Pietro Fantoni

Pietro Fantoni

Pietro Fantoni, Moruzzo, Italy, SCIRA Commodore. He has been Vice Commodore (2016-2017) and SCIRA Secretary (2012-2015). He discovered the Snipe in 2000. He is an avid Snipe sailor and represented the Italian team at 8 World Championships (2001-2005-2007-2009-2011-2013-2015-2017) and 8 Europeans (2002-2004-2006-2008-2010-2012-2014-2016). Additionally he is a lawyer.

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14 Questions to ... Augie Diaz

Sunday, 16 December 2018 08:41

Augie Diaz? Everybody knows Augie Diaz ... 2003 and 2005 Snipe World Champion, 2016 Star World Champion, 2 silver and 1 bronze medal at the Pan Am Games, 2x WH&O Champion, many many times (10?) Snipe US Champion, 4x Snipe World Master Champion, 6x North American Champion, US College Sailor of the year, US Rolex Yachtman of the year ...

(Photo courtesy of Matias Capizzano)

- 1) Your first time on a sailing boat?

8 years old at Clearwater Optimist Pram Club

- 2) Your first time on a Snipe?

11 or 12 years old

- 3) The most bizarre thing that happened in a regatta?

Winning the first race at the 2003 Snipe Worlds after the top 5 boats were not able to reconize the finish line because there were so many boats with flags near the finish.

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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.

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2018 Dues by Country

Wednesday, 05 December 2018 07:43

As of December 1, 2018

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14 Questions to ... Marko Marinovic

Monday, 03 December 2018 19:43

Marko Marinovic, sailmaker and sailor from Split, Croatia, and SCIRA Southern European Secretary

- 1) Your first time on a sailing boat?

1982. Optimist

- 2) Your first time on a Snipe?

2015 , I was passing in my club where was Croatian Championship , when I saw happy people going on water, I was sure that is time to go back in dinghy sailing. I bought a boat before even try to sail in Snipe. After few month I bought another boat with plan to sell one for creating a fleet in my home town Split.

- 3) The most bizarre thing that happened in a regatta?

For me nothing is bizarre !!

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14 Questions to ... Ernesto Rodriguez

Monday, 26 November 2018 22:28

Ernesto Rodriguez, Snipe sailor and champion. In 2018 Laser US Masters, 1st; Laser Canadian Masters, 1st; Snipe North Americans, 1st; Snipe Western Hemispheres, 1st; Don Q regatta 1st.

(Photo courtesy of Matias Capizzano)

- 1) Your first time on a sailing boat?

Cuba 1985 (in a Laser)

- 2) Your first time on a Snipe?

Miami 1996

- 3) The most bizarre thing that happened in a regatta?

Sailing one race with the centerboard back wards.

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After the Sailors' Forum during the last Europeans in Pori, Finland, the Board decided to send a questionnaire to the participants ("Snipe Europeans 2018 Survey") for knowing their opinions regarding many issues.

The same questionnaire was sent to the competitors who sailed the Western Hemisphere and Orient Championship in Olivos, Buenos Aires Argentina ("Snipe WH&O 2018 Survey).

It is interesting to see that the 2 hemispheres have different opinions on many topics.

Check the responses

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The Commodore's Log Book

Thursday, 01 November 2018 23:26

Hello Snipe Sailors!

In August I attended, as both sailor and Commodore, the Snipe Europeans in Pori, Finland. It was an excellent regatta, passionately organized by SCIRA Finland and the club BSF. The conditions were challenging with some days of strong wind and big waves. Thanks a lot to our Finnish friends for their hospitality and congratulations to the winners Rafael and Gustavo del Castillo.

Then in October I took a plane and I went to the other hemisphere. I was in Buenos Aires at the Western Hemisphere & Orient Championship as the SCIRA representative and Commodore. The warm friendship of our Argentine sailors was just incredible. The Club Nautico Olibos, the Race Committee and the Jury were very efficient, so my job as SCIRArep. was very easy. Gracias to all our Argentine friends and congratulation, in this case, to the winners Ernesto Rodriguez and Kathleen Tocke (USA).

Those two event were a great experience for me, because I had the opportunity to see 2 different ways to organizer and host a big major Snipe regatta, that ended in both cases in a great success.

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Snipe Europeans 2018 - Survey

Tuesday, 25 September 2018 21:31

After the Sailors' Forum during the last Europeans in Pori, Finland, the Board decided to send a questionnaire to the participants ("Snipe Europeans 2018 Survey") for knowing their opinions regarding many issues.

(Photo courtesy of Matias Capizzano)

Check the results

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Participation at Snipe Nationals

Friday, 21 September 2018 19:11

Or  how to have a good number of boats at our main events

Open Letter to the National Secretaries: by Pietro Fantoni - SCIRA Commodore

These are difficult times for sailing in general, and the numbers are going down in many events and for many classes. Sometimes, somewhere and for some reason a regatta can be a great success in term of number of boats.

For example last year the US Nationals in Winchester (Boston area) attracted 53 boats, the biggest participation in recent memory, on one of the smallest lakes used for Snipe sailing.

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