Safety at Sea JuniorsThe 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

Tentative 2014 Schedule Sunday, June 22  Annapolis, MD, Annapolis YC  Bill Sandberg:

Friday, June 27  Portsmouth, NH, TBD  Vince Todd: 603-659-6528

Saturday, June 28  Shelter Island, NY, Shelter Island YC  Lisa Schinella:

Saturday, July 12  Marblehead, MA, Corinthian YC  Peter Dowd:

Friday, July 18  Larchmont, NY, Larchmont YC  Rich du Moulin:

Wednesday, July 23  Castine, ME, Maine Maritime Academy  Bob Scott:

Thursday, July 24  Perth Amboy, NJ Raritan YC  Ann Myer:

Friday, August 1  Stonington, CT, New England Science & Sailing   Peter Rugg:

Saturday, August 2  Boston, MA, Community Boating, Inc.  Kelly Robinson:  or Ginger Leib,

Thursday, August 14  Newport, RI, Ida Lewis YC  Joe Cooper:

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