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Snipe Europeans 2018 - Survey

Tuesday, 25 September 2018 21:31

After the Sailors' Forum during the last Europeans in Pori, Finland, the Board decided to send a questionnaire to the participants ("Snipe Europeans 2018 Survey") for knowing their opinions regarding many issues.

(Photo courtesy of Matias Capizzano)

Check the results

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Participation at Snipe Nationals

Friday, 21 September 2018 19:11

Or  how to have a good number of boats at our main events

Open Letter to the National Secretaries: by Pietro Fantoni - SCIRA Commodore

These are difficult times for sailing in general, and the numbers are going down in many events and for many classes. Sometimes, somewhere and for some reason a regatta can be a great success in term of number of boats.

For example last year the US Nationals in Winchester (Boston area) attracted 53 boats, the biggest participation in recent memory, on one of the smallest lakes used for Snipe sailing.

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Snipe #9

Wednesday, 19 September 2018 00:18

By John Rose

Snipe #9 (renumbered, built in 1941 or 1948 or 1949) is in the Denver area (Englewood CO), it was owned originally by Dr. Hub Isaacks of Fort Worth TX (the first SCIRA Commodore) and is one of four Snipes that Isaacks had that were #9. 

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The 1996 Midwinter Regatta in Clearwater

Tuesday, 11 September 2018 07:30

by Gonzalo "Old Man" Diaz

According to the report in  the May 1996 Snipe Bulletin: There was no races the first two days as winds were 25 to 40 knots.  Tuesday morning, although the forecast was still very bad (35 knots of wind), the day looked good so the RC sent the Fleet out.  20 of the 27 boats registered went out.  For the first race they had 12 to 15 knots. For the second race the winds continued to build up.  By the start of the 3rd. race wind had stepped up to 25 knots the reaches were a blast with the big breeze and six-foot breakers. In the second reach the wind hit 30 knots and people started to drop out.  Only 10 boats made it to the finish line. Hal Gilreath finished 4th but Charlie Bustamante and John McRae dropped out of the race. Both Hal and Charlie made it alright to the Club, but John ended up in the beach with a broken mast.

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