Great IdeaStorm Trysail Club New Youth Offshore Challenge Series
The Storm Trysail Club is pleased to announce the inauguration of the “Tri-State Youth Offshore Challenge” which includes a series of regattas in eastern Connecticut, Rhode Island and Shelter Island, NY. As part of the Club’s efforts to engage younger sailors in the offshore component of yacht racing, the series will incorporate the 10th “Mudnight Madness Overnight” (July 27th, 2018 – organized by the Mystic River Mudhead Sailing Association), the Race Around Shelter Island (August 3rd, 2018 – organized by the Shelter Island YC), and the Ida Lewis Distance Race (August 17th – organized by the Ida Lewis YC). The winner of the series will receive the “Rugg Family Youth Offshore Trophy” – a new trophy donated by the Rugg Family through the generosity of Storm Trysail Club member Peter Rugg. Mr. Rugg and fellow STC member Bruce Lawrence had the initial vision for the series and were instrumental in bringing it to fruition. Teams competing for the Rugg Trophy must complete at least two of the three events in good standing, and have 1 more than half of the crew (rounded up) between the ages of 14 and 23 in the current calendar year (e.g. 5 qualifying youths out of 7 total). The boats must be offshore-capable yachts with a minimum LOA of 30 feet.
Any boat owners who would like to participate in the Series, and any crews looking for boats/teams to race with, are encouraged to contact the Series co-chairs Bruce Lawrence (Bruce@bogaertconstruction.com) or Tim Keyworth (Timothy@worldtradingcorporation.com).