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
. 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.
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.
She blew her main on the first morning and sailed all the way to Cape Raoul under storm trysail, going fast but pointing low.
In these conditions Hicko would normally switch to a storm trysail
, but he trusted the tough new main.