2019 World Allocation Timeline

Thursday, 06 December 2018 07:32

Per the Deed of Gift for the Hub E Isaacs World Championship Trophy, the following allocation timeline is in effect:

Initial Registration Period 8-Apr 6 months prior
Initial Registration closed 8-Jul 3 months prior
Allocations open, posted 15-Jul 3 months less 1 week
Unfilled reallocation entries lost 13-Aug 8 weeks prior
Close of entries 24-Sep 2 weeks prior

Please note: qualifiers for the 2019 Worlds for your country must follow the attached schedule.

Please also make your final registrations & payments of dues for 2018 in the next few weeks so we can finalize allocations for each country.

Read the letter from the Commodore to National Secretaries and the corresponding Deed of Gift for the World Championship.


Championship Venues Decided

Sunday, 05 November 2017 21:36

The SCIRA Board of Governors approved two venues for the coming years:

2018 Western Hemisphere & Orient Championship: to be hosted by Club Nautico Olivos, Buenos Aires, Argentina, October 20-27, 2018
2019 Jr & Sr World Championship: to be hosted in Ilhabela, Brazil. September or October 2019.
Congratulations to both Argentina & Brazil for hosting these pretigious events.



2018 European Championship will be held in Pori, Finland, August 20-25. Look for the website to be live soon.

2017 Snipe World Championship

Wednesday, 16 August 2017 21:27

15 minutes video from La Coruna, Galicia, Spain

Senior World Championship - Final

Saturday, 12 August 2017 11:55

La Coruna, August 11, 2017. Final results

(Photo courtesy of Matias Capizzano)

Regatta report, photo gallery, interviews, full results ...

1. PUR Raul Rios & Mac Agnese, 36

2. ESP Gustavo del Castillo & Rafael del Castillo, 41

3. ESP Rayco Tabares Alvares & Gonzalo Morales Quintana, 42

4. ESP Alfredo Gonzalez & Cristian Sanchez Barreto, 52

5. BRA Mario Tinoco & Alexandre Muto, 56

6. BRA Alexandre Tinoco & Victor Perez, 57

7. ESP Alvaro Martinez & Gabriel Utrera, 59

8. ESP Raul de Valenzuela & Antolin Alejandre, 62

9. BRA Bruno Bethlem & Rodrigo Lins, 64

10. ESP Damian Borras Camps & Sara Franceschi, 70

Regatta report by Luis Soubie

The Snipe family sailed their 2017 World Champinship in A Coruña, Galicia, Spain. And even though we sailors thought that a bigger Worlds than the one in Rio 2013 and Talamone 2015 would be hard to run, the Spanish fleet came up with a fantastic event.

The venue couldn´t have been better. Sunny, windy, changing and hard conditions were present for both the Junior and Senior Worlds.


Worlds Entry Timetable

Wednesday, 21 December 2016 07:37

Several years ago the Snipe Board of Governors voted to amend the entry system for the Hub Isaacs World Championship Deed of Gift. Let's do a quick history of how the Snipe World Championships have evolved:

  • 1934: In the first edition of the Worlds in 1934, only 2 countries were represented with 14 entries.
  • 1947: The first time the event went overseas was in 1947 to Geneva, Switzerland with one entry per country – 13 countries participated.
  • 1969: The one entry per country rule continued through to 1969 when Brazil was allowed two entries to accommodate the prior World Champion Nelson Piccolo to also compete.
  • 1973: the entry system was changed to allow two entries per country plus the current World Champion.
  • 1985: the addition of hemisphere champions was added to the entry quotas.
  • 1992: the Board of Governors moved to a quota system based upon the number of registered boats for the prior year with 2, 3 and 4 maximum entries, plus the hemisphere champions.
  • 2001: the entry quota was changed to include the average number of registered boats for the prior 2 years, and a sliding scale of entries from a minimum of 2 to a maximum of 8; the hemisphere champions; the addition of the top 2 junior world finishers and an additional entry for the host country and fleet.
  • 2011: the Board approved the latest re-allocation method to allow more competitors to attend the worlds if they meet certain criteria.
  • Minor adjustments have been made since 2011 to help clarify the process through wait lists etc. And that is where SCIRA stands now.

The current list of entry quotas is waiting to be finalized after Dec. 31, but initial allocations are shown on the attached chart.


2017 Junior & Senior Snipe Worlds

Sunday, 24 April 2016 09:43

The SCIRA Board, after careful consideration of 2 outstanding bids, has chosen RN La Coruna to host both the Jr & Sr Snipe Worlds in 2017. Congratulations to Spain!

  • Vieri Lasinio di Castelvero Trophy - Junior Worlds - August 1-7, 2017
  • Commodore Hub E. Isaacks Trophy - Senior Worlds - August 7-14, 2017

... Bids and D.o.G.s

Changes to Senior Worlds D.o.G.

Thursday, 08 January 2015 07:40

Hub E. Isaacs World Championship - addition of entry for former World Champion skippers

Any Any Former former Isaacs World Champion skipper has an automatic entry to the championship that is not included in their home country's quota.


2015 Snipe Worlds Quotas

Friday, 19 December 2014 22:51

Attached are the worlds quotas based upon the past 2 years boat registrations, per the Isaacs Deed of Gift.


Rules Change - Submitted Proposals

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From : Fernando Madureira – Brazil National Secretary
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Summary: Perpetual entry for Senior World Champions

Deed of Gift

Objective: To allow that all World champions can compete in worlds.