Snipe Open Day in Trieste

Tuesday, 08 May 2018 07:20

Trieste, May 5, 2018

Italian National Secretary Daniela Semec and SCIRA Italy District XIII Governor Marinella Gorgatto organized the Snipe Open Day in Trieste, with the collaboration of the Triestina della Vela, XIII Zona FIV and the Fleet Sistiana. Thanks to Fabio Rochelli and Michele Meotto for their help.

The World Snipe Days are initiatives to promote the Snipe and attract new people to our Class. The Board warmly encourages fleets in all countries to organize a World Snipe Day, at the best time of year for such activities in your region.

Snipe Open Day in Austria

Sunday, 22 April 2018 08:48

Mattsee, Austria, April 21, 2018

Austrian National Secretary Ezio Prataviera organized the Snipe Open Day at Mattsee, Salzburger Land, to promote the Class in Austria, with the collaboration of the Segelclub Mattsee and the Fleet 897 Habsburg. Thanks to Enrico Michel and Stefano Longhi for technical support.

The World Snipe Days are initiatives to promote the Snipe and attract new people to our Class. The Board warmly encourages fleets in all countries to organize a World Snipe Day, at the best time of year for such activities in your region.

The next event in Mattsee Austria will be the 3rd Snipe Alpen Grand Prix on April 28-29.


2018 Promotion Committee Appointed

Thursday, 08 March 2018 19:25

The 2018 Promotion Committee has been appointed by Commodore Pietro Fantoni with Vice Commodore Luis Soubie as the chairman. Those who have stepped up to help with promotions for the Class are:

  • Shinichi Uchida - JPN
  • Reino Suonsilta - FIN
  • Zbigniew Rakocy - POL
  • Fernando Celdran - ESP
  • Nikola Deskovic - CRO

with additional people pending.

If you have anything you would like to recommend for the committee to study, please contact Luis Soubie.

Helsinki International Boat Show

Monday, 19 February 2018 18:44

SCIRA Finland boosting Snipe Class Feb 9-18 at Helsinki International Boat Fair
...during 10 days, 16 members telling Snipe stories, sharing leaflets and inviting visitors to TrySnipe events, under the wings of Finnish Federation costing only 300 €

World Snipe Day 2018

Friday, 16 February 2018 07:25

February 14, 2018

Dear National Secretaries,

Class promotion is one of the main aspects to work on and the fleet activity is the fulcrum of the promotion.

A lively fleet promotes events, regattas, clinics, training sessions, parties among its members, but should also focuses its attention outside on other sailors.

The aim is to attract new people to our Class by helping them discover our wonderful boat.

This is the reason why the Board warmly encourages fleets in all countries to organize a World Snipe Day, at the best time of year for such activities in your region.

Read the open letter


by Pietro Fantoni, SCIRA Commodore

This is not meant to be a sermon. But an invitation to reflect.

The Board likes to see that there are many races with so many boats around the world. But it would most like to see that all the sailors are members in good standing with the Class Association. Also it would like to see that all the National Secretaries enforce the membership rule.

SCIRA ... Association, asociación, associazione, associação, asocijacija, vereniging, yhdistys, association, verein, association, stowarzyszenie, ассоциация, 協会

From the Webster dictionary: Association is: - a) an organized group of people who have the same interest, job, etc. - b) a connection or relationship between things or people

We have a boat, the Snipe!
We have the same interest: sailing Snipes!
We are all Snipe Sailors!
There is a connection or relationship between Snipes, Sailing Snipe, Snipe Sailors.
Definitely we need an association for sailing and racing Snipes!


How to Start Racing Snipes Right

Friday, 18 December 2015 18:48

By Carol Cronin

The Snipe is a two person dinghy that brings the well-balanced class motto “serious sailing, serious fun” to life at every regatta. With a range of ages and abilities, the racing is always competitive and the parties are never dull. It’s a class we can grow old in, with age-appropriate challenges and opportunities for every generation. The article I wrote 20 years ago, Why Sail a Snipe, still holds true today.

Some owners enjoy day sailing their Snipe, but competition is the boat’s primary appeal. And once you join this fraternity, anywhere in the world there is a Snipe sailor you can count on an instant friend.

Your best path to the pleasures and challenges of Snipe racing will vary depending on your location. Here are a few generic tips to get you out sailing the first time.

(Photo courtesy of Matias Capizzano)


Why Sail A Snipe?

Thursday, 15 December 2011 20:49

This article was originally published in the Snipe Bulletin, March 1995, but it still holds true today.

by Carol Cronin

Pick up any recent sailing magazine and it will remind you how many racy new one-design options there are for today's recreational races. What, then, keeps such a large group of sailors from all levels addicted to the sixty-two year old Snipe?

The Snipe meets the Star Sailors League

Friday, 22 December 2017 07:34

by Pietro Fantoni

News for 2018: we will have an international Snipe ranking. Not a test, like in 2016, but for real.

At the end of November I went with Daniela Semec (our ranking expert) to Lausanne, Switzerland on Lake Geneva, home of the International Olympic Committee and the Olympic Museum. We were invited to discuss about the Star Sailors League Circuit (SSL), which is in my opinion the best idea we have seen in the sailing world in recent years.

The SSL (created by sailors for sailors) will not stop where it is now: SSL's idea is to include other classes in an international ranking. Not just as single rankings for each class, but also, in the future, to create a common ranking that will determine the best of the best small boat sailors. The goal is ambitious, but SSL is determined and has very clear ideas regarding promotion, communication and marketing. SSL collaborators gathers and presents clearly the volcano of ideas coming from hundreds of sailors. They talk, listen, think, and then elaborate on what has been said to them. Their enthusiasm is contagious.


Snipe Clinic in Uruguay

Wednesday, 29 November 2017 21:15

Montevideo, November 23-26, 2017

Snipe training Camp was a great event

Yacht Club Uruguayo was the sailing venue, a great place with fantastic sailing conditions .

12 boats from Uruguay and Argentina

3 coaches Roberto Fabini, Pablo Defazio and Ricardo Fabini .

4 days with a very complete agenda with plenty of time on the water.