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Eight Teams for Inaugural Adaptive Match Racing Event

Published on July 6th, 2016

Eight skippers are now planning to take part in the inaugural Clagett/Oakcliff Match Race event on July 15-17. Competing in Sonars will be Jen French (St. Petersburg, FL), Sarah Everhart-Skeels (Tiverton, RI), Andy Fisher (Greenwich, CT), Pauline Dowell (Charlestown, MA), Spencer Raggio (Malta, NY), Charlie Rosenfield (Woodstock, CT), Dan Evans (St. Petersburg, FL) and Julio Reguero (San Juan, Puerto Rico).

Hosted by the Waterfront Center in Oyster Bay, NY, the inaugural Clagett/Oakcliff Match Race event is open to both adaptive and able-bodied sailors from the US and international sailors. Racing rules specify that at least one person on the boat should identify as having a disability.

On hand to provide coaching in boat handling, boat speed, and match racing will be five time and current US match racing champion Dave Perry (Pequot Yacht Club, CT). Competitors will be sailing in Sonars provided by The Waterfront Center and Seawanhaka Corinthian Yacht Club.

“We are looking forward to seeing many of the sailors who recently took part in the 14th C. Thomas Clagett, Jr. Memorial Clinic and Regatta, taking part in the upcoming Clagett/Oakcliff Match Race event,” commented Clagett President and Co-founder, Judy McLennan (Portsmouth, RI). “We are very happy to be able to provide a match race event for adaptive sailors, in conjunction with Oakcliff Sailing and The Waterfront Center in Oyster Bay. The Clagett has activated a number of initiatives over the last 12 months and we look forward to seeing them come to fruition at the Clagett/Oakcliff Match Race event in Oyster Bay. The Y-Knot program, who are the recipient of the first boat from the Clagett Boat Grant Program, will be taking part along with long time Clagett sailors.”

For more information about The Clagett/Oakcliff Match Race: http://conta.cc/1YWiWgk

About The Clagett/Oakcliff Match Race: Founded in 2016, The Clagett/Oakcliff Match Race event is a match racing event open to both adaptive and able-bodied sailors from the USA and International. At least one person on the boat should identify as having a disability. The Clagett, whose motto is “Reach for Success”, and 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,” has joined with Oakcliff Sailing, a non-profit coaching and training center for sailors who have progressed beyond traditional coaching methods. The event will be hosted by The Waterfront Center in Oyster Bay, NY and supported by SailAhead and the Warrior Sailing Program.

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