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ADULT and JUNIOR SAFETY-AT-SEA SEMINARS


OUR JUNIOR SAFETY-AT-SEA SEMINARS ARE SPONSORED BY

The Jamie Boeckel Memorial Foundation was established in 2002 shortly after the sudden and tragic death of Jamie in a yacht racing accident while performing bowman duties aboard Blue Yankee on Long Island Sound. The mission of the fund is to preserve Jamie's memory through various charitable endeavors that reflect his adventurous and generous spirit.




The Storm Trysail Foundation's 2015 Junior Safety-At-Sea Dates:

 
DATE
LOCATION
STF LEADER
INFORMATION & LOCAL CONTACTS
Friday,
June 19th
 • Havana, Cuba
   
Barry Gold
barrygold@gmail.com   

 

Monday,
June 29th
 •  Shelter Island, NY
    (Shelter Island Yacht Club)
Bob Behringer
rebehringer@comcast.net
Jeffrey Bresnahan
jcbre@conncoll.edu
Friday,
July 17th
 •  Larchmont, NY
    (Larchmont Yacht Club)
Barry Gold
barrygold@gmail.com
  

Same

Saturday,
July 18th
 •  Marblehead, MA
    (Pleon Yacht Club)
Clarke Smith
clarkesmith@norman-spencer.com
  

Click HERE for more
information and to Register

Thursday,
July 23rd
 •  Perth Amboy, NJ
    (Raritan Yacht Club)
Kelly Robinson
krobins@rutgers.edu

Ann Myer
ajmsail@aol.com

Click HERE for more
information and to Register

Wednesday,
July 29th
 •  Annapolis, MD
    (Annapolis, YC)
William Sandberg
William.l.sandberg@gmail.com

Click HERE for more
information and to Register

Friday,
July 31st
•  Stonington, CT
    (New England Science &
     Sailing Center)
Peter Rugg
Ruglet@peterrugg.com
Click HERE for more
information and to Register
Monday,
August 3rd
 •  Castine, ME
    (Maine Maritime Academy)

Bob Scott
ati@aerotropic.com

Cullen Teel
cullen.teel@mma.edu

Click HERE for more
information and to Register
Saturday,
August 8th
 •  Boston, MA
    (Community Boating, Inc.)
Kelly Robinson  
krobins@rutgers.edu

Ginger Leib
community-boating.org
Thursday,
August 13th
 •  Newport, R.I.
    (The Alofsin Piers at Ft. Adams)
Joe Cooper
Cooper-ndn@cox.net

Click HERE for more
information and to Register

Saturday,
August 15th
 •  Newport Harbor, CA
    (Newport Sea Base)
Kelly Robinson  
krobins@rutgers.edu  

Joe Cooper
Cooper-ndn@cox.net

Peter Macdonald
peterm@tenant-works.com
Thursday,
August 20th
 •  Portsmouth, NH
    (Kittery Point YC)
Vince Todd
vincetodd@icloud.com

Same
CLICK HERE FOR A PRINTABLE PDF OF THE 2015 JUNIOR SAFETY-AT-SEA SCHEDULE   (REVISED 6-10-2015)

Hands-On Safety At Sea Seminar is a Huge Success

The Storm Trysail Foundation hosted a hands-on US Sailing certified Safety at Sea Seminar at the SUNY Maritime College on Saturday, April 18, 2015.

CLICK HERE FOR A RECAP OF THE EVENT


One of the survivors of Low Speed Chase has written an account
of what happened in the 2012 Full Crew Farallones Race
Click Here to read the account given to Lattitude 38

Click HERE to see more videos on reefing
and discussions and usage of fire extinguishers


Click HERE to read Adam Loory's informative article on
"Reefing: A Key Distance Racing Skill"


Click HERE to read Richard du Moulin's "On Deck" article for valuable ocean
sailing and seamanship tips to make sure that safety is always considered.


Click HERE to read a Nice Testimonial from the Annapolis Jr.
Safety-At-Sea Seminar held on August 22, 2012


Storm Trysail hosted its first Junior Safety-at-Sea Seminar in 1997 at Larchmont Yacht Club, where the STC has its home office. This event resulted in one documented life saved -- of a junior girl who fell overboard during a race on Long Island Sound.

"Storm Trysail's highest priority is to introduce junior sailors to big boat sailing in a fun and safe manner," said STC Commodore and Larchmont Yacht Club member Richard du Moulin. "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," 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.

The Storm Trysail Foundation now holds seminars in Annapolis, MD, Boston, MA, Newport, RI, Shelter Island, NY, Stonington, CT and Perth Amboy, NJ.