The commitment to introduce others to sailing came long ago, with a promise made to Cpt. Steven G. Shawver. The opportunity to serve as crew for the captain offered a chance to gain more experience at sea and improve sailing skills. This in exchange for a promise to always pass on the torch of seamanship knowledge. Captain Chapa has tried to fulfill his commitment by starting the Trisum Sailing school in Texas and offering everyone the chance to “Trisum Sailing”.
The idea for Trisum Sailing was conceived in 2006, after the purchase of a 30’ Piver Nimble Trimaran, the “H.M.S.V. Trisum”. This vessel represented freedom and adventure through sailing. It provided many years of memorable experiences on the water and the means to share the experience with others. After 8 years sailing up and down the Southern California coast and Channel Islands, It was time to retire the vessel, but not the idea. The H.M.S.V. Trisum was the inspiration for the Texas sailing school, dedicated to sharing the knowledge of sailing, to promoting the sailing lifestyle and ensure the future of the sport.