Team Clagett was established in 2020 as a means of providing selected sailors the opportunity to experience training and racing at elite sailing events. The Clagett Team builds upon The Clagett’s Boat Grant Program, by providing up to four sailors who compete in the 2.4mR class at The Clagett Regatta in Newport with funds to attend and compete at an elite World Championship level event.
After Team Clagett was set up in 2020 the 2.4mR World Championship in Tampa, FL was canceled due to the COVID-19 Pandemic. The members of Team Clagett would have been chosen based on the top three disabled finishers at The Clagett Regatta in Newport, RI, plus the next highest placing boat grant recipient.
Since we were not able to have the regatta this year, and had the Championships been able to go forward, our team would have been Peter Eagar (Toronto, ON, CN), Matt Koblenzer (Key Largo, FL, USA), Siobhan MacDonald (Mabou, NS, CN) and Delani Hulme-Lawrence (Saint Paul, AB, CN) based on last year's (2019) Clagett Regatta finishes. These sailors would have been coached by Marek Valasek (Geneva Lake, WI, USA).
However, Team Clagett remains a Clagett program, and look forward to when the World Championships return to the United States, hopefully in the not too distant future.
Team Clagett is an exciting new program, established in 2020, as a means of providing selected sailors the opportunity to experience training and racing at elite sailing events.
Team Clagett builds upon The Clagett’s Boat Grant Program, by providing places for up to four sailors who compete in the 2.4mR class at The Clagett Regatta in Newport with funds to attend and compete at the 2020 2.4mR World Championships and 2.4mR Para World Championships.
A: No. Team Clagett is limited to sailors with a current para classification of minimum disability.
A: Only North American sailors (Canada, Mexico and the U.S., including U.S. territories) are eligible to be on Team Clagett.
A: Classification will be available at The Clagett Regatta in September of 2020.
Q: If I skip the clinic and only participate in The Clagett Regatta's race days, can I still qualify for Team Clagett?
A: No, you must participate and attend the full Clagett Regatta: Clinic days September 1-3. Race days September 4-6, 2020.
A: No. You must be present at the Awards Ceremony to be a member of Team Clagett.
A: Financial support will be determined by a budget created by The Clagett Regatta to send the four team members and a coach to the 2.4mR Open Worlds in Tampa, FL.
A: Yes, Team Clagett will have a coach and a coach boat at the 2.4mR Open Worlds.
A: Team Clagett support can go towards, but is not limited to, transport costs, hotels, food costs and regatta logistics in general.
A: You will be expected to represent The Clagett Regatta, and exhibit the highest level of sportsmanship both on and off the water. You will be expected to wear the provided Clagett gear and sail with Clagett branding on the 2.4mRs hull and mainsail. You will be expected to attend and compete in the 2.4mR World Championships and 2.4mR Para World Championships in Florida in November of 2020 with Team Clagett.
Q: What if one of the top three finishers is unable to participate in, or ineligible for, Team Clagett?
A: If one of the top three finishing qualified competitors is unable to participate in Team Clagett the next top qualifying finisher, referred to as the first reserve, in the 2.4mR fleet will be on Team Clagett.
A: For 2020 Team Clagett eligibility is limited to competitors in the 2.4mR class.
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Team Clagett members will be listed below as they are established.