by Kim Couranz - Spinsheet magazine

Just because you can do something doesn't always mean you should. That "just one more" rum and coke, just because there's an already-opened can of soda? Maybe not a good idea. Polishing off the tray of lasagna, because you're "just helping to clean up"? Not if you're trying to be healthy. Tacking on a random competitor halfway up the first beat, just because they're there? Nope, not okay.


Snipe Sailing in the Orkney Islands

Friday, 07 April 2017 18:32

The Orkney Islands lie North of the Scottish Mainland.

The Snipe Class has been popular in the Orkney Islands for many years now. The picture attached shows snipes racing in the 1960s in Kirkwall Bay. This summer Orkney Sailing Club will be hosting the 2017 Snipe UK Championships. The event will run from 12 to 14 August. See the event website for more details:

Many thanks to the Orkney Archives for the picture taken by Wilfie Marr.


Andrew Leslie

Holm Sailing Club

Moruzzo, Friuli Venezia Giulia, Italy - Jamestown, Rhode Island, USA - April 1st, 2017

We hope you have enjoyed our April Fool's stories.

Pesce d'aprile! Poisson d'avril! Aprilvis!

(i.e. April's Fish)

Caros marinheiros da classe Snipe, não se preocupe: os artigos do passado eram uma piada. April Fools significa piada de abril. O primeiro de abril é o dia das piadas (Dia da mentira) em grande parte da Europa e América do Norte.

Please check back later this week for more news from around the Snipe world.

The Editors

(photo Max Ceschia)



April 1st 2017

In order to make sailing more fun and appealing for spectators and TV viewers, today the SCIRA Board approved a new and revolutionary format for the 2017 World Championship in La Coruna, Spain.

Here are the details:


New ChestTick Compass: Development Update

Saturday, 01 April 2017 01:09


In a unique cooperation negotiated by Martha Parker, owner of Team1Newport, Patagonia and Raymarine have just launched the innovative ChestTick®, a bra-mounted compass perfect for a male skipper and female crew. 

Designed especially for double-handed boats like the Snipe, Martha says the new product will put tactical information right where skippers are already looking. “The ChestTick Micro is low profile and can be worn by anyone,” Martha said in a recent interview. “The Macro will be available only in C-D cup sizes.”