The Storm Trysail Foundation will conduct a one-day US Sailing Sanctioned Safety at Sea Seminar on Saturday, April 16, 2016 at SUNY Maritime College in the Bronx. This will be a hands-on seminar where attendees will fire distress flares, put out fires, set storm sails and rescue a man overboard among other things. The seminar will be supported by educational videos produced by US Sailing and Gary Jobson, long time Storm Trysail member. The videos will cover required subjects and be available online to at- tendees prior to the seminar.

Attendance at the seminar will bring a US Sailing Safety at Sea certificate. Attendees can also achieve full ISAF certification by successful completion of a test on all the subject matter. This seminar is for racers and cruisers, and includes breakfast pastries and coffee, lunch, and afternoon snacks and refreshments.

For your information, our sister club, the Cruising Club of America, is planning to hold a one day Safety at Sea Seminar in Newport, RI on June 16th.

Below is a link to the information on that seminar if it is of interest to you.

https://sas.cruisingclub.org/june16 

WEBSITE FOR ATTENDEES

For questions please use the Contact Form or call 1-914-834-8857

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Lets go sailing.

"Alright now, this is a night start don't forget; so let's get somebody on lookout up on that bow...

Alright now, did you figure the current? For chrissake do I have to do everything? And don't forget to figure the daylight saving. What? No, you add an hour, for chrissake, can't anybody here sail a boat? What did he say? He said "turn off the engine". Oh, yeah. OK, how long 'til our start? Who's on the stopwatch? OK, you get back here outta the way and stay there.

Alright now, let's come about and get over near the committee boat. Alright, let's come about. COMIN' ABOUT! Wheres the handle, where's the handle - TAIL, willya, fer chrissake!! How's that? Take it in to the block. That's enough.

BANG! What gun was that? That was OUR GUN. Did you get that on the watch? Do you see that guy? Yeah, I see him. Alright now, we got five more minutes. Let's run the line for a second. You can't, YOU'RE ON PORT TACK. Oh, yeah, OK, let's come about again. COMIN' ABOUT! FOUR MINUTES, Well it's too crowded over here, let's get down to leeward where our air is clear.

CRASH!!!! What was that???? Well, put the stove in gimbals, for chrissake. Clean it up later, get up here. What the hell are you doing down there anyway? You can eat at home! THREE MINUTES...Did anybody center the prop? Well, center it, Charlie, don't stand there. There's a flashlight overhead in the doghouse. Well, try another one, I put all new batteries in yesterday. TWO MINUTES...Two minutes for chrissake where's the other end of the line, they got a line two miles long. We gotta come about. COMING ABOUT...OK, let it go letitgogoddamm it. Alright, get it in, get it in. It's fouled on the lifeline. DON'T JERK IT! You'll pull the goddam boat apart. Trim, trim, trim, OK, hold that. Where's the ------ing committee boat. We gotta come about again. COMING ABOUT! More turns, more turns. OK, cleat that. ONE MINUTE--Alright, slack everything, slack the jib, slack the main, SLACK THE MAIN...OK hold that ...THIRTY SECONDS...OK we're going for the line. Trim, trim, trim the main. FIFTEEN SECONDS...OK everybody up to windward....TEN SECONDS ...NINE, EIGHT, SEVEN, SIX, FIVE, FOUR, THREE, TWO, ONE.....for chrissake where's that gun...We're over the line. They'll never see us down here anyway. BANG! OK, we've started.

You did a great job with that stopwatch. OK, let's get these lines coiled up, I can't stand up in the cockpit. Good start, guys."