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NEWPORT, R.I. (March 8, 2021) – After the success of the 2020 spring and fall series of online coaching provided by “The Daves”, Dave Perry and Dave Dellenbaugh, the C. Thomas Clagett, Jr. Memorial Clinic and Regatta is pleased to announce the return of these online coaching sessions starting April 5, 2021 which will run for four weeks hosted via Zoom from 7:30pm-9pm EDT.  

“We are thrilled that after the success of the two sessions of online coaching the Daves provided to Clagett in 2020 when we had to adapt our delivery of coaching to the sailors, we will have them back to provide more coaching and imparting more of their collective knowledge.  As an organization with a mission to provide opportunities to sailors we have utilized all our resources over the past 12 months and will continue to work towards this goal.  Dave Dellenbaugh and Dave Perry, will create Zoom workshops in which the sailors, coaches and race officials will share their experiences and insights on topics important to all of us,” commented Clagett President and Co-Founder Judy Clagett McLennan (Portsmouth, R.I.).

The four sessions, which will focus on improving racing results, will be broken up in the following topics: 

Sessions 1 and 2 improving tactical decision making, dealing with adversity on and off the race course, improving preparation for races, days of racing and events and minimizing making mistakes.

Session 3 will be a fun rules quiz focused on the new rule changes for 2021-2024.

Session 4 will be the popular “Ask Dave” where you can ask The Daves anything that might help you become a better sailboat racer.

To register as a Clagett participant please go to the following link: https://forms.gle/aoKfq8Ek9NbhexUz8

Please note you are not confirmed as a participant until you receive an invitation to participate from cmr@clagettregatta.org

For more information specific to the online coaching sessions visit the Clagett website at https://clagettregatta.org/Clagett-Regatta-Master- Class

For more information about The Clagett visit: www.clagettregatta.org orfollow 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 provide sailors with disabilities the opportunity to improve their skills and reach personal goals through world-class coaching and competition,”  Tom Clagett’s motto was “Reach for Success”, which resonateswith 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 2021 sponsors and supporters:

The Clagett organization would like to thank the following – The Horance A. Kimball & S. Ella Kimball Foundation at the Bronze level.