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C. Thomas Clagett, Jr. Memorial Clinic and Regatta & 2023 U.S. Para Sailing Championships - Overall

by Sam Crichton 25 Jun 2023 19:13 PDT June 22-25, 2023
Winner of the C. Thomas Clagett Jr. Trophy - Julio Reguero © Clagett Sailing - Andes Visual

Thirty-one sailors competing at the 21st C. Thomas Clagett, Jr. Memorial Clinic and Regatta and 2023 U.S. Para Sailing Championships have completed three days of racing which was preceded by a two-day coaching clinic.

The 21 sailors in the 2.4mR class and five boats in the Martin 16 class completed eight races with a variety of conditions from rain to fog to sun and everything in between. Principal Race Officer Tom Duggan commented after the regatta, "It turned out to be a great weekend for weather when we thought it wasn't going to happen. We had to wait every day for the breeze which was from a mostly southerly direction between four-10 knots."

In the larger fleet of the two classes racing this year, the 2.4mR class, the titles for the C. Thomas Clagett, Jr. Memorial Clinic and Regatta and the 2023 U.S. Para Sailing Championship went to Julio Reguero who was defending his Clagett Regatta title from 2022. Second in the 2.4mR class for the C. Thomas Clagett, Jr. Memorial Clinic and Regatta and the winner of the U.S. National Para Champion and the Judd Goldman Trophy was Charlie Rosenfield. In third pace in the Clagett Regatta was Tony Pocklington and in the U.S. Para Sailing Championship it was Peter Eager who took home the bronze.

Reguero, who also took home the overall trophy for the Clagett Regatta and whose next stop in his 2.4mR sailing is Finland for the 2.4mR World Championships said after the awards ceremony today, "It was amazing to pull off my results with the conditions today. I want to thank everyone at Clagett Sailing for all their support I receive from them and what they do for our sailing community. Winning all three trophies was a cherry on top."

The double handed Martin 16 class with five boats racing, was won by Gary Pierce and Jeff Long in the C. Thomas Clagett, Jr. Memorial Clinic and Regatta. "It was a great weekend, we had a blast and did better than I thought we would. We took the coaching every day and applied it on the course and it paid dividends so we did truly Learn, Race and Win," said Pierce after racing concluded. Second in the C. Thomas Clagett, Jr. Memorial Clinic and Regatta Martin 16 was Steven Safford and Albert Pierce and in third was Tim Brown and Sarah Everhart Skeels. In the U.S. Para Sailing Championships in the Martin 16 it was Tim Brown and Sarah Everhart Skeels who took home gold and Dawn Hart and Kris Scheppe who took the silver. Brown said upon receiving the Chandler Hovey Trophy "This is my third Clagett Regatta and to be accepting this award is an amazing collaboration between everyone here, thank you." Brown's crew member Everhart Skeels commented, "This is my first time sailing as crew in my disabled sailing career and the first time sailing with Tim who started sailing only three years ago."

Clagett Sailing President and Co - Founder Judy Clagett McLennan commented prior to prize-giving, "We've had a bit of everything with weather over the last five days and I'd like to share a comment Casey Kirwin made in the tent earlier "Nature treats everyone equally." She continued, "A huge thank you to so many who make this clinic and regatta happen. Without their continued support and commitment, it wouldn't happen, from the PRO Tom Duggan and race committee, to the coaches, our Bosun Gene Hinkel, our medical team and the Jury, along with the Co-Chairs for the annual Fundraiser."

For more information about the 2023 Clagett Regatta and U.S. Para Sailing Championships, please visit: www.clagettsailing.org.

U.S. Para Sailing Championships trophies:

  • The U.S. Para Sailing Single-handed Championship for the Judd Goldman Trophy for the 2.4mR class - Julio Reguero
  • The U.S. Para Sailing Inclusive Double-handed Championship for the Martin 16 class - Tim Brown and Sarah Everhart Skeels
Clagett trophies:
  • C. Thomas Clagett, Jr. Trophy - Julio Reguero
  • Susan B Johnson - Sportsmanship Award - Andrew Parish
  • Larry Gadsby - Most Improved Award - John Seepe
  • Nick Scandone - Spirit Award - Tony Pocklington
  • Robie Pierce and Gene Hinkle - Seamanship Award - Tied between John Seepe (accepted by Michelle Seepe) and Tim Brown and Sarah Everhart Skeels (accepted by Brian Skeels)

Overall Results:

PosSail NoBoat NameSkipperHometownR1R2R3R4R5R6R7R8Pts
2.4mR (21 boats) 
1  Pur 8    Julio Reguero [USPSC2.4mR]  San Juan San Juan  1  [8]  7  8  3  1  1  1  22  
2  USA 142    Charles Rosenfield [USPSC2.4mR]  Woodstock CT  [13]  3  1  5  5  6  4  2  26  
3  USA 3  Edge  Tony Pocklington   Ft Myers FL  3  1  8  3  2  2  [10]  9  T  
4  CAN22    Peter Eagar [USPSC2.4mR]  Toronto ON  2  4  3  6  7  3  [11]  3  T  
5  USA 21  Spirit  Matt Koblenzer [USPSC2.4mR]  Fox Point WI  15  2  4  14  1  4  2  [16]  42  
6  CAN 88  Rumbler 88  Johan Koppernaes   Almonte ON  7  7  [DNF]  2  8  16  6  14  T  
7  CAN 14  Woodchuck  Peter Wood   Ottawa Select  6  12  [15]  4  11  8  7  12  T  
8  187  Crusader  John Seepe [USPSC2.4mR]  North Port FL  4  14  5  1  [20]  11  19  7  T  
9  112  Lit Bitt Mor’  Andrew Parish   St Michaels MD  8  [DNF]  12  9  4  9  8  11  T  
10  USA 44  n/a  Chris Childers [USPSC2.4mR]  San Francisco CA  [17]  16  9  13  6  5  12  5  66  
11  CAN 19  Clagett Grant Boat  Siobhan MacDonald [USPSC2.4mR]  Toronto ON  14  6  [18]  10  17  13  3  6  T  
12  CAN 95  South Paw  Delani Hulme‑Lawrence [USPSC2.4mR]  Saint Paul AB  9  13  [14]  7  9  7  14  10  T  
13  9  Magic Bus  Theodore Green   North Kingstown RI  12  [15]  6  12  12  12  9  8  71  
14  USA11  Slackometer  Tim Ripley [USPSC2.4mR]  Randolph NJ  11  11  2  11  10  14  [18]  13  72  
15  42  The Answer  Janice Graham‑Foscarini   Toronto ON  5  5  11  18  13  10  17  [20]  79  
16  can 1  optical illusion  alain dubuc   Pointe‑Claire QC  10  9  10  16  14  [19]  16  15  90  
17  123    Zak Kordik [USPSC2.4mR]  Chicago IL  [20]  10  17  19  15  15  13  4  93  
18  CAN85  La Vagabonde  Erick Poirier [USPSC2.4mR]  Montréal QC  16  [18]  13  17  16  18  15  17  112  
19  CAN 66  Shoestring 2  Peter Norwood [USPSC2.4mR]  Ottawa ON  18  17  19  15  18  20  [21]  19  126  
20  7  Boaty McBoatface  Tyler Robertson [USPSC2.4mR]  Carlsbad CA  [DNS]  20  20  21  OCS  21  5  18  127  
21  Can 77    Debbie Reinhart   Ottawas ON  19  19  16  20  19  17  20  [21]  130  
Martin 16 (5 boats) 
1  20  Martin 16  Gary Pierce /Chicago Illinois  1  1  1  1  1  [4]  2  2  9  
2  16  Derek  Steven Safford /Avon Park FL  [3]  2  3  3  3  1  1  1  14  
3  012    Timothy Brown [USPSC M16]/Boston MA  2  [3]  2  2  2  2  3  3  16  
4  092    Dawn Hart [USPSC M16]/Lutz FL  4  4  4  4  [5]  5  5  4  30  
5  74  Martin 16  JR Hardenburgh /DORCHESTR CTR MA  [5]  5  5  5  4  3  4  5  31

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