The Nan-Shan was being looted by the storm with a senseless, destructive fury: trysails
torn out of the extra gaskets, double-lashed awnings blown away, bridge swept clean, weather-cloths burst, rails twisted, light-screens smashed -- and two of the boats had gone already.
Michael Putzel; THE PRICE THEY PAID; Trysail
Publishing (Nonfiction: Biography) 14.99 ISBN: 9780986132100
Details: Dana Paxton, Media Pro Int'l for Storm Trysail
Club, (401) 849-0220.
We put up the trysail
- a very strong sail used in stormy weather - before the wind reached about 38 knots and tipped the boat on an angle.
Even better, get it down below totally when going to trysail
. Don't roughly flake it on the boom--the extra area presented to the big waves just makes knocking you over easier.
In May, Comanche won the Storm Trysail
Club's 185-nautical mile Block Island Race from Stamford Yacht Club in Connecticut, down Long Island Sound, around Block Island in Rhode Island and back to Stamford, taking out line honours, race record and overall win.
He declared after record-breaking runs in the 2011 RORC Caribbean 600 monohull and Storm Trysail
Block Island Race: "Rambler 100 is as powerful a boat I have ever sailed.
It related to 'Audio recording of conversation between ABC helicopter and Investec Loyal seeking information from the helicopter of the sail plan in use on Wild Oats XL In particular information as to whether Wild Oats XI was flying a trysail
. This is assessed to breach R R.S 41 by soliciting help from an outside source'.
Serious offshore sailors will often opt for a storm trysail
, and eliminate the third reef altogether.
Block 21-26 June 2009 Rhode Island, USA