Phone-in and live auction to take place this Friday evening.Phone-in and live auction to take place this Friday evening.

The Storm Trysail Foundation is excited to announce that the Musto Company has generously offered to provide several headline auction items for the Foundation’s Fundraising and Awards dinner next Friday, April 13th at the Beach Point Club in Mamaroneck, NY. 


Musto, the official apparel provider to the 2017-18 Volvo Ocean Race, is donating at least one observer’s/on-board seat for the VO65 Pro-Am Race in Newport, RI on May 17th.  If the first seat is sold for more than a pre-set price, a second seat will automatically be made available.  In addition, Musto will also provide a new HPX smock – the exact same one as worn by the crews! - autographed by reigning Volvo Ocean Race winner Ian Walker, who skippered Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing to win the 2014-15 race.

Abu Dhabi 
April 29, 2015. Leg 6 to Newport onboard Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing. Day 10.  Daryl Wislang readies a reefing line as the spray is launched over his head.

For those not able to attend the dinner this Friday, the Foundation has set up a phone-in option for bidders on the Volvo Pro-Am seat.  Anyone can dial in – to bid for the Volvo Pro-Am seat ONLY – at 9:45pm, Friday, 4/13/18.  We suggest you call this number a few minutes early: 866-541-7585, PIN Code 2024893. You will be connected to the live auction for bidding in real-time.

Leg 4, Melbourne to Hong Kong, day 04, sunset brings building winds and easy sailing on board Vestas 11th Hour. Photo by Amory Ross/Volvo Ocean Race. 05 January, 2018.

Another featured item is a 3-4 day (long weekend) luxury home vacation in either Jamestown, RI, or Minnesott Beach, NC.  These beautiful homes may be viewed at This item is available for bids in-person at the dinner, and via our online auction as well. Other auction items have been donated by: Mt Gay Rum, Regatta Ginger beer, Soundview Millworks , Gifted of Larchmont, North Sails, MW Coastal Goods, Lemon and Lines, Team One Newport, Alex Baba-Vulic photography, Craft Beer New York, Landfall Navigation and Storm Trysail Club Block Island Race Week prints.

The public is invited to bid on these through our on-line auction at:

For more information about the Foundation and Auctions, please visit:

Tickets are $275 per person, or $2,500 for a table of 10. The event will be held on April 13th at the Beach Point Club, 900 Rushmore Avenue, Mamaroneck, NY. Cocktails begin at 6:30pm, with dinner at 7:45. For more information, or to make reservations, visit

About the Storm Trysail Foundation:

The Storm Trysail Foundation is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization dedicated to support the education of young sailors, junior and adult safety at sea, and intercollegiate big boat racing. The Storm Trysail Foundation educates young people as they bridge the gap between learning to sail and becoming accomplished blue water sailors, through a national program of events including approximately 10 Junior Safety-At-Sea seminars a year in New England, the Mid-Atlantic, California and Michigan. For more information on these invaluable and life-saving events, contact: Lisa Schinella at or call her 646-996-3498.

Media Contact:

Ron Weiss – Chairman, Communications and Sponsorship CommitteeStorm Trysail (203) 253-4166


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."