Rosario, May 18-19, 2013. Luis Soubie and Diego Lipszyc win in Rosario in light wind.
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San Nicolas, April 13-14, 2013. Luis Soubie and Diego Lipszyc are the winners of the second Argentinian ranking regatta.
(photo courtesy Flota Salta)
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Fotos de las regatas de snipe en la ciudad de Monte Hermoso- Argentina. Un dia de buenos vientos, pasando las olas (courtesy Guillermo Ramila).
By Pietro Fantoni, SCIRA Secretary
After my article “Snipe Class and Class Promotion”, I received reports, ideas and suggestions from some countries and fleets including France, USA (Mission Bay), Argentina, Belgium, Croatia, United Kingdom and Italy.
As I said a good starting point for the Board, SCIRA countries, and fleets is to share ideas and experiences. Now I will try to summarize what I received, which hopefully will give you the Snipe sailors, fleet captains, Nationals secretaries and Board members some good inputs for improving Snipe activities at the local, national and international level.
I want to say thank you to all who responded, and I hope that other sailors will contribute their thoughts.
Luis Soubie, Snipe sailor from Argentina
- 1) Your first time on a sailing boat?
It was – I guess - when I was 1 or 2 months old, in my father’s boat. There is a photo somewhere.
- 2) Your first time on a Snipe?
I was sailing optimist in 1984 or 85, and a guy from the club approached with a snipe and a sailed it for 5 minutes in a 6 knot wind, it was fantastic, it seemed very fast !
- 3) The most bizarre thing that happened in a regatta?
It was with Cecilia Granucci at the 1999 Nationals. A 30 knots gust came in the last downwind leg of a 5 knots race. We were in the back of the fleet, we saw it coming and we sailed it with pole all the way to the top of the fleet while everybody was capsizing. Finally we capsize too and another boat sailed over Cecilia and injured her with the center boar. A power boat took her to land and i was left capsized, with main out of the mast up to the spreaders, the jib with no cunningham and up to the spreaders too and a broken pole hanging from the boom. I waited and I was approaching to the land, very dangerous, so I tried and I put the boat up, try to fix the jib and cut the pole and started sailing away from the shore going to the club, upwind. I sailed a few minutes and the finish line was there, so I finished the race !! ..... In 4th position, and with that we won the mixed Nationals by 0.25 of a point.
Cordoba, Lago San Roque, December 14, 2012.
Luis Soubie and Dieg Lipszyc are leading after 2 races.
(photo Nilo Dinghies Astilleros)
By Gweneth Crook, Secretary WH&O
The Western Hemisphere & Orient Championship was recently held at Yacht Club Olivos in Argentina. After the races one day all the sailors gathered for a beer and a chance to talk about the Snipe Class. There were many topics that were raised, from opening up the Westerns to having a charter boat program, I am sharing the discussion through Snipe Today so that you have the opportunity to comment. Your input is welcome.
Buenos Aires, November 21-25, 2012. Regatta report by Jerelyn Biehl.
Bethlem and Bianchi Dominate the Snipe Western Hemisphere & Orient Championship
Bruno Bethlem and Dante Bianchi proved their championship status by adding one more title to their resume. Three races were held on the final day of the Snipe Western Hemisphere & Orient Championship on the Rio de la Plata, finally serving up the conditions everyone had come for. The gradually building sea breeze was back with races held in 15-20 knots and providing optimal conditions for the Snipe.
Buenos Aires, November 24, 2012. Report by Jerelyn Biehl.
Bethlem and Bianchi Continue to Dominate at the Snipe Western Hemisphere & Orient Championship
Reigning Snipe World champions Bruno Bethlem and Dante Bianchi continue to dominate the fleet by sailing a consistent 3 races to put them 11 points in the lead. Sailing 3-3-7 today, they remain atop the leader board, yet two Japanese teams of Junichiro Shiraishi and Shinsei Ueda and Yasushi Kondo and Shingo Ishikawa put the pressure on tied for 2nd overall with 25 points. Shiraishi/Ueda had a difficult day with a Z-flag penalty/11 - 26 and a win in the last race, still good enough to keep them tied for second.
Following in 3rd is fellow Brazilian and multi-world champion Mario Tinoco with Gabriel Borges crewing. Tinoco/Borges, Kondo/Ishikawa and Mateus Tavares & Daniel Claro (BRA) all had sub-10 finishes today in the more consistent 8-12 knot breeze. With the 6th race now on the table, a drop race has been calculated.