The Storm Trysail Foundation has posted a recap of their Junior Safety-At-Sea Seminars that were hosted during 2011 in Newport RI, Larchmont NY, Annapolis MD and Perth Amboy NJ.
Approximately 300 junior sailors – ranging between the ages of 12 and 20 – were taught the importance of safety when sailing on big boats through classroom sessions, dockside demonstrations and on-the-water experience.
Now Storm Trysail is looking to expand these programs across the country. It is working with US Sailing to create guidelines that will assist volunteers in other regions to host a Junior Safety-at-Sea Seminar.
Rich du Moulin, who heads up the Junior Safety-at-Sea effort, said, “We want to make this program accessible and easy for people who have never done this before. If there is a strong interest in a given place, we can get some Storm Trysail Club members to help set up the lesson plan, work with them as mentors and possibly help with seed funding.”
For more information:
-See summary about the Safety-At-Sea Seminars on the Storm Trysail Foundation website.
-Also see the detailed training curriculum posted on the offshore section of the US Sailing website.