The Storm Trysail Club is pleased to announce the second annual “Tri-State Youth Offshore Challenge” which includes a series of regattas in Long Island Sound, Rhode Island and Shelter Island, NY. As part of the Club’s efforts to engage younger sailors in the offshore component of yacht racing, the series will incorporate the Storm Trysail Club Block Island Race, May 24th, the Riverside Stratford Shoal Race, June 29th, the Around Long Island Regatta, July 25th, the Race Around Shelter Island, August 2nd, the 12th Mudnite Madness Overnight, August 9th, and the Ida Lewis Distance Race, August 17th.
The winner of the series will receive the “Rugg Family Youth Offshore Trophy” – a trophy donated by the Rugg Family through the generosity of Storm Trysail Club members Daniel and Peter Rugg. Mr. Rugg and fellow STC member Bruce Lawrence had the initial vision for the series and were instrumental in bringing it to fruition. Teams competing for the Rugg Trophy must complete at least two of the six events in good standing, and have 1 more than half of the crew (rounded up) between the ages of 14 and 23 in the current calendar year (e.g. 5 qualifying youths out of 7 total). The boats must be offshore-capable yachts with a minimum LOA of 30 feet.