Phone: (401) 846-4470 | E-mail: cmr@clagettregatta.org

C. Thomas Clagett, Jr. Memorial Clinic & Regatta

June 20 - 24, 2018

 

 

Racing is underway at the 15th Clagett

23-Jun-2017

C. Thomas Clagett, Jr. Memorial Clinic and Regatta


Racing is underway at the 15th Clagett

NEWPORT, R.I. (June 23, 2017) –  The twenty one boats registered for the 15th C. Thomas Clagett, Jr. Memorial Clinic and Regatta were greeted with a established Southerly breeze in Newport today. The race committee held a morning briefing and sent the fleet out to the race course which was set between Rose and Goat Island.  

While the race committee set the course for the first race of the series in a Sou' South West breeze, over the course of the four races held for both the 2.4mR and Sonar fleets, the breeze fluctuated between a Sou' South West and South West direction.  The breeze dropped in strength until the final race of the day when it started to build again. 

In the 2.4mR class local sailor Ted Green II (North Kingston, RI) made it look easy for the first three races of the day winning all three and finishing the fourth race with a sixth, to lead the fleet with a five point separation from Charlie Rosenfield ( Woodstock, CT) in second place.  Tied in equal third on 18 points are Tony Pocklington (Ft. Meyers, FL) and Canadian Paul Tingley (Halifax, Nova Scotia). 

"I've had a great day and am lucky to have a fast boat with fast sails.  I had good starts until the fourth race and that wasn't as good as my earlier ones and then I fouled another boat at the top mark and had to do my turns.  I spent the last part of the race looking at a lot of transoms!" said Green at the dock.

Tingley, a bronze medalist from the Rio Paralympics in the Sonar, is returning to the 2.4mR after having a five year break to sail the three person Sonar, commented after racing, "I am racing in the 2.4mR that I bought in 2004 so I think it might be one of the oldest boats in the fleet.  The 2.4mR is a totally different animal to the Sonar and I'm loving being back in the boat.   I was doing everything I could to slow Ted down on the down wind runs today." 

The three Sonar teams racing, have traveled from Chicago, Florida and New York to see who will come out on top after the three days of The Clagett.  At the start of race three an incident between a Sonar and 2.4mR saw the 2.4mR sailor, Siobhan MacDonald ( Mabou, Nova Scotia), dismasted and as a result both boats were disqualified from their respective races as a result of a protest.  McDonald has been able to source a replacement mast and will be back racing tomorrow.

Racing will hopefully continue tomorrow, the current weather forecast is for thunderstorms and possible strong winds mainly before 1pm.  The race committee have advised competitors that there will be an announcement made early in the day regarding racing. 

Provisional results Day 1

 

 2.4mR Class

Pos

Sail

Skipper/Club

 

1

2

3

4

Total
Points

1

USA 175

Ted Green II/ N. Kingston, RI

 

1

1

1

6

9.00

2

USA 142

Charlie Rosenfield/ Woodstock, CT

 

5

2

4

3

14.00

3

USA 3

Tony Pocklington/ Ft. Myers, FL

 

6

9

2

1

18.00

4

CAN 99

Paul Tingley/ Halifax, Nova Scotia

 

2

8

3

5

18.00

5

CAN 22

Peter Eagar/ Toronto, Ontario

 

4

5

6

4

19.00

6

USA 165

Dan Evans/ St. Petersburg, FL

 

7

3

5

7

22.00

7

CAN 14

Peter Wood/ Ottawa, Ontario

 

11

4

7

2

24.00

8

CAN 12

Christine Lavallee/ Gatineau, Quebec

 

13

7

9

8

37.00

9

USA 118

Tim Ripley/ Randolph, NJ

 

3

10

19/RET

9

41.00

10

CAN 18

Audrey Kobayashi/ Kingston, Ontario

 

9

13

8

11

41.00

11

CAN 88

Aaron Wong Sing Ottawa, Ontario

 

8

15

10

10

43.00

12

CAN 56

Serge Dionne/ Ottawa, Ontario

 

10

12

11

12

45.00

13

CAN 1

Alain DuBuc/ Montreal, Quebec

 

12

6

13

19/DNS

50.00

14

USA 172

Julia Dorsett/ Kennett Square, PA

 

14

11

12

19/DNF

56.00

15

USA 114

Barbara Galinska/ Chicago, IL

 

16

16

19/DNF

13

64.00

16

CAN 19

Siobhan MacDonald/ Mabou, Nova Scotia

 

15

14

19/DSQ

19/DNS

67.00

17T

USA 77

Ben Hall/ Bristol. RI

 

19/DNC

19/DNC

19/DNC

19/DNC

76.00T

17T

USA 180

Carol Whitmer/ Marlborough, CT

 

19/DNC

19/DNC

19/DNC

19/DNC

76.00T

 Sonar Class

Pos

Sail

Skipper/Club

Crew

1

2

3

4

Total
Points

1

#

Dave Whalen/ Scotia, NY

Spencer Raggio/J.R. Hardenburgh

1

1

4/DSQ

1

7.00

2

USA 807

Gary Pierce/ Valparaiso, Indiana

Charles McClure/Jeff Long

2

2

1

2

7.00

3

USA 810

Duane Smith/ Homestead, FL

Frank Pingitore/Donoray Bickham /Dawn Hart

3

3

2

3

11.00

 

For more information about The Clagett visit : www.clagettregatta.org or follow the Clagett on Instagram @clagett_regatta or on Facebook Clagett Regatta.

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.  Clagett competitors have seen medal success at the 2008, 2012 and 2016 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 2017 sponsors and supporters: The Clagett organization would like to thank the following 2017 sponsors - Fiduciary Trust International and Newman's Own Foundation at the Platinum level; American International Group, Inc. (AIG) at the Gold level; The Horance A. Kimball & S. Ella Kimball Foundation and Innovative Construction Inc., at the Silver level; Barbara and Richard Bohan, Gustave White Sotheby’s International Realty and Alice and Bruce Whelihan at the Bronze level.

-end-

Go Back

Local Weather

Find more about Weather in Newport, RI
View Clagett Regatta Photos and Video on YouTube and Flickr

Recent News & Press

14-Dec-2017

The Clagett receives grants to assist with continuing its mission

C. Thomas Clagett, Jr. Memorial Clinic and Regatta The Clagett receives grants to assist with continuing its mission NEWPORT, R.I. (December 14, 2017) – As the 15th year of the C. Thomas Clagett, Jr. Memorial Clinic and Regatta draws to a close The C..