Training for disabled sailing community

Published on December 10th, 2018

It has been confirmed that the fourth annual Clagett/Oakcliff Match Race Clinic and Regatta for sailors with disabilities will be held September 20-22, 2019. Hosting the clinic and regatta for the second year will be the Sagamore Yacht Club in Oyster Bay, NY.

At the third edition, internationally recognized match racing coaches Dave Perry and Dave Dellenbaugh passed on a wealth of knowledge and skills to the sailors who attended from across the US.

A number of the sailors have been participants at the first two Clagett/Oakcliff Match Race Clinic and Regattas but it was a newcomer to the regatta who took home top honors, Kevin Holmberg (Tampa, FL) with his crew of Noah Barrengos (San Francisco, CA) and Jeff Long (Newport, RI).

“The Clagett/Oakcliff Match Race Clinic and Regatta has proved to be a popular racing format for sailors with disabilities,” notes Clagett President and Co-Founder, Judy Clagett McLennan. “We’ve had many sailors comment that they are very excited to be able to learn a new set of sailing skills and to be able to race in a different format.”

For more information about The Clagett/Oakcliff Match Race Clinic and Regatta please visit

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. The event is hosted by the Sagamore Yacht Club and supported by The Waterfront Center in Oyster Bay, NY, the Seawanhaka Corinthian Yacht Club and SailAhead. 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.

Source: Sam Crichton

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