Update September 13, 2021:
With great sadness the Clagett Memorial Regatta, Oakcliff Sailing, and The Waterfront Center must postpone the Clagett/ Oakcliff Match Racing Clinegatta due to logistical challenges surrounding health and safety concerns due to COVID19. The health of our sailors and volunteers is of utmost importance to all three organizations and poses many challenges that we are not able to overcome this year as COVID remains a top safety concern.
We all look forward to once again bringing the wonderful game of Match Racing to sailors with disabilities at a future date to be announced.
In an effort to make lemonade out of lemons, we are working with the Daves to move the planned clinic session content to a Zoom platform for sailors and volunteers to still learn more about match racing. Stay tuned for more details to come.
Update September 7, 2021:
The Clagett/Oakcliff Match Race is the year’s most highly anticipated adaptive needs sailor event. Five leading sailing organizations in the Northeast have combined efforts to offer the first-ever match racing regatta in the area to sailors with adaptive needs that has now become an annual event.
Participating sailors who are interested can get involved in two ways. Teams of three should try to form and register. The Skipper is required to have an adaptive need. The rest of the crew may have adaptive needs but it is not required. Individuals looking for a team can add their name to the crew bank and we will make this list available to skipper trying to complete their teams. It is recommended that teams form themselves.
Sailors who may need adaptive equipment should fill out the adaptive needs questionnaire below so we can provide it accordingly.
Oakcliff Sailing is a non-profit coaching and training center for sailors who have progressed beyond traditional coaching methods. The organization hosts over 20 graded match racing events a year and is the leading development center for match racing on the East Coast. Oakcliff's participation will include regatta organization, the Saturday evening BBQ, bunkhouse lodging, and race management.
SailAhead uses sailing and the ocean as a therapeutic platform to help veterans heal the scars of war. The organization has partnered with the local Northport VA to take veterans sailing year round. They will organize veteran medics and a rescue swimmer for the event.
Overlooking one of the most beautiful and historic harbors on Long Island Sound, Sagamore Yacht Club is a traditional, family-oriented private yacht club offering a wide variety of activities throughout the year.
The WaterFront Center is an environmental education and recreation not-for-profit community center located in Oyster Bay, New York. The Center will be providing Sonars and support for the weekend.
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