Articles from the Experts
The new Rules of Conduct for conducting International & National championships, the new N.o.R and Sailing Instructions templates and the new SCIRA courses have been posted on the snipe.org website.
The Snipe Class has been working with ISAF/World sailing since 2010 to convert our Rules and Restrictions to the ISAF/WS rules format. The content and intent of the Snipe Class rules have not changed, but they have now been converted to a friendlier and easier to use format. Take a look at the draft of the newly re-formatted rules in coordination with the Technical Department of World Sailing. Snipe Class Rules
The new rules are submitted for approval to the SCIRA Board of Governors and finally to World Sailing. Once approved, we will annouce the effective date.
By Luis Soubie
(Photo courtesy of John Payne - 2014 WH&O Championship)
It is very important to have good speed, but more important is to sail a good race.
This is easier to say than do, but there is one thing we can do well with just a little training and concentration, and that is transitions.
What are transitions? These are the maneuvers that change the state of our boat. They include anything other than straight-line sailing: approaching the line to start, rounding a buoy, giving space to a right-of-way boat, or even making a 720.
We all speed test for hours and hours, and this gains us only in few boat lengths per race. The transitions can make us gain or lose up to ten times this distance.
So let's talk a bit about transitions in the next chapter of "How to improve fast, fast".
Snipe Sailors - the General Restrictions for the Snipe class have been posted to the snipe.org website. These rules are in effect beginning January 2017. Please refer to these before you decide to make any changes to your boat or if you have any questions such as "can I change this?"
Thanks to Antonio Bari, Chairman of the Technical Committee for his hard work on this document. It reflects changes approved between World Sailing and SCIRA.
The World Sailing app is a partnership between World Sailing and the RYA to produce a multi-lingual app for the Racing Rules of Sailing 2017-2020 to include rules, case books, call books and associated documents.
The app is branded World Sailing but contains dedicated areas for any participating MNA (Member National Authority) where they can publish any documentation related to the 2017-2020 rules such as translated rules, local prescriptions, case books and guidance documents.