Updated 3.3.2015 1000 est

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THE 70TH RUNNING OF THE BLOCK ISLAND RACE WILL START FRIDAY, MAY 22, 2015


The 70th Storm Trysail Club Block Island Race, is scheduled to start on the Friday (May 22, 2015) of Memorial Day Weekend.

The Block Island Race was first held in 1946 and is a qualifier for the Northern Ocean Racing Trophy (IRC), the Double Handed Ocean Racing Trophy (IRC), the New England Lighthouse Series (PHRF), and the Gulf Stream Series (IRC). The Block Island Race is also a qualifier for the Caper, Sagola, and Windigo trophies awared by the YRA of Long Island Sound and the 'Tuna' Trophy for the best combined IRC scores in the Edlu (40%) and the Block Island Race (60%).

Entries are being accepted on-line and the Notice of Race has been posted

THE STORM TRYSAIL CLUB IS RUNNING THREE BLOCK ISLAND RACE WEEK FEEDER RACES


Registration is open for the 2015 Block Island Race Week Feeder Races.

The Storm Trysail Club, in conjunction with American YC, Mystic River Mudhead Sailing Association, and the Ida Lewis YC, will be running three feeder races to Block Island on June 19th and 20th from Rye (NY), FIshers Island (NY) and Newport (RI), respectively.

Click HERE for feeder race information and on-line registration.

THE STORM TRYSAIL FOUNDATION WILL HOST A HANDS-ON SAFETY AT SEA SEMINAR AT THE SUNY MARITIME COLLEGE ON SATURDAY, APRIL 18, 2015


 

 

 

 


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

The seminar will be supported by educational videos produced by Gary Jobson. The videos will cover required subjects and will be made available to attendees through the internet prior to the seminar itself. Attendance at this seminar along with successful completion of a test that will be given will bring full ISAF certification for those who wish to achieve it.

The seminar's moderator will be Storm Trysail Club Past Commodore Rich du Moulin. Some of the event will be conducted in the new state of the art  teaching facilities at the Maritime College. On the water sessions for man overboard recovery and pool sessions featuring liferaft and PFD use are among the subjects that will be covered.

THE LATEST NEWS FOR BLOCK ISLAND RACE WEEK XXVI


Storm Trysail Club's 26th Edition of Block Island Race Week, a celebration of yacht racing, is set for June 21-26, 2015.

Registration is now open for the 2015 Block Island Race Week (BIRW), the 50th anniversary of this iconic East Coast sailing regatta organized by the Storm Trysail Club. Race Week 2015 will include multiple races per day, lots of shoreside activities, and a Round the Island Race. In addition, this year’s event includes several new initiatives, including new classes of boats that will be invited to race and an emphasis on youth and environmental awareness.

Click HERE for the latest Press Release

SAILING HEAVYWEIGHTS TO BATTLE ACROSS THE ATLANTIC IN 2015

As the skipper of two successful race boats named Rambler—90 and 100 feet long, respectively—George David has been the favorite for line honors in most of the long-distance yacht races he has entered during the past decade. The boat could well be faster than either of his two previous yachts. But, in terms of raw speed across a range of conditions, David’s boat will find itself looking up at Jim Clark’s 100-foot Comanche [shown left, off Newport, R.I.], which will be skippered by two-time Volvo Ocean Race skipper Ken Read.

Click HERE for the latest press release.

PILMOTH PLANTATION AND MYSTIC SEAPORT ANNOUNCE COLLABORATIVE RESTORATION OF MAYFLOWER III

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Plimoth Plantation and Mystic Seaport, both acclaimed New England history museums, are pleased to announce a collaborative project to restore and repair Mayflower II, a full-scale reproduction ship owned by Plimoth Plantation. Work on the historic ship will take place at the Henry B. duPont Preservation Shipyard at Mystic Seaport, adhering to The Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for Vessel Preservation Projects.

Work will begin in December on a multi-year phased restoration plan, honoring the ship’s original construction and using traditional methods with the goal of restoring the ship to her original state when she first arrived to Plymouth in 1957. Inspections in 2013 revealed that Mayflower II is in need of a major refit, which is normal for a nearly 60-year-old wooden ship.

THE TRANSATLANTIC RACE 2015 FLEET IS EXPANDED DUE TO SIGNIFICANT INTEREST


Click HERE for the latest press release.

Anticipating greater interest in the Transatlantic Race 2015, race organizers—the Royal Yacht Squadron and New York Yacht Club in association with the Royal Ocean Racing Club and Storm Trysail Club—set an early limit of 50 entries, which now looks to be well exceeded. A particular feature of the 2015 event is its coincidence with the Squadron's 200th anniversary celebrations and races.

A fleet of more than 50 boats has already registered, with another 50 yachts indicating interest. The first of three staggered starts takes place off Newport on June 28, 2015. “It’s great to see how many sailors have signed up,” says event co-chair Patricia Young, of the New York Yacht Club. “Given the evident interest, the organizing clubs have waived the fleet limit.”

THE STORM TRYSAIL CLUB'S ANNAPOLIS FALL REGATTA WAS HELD OCT. 31 - NOV. 2, 2014


High winds terrorized the fleet for the 2014 Annapolis Fall Regatta. Near gale force winds in the Chesapeake forced race managers at the Storm Trysail Club to abandon any further racing races in the last two days of the three-day Annapolis Fall Regatta held over October 31-November 2nd, with winners determined from results of the first day only of buoy racing.

Click HERE for the final press release.

Click HERE for race results and regatta documents

Photo courtesy of Dan Phelps/SpinSheet

THE INTERCOLLEGIATE OFFSHORE REGATTA WAS HELD OCTOBER 11-12, 2014

The Storm Trysail Foundation's 2014 Intercollegiate Offshore Regatta was held the weekend of October 11-12 at Larchmont Yacht Club. Fifty-two keelboat college teams from Canada, France, and throughout USA competed in two handicap divisions (IRC and PHRF) and in three one design fleets (J/105, J/109, and J/44).

Click HERE for the 2014 IOR Wrap-up Press Release

Click HERE for 2014 regatta photos (Courtesy of Howard McMichael)

Click HERE for more information and final results.

THE 2014 STORM TRSYSAIL FOUNDATION GOLF OUTING WAS HELD ON AUGUST 25th


The 5th annual Storm Trysail Foundation Golf Outing was held on Monday, August 25th at the Newport National Golf Course. This event was open to Storm Trysail Club members as well as non-members and featured a Live Auction, a Raffle, Food & Fun!

Click HERE to go to the Storm Trysail Foundation Golf page

THE DOWN THE BAY RACE OVERALL WINNER IS BEN CUKER'S CALLINCTES AS THEY CAPTURE THE VIRGINIA CRUISING CUP

Ben Cuker and his crew aboard Callinectes completed the race in 21 hours, 50 minutes and 50 seconds. The Cal 3-30, an IOR-influenced design launched in 1976, posted a corrected time of 16 hours, 26 minutes and 50 seconds that was best in the entire 28-boat fleet.

This marked the first time multihull boats did the Down the Bay Race and Paul Park's Sundog, a SeaCart 30, made an impressive debut by capturing line honors. with an elapsed time of 16 hours, 6 minutes and 45 seconds to earn the Hampton Yacht Club Special Award.

Click HERE for the wrap up press release.

THE STORM TRYSAIL CLUB'S 69th BLOCK ISLAND RACE TOP AWARDS GO TO RAMBLER & YOUNG AMERICAN

The 69th Storm Trysail Club Block Island Race, which started on the Friday (May 23) of Memorial Day Weekend, attracted--coincidentally enough--69 boats and saw George David’s (Hartford, Conn.) Reichel Pugh 90 Rambler as the first to finish early Saturday morning after some 17 hours and change of racing.

The polar opposite of David’s veteran race team was Young American, the J/105 that won PHRF 1 and represented American Yacht Club with its junior team aboard.

Click HERE for the wrap up press release.

Click HERE for final results, awards photos,and more information.

THE U.S.COAST GUARD ISSUED A MARINE SAFETY ALERT REGARDING OFFSHORE SAILING ON JAN. 9, 2014

All blue water sailors should read this, and appreciate the risk to its people and assets that the Coast Guard takes to rescue yachtsmen in trouble. It is our responsibility to uphold our end of the seamanship tradition.

Rich du Moulin (past Storm Trysail Club Commodore and member of US Sailing Safety at Sea Committee)

THE MANHASSET BAY YC HONORED JOHN THOMSON AT THEIR FALL SERIES ON OCTOBER 19, 20 & 26,, 2013

Above is the memmorial trophy
that honors John B. Thomson, Jr.

Our dear friend, John B. Thomson, Jr, a long-time member of Manhasset Bay YC, Storm Trysail Club and New York YC, and a well respected member of the world-wide sailing community, had ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig's disease, and sadly passed away.    

In 2012, family and friends, sailors and non-sailors joined the Thomson family in May to walk to find a cure for ALS . And as is always, when sailors get together, ideas start flowing and one thing led to another and it just made sense for the 2013 Fall Series to partner with ALS and honor JBT, at the very series that John, Jr. founded to honor his father. 

Please join us each year for some ofthe best autumn racing on Long Island Sound. Warm water, big breeze. And the opportunity to support John B. Thomson, Jr. and his family.

What could be better than great racing, terrific party with food that only Manhasset Bay YC can provide, and knowing that you are contributing to ALS to help find a cure for this vicious disease!

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