NEWPORT, R.I. (August 20, 2018) – The C. Thomas Clagett, Jr. Memorial Clinic and Regatta is pleased to announce that applications are being accepted for the 2018 Clagett Boat Grant Program. In 2018, two 2.4mR boats will be available as part of the Clagett Boat Grant Program and applications from either individual sailors or community sailing programs in North America, close on September 30 2018.
“The Clagett began the Boat Grant Program in 2016 and the first recipient of a Sonar was the Y-Knot Sailing program in Lake George. In 2017, the program purchased two 2.4mR boats which the program granted to two sailors in Canada, Shaylagh Ley and Delani Hulme-Lawrence. These two sailors come from two well supported community sailing programs which will be able to provide support to these sailors as they work towards their individual sailing goals,” commented Clagett President and Co-Founder, Judy Clagett McLennan (Portsmouth, R.I.).
In 2017 two recipients received a 2.4mR boat each from the Clagett Boat Grant Program; Shaylagh Ley from Nepean, Ontario Canada and Delani Hulme-Lawrence from St Paul in Victoria, British Columbia Canada. Both sailors participated in the 2018 Clagett Clinic and Regatta and raced in the Clagett and US Para Sailing Championships held in Newport, R.I. at the end of June.
“I thought sailing in Newport at Clagett for the first time was really fun. I made a lot of good friends and learned a lot. The boat has helped me learn more sailing skills and learn a new boat in general,” commented Shaylagh Ley, who raced in the 22 boat 2.4mR class at The Clagett this year.
To apply for the 2018 Clagett Boat Grant Program go to the link http://www.clagettregatta.org/Boat%20Grant%20Application,%202018.pdf
Applications can be submitted either by mail to:
231 Indian Ave,
Portsmouth RI 02871
or via email to [email protected]
For more information about The Clagett visit: www.clagettregatta.org or follow the Clagett on Instagram @clagett_regatta or on Facebook Clagett Regatta.
About the C. Thomas Clagett, Jr. Memorial Clinic and Regatta: Founded in 2003, the C. Thomas Clagett, Jr. Memorial Clinic and Regatta honors the late Tom Clagett (1916-2001), a U.S. Navy World War II veteran who learned to sail on Chesapeake Bay. As a youngster he suffered temporary paralysis as the result of a bout of meningitis; an experience that left him with a deep respect for the accomplishments of people with disabilities. The Clagett’s 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". Tom Clagett's motto was "Reach for Success", which resonates with every Clagett participant. Clagett competitors have seen medal success at the 2008, 2012 and 2016 Paralympic Games. Competitors often comment that, The Clagett, has improved their quality of life as they apply what is achieved on the water to everyday situations.
C. Thomas Clagett, Jr. Memorial Clinic and Regatta 2018 sponsors and supporters: The Clagett organization would like to thank the following 2018 sponsors - Fiduciary Trust International at the Platinum level; Newman's Own Foundation at the Gold level; American International Group, Inc. (AIG) at the Silver level; The Horance A. Kimball & S. Ella Kimball Foundation and Alice and Bruce Whelihan at the Bronze level..