Storm Trysail Foundation’s highest priority is to introduce junior sailors to big boat sailing in a fun and safe manner. "As much as they need to understand the basics of sailboat racing in order to be successful, junior sailors also must know safety at sea to be responsible stewards of our sport," said STC Past Commodore and Larchmont Yacht Club member Richard du Moulin. This is the fundamental premise behind the club's Junior Safety-at-Sea Seminars, which have been praised as "uniquely resourceful and extremely educational."
Onshore activities include morning presentations covering safety procedures, particularly man overboard recovery, and big-boat organization and crew work. Juniors witness (and volunteer for) an in-the-water demonstration of inflatable PFDs and the inflation of a six-man canopied life raft. The afternoon is spent on the water practicing sail handling and performing man overboard drills both upwind with jibs and downwind with spinnakers.
2016 Upcoming Seminars:
Wednesday, June 29th Shelter Island, NY Shelter Island Yacht Club
Friday, July 22nd Larchmont, NY Larchmont Yacht Club
Thursday, July 28th Perth Amboy, NJ Raritan Yacht Club
Friday, July 29th Stonington, CT New England Science & Sailing Center
Monday, August 1st Castine, ME Maine Maritime Academy
Thursday, August 18th Newport, R.I. Sail Newport
TBA Marblehead, MA/ Boston, MA To be announced
TBA Newport Harbor, CA Newport Sea Base
For further information, go to http://stormtrysailfoundation.org/safety-at-sea.htm or contact: Lisa Schinella at Lisa Schinella (Lisa@stormtrysailfoundation.org) or call 914-834-8857