Big-Boat Training Courses on Tap for East Coast Youth Sailors
June 18, 2014
The Storm Trysail Foundation is expanding its mission to introduce and help train young sailors in the arts and sciences of big-boat sailing.
This year’s Safety-at-Sea Seminars, to be held in locations from Maine to New Jersey, will include a new pilot session on advanced techniques and skills for use aboard yachts. Referred to as the “200 Level” series by Joe Cooper, one of the Junior Safety-at Sea committee members and an instructor, this course will focus on a small number of essential skills that help young sailors become more involved in the sailing of a big boat.
These include correct use of a winch, essential big-boat sheet trimming, tacking large headsails, handling halyards, and the duties and skills required of a mastman and a bowman.
Tentative 2014 Schedule
- Friday, June 27 Portsmouth, NH, TBD Vince Todd: 603-659-6528
- Saturday, June 28 Shelter Island, NY, Shelter Island YC Lisa Schinella: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Saturday, July 12 Marblehead, MA, Corinthian YC Peter Dowd: PDowd@bostoncapital.com
- Friday, July 18 Larchmont, NY, Larchmont YC Rich du Moulin: email@example.com
- Wednesday, July 23 Castine, ME, Maine Maritime Academy Bob Scott: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Friday, August 1 Stonington, CT, New England Science & Sailing Peter Rugg: Rugley@peterrugg.com
- Saturday, August 2 Boston, MA, Community Boating, Inc. Kelly Robinson: email@example.com or Ginger Leib, community-boating.org
- Thursday, August 14 Newport, RI, Ida Lewis YC Joe Cooper: firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information on the Storm Trysail Foundation, its seminars and other initiatives, visit stormtrysailfoundation.org.