Espergaerde, May 18-20, 2013. Results and regatta report by Tobias Chroneer
As always Espergaerde and Harboe Cup is one of the highlights of the Scandinavian Snipe season. This year 26 crews from Belgium, Norway, Sweden and Denmark had gathered for the 3 day regatta in Oresund. Due to the fact that the regatta started on the 18th of May which is only one day after the Norwegians celebrate their national day, the regatta started in the afternoon.
The first day of sailing offered good sailing in easterly winds between 5-9 m/s and the organizers got 3 races done which later on proved to be a wise move... Leading the regatta after day one was Ulrik Sandvig and Tanya Ferner Heglund.
Mission Bay, May 18-19, 2013. Regatta report by John Fretweel
Eighteen Snipes turned out for Fleet 495's annual Herb Shear Invitational at Mission Bay Yacht Club, May 18-19. As usual in our class, there were a wide variety of competitors: wily veterans to first-time juniors, team weights from 240-340 lbs., married couples, unmarried couples, couples sailing two boats, and one woman skipper. We were especially pleased to welcome the proud new owner of USA 28858, SDYC Head Coach Nick Kaschak and his girlfriend, Krystal Treiberg. Seven races were sailed including one random leg distance race, and breeze ranged from 7-11+ kts with flat water in the bay.