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.
Phil has added to the mast, alongside the mainsail track, a separate track for the storm trysail.
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.
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.
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.
In these conditions Hicko would normally switch to a storm trysail, but he trusted the tough new main.