the Chesapeake and as far away as New York came to Annapolis YC to learn about Big Boat safety and skills at the Junior Safety at Sea Seminar.

December 20, 2019

The Storm Trysail Club to conduct a one-day Hands-On Safety-at-Sea Seminar on May 16, 2020

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