St. Petersburg, May 18-19, 2013. Report and photos by Steve Lang
The District 4 (Southeastern) US Championships were first held in 1957. This year, the regatta was in St. Petersburg, Florida. Saturday saw light and tricky racing with a sea breeze in the afternoon. On Sunday, races were cancelled with no wind. Kevin and Ashley Reali won. There were a number of new sailors and juniors participating along with the veterans. The fleet was competitive and tightly packed on almost every leg. A good time was had by all!
(photo above: Peter Commette and Julia Melton)
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Jacksonville, April 13-14, 2013. Results, regatta report by Hal Gilreath and photos
The 2013 Snipe Tea Party concluded after 8 challenging races with Hal Gilreath and Amy Benner, from the host Florida Yacht Club, delivering a consistent performance to edge out Mike Funsch and Alan Capellin. Saturday's leaders, Addison Hackstaff and Nevin Avila, could not maintain their consistency in the fresher breezes on Sunday and fell to third. Nevertheless, the 2013 Junior Worlds qualifiers attested themselves well in a tight regatta.
Jacksonville, April 13, 2013. Here are the scores from Saturday. 5 races in flat water and oscillating breeze. Tight racing and numerous place changes.
Addison Hackstaff and Nevin Avila are taking it to the fleet.
Low Country boil tonight and more races in the morning.
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Fort Lauderdale, November 22-24, 2013.
Clinic and Practice Race November 22
Regatta November 23-24
Courtesy John Payne
Amy Benner submitted this report.
Wind and waves were the theme of the 2013 Snipe Midwinters, hosted as usual by the Clearwater Yacht Club and Clearwater Sailing Center. This regatta was one of my first as a practicing attorney, which put a whole new perspective on being able to participate. Pulling into the parking lot of the sailing center and seeing a boat waiting to be rigged was liberating. One might think that taking time out from working in order to get myself and my gear to Clearwater, then exerting the energy and suffering required by sailing six monster races in big breeze over three days, would have certainly worn me out for work. But when I returned to the office, I feel energized and my mind has been cleared of excess clutter.
I crewed for former National Secretary and Traveling Snipe Fleet visionary, Donald Hackbarth. This was the first time Don and I sailed together since what has become the legendary “lost centerboard incident” of Midwinters 2009, and we were excited to redeem ourselves.
Saturday was a practice day. A light breeze gave us a chance to test out new sails, make sure everything was in working order, and soak in a little of the Clearwater Beach spring break vibe.
Miami, March 17, 2013. Two races with light wind.
Ernesto Rodriguez and Julia Melton won the regatta.
1. Ernesto Rodriguez & Julia Melton, 1-6-3-4-2
2. Bruno Bethlem & Dante Bianchi, 4-2-5-3-10
3. Peter Commette & Bruno Mello, 14-7-9-1-3
4. Brian Kamillar & Enrique Quintero, 2-15-10-2-5
5. Nicholas Voss & Nicole Popp, 15-4-1-16-1
... full results ... and regatta report by John Payne
The Snipe Class slogan is "Serious Sailing, Serious Fun." After spending the weekend covering the XLVII Annual DON Q Rum Keg regatta, I have to say they take their slogan, well...., seriously. Thirty eight Snipes from nine different countries converged on Miami's Biscayne Bay for the second stop of the Snipe Winter Circuit. The Don Q is a five race event with no drop, so every race is serious. One false start or bad shift can make the difference between trophies or memories.
Miami, March 16, 2013. One race sailed in light conditions.
1. Ernesto Rodriguez & Julia Melton, 1-6-3
2. Bruno Bethlem & Dante Bianchi, 4-2-5
3. Andrew Pimental & Megan Place, 7-3-4
4. Nick Voss & Nicole Popp, 15-4-1
5. David Hernandez & Lior Lavie, 8-12-6
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Miami, March 15, 2013. Two races sailed today in Miami with 8-12 knots.
1. Augie Diaz & Kathleen Tocke, 5-1
2. Bruno Bethlem & Dante Bianchi, 4-2
3. Ernesto Rodriguez & Julia Melton, 1-6
4. Andrew Pimental & Megan Place, 7-3
5. Raul Rios & Edgard Diminich, 3-9
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