trysail


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trysail

a small fore-and-aft sail, triangular or square, set on the mainmast of a sailing vessel in foul weather to help keep her head to the wind
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Storm Trysail Block 21-26 June 2009 Rhode Island, USA
Swartz explained that the Storm Trysail Club (headquartered in New York) and the Transpacific Yacht Club (in Los Angeles) announced in July of 2006 their partnership in developing the STP65 Rule.
The Farr-designed Rosebud was launched in June 2007 as the world's first STP65, a 'box-rule' collaboration between the Storm Trysail and TransPacific yacht clubs in the USA (see our exclusive feature on the STP65 in the Feb/Mar '08 issue).
He says you can set up the trysail early, in a turtle at the mast base, sheets on and ready to go, a good idea because when the going gets rough it is hard enough to hang on, let alone change sails.
Through the diligent and difficult work of the Storm Trysail and Transpac Yacht Clubs, the various designers and the sailing community, a consensus was reached on the STP65 design.
The boards of the TPYC and STC worked with the designers to create the Storm Trysail Transpac 65 (STP65) box rule.
Overnight Hasta La Vista was dealt a critical blow when they shredded their mainsail and had to spend the next 12 hours sailing with their trysail.
The Storm Trysail Red team, made up of 2004 Rolex Sydney Hobart Race winner Aera (Nick Lykiadopulo, UK), Blue Yankee (Bob & Farley Towse, Stamford, Ct) and Googolplex (Colin Reith, New York) finished second.
The sailors hoisted the trysails a little way, tightened the sheets, fixed bunts to the sail, and strengthened the tackle and the stop of the lateen yard, set two men to watch at each fall and bade them look out for squalls.