Match racing for sailors with adaptive needs
Published on March 21st, 2018
The 2018 Clagett/Oakcliff Match Race Clinic and Regatta will be held September 28-30 at Oakcliff Sailing and The Waterfront Center in Oyster Bay, New York.
Five-time National Match Racing Champion, Dave Perry, who along with Dave Dellenbaugh, winning America’s Cup tactician, will be returning to coach over the three-day Clinic and Regatta.
The 2018 event was moved to late September for better wind and even more competitive match racing. Requests for invitations are now open and it is important to get requests in earlyas many past competitors have already expressed interest.
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 US and outside the US. At least the skipper 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 Seawanhaka Corinthian Yacht Club, SailAhead and the Warrior Sailing Program. www.clagettregatta.org