Saturday, August 20, 2011

Experience Meets Determination: The Clagett Memorial Paralympic Clinic

    The US SAILING Roadshow was privileged on Saturday to take part in a performance clinic preceding the C. Thomas Clagett Jr. Memorial Regatta, a prominent event on the North American paralympic sailing calendar. Held annually at Sail Newport in Rhode Island, the mission of the Clagett is to provide an environment in which aspiring paralympians can hone their skills in a competitive but educational setting, before facing tougher international competition abroad. An amazing group of coaches took part, including Betsy Alison, Craig Guthrie, Stan Schreyer, and Ken Legler. Several current USSTAG paralympic team members were on hand as well, and used the clinic as a great way to stay sharp for the next phase of the U.S. paralympic trails for the London games.


Also, definitely check out some great personal stories from USSTAG paralympic athletes Bradley Johnson and Paul Callahan:

Finally, here are some of the best photos from a stunning day on Newport Harbor!

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