Storm Trysail Foundation Benefit and Awards Dinner
Congratulations To The 2017 Storm Trysail Foundation Awards Winners.

Seamanship Award - The Crew of High Noon

The Foundation presented its Seamanship award to the entire crew of High Noon for its outstanding performance, first to finish, in the 2017 Newport Bermuda Race St. David's Lighthouse Division.

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High Noon crew - left to right - Richard O'Leary, Brooks Daley, Hector McKemey, Carina Becker, Peter Becker, Madelyn Ploch, 
William McKeige, Robert Alexander, Collin Alexander, Chairman and President STF John Fisher, (crewmember not shown Guillermo Altadill)

Sailing Legacy Award - Peter "Luigi" Reggio

Storm Trysail Club member Peter "Luigi" Reggio has earned the respect of competitors from Opti regattas to the Olympics to the America's Cup by revolutionizing the approach of Race Committees throughout the sailing world.  After Luigi committees became open to input from the competitors and were in constant communication with the competitors. Luigi's approach modernized the running of races from the days of communication limited to sound and flag signals to today's almost open mic systems.

 Fisher Reggio Receiving Legacy Award web
STF President John Fisher presenting Peter "Luigi" Reggio with the Sailing Legacy Award.

Photo Credits: Howie McMichael

Lets go sailing.

"Alright now, this is a night start don't forget; so let's get somebody on lookout up on that bow...

Alright now, did you figure the current? For chrissake do I have to do everything? And don't forget to figure the daylight saving. What? No, you add an hour, for chrissake, can't anybody here sail a boat? What did he say? He said "turn off the engine". Oh, yeah. OK, how long 'til our start? Who's on the stopwatch? OK, you get back here outta the way and stay there.

Alright now, let's come about and get over near the committee boat. Alright, let's come about. COMIN' ABOUT! Wheres the handle, where's the handle - TAIL, willya, fer chrissake!! How's that? Take it in to the block. That's enough.

BANG! What gun was that? That was OUR GUN. Did you get that on the watch? Do you see that guy? Yeah, I see him. Alright now, we got five more minutes. Let's run the line for a second. You can't, YOU'RE ON PORT TACK. Oh, yeah, OK, let's come about again. COMIN' ABOUT! FOUR MINUTES, Well it's too crowded over here, let's get down to leeward where our air is clear.

CRASH!!!! What was that???? Well, put the stove in gimbals, for chrissake. Clean it up later, get up here. What the hell are you doing down there anyway? You can eat at home! THREE MINUTES...Did anybody center the prop? Well, center it, Charlie, don't stand there. There's a flashlight overhead in the doghouse. Well, try another one, I put all new batteries in yesterday. TWO MINUTES...Two minutes for chrissake where's the other end of the line, they got a line two miles long. We gotta come about. COMING ABOUT...OK, let it go letitgogoddamm it. Alright, get it in, get it in. It's fouled on the lifeline. DON'T JERK IT! You'll pull the goddam boat apart. Trim, trim, trim, OK, hold that. Where's the ------ing committee boat. We gotta come about again. COMING ABOUT! More turns, more turns. OK, cleat that. ONE MINUTE--Alright, slack everything, slack the jib, slack the main, SLACK THE MAIN...OK hold that ...THIRTY SECONDS...OK we're going for the line. Trim, trim, trim the main. FIFTEEN SECONDS...OK everybody up to windward....TEN SECONDS ...NINE, EIGHT, SEVEN, SIX, FIVE, FOUR, THREE, TWO, ONE.....for chrissake where's that gun...We're over the line. They'll never see us down here anyway. BANG! OK, we've started.

You did a great job with that stopwatch. OK, let's get these lines coiled up, I can't stand up in the cockpit. Good start, guys."