Trisha McElroy: Ambassadors

February 16, 2021 by Nicki Bennett
Bolero Full Sail

Welcome aboard to ambassador Trisha McElroy. Trisha is an avid racer on the East Coast and life long sailor. Trisha is very active in her local sailing community in Rhode Island and has been participating in Sailstice for 5 years. 

Tell us a bit about yourself! 

Racer sailed Caribbean, Adriatic, Mediterranean Seas, and East Coast, some West Coast, Gulf of Mexico, and beyond Delivery Captain, raced every big event on the east coast. 

What is your favorite color? 


Preferred type of sailing: 


Boat Make: 

Swiftsure 33

Boat Length: 


Boat Name: 

Gibson Girl


Jamestown RI

Favorite Point of Sail: 

Jib and Jigger

How long have you been sailing? 

>50+ years

What do you love about sailing?


How long have you been participating in Summer Sailstice? 

5 Years

What are your Summer Sailstice plans for 2021?

Sail to block island. 

Are you a part of any sailing clubs, fleets or organizations? 

Conanicut YC, Clam Harbor YC, US Sailing, Piscataqua Sailing Association, Oliver Hazard Perry, Herreshoff Museum, Conanicut Island Sailing Foundation, Sail Canada

Why do you want to be a Summer Sailstice Ambassador?

I love the idea and want to share and promote it in my area, Newport, RI. I have contacts at all the clubs and associations.

How do you plan to promote Summer Sailstice? 

Email, web Site, posters, and maybe even over a beer when we can actually get together. Local sail rags and local papers. Notices in YC newsletters.

Who is your sailing hero?

I have many, Ellen MacArthur, Dawn Riley, Betsy Allison, Ida Lewis

What is your bucket list sailing trip? 

Race around Vancouver Island

Favorite Sailing Movie? 


You can catch up with Trish's Yacht Club:

Cherokee 6metre, Sparkman & Stevens design
Columbia 12 Metre, Sparkman & Stevens desgin 1958 winner America's Cup


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