Winners are crowned at the 21st C. Thomas Clagett, Jr. Memorial Clinic and Regatta and the 2023 U.S. Para Sailing Championships
By Clagett Sailing Staff
Thirty-one sailors competing at the 21st C. Thomas Clagett, Jr. Memorial Clinic and Regatta and 2023 U.S. Para Sailing Championships have completed three days of racing.
The 21 sailors in the 2.4mR class and five boats in the Martin 16 class completed eight races with a variety of conditions from rain to fog to sun during the June 28th event.
“It turned out to be a great weekend weather-wise when we thought it [the event] wasn’t going to happen,” said race official Tom Duggan. “We had to wait every day for the breeze which was from a mostly southerly direction between four-10 knots.”
In the larger fleet of the two classes racing this year, the 2.4mR class, the titles for the C. Thomas Clagett, Jr. Memorial Clinic and Regatta and the 2023 U.S. Parasailing Championship went to Julio Reguero who was defending his Clagett Regatta title from 2022. Second in the 2.4mR class for the C. Thomas Clagett, Jr. Memorial Clinic and Regatta and the winner of the U.S. National Para Champion and the Judd Goldman Trophy was Charlie Rosenfield. In third place in the Clagett Regatta was Tony Pocklington and in the U.S. Para Sailing Championship it was Peter Eager who took home the bronze.
Reguero, who also took home the overall trophy for the Clagett Regatta, next stop in his 2.4mR sailing is Finland for the 2.4mR World Championships.
“It was amazing to pull off my results with the conditions today,” said Reguero. “I want to thank everyone at Clagett Sailing for all their support I receive from them and what they do for our sailing community. Winning all three trophies was a cherry on top.”
The double handed Martin 16 class with five boats racing, was won by Gary Pierce and Jeff Long in the C. Thomas Clagett, Jr. Memorial Clinic and Regatta.
“It was a great weekend, we had a blast and did better than I thought we would. We took the coaching every day and applied it on the course and it paid dividends, so we did truly Learn, Race and Win,” said Pierce after racing concluded.
Second in the C. Thomas Clagett, Jr. Memorial Clinic and Regatta Martin 16 was Steven Safford and Albert Pierce and in third was Tim Brown and Sarah Everhart Skeels. In the U.S. Para Sailing Championships in the Martin 16 it was Tim Brown and Sarah Everhart Skeels who took home gold and Dawn Hart and Kris Scheppe who took the silver.
“This is my third Clagett Regatta and to be accepting this award is an amazing collaboration between everyone here,” Brown said.
For more information about the 2023 Clagett Regatta and U.S. Para Sailing Championships, please visit: www.clagettsailing.org