SCIRA has new officers taking their positions for 2018:

Voting Members:
Commodore Pietro Fantoni, ITA (2018-2019)
Vice Commodore: Luis Soubie, ARG (2018-2019)
Secretary: Zbigniew Rakocy, POL (2018-2019)
Treasurer: Sue Roberts, GBR (2018-2021)
Rules Chairman: Antonio Bari, ITA (2017-2020)
General Secretary - Europe: Martin Bermudez, ESP (2017-2018)
General Secretary - WH&O: Raul Rios, PUR (2017-2018)

Non Voting:
Chief Measurer: Luis Gonzalez Alvarez, ESP (2018-2020)

Legal Counsel: Leigh Savage, USA
Chief Information Officer: Don Bedford
Vice Rules Chairman, Gus Wirth, USA
Executive Director, Jerelyn Biehl


Snipe Challenge: Cover of the new Rulebook

Tuesday, 21 November 2017 20:36

Snipe challenge: Looking for a vertical photo of a Snipe in action for the cover of the new Rulebook. Must be a vertical shot, high resolution and photographers name/credit confirmed. Please send your photo with the information to the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by Dec. 10!

Championship Venues Decided

Sunday, 05 November 2017 21:36

The SCIRA Board of Governors approved two venues for the coming years:

2018 Western Hemisphere & Orient Championship: to be hosted by Club Nautico Olivos, Buenos Aires, Argentina, October 20-27, 2018
2019 Jr & Sr World Championship: to be hosted in Ilhabela, Brazil. September or October 2019.
Congratulations to both Argentina & Brazil for hosting these pretigious events.



2018 European Championship will be held in Pori, Finland, August 20-25. Look for the website to be live soon.

Bids for 2018 and 2019 Events

Wednesday, 17 May 2017 22:24

Snipe Sailors - SCIRA Is looking for bids to be submitted for the following major events:
2018 Women's Worlds
2018 World Masters
2018 NAs (bid pending)
2018 WH&O (bid pending)
2019 World Championship (Jr & Sr)

If you think your Club might be interested in hosting one of these, please contact your National Secretary.

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.

World Snipe Days

Thursday, 10 March 2016 20:07

SCIRA Promotion Committee warmly encourages fleets in all countries to organize World Snipe Days, in the best time of year for such activities in each region.

The aim is to attract new people to our class by helping them discover our wonderful boat.

We are convinced that, with the commitment of passionate Snipe sailors of each fleet, it is possible to re-launch and give new vigor to our Class in each region, even guaranteeing a generational change.

We believe that communication to the outside and the promotional activities of individual fleets is a fundamental aspect for this effort.

The first step is to introduce and allow potentially interested sailors to sail the Snipe.

Then we will be happy to publish on SnipeToday and on the Bulletin your World Snipe Day's report. It is important for us and for the other fleets share your experiences and receive suggestions and comments about this promotional activities.

Below are some guidelines and suggestions:


By Reino Suonsilta - Promotion Committee

The following is based on an email discussion by a small group from the Promotion Committee: Zibi Rakocy, Ivo Gattulli, Reino Suonsilta and Pietro Fantoni (Fleet and Small Countries Development Sub Committee)

The Snipe Class is vital and active. Introducing new sailors to the class is critical for the future success of the class. Local Fleets are the core of our activities, and they build the base for international prosperity by ensuring that new and old sailors stay active in the class and enjoy Serious Sailing and Serious Fun.


Austria joins SCIRA

Wednesday, 08 February 2017 07:00

It's official - Austria is now the latest country to join SCIRA. Welcome to National Secretary Ezio Prataviera and fellow Austrian Snipe sailors!

The new fleet in Austria is called Habsburg #897 and it is located in Mattsee, near Salzburg

SCIRA National Secretaries

2017 General Restrictions

Tuesday, 17 January 2017 20:30

Snipe Sailors - the General Restrictions for the Snipe class have been posted to the snipe.org website. These rules are in effect beginning January 2017. Please refer to these before you decide to make any changes to your boat or if you have any questions such as "can I change this?"

Thanks to Antonio Bari, Chairman of the Technical Committee for his hard work on this document. It reflects changes approved between World Sailing and SCIRA.

2017 General Restrictions

From the Commodore

Friday, 23 December 2016 21:42

by Gweneth Crook, SCIRA Commodore

Merry Christmas Fellow Snipe Sailors. I wish you, your family and friends a very Merry Christmas and a fair winds New Year wherever you are! I hope to see you in the New Year.

The time has come to renew your membership. The International SCIRA dues are $10 for Juniors, $15 for Seniors and $10 for a Decal. This is a very small amount to keep the Class alive and growing! Please read the Winter 2017 bulletin to see the benefits of being a member. Remember that when you renew you can chose to receive a printed copy of the bulletin or a digital copy. One of the ways we are looking at spending your money wisely.

Wishing You all the best in 2017!