The Storm Trysail Foundation continues to expand its mission to introduce and help train young sailors in the arts and sciences of big boat sailing. This year’s Safety-at-Sea Seminar at Larchmont Yacht Club in Larchmont, NY will include a new pilot session on advanced techniques and skills for use aboard yachts. Referred to as the 200 level series by Joe Cooper, one of the Junior Safety-at Sea committee members and an instructor, this course will focus on a small number of essential skills help young sailors be more involved in the sailing of a big boat and so be of more immediate value to a big boat skipper or owner.
These key skills include correct use of a winch, essential big boat sheet trimming, tacking large headsails, handling halyards, and the duties and skills required of a mastman and a bowman. The Larchmont seminar is Friday, July 18. For more information and to register, contact Lisa Schinella at 914-834-8857 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tentative 2014 Schedule Sunday, June 22 Annapolis, MD, Annapolis YC Bill Sandberg: email@example.com
Friday, June 27 Portsmouth, NH, TBD Vince Todd: 603-659-6528
Saturday, June 28 Shelter Island, NY, Shelter Island YC Lisa Schinella: firstname.lastname@example.org
Saturday, July 12 Marblehead, MA, Corinthian YC Peter Dowd: PDowd@bostoncapital.com
Friday, July 18 Larchmont, NY, Larchmont YC Rich du Moulin: email@example.com
Wednesday, July 23 Castine, ME, Maine Maritime Academy Bob Scott: firstname.lastname@example.org
Thursday, July 24 Perth Amboy, NJ Raritan YC Ann Myer: email@example.com
Friday, August 1 Stonington, CT, New England Science & Sailing Peter Rugg: Rugley@peterrugg.com
Saturday, August 2 Boston, MA, Community Boating, Inc. Kelly Robinson: firstname.lastname@example.org or Ginger Leib, community-boating.org
Thursday, August 14 Newport, RI, Ida Lewis YC Joe Cooper: email@example.com
For more information on the Storm Trysail Foundation, its seminars and other initiatives, visit stormtrysailfoundation.org.