Updated 11.4.2014 0845 est

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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 STORM TRYSAIL FOUNDATION PRESENTED IT'S SEAMANSHIP AWARD ON MAY 22, 2014


George David and his crew of Rambler 100 from the 2011 Fastnet Race were honored at a dinner 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 fortun

Click HERE for more information.

THE STORM TRYSAIL FOUNDATION, NYYC AND AND SUNY MARITIME HOSTED A SAFETY AT SEA SEMINAR ON APRIL 5, 2014

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. Well over 200 sailors showed up for this well run event.

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.

SAVE THE DATE -THE STORM TRYSAIL & RIVERSIDE YC'S LI SOUND CHAMPIONSHIP WILL BE HELD SEPT. 13-14, 2014


Save the Date for the Long Island Sound Championship. This regatta will feature handicap racing for HPR, IRC and PHRF classes and level Racing for J105s, J109s and J70s

Click HERE for more information. Further details will be posted shortly.

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)

DAVE CURTIS, A NEW HALL OF FAMER, GRABS THE SPOTLIGHT ONCE AGAIN AT BLOCK ISLAND RACE WEEK


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At Storm Trysail Club’s 25th Anniversary Block Island Race Week in June, the stars aligned for STC member 67-year-old Dave Curtis, of Marblehead, Mass., one of the greats of one-design sailing and one of the first college sailing All-Americans.

Click HERE to read Gary Jobson's October 23rd article in Sailing World.

THE INTERCOLLEGIATE OFFSHORE REGATTA WAS HELD HELD OCTOBER 12-13, 2013

Close to 450 college sailors from 49 schools racing 54 borrowed boats came together for the 2013 Intercollegiate Offshore Regatta, an event hosted by the Storm Trysail Foundation and the Larchmont Yacht Club. The event has become the world’s largest college sailing regatta. Schools participating came from Canada, the Midwest, New England, the mid Atlantic states, along with two European teams travelling the farthest.

Click HERE for photos by Maureen Koeppel

Click HERE for more information.    Click HERE for the Final Press Release

THE STORM TRYSAIL FOUNDATION AND EDHEC SAILING CUP ANNOUNCE AN INTERNATIONAL PARTNERSHIP

The Storm Trysail Foundation and EDHEC Sailing Cup announce a new international partnership.

The STF's 2013 Intercollegiate Offshore Regatta (IOR), will host for the first time a European crew. The EDHEC Sailing Cup is setting a partnership with the largest US collegiate regatta: the Intercollegiate Offshore Regatta (IOR) organized by the Storm Trysail Foundation and Larchmont Yacht Club. As a result of the partnership, the winning team of the EDHEC Trophy at the IOR will be given the opportunity to compete in the 46th EDHEC Sailing Cup in les Sables-d’Olonne, France sailed in April 2014. Click HERE for more information

THE MANHASSET BAY YC WILL HONOR JOHN THOMSON WITH THEIR FALL SERIES ON OCTOBER 19, 20 & 26,, 2013

Click HERE for more information
on how you can participate

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

Last year, 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 for the 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!


Rob Béguelin wrote to thank everyone involved with helping to get a team of seven high schoolers from Washington DC to compete on a J105 at Block Island Race Week.

Click HERE to read his very nice letter of thanks.

THE LATEST NEWS FOR BLOCK ISLAND RACE WEEK XXV


Click HERE to read the wrap-up Press Release

Storm Trysail Club's 25th Edition Block Island Race Week, a celebration of yacht racing, concluded on Friday, June 28th.

Perpetual trophies, such as Everett B. Morris Memorial Trophy (Overall Week Champion), Island Sailing Club of Cowes Around the Island Race, and the Shelter Island YC Team Race Trophy, and special championships were awarded: 2013 North Americans in IRC, HPR and J80 classes. 2013 East Coast Championships in PHRF, J29, J44, J105, J109. Swan 42 2013 New England Championship and Beneteau 36.7 2013 Northeast Championship.

Results, photos, press releases and videos for The Storm Trysail Club’s 25th Block Island Race Week, June 23 - 28, 2013, were posted daily on the website for Block Island Race Week - WWW.BLOCKISLANDRACEWEEK.COM 

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