Snipe Class Rules

Friday, 23 February 2018 21:01

World Sailing Website -- Snipe Class Rules approved 2018-2020 (Feb 20, 2018)

(cover photo of Matias Capizzano)

Snipe Class Rules 2018-2020

Wednesday, 29 November 2017 07:30

SCIRA's rules have been approved by World Sailing and will take effect January 1, 2018 through 2020. See the new version posted on the snipe.org website! Thanks for Giorgio Brezich, Antonio Espada and Antonio Bari for getting them across the finish line after 6 years! New Rulebooks will be available after the new year.


World Sailing - Submission 091-17

Monday, 13 November 2017 19:46

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, November 11, 2017

At the World Sailing Annual General Meeting a submission (091-17 "World Championships") was approved that could have positive impacts on Snipe events. We now have more World Championship options, including mixed and boys/girls youth championships.

Also the number of boats required by World Sailing for a valid World Championship has been reduced. The new requirements are 20 boats (formerly 30), 5 countries, and 2 continents. This can have a positive impact on the Women's and Junior World Championships.


New Snipe Class Rules - Draft

Tuesday, 28 February 2017 07:26

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.

Racing Rules in the World Sailing App

Monday, 16 January 2017 22:10

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.
Now Available!

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.

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2017-2020 Racing Rules of Sailing

Friday, 16 December 2016 07:35

The Racing Rules of Sailing 2017-2020 - Effective 1 January 2017

2017-2020 RRS Changes and Corrections

2017-2020 World Sailing Racing Rules of Sailing

(Photo courtesy of Maria Muina)

From Sailing Scuttlebutt

The following list is a quick overview of the significant changes in the 2017-2020 edition of The Racing Rules of Sailing (RRS). These are changes from the 2013-2016 edition, and are excerpted from from Dave Perry's Understanding the Racing Rules of Sailing through 2020.

These brief summaries are not intended to be actual representations of the rules; nor is this a complete list of all the changes in the 2017-2020 RRS. In the USA, the new rules are free for US Sailing members or can be bought here.


Santiago Lange - Rolex World Sailor of the Year!

Wednesday, 09 November 2016 07:35

Congratulations to Santiago Lange, Rolex World Sailor of the year!

Santiago is 3 times Snipe World Champion and Olympic gold medal winner in Rio.

From the World Sailing website:

The winners of the 2016 Rolex World Sailors of the Year were announced at an impressive awards ceremony held at the 18th century Casa Llotja De Mar, in the presence of some 500 guests:

Santiago Lange provided Rio 2016 with the fairy tale storyline of the Olympic Games as he won gold with Cecilia Carranza Saroli in the Nacra 17. At 54-years-old, six-time Olympian and two-time bronze medal winner, Lange was the oldest sailor competing, but his story goes beyond his age. Just one year prior to the Games Lange was diagnosed with cancer and had to have a lung removed. Making the start line of the competition was an achievement in itself for the resilient Argentinean. Lange showed what is possible when passion is backed by courage and determination.