By Carol Cronin
33rd overall? Doesn’t sound very impressive. Four years ago, Kim Couranz and I sure weren’t crowing about that finish at the 2011 Snipe Worlds. So why are we so proud of finishing in exactly the same spot at the same regatta this year? Because it actually shows we’ve gotten better.
First off, there were only 59 boats at the 2011 Worlds and 83 at the 2015 event. Statistically, 33/83 is much better than 33/59—and I would argue that our progress has been even more significant than those numbers would indicate.
After an eight year battle with progressive supranuclear palsy, a rare degenerative brain disease, Richard A. "Dick" Schmidt, died peacefully at his home on October 1. He was 74. Schmidt had sailed all of his life, racing in Sea Shells, Geary 18s, Windmills, Finns, 470s, and for many years, Schmidt and his wife Gwen Gordon actively and successfully raced in the Snipe class. - Read more
Introduction by Kathleen Tocke
Future Women's Snipe Worlds Cancelled
Unhappy Women Create (Non-Approved) Women's Snipe Committee and Petition SCIRA Board
If you are like most of us, you did not know that the Women's Snipe Worlds has been cancelled.
Because the Championship did not meet ISAF World Championship Requirements during the last three editions, it can no longer be called a World Championship and the winners cannot be called "World Champions."
... read the petition ...