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C. Thomas Clagett, Jr. Memorial Clinic & Regatta

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Plenty of breeze for day one of racing at The Clagett

26-Jun-2015


C. Thomas Clagett, Jr. Memorial Clinic and Regatta
Plenty of breeze for day one of racing at The Clagett

NEWPORT, R.I. (June 26, 2015) – For the three fleets racing at the 13th C. Thomas Clagett, Jr. Memorial Clinic and Regatta in Newport RI, the race committee set a northerly course between Rose and Goat Islands, for the five races held today.     

"We had an a' typical Northerly all day.  We never got the thermal warm up as the cloud cover stayed around for most of the day.  We had 15kts of breeze that eased off over the five races today," said Principal Race Officer, Ron Hopkins (Bristol, RI).

The eight boat Sonar class has 2014 Clagett Sonar class winner, Rick Doerr (Clifton, NJ) and his crew Hugh Fruend (Freeport, ME) and Brad Kendell (Tampa, FL) in first, finishing one point in front of the Canadian team skippered by Paul Tingley (Toronto, Canada) and his team Ken Dool (Kingston, Ontario) and Logan Campbell (Saskatuan, Canada). 

"Today was a lot windier than we thought but we were well set up for the conditions and have been practicing for them.  Brad has been back in the boat with Hugh and I since October last year and we started sailing in Miami in December in preparation for this year's events," commented Doerr dockside.

In the 2.4mR class Dee Smith (Annapolis, MD), who is sailing in his forth regatta in the 2.4mR, had a picket fence of results, finishing all four races in first place.  Clagett stalwart Peter Wood (Ottawa, Canada) is placed in second on a count-back from Charlie Rosenfield (Woodstock, CT).  

"It was a picture perfect day of racing in Newport.  It's great to be back here in Newport racing and I managed even managed to stay afloat today, no sinking this time," remarked Smith after racing. ( At the Delta Lloyd regatta earlier this year Smith managed to swamp his 2.4mR and loose his position in the fleet)

The SKUD 18 class has the only all female team of Sarah Everhart Skeels (Tiverton, RI) and Cindy Walker (Middletown, RI) competing in this years Clagett.  After the four races today, Ryan Porteous (San Diego, CA) and Maureen McKinnon (Marblehead, MA) are in first with Everhart Skeels and Walker one point behind in second. 

"We had a great day of racing today with three good races.  We retired from the fourth after hitting the mark with our boom and not doing our penalty turn soon enough," said Porteous. 

Head Clagett coach Betsy Alison (Newport, RI), who has recently been appointed the Chairman of the Disabled Sailing Committee for ISAF, commented, " The sailors rose to the challenge of the conditions today.  The breeze was slightly higher than we anticipated but it resulted in a fantastic day of sailing."

Racing continues tomorrow with a forecast for a Northerly breeze shifting to a South- South/West later in the day. 

Results Day 1 (Provisional)

2015 C. Thomas Clagett, Jr. Memorial Clinic and Regatta
Preliminary Cumulative Results

Sail Number

Yacht Name

Class

Skipper/Crew

Race
1

Race
2

Race
3

Race
4

Race
5

Total

1.

USA 1

Valiant

Sonar

Rick Doerr, Hugh Fruend, Brad Kendell

1

1

1

3

2

8.0

2.

CAN 835

CAN 835

Sonar

Paul Tingley, Ken Dool, Logan Campbell

3

2

2

1

1

9.0

3.

USA 810

Bandit

Sonar

Andrew Fisher, Daniel Evans, Thomas Brown

2

3

3

2

3

13.0

4.

682

Warrior Sailing

Sonar

Sammy Lugo, Donoray Brickham, Scott Ford

6

4

4

5

6

25.0

5.

10

Warrior Sailing

Sonar

Preston Schofield, Dan Hall, Dawn Hart, Edward Norton

7

5

5

4

5

26.0

6.

ISV 3

ISV3

Sonar

Antonio F. Sanpere, David Flaherty, Jim Kerr, Robert Blackwell, William Canfield

4

6

9/DNS

6

6

29.0

7.

USA 806

Sonar

Sonar

Gary Pierce, Jeff Long, Charles McClure

5

8

7

8

8

36.0

8.

USA 671

Polaris

Sonar

Richard Ramos, Adam Parks, Barbara Roy

8

7

6

9/SCP

7

37.0

1.

USA 92

Dee Smith

2.4

Dee Smith

1

1

1

1

4.0

2.

CAN 14

Small Expectations

2.4mR

Peter Wood

2

3

4

2

11.0

3.

USA 142

None

2.4mR

Charles Rosenfield

3

2

2

4

11.0

4.

CAN 1

No mother no father

2.4mR

Alain Dubuc

5

4

9

7

25.0

5.

USA 118

Spiring

2.4mR

Tim Ripley

9

6

5

8

28.0

6.

CAN 88

Inspiration

2.4mR

Aaron Wong-Sing

4

10

6

9

29.0

7.

CAN 12

CAN 12

2.4mR

Christine Lavallee

6

7

7

10

30.0

8.

USA 145

Magic Bus

2.4mR

Theodore Green

12

14/DNS

3

5

34.0

9.

USA 24

2.4Mr

2.4mR

Zak Kordik

11

9

12

3

35.0

10.

CAN 18

CAN18

2.4mR

Audrey Kobayashi

7

11

8

11

37.0

11.

160

160

2.4mR

Kevin Holmberg

8

14/DNS

11

6

39.0

12.

CAN 723

Toy Boy

2.4mR

Erick Poirier

10

8

10

13

41.0

13.

CAN 22

CAN 22

2.4mR

Peter Eagar

13

5

13

12

43.0

1.

USA 071

USA 071

SKUD18

Ryan Porteous/Maureen McKinnon

1

1

1

4

7.0

2.

USA 074

Soren

SKUD18

Sarah Everhart Skeels/Cindy Walker

2

2

2

2

8.0

3.

07

N a

SKUD18

Craig Wilson/Brian Skeels

3

3

3

3

12.0

4.

51

Team Paradise

SKUD18

Tracy Schmitt/Kay Vanvalkenburgh

5/DNF

5/RET

4

1

15.0

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About the C. Thomas Clagett, Jr. Memorial Clinic and Regatta:  Founded in 2003, 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".  Tom Clagett's motto was "Reach for Success", which resonates with every Clagett participant.  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.

C. Thomas Clagett, Jr. Memorial Clinic and Regatta 2015 sponsors: The Clagett organization would like to thank the following 2015 sponsors - Fiduciary Trust International and Three Golden Apples at the Platinum level; American International Group, Inc. (AIG) at the Gold level; The Horance A. Kimball & S. Ella Kimball Foundation at the Silver level; 7D Ranch, BNY Mellon, Gustave White Sotheby’s International Realty, Innovative Construction Inc.,  John MacGowan Studio & Gallery and The Rhode Island Sailing Events Commission at the Bronze level. 

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