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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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Argentinian Nationals

Thursday, 06 December 2018 00:00

Laguna Sauce Grande - Monte Hermoso - Bahia Blanca - December 6-9, 2018

... Aviso de Regata ...

GPN Rosario - Final

Monday, 12 November 2018 07:48

Rosario, Argentina, November 11, 2018. Final results after 6 races (1 discard)

(Photo courtesy of Analia Fernandez Cerrato)

1. Ignacio Fernandez Vina & Bruno Moyo, 9

2. Eduardo Fumagallo & Alejandro Noe, 10

3. Federico Buiatti & Florencia Buiatti, 12

4. Mario Fumagallo & Nicolas Pellejero, 20

5. Trixi Agusti & Pablo Avilla, 22

... full results and photos ...

GPN Rosario - Day 1

Sunday, 11 November 2018 09:12

Rosario, Argentina, November 10, 2018. Results after 4 races (1 discard)

(Photo courtesy of Analia Fernandez Cerrato)

1. Ignacio Fernandez Vina & Bruno Moyo, 4

2. Eduardo Fumagallo & Alejandro Noe, 6

3. Federico Buiatti & Florencia Buiatti, 7

... full results and photos ...

Torneo RJ Gonzales

Tuesday, 06 November 2018 07:30

Bahia Blanca, Argentina, November 3, 2018. Final results after 3 races

(Photo courtesy of Club Nautico Bahia Blanca)

1. Franco Braccini & Carolina Ares, 4

2. Alejandro Pilotti & Alan Soliberger, 7

3. Martin Alonso & Maria Eugenia Canepa, 12

... full results ...

My Western Hemisphere Championship in Olivos

Thursday, 01 November 2018 09:25

by Kathleen Tocke

(Photo courtesy of Matias Capizzano)

I have never been a fan of two discards in a regatta. It allows people to take too many risks on the starting line and can contribute to general recalls. However, after not sailing the first day of the Western Hemisphere Championship, it gave us second life. Before arriving in Argentina, we felt well prepared to win the event. We considered it very important for Worlds preparation, so after missing the first day, Ernesto said, "this is just practice."

It was a light wind regatta and we prefer breeze. I was told on the first day of the regatta, when it was windy, Ernesto looked like a "a sad little dog, because he couldn't go out and play." On day-two, Luis Soubie saved us, by offering to come to the apartment and take me four blocks to the club in his car. I had a difficult time being upright, and this included walking. Later that morning, we learned, this also included tacking.

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With the Introduction of the Snipe as a Mixed Class in the next Pan American Games, more teams in Latin America are sailing mixed and more all-women's teams are growing in North America. Juliana Duque had a tremendous event in Argentina, almost winning and the top 6 teams were mixed. Vamos Chicas!

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Olivos, Buenos Aires, October 27, 2018

by Rachele Vitello

(Photo courtesy of Matias Capizzano)

AMERICANS ERNESTO RODRIGUEZ & KATHLEEN TOCKE ARE THE 2018 WESTERN HEMISPHERE & ORIENT SNIPE CLASS CHAMPIONS

It's been a very even yet exciting Western Hemisphere & Orient Snipe Class Championship 2018. This morning in Buenos Aires, before the two last races were sailed there were five teams that could mathematically win the event. An easterly breeze of about 7 knots was blowing on the race course at the time of the start of the first race, and the 42 boats were eager to get on with the competition but probably the most eager of all were Ernesto Rodriguez and Kathleen Tocke (USA) that wanted to get at least one more race done in order to discard both the DNCs of the first day when they couldn't race for some health issues. The race winners were Augusto Amato and Constanza Alvarez (ARG) but right behind them there were Rodriguez with Tocke.

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Olivos, Buenos Aires, October 26, 2018. Results after 8 races (1 discard)

(Photo courtesy of Matias Capizzano)

1. ARG Luciano Pesci & Barbara Brotons, 37

2. BRA Juliana Duque & Rafael Martins, 40

3. URU Ricardo Fabini & Florencia Parnizari, 55

4. ARG Augusto Amato & Constanza Alvarez, 59

5. ARG Luis Soubie & Brenda Quagioltti, 63

6. BRA Tiago Brito & Antonio Rosa, 63

... full results and photos ...

Olivos, Buenos Aires, October 25, 2018. Results after 6 races (1 discard).

(Photo courtesy of Matias Capizzano)

1. BRA Juliana Duque & Rafael Martins, 20

2. ARG Luciano Pesci & Barbara Brotons, 30

3. BRA Tiago Brito & Antonio Rosa, 36

4. ARG Augusto Amato & Constanza Alvarez, 37

5. URU Ricardo Fabini & Florencia Parnizari, 37

... full results and photos ...