The stage is set for the 31 sailors who have traveled from across the US and Canada who will be racing at the 17th C. Thomas Clagett, Jr. Memorial Clinic and Regatta. The two day coaching clinic, which precedes the regatta, has been conducted by the world class team of Betsy Alison, Dave Dellenbaugh, Dave Perry and Brian Todd who put the sailors through their paces doing drills, a mock protest and skills tests.
The docks at the Alofsin Pier at Fort Adams State Park in Newport RI have been a hive of activity with sailors in the three classes racing this year. The Martin 16 class joins Clagett fleet racing regulars, the 2.4mRs and the Sonars, with the entire fleet reaching 21 boats on the water this year.
“We are very happy to see some many familiar and new faces with us this year. Our Boat Grant Program grantees are well represented with five of the boats sailing, four of the 2.4mRs and the Sonar will all be on the water for the three days of racing starting tomorrow. Good luck to everyone and I wish you all fair winds and following seas over the next three days,” commented Clagett President and Co-Founder Judy Clagett McLennan.
Racing will be managed by Principal Race Officer, Tom Duggan who held a briefing today with the race management team and said that the forecast for the next three days, “ We are looking at a bit of a guessing game for Friday with Saturday and Sunday currently appearing to look like great weather.”
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