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C. Thomas Clagett, Jr. Memorial Clinic & Regatta

June 21-25, 2017

The 2016 Clagett video now available online

30-Aug-2016

        

C. Thomas Clagett, Jr. Memorial Clinic and Regatta


The 2016 Clagett video now available for viewing online

 

NEWPORT, R.I. (August 30, 2016) –The annual C. Thomas Clagett, Jr. Memorial Clinic and Regatta, with sailors from the US, Canada, the US Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico in attendance, wrapped up the 14th year of the premier disabled sailing regatta in North America earlier this summer.

The video from the 2016 Clagett is now available for viewing online and tells the story of where The Clagett is going as the organization moves towards its 15th year of operation.  New to The Clagett this year is the addition of the Clagett/Oakcliff Match Race event that was held in Oyster Bay New York in July.  The inaugural event had eight teams in attendance and all involved vowed to return in 2017. 

2017 will be the 15th year of The Clagett and organizers would like to invite Clagett alumni to come along to the clinic and regatta which will be held June 22-25, 2017 in Newport, RI.

"We look forward to seeing as many of the sailors who have sailed with us over the 14 years of The Clagett return to the 15th Clagett clinic and regatta in 2017.  The Clagett is continually looking for new ways to offer opportunities to adaptive sailors and athletes to Reach for Success, " remarked Clagett President and co-founder, Judy McLennan.

To view the 2016 Clagett video please go to https://www.youtube.com/embed/Ul3k8wlftps

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.  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 2016 sponsors: The Clagett organization would like to thank the following 2016 sponsors - Fiduciary Trust International at the Platinum level; American International Group, Inc. (AIG) at the Gold level; The Horance A. Kimball & S. Ella Kimball Foundation, Innovative Construction Inc., and Alice and Bruce Whelihan at the Silver level; Barbara and Richard Bohan, Gustave White Sotheby’s International Realty and The Rhode Island Sailing Events Commission at the Bronze level.

 

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