Bacardi Cup

Thursday, 21 March 2013 20:57

Nassau, March 20-21, 2013. Commodore Don Bedford and Eric Heim win the Bacardi Cup.

... full results ...

Bacardi - Day 1

Thursday, 21 March 2013 07:35

Nassau, March 20, 2013. Results after 2 races ...

Interview with Bruno Bethlem, WH&O Champion

Friday, 21 December 2012 18:51

ST: 2012 was a great year for you. Brazilians, Don Q, Nassau, US Nationals and Western Hemisphere & Orient. At the begining of the year did you expect a incredible season like this? 

Bruno: The first good surprise was our Nationals in January. Now there is a tie between us and Xandi [Paradeda] that got it 8 times. And that is so good because Xandi was a mirror for me for a long time. Some years ago when I got the title for the first time I could not imagine that I could get it 8 times. Don Q and US Nationals was also hard as a good training for the WH&O. The WH&O was tough because, as usual, during the most important regattas the sailing conditions were totally different from the practice week.

ST: How did you prepare this last sailing season? Did you choose a particular regatta as your main goal? Family and work ... Do you have time for training regularly?

Bruno: Our main goal was the WH&O because it qualifies for the Worlds in Rio. We've chosen important events in US because US fleet is very strong. We are old now and unfortunately we need to work. And I'm also married but my wife gives me a great support for sailing at a high level. She is behind me cheering for me. We are always trying to get some time for training but sometimes it is impossible to train and race the regattas. So we are more interested in racing big regattas than training.

Jansens Win Zimmerman Trophy

Sunday, 25 March 2012 18:25

Congratulations to Birger and Jeannette Jansen, who won the 2012 Zimmerman Trophy for the best overall scores from the three Midwinter Circuit regattas (Clearwater, DonQ, and two Nassau events). Final scores from the Dudley Gamblin and Barcardi regattas are posted on the Snipe Today Facebook page. 

Nassau Scores

Saturday, 24 March 2012 12:51

Scores from Nassau, sent in by Juha Lehtinen (FIN).

2012 Bacardi Cup Results

Thursday, 22 March 2012 22:14

Nassau delivered big breeze for the second day of the Bacardi Cup. Winning crew Dante Bianchi reported, "Bahamas is amazing!!! Wonderful hot and clean water, a good wind and nice waves. After race, some Bacardi rum and a lot of jokes. Simply the best."

SnipeToday reporter Juha Lehtinen entitled his email, "Screaming Reaches."

Top 3:

1. Bruno Bethlem/Dante Bianchi (BRA) 3

2. Birger Jansen/Jeanette Jansen (NOR) 6

3. Gavin McKinney/Morgan McKinney (BAH) 12

Full Results on SnipeToday's Facebook Page

2012 Nassau Bacardi Cup, day one

Wednesday, 21 March 2012 23:37

Two races were completed in 17 knots today, in spite of some bent masts and rigging damage. Bruno Bethlem/Dante Bianchi (BRA) won both races and are just ahead of Birger and Janette Jansen (NOR). Five countries are represented!

1959 - Snipe & Star Regatta in Nassau

Saturday, 03 March 2012 20:27

Prince Philip (Duke of Edinburgh) in the Bahamas - at the Royal Nassau Sailing Club.

Video (British Pathé - Historic clips)

Snipe U.S. Winter Circuit

Wednesday, 11 January 2012 21:55

Snipes are a highly migratory bird species. Well actually, I don’t know if that’s true, but I do know that Snipe sailboats—whether they’re from the JibeTech, Persson, DB Marine, Deimer, or other Snipe families—do like to migrate to Florida during the month of March to enjoy the Snipe Winter Circuit. The Winter Circuit really could be billed as “the ultimate vacation” for the collective Snipe family: sailing with great friends in tight competition in truly outstanding sailing conditions. The traditional Winter Circuit includes three regattas, and results from those three regattas are combined so that an overall Snipe Winter Circuit Champion can be named:

  • Snipe Midwinter Championship at Clearwater Yacht Club (racing this year is March 12-14)
  • DonQ at Coconut Grove Sailing Club (March 16-18)
  • Bacardi/Gamblin/Kelly Regattas, Royal Nassau Sailing Club (March 20-24)