2018 Europeans Sailors' Forum

Monday, 03 September 2018 21:32

On Wednesday 22 August we held the traditional Sailors' Forum in Yyteri, Pori, Finland, the site of the Snipe Europeans.

There were a good number of sailors present and lively discussion in the room, with a variety of opinions.

Three topics were addressed:


European Championship - Final

Saturday, 25 August 2018 22:54

Gustavo and Rafael del Castillo Palop (ESP) are the Snipe European Champions for the second time in a row

Yyteri, Pori, August 25, 2018.

(Photo courtesy of Matias Capizzano)

The European Championship 2018 of the two persons dinghy finished last night in Pori, on the West coast of Finland: 41 entries from 10 nations had 10 amazing races this week in ever changing conditions.

The event was hosted by the oldest sporting and sailing club in Finland, Segelföreningen i Björneborg – BSF r.f., in cooperation with Snipe Class International Racing Association SCIRA. The scenic sandy beaches of Yyteri served as a beautiful backdrop to the Snipe European Championships this year for the second time, the first one being in 2006.

... report, full results and photos ...

European Championship - Day 2

Thursday, 23 August 2018 22:11

Yytery, Pori, August 23, 2018. Results after 4 races. Today only one race completed (after 5 general recalls)

(Photo courtesy of Matias Capizzano)

1. ESP Gustavo del Castillo Palop & Rafael del Castillo Palop, 8

2. ESP Jordi Triay Pons & Arturo Barranco Salamanca, 18

3. ESP Jose Guerrero Macias & Pablo Martinez Iribarne, 21

4. BEL Yannick Laumans & Dirk De Bock, 26

5. BEL Manu Hens & Maj Kristin Hansen Borgen, 29

... full results and photos ...

European Championship - Day 0

Wednesday, 22 August 2018 06:42

Yyteri, Pori, Finland

(Photo courtesy of Matias Capizzano)

The Snipe European Championship is starting tomorrow (Note: today for the readers: August 22) on the West coast of Finland. More than 40 entries from 10 nations will be racing this week by the scenic sandy beaches of Yyteri, in the city of Pori.

Snipe European Championships goes back this year to the place where it was held back in 2006. The event is hosted by the oldest sporting and sailing club in Finland, Segelföreningen i Björneborg – BSF r.f., in cooperation with Snipe Class International Racing Association SCIRA.


2018 Snipe Europeans - Photos

Wednesday, 15 August 2018 20:39

2018 Snipe Europeans


We are lucky to have Matias Capizzano joining us to shoot high res photos of the Europeans. We'll be posting photos but you can also follow along on his website:



Monday, 02 April 2018 16:22

Snipe Europeans 2018 web site now open. Welcome! www.snipeeuropeans.org.

Don't mind some old links of 2016 event and NOR missing. These will be fixed. You can already start your preparations... And extra bonus to Martin: you can still make it in five days...

The regatta is open to all European and non-European SCIRA registered boats and Class Member skippers and crews who are in good standing with SCIRA for the current year, subject to any Deed of Gift restrictions.

And this is none of those April's Fool's stories

2018 Snipe Europeans

Tuesday, 27 February 2018 07:45

SCIRA Finland launching Snipe Europeans 2018 poster

2018 Snipe Europeans FB Page

Friday, 09 February 2018 07:36

Visit the 2018 Snipe Open Europeans' Facebook Page

Pori, Finland, August 20-25, 2018

Scoring System for Big Events

Wednesday, 23 August 2017 20:02

by Cesar Travado

(Photo courtesy of Matias Capizzano)

A new scoring system was used for the 2016 Europeans and the Worlds 2017. It consists, as most of you know, on a Qualifying Series and Final Series.

For the Final Series, each competitor carries his/her Overall position of the Qualifying Serie as Race #1 of the Final Series. This Race #1 is not excluded as discard.

When César Sans and I wrote the Sailing Instructions for the Europeans 2016, we spent a lot of time on the phone (and emails) discussing how to write them to be the most clear and understandable for competitors, specially in the point about the Fleets and Scoring System. We put special care on finding the exact words to not let space to doubts. No modifications to the Sailing Instructions during the Europeans, so I guess we made a good job.