Block Island Race Requires SAS Training

On April 26, the Storm Trysail Club sent a letter to all Block Island Race skippers with the following reminder regarding this year’s BIR Notice of Race and noting that it will apply to the September’s Vineyard Race, too:

A 5.2 At least 30% of those aboard the boat, but not fewer than two members of the crew, unless racing single-handed, including the person in charge, shall have attended a half-day, one-day, or two-day US Sailing Safety at Sea Seminar within the last five years, or other courses as accepted by US Sailing (required after 1/1/ 15).

McMichael Yacht Yards & Brokers is a proud sponsor of the Storm Trysail Foundation’s Hand-on Safety-at- Sea Seminar being held Saturday, May 20, the weekend before the Block Island Race at SUNY Maritime in the Bronx. That creates the perfect opportunity get yourself and your crew certified or re-certified so you’ll be ready for the Block Island Race, Annapolis-Newport, Vineyard Race, next year’s Newport-Bermuda Race or any winter racing you’re lucky enough to be doing.

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