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The Storm Trysail Foundation is a 501(C)3 charitable organization dedicated to support the education of young sailors,  junior safety at sea, and intercollegiate big boat racing.

The Storm Trysail Foundation educates young sailors as they bridge the gap between learning to sail and becoming accomplished blue water seamen, through a national program of events including junior safety at sea seminars and intercollegiate big boat racing.


The Storm Trysail Foundation's 2014 Intercollegiate Offshore Regatta will be held the weekend of October 11-12 at Larchmont Yacht Club.

Click HERE for more information

The Storm Trysail Foundation's 2014 Golf Tournament was held on Monday, August 25th, 2014 at the Newport National Golf Course.

Click HERE for more information, results, and Dan Nerney's photos

The Junior Safety at Sea Seminar hosted by the Larchmont Yacht Club was well attended. Great weather, wonderful volunteers and planning by Bob Witeridge (JSALIS) helped make this day a huge success.

Click HERE to see the video and to read about the Larchmont event

The Storm Trysail Foundation's first Junior Safety at Sea Seminar in Castine, Maine was held at Maine Maritime Academy on July 23rd.  Local Castine Storm Trysail Club member Bob Scott chaired this inaugural event, with support from Cullen Teel, Waterfront Director of Maine Maritime and Rich duMoulin acting as moderator.

Click HERE to read about the Castine event


Our highly acclaimed Junior Safety-At-Sea program designed for Junior sailors is being held during the summer in many locations for 2014.

Click HERE to see the dates and locations. On-Line Registration is available for some locations.

Click HERE for our flier (pdf) for more information including dates and locations

The Storm Trysail Foundation Seamanship Award Dinner and Fundraiser Honored George David and his
crew of Rambler 100 from the 2011 Fastnet Race

The event was held onThursday, May 22, 2014 at the
Stamford Yacht Club in Stamford, CT.

Master of Ceremonies for the evening was STC Member  and National Sailing Hall of Fame President Gary Jobson.

Rambler's crew shared their extraordinary story of seamanship, survival and good fortune.

The Storm Trysail Foundation and the New York Yacht Club in conjunction with the Maritime College of the State University of New York hosted a hands-On Safety@Sea Seminar on Saturday, April 5, 2014. This US Sailing Sanctioned Seminar was designed to meet the Safety at Sea requirements for the 2014 Newport to Bermuda Race.

On the water sessions with man overboard recovery, setting storm sails, emergency steering, pool sessions with PFD, life raft use and combating hypothermia were some of the topics covered and demonstrated.

Click HERE to see pictures taken during the SAS Seminar.