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C. Thomas Clagett, Jr. Memorial Clinic & Regatta

June 20 - 24, 2018

Clagett Regatta 2014 Notice of Race Available Online

01-Mar-2014

For Immediate Release
Contact:  Sam Crichton sam@samcrichton.com  phone +1 401 787 2250



C. Thomas Clagett Jr. Memorial Clinic and Regatta

2014 Notice of Race now available

NEWPORT, R.I. (February 28, 2014) – The Notice of Race for the 2014 C. Thomas Clagett Jr. Memorial Clinic and Regatta is now available at www.clagettregatta.org

2014 will be the 12th edition of the Clagett and competitors, from the USA and foreign countries, in the Sonar, SKUD-18 and 2.4mR classes are invited to enter and take part in the clinic on Thursday June 12 followed by three days of racing, June 13-15.  The event will be hosted by Sail Newport with boats being docked at the Alofsin Pier at Fort Adams for the four day event. 

Fresh from racing in Miami in January at the ISAF Sailing World Cup, Sarah Everhart Skeels (Tiverton, RI) who along with crew Gerry Tiernan (Falmouth, ME), competed in the SKUD 18 class as representatives of the US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider.  Everhart Skeels will be keen to return to the waters of Narragansett Bay where she and Tiernan qualified in 2013 as part of the US Sailing Paralympic Team.  "I've been involved with every Clagett regatta since its inception in 2003 and I am looking forward to competing again this year," commented Everhart Skeels. 

Known for its world class coaching and race management, the Clagett brings together sailors of all levels and provides an opportunity to develop and learn during the pre regatta coaching clinic and to then apply these lessons on the water during competition. 

"We are again very happy to invite competitors old and new to enter and take part in the 2014 C. Thomas Clagett Jr. Memorial Clinic and Regatta.  Seeing people enjoy the freedom of sailing and the camaraderie of everyone involved is what the Clagett event is about," said event founder and President Judy McLennan (Portsmouth, RI).

The 2014 Notice of Race is now available via the Clagett website at www.clagettregatta.org

About the C. Thomas Clagett Jr. Memorial Clinic & Regatta:  Founded in 2002, the C. Thomas Clagett Jr. Memorial Clinic and Regatta honors the late Tom Clagett (1916-2001), a U.S. Navy World War II veteran who learned to sail on Chesapeake Bay.  As a youngster he suffered temporary paralysis as the result of a bout of meningitis; an experience that left him with a deep respect for the accomplishments of people with disabilities.  The Clagett’s stated mission is to assist sailors in realizing their potential on the water by providing them both the knowledge and tools to improve their skills and the opportunity to use these skills in competition.  The event includes all three boats that have been chosen as the equipment of the Paralympic classes: the three-person Sonar, the two-person SKUD-18 and the singlehanded 2.4 Metre.  Clagett competitors have seen medal success at the 2008 and 2012 Paralympic Games.  Competitors often comment that, The Clagett, has improved their quality of life as they apply what is achieved on the water to everyday situations.

Additional information can be found online at www.clagettregatta.org 

 

 

 

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