In August 2002, a small group of people gathered to discuss how to take sailors with disabilities to an elite level of sailing in order to increase the talent pool of U.S. sailors vying for Paralympic competition.
This discussion led to the formation of the C. Thomas Clagett, Jr. Memorial Regatta, first held in August 2003, with the help and support of Tom Clagett's daughter and granddaughter, Judy and Stephanie McLennan.
Staged in Newport, RI, The Clagett has been a continuing success year after year. Best described by a recent combat veteran as his "Million Dollar Moment". Here is the just released terrific 2011 Clagett event video from the T2P Studios.