Day one of racing starts tomorrow for the 2021 Clagett Regatta and U.S. Para Sailing Championships
NEWPORT, R.I. (August 26, 2021) – Thirty three sailors from 11 states across the U.S. as well as Puerto Rico have spent the last two days taking part in the C. Thomas Clagett, Jr. Memorial Clinic and Regatta coaching clinic. There are many returning faces along with new sailors, all who will be keen to put the knowledge and skills imparted by four of the world’s best coaches into action starting Friday.
Fourteen 2.4mR sailors, the five Martin 16 teams and the three triple handed Sonars who are all in Newport R.I. to race in the 18th Clagett Regatta and the 2021 U.S. Para Sailing Championships, will see a variety of conditions forecast for Narragansett Bay for the upcoming three days.
Racing will be run by an extremely experienced race management team led by recently returned Olympic Principal Race Officer Tom Duggan, who had his team out preparing today to provide the best on water race management possible.
“We are thrilled to see so many familiar faces returning to Newport, along with newcomers here for the last two days of coaching and now ready to compete over the next three days of racing,” said Clagett Co-Founder and President Judy Clagett McLennan.
A complete list of entries for the 2021 Clagett Regatta and U.S. Para Sailing Championships is available at www.clagettregatta.org where you can follow all the news and results or on Facebook @ClagettRegatta or Instagram @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.
About US Sailing
The United States Sailing Association (US Sailing), the national governing body for sailing, provides leadership, integrity, and advancement for the sport in the United States. Founded in 1897 and headquartered in Bristol, Rhode Island, US Sailing is a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization. US Sailing offers training and education programs for instructors and race officials, supports a wide range of sailing organizations and communities, issues offshore rating certificates, and provides administration and oversight of competitive sailing across the country, including National Championships and the US Sailing Team. For more information, please visit www.ussailing.org