Join us as we make a difference for sailors with adaptive needs on #GivingTuesday
Below is an excerpt from a letter written by Dave Whalen, the skipper of The Clagett Sonar granted to the Y-Knot program in 2016:
"Sailing is a special sport. It's one of the few sports where amateurs are regularly able to engage with, and compete against, professionals. And our sport is a leader in providing accessibility for those with disabilities.
As a quadriplegic, to be able to be on the starting line and race with an incredible crew against other skilled sailors is just as breathtaking and amazing experience, without equal in any other aspect of my life.
I'm deeply appreciative of being able to sail as a result of this wonderful program."
Dave Whalen, with crew Spencer Raggio and Dan Kennedy, skippering The Clagett Sonar at the 2018 Clagett Regatta
Your help is essential to The Clagett fulfilling its mission
In 2018 The Clagett...
Provided 19 sailors with scholarships to attend either Clagett/Oakcliff or Clagett Newport
Partnered with US Sailing to host the 2018 Clagett Regatta and US Para Sailing Championships:
Clagett welcomed 47 competitors from two countries and sixteen different states/provinces, an 81% increase in participants from 2017!
Granted 2.4mRs to four new members of The Clagett Boat Grant Program:
Three individuals based in Canada
One program, Challenged Sailors San Diego, based in California
In the coming year, your donation will contribute to our fleet and match racing events, and a growing list of projects and opportunities designed to help Clagett sailors “Reach for Success!”
Join us in making a difference both on Giving Tuesday and in 2019.
One last reminder during this Holiday Season...
When doing your holiday shopping on The Clagett's AmazonSmile, Amazon donates 0.5% of the purchase price to The C. Thomas Clagett, Jr. Memorial Clinic and Regatta. Bookmark the link (http://smile.amazon.com/ch/27-1789166) and support us every time you shop. Your purchase through AmazonSmile will help the Clagett get more people on the water to enjoy all that sailing has to offer.