Newport turned on the charm for day one of racing for the 22 sailors at the 14th C. Thomas Clagett, Jr. Memorial Clinic and Regatta.  After a slight delay waiting for the breeze to settle, the race committee, led by Principal Race Officer (PRO) Tom Duggan (East Sandwich, MA) provided four races for the two classes taking part, the 2.4mR’s and the Sonars.

“We had a challenging start to the morning followed by a spectacular afternoon.  We got the first race of the day in with the Northerly and finished the three following races in the Sou’Easter.  It was a beautiful day of racing on Narragansett Bay”, commented Duggan after racing today.

Racing was held in between Rose and Goat Islands, with a the first race of the day in a Northerly breeze which moved into a building 15 knot Sou’Easterly breeze for the remainder of the day.

Leading the 2.4mR class, after winning all four races today, is Julio Reguero, from San Juan, Puerto Rico.  “It was shifty but great racing today.  We had a bit of everything in the conditions today, I managed to get clean starts and play the shifts.  The Clagett in 2013 was my last Clagett and it’s good to be back”, remarked Reguero.  Completing the top three places after day one for the 2.4mR’s is Tim Ripley (Randolph, NJ) and Daniel Evans (St. Petersburg, FL).

In the Sonar class the team from the Warrior Sailing Program (WSP), skippered by Josh Agripino (San Diego,CA) is in first place.  Graduates of the Warrior Sailing Program level two camps, the four members of the team racing at The Clagett will be taking part in the J22 Worlds in August in Kingston, Ontario.  “This is my first Clagett regatta but third regatta with the Warrior Sailing Program team.  I graduated from the WSP basic training camp in 2015 and will be skipper of one of the teams at the J22 Worlds in August”, said Agripino.

Racing continues tomorrow with the forecast of North East breeze of five to nine knots becoming easterly later in the afternoon.

The 2016 Clagett is being held at Sail Newport, located in Fort Adams State Park, Newport, RI.

Provisional results Day one:

Division: 2.4mR

PosSailSkipper/Home Town1234Total
Points
Pos
1PUR 14Julio Reguero/ Puerto Rico11114.001
2USA 118Tim Ripley/ Randolph, NJ742316.002
3USA 2Dan Evans/ St. Petersburg, FL834217.003
4USA 175Ted Green II/ N. Kingston, RI286420.004
5CAN 14Peter Wood/ Ottawa, Ontario3651024.005
6USA 142Charlie Rosenfield/ Woodstock, CT1228527.006
7CAN 88Aaron Wong Sing/ Ottawa, Ontario5715633.007
8CAN 12Christine Lavallee/ Ottawa, Ontario41110934.008
9CAN 22Peter Eagar/ Toronto, Ontario1559736.009
10USA 3Tony Pocklington/ Ft. Myers, FL10137838.0010
11USA 160Kevin Holmberg/ Tampa, FL111231440.0011
12CAN 1Alain Dubuc/ Montreal, Quebec610131140.0012
13CAN 40Erik Poirier/ Repentigny, Ontario99121242.0013
14CAN 56Serge Dionne/ Ottawa, Ontario1414111352.0014
15CAN 18Audrey Kobayashi/ Kingston, Ontario1315141557.0015

Division: Sonar

PosSailSkipper/Home TownCrew1234Total
Points
Pos
1USA 682Joshua Agripino/ San Diego, CAScott Ford/David Caras/Sammy Lugo11114.001
2USA 616Bill Canfield/ Newport, RIJim Kerr/Bob Blackwell22228.002

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Ryan Belmore is the Owner and Publisher of What's Up Newp. He was born and raised in Rhode Island and graduated from Coventry High School. He serves as Vice President of Fort Adams Trust and serves on the Board of Directors for Potter League for Animals. Ryan also is currently the Senior Editor - North America for Mountain News, publisher of OnTheSnow. Ryan is a member of Local Independent Online News (LION) Publishers and North American Snowsports Journalists Association (NASJA).