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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An Owners' Advisory Committee has been formed, the purpose of which is to advise the STP65 Board of Directors (currently comprised of Storm Trysail and Transpacific Yacht Club representatives) prior to transfer of control from the STP65 Board to an Owners' Association.
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.
Despite being under trysail Hasta La Vista won a tacking battle with Elektra up the river managing to cross the line just 2 seconds ahead.
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.
Spinnakers are IMS fractional Code 1A Asymmetric, 25 VMG 3A Asymmetric, 4S Spinn, 5S spinnaker, storm jib and trysail.
At the time she retired Shockwave was carrying a storm jib and trysail.
The spare main tore and, with no chance of catching Nicorette or of being caught by the 60s, she went into "boat preservation" mode, sailing under trysail alone for some time.
They were the western boat in their group and had to suffer the frustration of continually being lifted as the breeze went left, at the same time that they sagged down, unable to point under storm trysail.
She blew her main on the first morning and sailed all the way to Cape Raoul under storm trysail, going fast but pointing low.