Big-Boat Training Courses on Tap for East Coast Youth Sailors

Big-Boat Training Courses on Tap for East Coast Youth Sailors
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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

For more information on the Storm Trysail Foundation, its seminars and other initiatives, visit stormtrysailfoundation.org.