sail-world.com
 
 
News Home Video Gallery Photo Gallery
Sail-World.com : C. Thomas Clagett Jr. Regatta preview
C. Thomas Clagett Jr. Regatta preview


'The Clagett has been designated as the qualifying event that determines the four SKUD-18 sailors that will become members of the 2013 US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider - C. Thomas Clagett Jr. Regatta 2013'    Clagett/Thornton Cohen    Click Here to view large photo

The C. Thomas Clagett Jr. Memorial Clinic and Regatta will be held from June 27-30 2013. Building on a decade of success in providing training and competitive racing opportunities for sailors with disabilities the Clinic and Regatta will be held for the 11th consecutive year at Sail Newport’s facility in Fort Adams State Park.

Collectively, six medals have been won at the Paralympic Games (2008 and 2012) by veterans of The Clagett, which has a well-earned reputation as North America’s premier event for sailors with disabilities. As additional confirmation of the event’s significance for US sailors, this year The Clagett has been designated as the qualifying event that determines the four SKUD-18 sailors (two teams) that will become members of the 2013 US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider. Open to both U.S. and foreign competitors, the clinic and regatta utilize the same equipment chosen for the Paralympic Games: the three-person Sonar, two-person SKUD-18 and the singlehanded 2.4 Metre. As sailing is one sport that provides a more balanced playing field, both the Sonar and 2.4 Metre classes accept able-bodied sailors to compete in The Clagett. Having able-bodied sailors in the fleet intensifies the level of competition which translates to better training opportunities for the Paralympic hopefuls.

The Clagett has not only succeeded in its core mission of providing sailors with disabilities the tools to improve their skills and the opportunity to test them in competition, it also has proven to have a positive impact on the participant’s quality of life by assisting each individual in achieving their personal competitive goals.

The event’s signature pre-race clinic (Thursday, June 27) is run by world champion and Olympic sailors who share their expertise on boat handling, sail trim, strategy and racing rules, and is followed by racing Friday through Sunday, June 28-30. Spectators can watch the competition – racing takes place between Rose and Goat Islands – from the western shore of Goat Island.

Canadian 2.4 Metre sailor Christine Lavallee is transferred to her boat via hydraulic-powered lift – which the organizers purchased with the aid of a Quality of Life Grant from the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation and installed as a legacy from the event to the Newport sailing community. - C. Thomas Clagett Jr. Regatta 2013 -  Clagett/Thornton Cohen  


For more details, please visit the event website.


by Jan Harley

  

Click on the FB Like link to post this story to your FB wall

http://www.sail-world.com/index.cfm?nid=109241

1:44 AM Wed 8 May 2013GMT


Click here for printer friendly version
Click here to send us feedback or comments about this story.







News - USA and the World

































Team GBR’s Sparky on the Road to Rio (Part Two) *Feature by Rob Kothe and the Sail-World Team,


















Team GBR on the Road to Rio (Part One) by Rob Kothe and the Sail-World team,
















Doyle's Mike Sanderson flying above the Hauraki Gulf on a foiling SL33 *Feature
ISAF World Sailing Cup: Generational 'Game-On' in 49er Fleet at Hyeres
Sailing World Cup Hyeres- Top sailors to face off as Gold Fleet Racing
Anti-boating legislation debated in Florida House
ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres - Day 2 Laser images by Franck Socha
ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres - Day 2 Nacra 17 images by Franck Socha
ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres - Mitakis lead reduced on day 2
Will late spring thaw spell trouble for boaters?
Byte CII Worlds and YOG Continental Qualifier at Riva del Garda
ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyères - Battle continues for U.S. sailors
ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres - Qualification stage comes to a close
ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres - Day 2 images by Franck Socha
ISAF SWC Hyeres - Nacra Silver medal debutantes continue to improve
Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta - Cheers on the dock
Spindrift 2 criss-crosses the Bay of Biscay
45th anniversary of Sir Robin Knox-Johnston's record circumnavigation
ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres - Sailors tweet about opening day
49er Blog: Glorious racing to kick start Hyeres World Cup
Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - Continuous close racing
ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyères - Fluttering flags whet sailors appetite
Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta - Race 4 images by Jude Robertson   
ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres - US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider Day 1   
ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres - Day 1 Nacra 17 images by Thom Touw   
ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres - Day 1 Laser images by Thom Touw   
ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres: Ioannis Mitakis leads Finns after day 1   
RC44 Cascais Cup - Fresh faces join the line-up   
ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres - Excellent racing on opening day   
ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres - Images by Yvan Zedda and Franck Socha   
ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres - Day 1 images by Franck Socha   
Hyeres World Cup: Kiwis lead but Outteridge Jensen back in 49er fray   
Belcher and Ryan lead from the start in Hyeres   
ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyères - Race day 1 ready for lift off   
Clipper Round the World Race 11 - Tense match downwind racing on Day 2   
Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta - Day 3 an absolute gem   
Quantum Key West 2015 dates confirmed   
Flying Tigers 'Psych' - on Lake Lanier they pronounce it Zhik   
ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres: Anticipation intensifies as start nears   
Clipper Round the World Race - Race 11 start images by Chuck Lantz   
27th Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta 2014 - Big breeze on the butterfly   
Rolex China Sea Race 2014 - Pryde and Joy for Hi Fi   


For this week's complete news stories select    Last 7 Days
   Search All News
For last month's complete news stories select    Last 30 Days
   Archive News







Sail-World.com  


















Switch Default Region to:

Social Media

Asia

Australia

Canada

Europe

New Zealand

United Kingdom


http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/Twitter_logo_small.png http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/FaceBook-icon.png  http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/RSS-Icon.png

United States

Cruising Northern

Cruising Southern

MarineBusiness World

PowerBoat World

FishingBoating World

 

Contact

Commercial

News

Search

Contact Us

Advertisers Information

Submit news/events

Search Stories/Text

Feedback

Advertisers Directory

Newsletter Archive

Photo Gallery

 

Banner Advertising Details

Newsletter Subscribe

Video Gallery

Policies

 

 

 

Privacy Policy

 

 


Cookie Policy

 

 



This site and its contents are © Copyright TetraMedia and/or the original author, photographer etc. All Rights Reserved.  Photographs are copyright by law.  If you wish to use or buy a photograph contact the photographer directly.
X6XL NEW US