2018 Castine Jr. Safety@ Sea Seminar


Event Contacts:

Lisa Schinella - Storm Trysail Foundation - 646-996-3498

J.M. Payne

Thursday, July 26, 2018

8:00 AM - 6:00 PM 

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Maine Maritime Academy

MMA Waterfront
Castine, Maine 04420

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           Maine Maritime Academy Junior Safety @ Sea Seminar

Presented by the Storm Trysail Foundation.
  Date: Thursday, July 26, 2018
Time: 8:00 AM until 6:00 PM
Place: Maine Maritime Academy Waterfront Castine, ME

Who: Open to Jr. Sailors and young adults ages 13 through 20.
Price:  $30.00 per person -  please see below for registration and payment.

Learn How to Race on Big Boats

MMA and Storm Trysail Foundation are holding a day-long seminar
based on Safety-at-Sea Seminars required of the crews of all yachts
participating in ocean races such as the Bermuda Race,
the Halifax Race, and the Trans­ Atlantic Race.
This seminar is for young sailors who want to learn to race and cruise on big boats.

    There will be approximately 12 ocean racer/cruiser yachts
of various designs taking part in our Junior Safety-at­ Sea Seminar.
If you want to participate, you will be part of the crew of 6-12 other juniors
with a captain, and a coach on each boat.


  • Our Guest Speakers at the seminar this year will include teenagers who
    recently competed, as part of the youngest crew ever, to race Newport/Bermuda.
  • We will have a “big-boat” race in the afternoon.
    The Gulf of Maine Ocean Racing Association recognizes the event
    as a “regatta of interest” in which all sailboats are invited to compete.

    After the race will be an awards cookout/crew-match party.

** ATTENTION!!!! **

**Parents/Guardians fill out the top registration, then go to the Blue Add button to register the Junior Sailor.

Topics that will be covered are:
Training will be hands-on such as: reefing, MOB recovery, VHF radio communication, live flare deployment, climbing the mast , line handling,
harness, tether and jack line use, extinguishing fire at sea, and storm sail rigging.

What To Bring:
Foul weather gear, PFD, deck shoes, a bag lunch and a Refillable water bottle.

Refreshments will be served mid­-morning to all, including parents.
An MMA launch will be available for your parents
and friends to follow the big boats. Sailing instructors are welcome.
                          They will take an active role as coaches on each boat.                             

All registrations, Waivers and Payments MUST be submitted
by Midnight, July 25.
Space is limited to crews of 6-8 Jr. Sailors for ten boats.

We look forward to seeing you there (Rain or Shine)!