Storm Trysail Foundation Annual Awards

Published on March 19th, 2018

The Storm Trysail Foundation has revealed it will honor Rich Wilson with the Seamanship Award and a group of 10 women with the Sailing Legacy Award.

Wilson was the youngest winning Skipper of the Newport Bermuda Race (in 1980), and has competed in the Vendée Globe Race (solo, non-stop, around the world) twice; most recently in 2017 where he was the oldest competitor ever to complete the race. He has also set multiple double-handed long distance records, and recorded a 2nd in the 2004 Transatlantic Race.

In 1990, Rich founded sitesALIVE!, which became his true passion. sitesALIVE! creates school programs that connect K-12 classrooms to adventures and expeditions worldwide. sitesALIVE! has produced 75 live, interactive, full semester programs for K-12 schools.

The Storm Trysail Foundation’s Sailing Legacy Award recognizes a group of women who have worked tirelessly behind the scenes for decades in support of the sport of sailing, either as competitors and/or in leadership roles in regional and national race committees and/or regatta management. The winners are: Kendra Brennan, Susie Hall, Penny Langone, Jane Mansfield, Dottie Myles, Barbara Neville, Ellyn Osmond, Mary Savage, Marcy Trenholm and Leggie Torrey.

The awards will be given at the Storm Trysail Foundation Fundraising Dinner to be held April 13 at the Beach Point Club in Mamaroneck, NY.


About the Storm Trysail Foundation:
The Storm Trysail Foundation is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization dedicated to support the education of young sailors, junior and adult safety at sea, and intercollegiate big boat racing. The Storm Trysail Foundation educates young people as they bridge the gap between learning to sail and becoming accomplished blue water sailors, through a national program of events including approximately 10 Junior Safety-At-Sea seminars a year in New England, the Mid-Atlantic, California and Michigan. For more information, contact: Lisa Schinella at or call her 646-996-3498.

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