This Snipe was owner-built in 1935 in Wichta Falls Texas USA, where there was a Snipe Fleet (#34) at that time before WW II. It has been stored for many years in an old building in Wichita Falls, and may not have been sailed since the end of WW II. The current owner is beginning a restoration process soon. The old cotton sails are original, and the mainsail appears to have been modified to adapt to a slotted mast and boom. The centerboard is a pivot board setup.


The Commodore's Log Book

Tuesday, 10 April 2018 20:52

From the Snipe Bulletin - Spring 2018

Hello Snipe Sailors!

The Board has revised the Class Rules and Class documents. This was a long and difficult job for the Rules Committee, but they have been posted on the World Sailing website and we recently emailed the complete and updated Rulebook to all members. You can always find and download the most up to date version of rules and other official documents on the class website: Why not download and have all the rules on your mobile or iPad?


Snipe Bulletin

Saturday, 07 April 2018 08:13

Read the latest digital Snipe Bulletin

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The end of a true fighter: My boat Ruga!

Monday, 02 April 2018 17:15

By Alonso Lopez

This is one of those stories worth recording. The end of a true fighter: my boat Ruga! It also shows how surprising our Snipe Class can be.

We were in Porto Alegre for the Snipe Brazilian Nationals. The regatta had 59 registered boats. We had three boats representing our Guarapiranga Lake, which combined with the folks from Ilhabela and Santos totaled approximately 12 boats from our State.

The Nationals are held every January and the top ranked sailors earn berths to race in the Snipe Worlds. This means that the very best sailors from Brazil participate and battle for the top positions.


Moruzzo, Friuli Venezia Giulia, Italy - Jamestown, Rhode Island, USA - April 1st, 2018

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)