Upcoming Junior Safety-at-Sea Seminars

Junior safety at sea seminarsStorm 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


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