Future Championships

Wednesday, 23 May 2018 07:34

June 1 is the deadline for countries to submit bids to host future Championships. We are in need of bids for:
2019: European Cup, North Americans, South Americans
2020: Women's Worlds & Western Hemisphere & Orient Champs.

We've received a few bids for the 2020 Europeans and 2019 (?) European Masters & World Masters - but can accept more interested clubs!

You can find the bid form above the Major Regatta Rotation Grid

Snipe Rulebook 2018-2020

Wednesday, 04 April 2018 21:30

Snipe members were all mailed a digital copy of the Snipe Rulebook 2018-2020 today. If your email is part of your membership registration, look in your inbox. If you have not given your email address, you can download from the Snipe website.

The Rulebook includes:

  • History
  • SCIRA Officers
  • Board of Governors
  • Technical Committee
  • Past Commodores
  • Honorary Vice Commodores
  • National Secretaries
  • Hemisphere Officers
  • Fleets
  • Constitution
  • Bylaws
  • Class Rules
  • Rules of Conduct
  • SCIRA Courses
  • Beaufort Wind Speed Scales
  • Deeds of Gift

Guatemala Joins SCIRA

Wednesday, 14 March 2018 22:25

Welcome Guatemala and Snipe fleet 902 Amatitlan to SCIRA!

Jose Hernandez is the new Snipe National Secretary


2018 Promotion Committee Appointed

Thursday, 08 March 2018 19:25

The 2018 Promotion Committee has been appointed by Commodore Pietro Fantoni with Vice Commodore Luis Soubie as the chairman. Those who have stepped up to help with promotions for the Class are:

  • Shinichi Uchida - JPN
  • Reino Suonsilta - FIN
  • Zbigniew Rakocy - POL
  • Fernando Celdran - ESP
  • Nikola Deskovic - CRO

with additional people pending.

If you have anything you would like to recommend for the committee to study, please contact Luis Soubie.

Reglas de Clase

Tuesday, 06 March 2018 19:11

The Snipe Class rules have been translated into Spanish for our latin sailors. Thanks to Cesar Travado for his hard work. NOTE; any discrepancies in translation will revert to the World Sailing english version.

Snipe Class Rules

Friday, 23 February 2018 21:01

World Sailing Website -- Snipe Class Rules approved 2018-2020 (Feb 20, 2018)

(cover photo of Matias Capizzano)

Last version: February 18, 2018

All Sanctioned or Club/Fleet Regattas shall be conducted in accordance with the WS RRS. The use of the following prescriptions is strongly recommended, unless the NoR establishes the use of the RoC for National and International Championship regattas.

World Snipe Day 2018

Friday, 16 February 2018 07:25

February 14, 2018

Dear National Secretaries,

Class promotion is one of the main aspects to work on and the fleet activity is the fulcrum of the promotion.

A lively fleet promotes events, regattas, clinics, training sessions, parties among its members, but should also focuses its attention outside on other sailors.

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

This is the reason why the Board warmly encourages fleets in all countries to organize a World Snipe Day, at the best time of year for such activities in your region.

Read the open letter


The 2018 Snipe Rules of Conduct for Championships (Nationals on up) are posted and updated on the Snipe website.

by Pietro Fantoni, SCIRA Commodore

This is not meant to be a sermon. But an invitation to reflect.

The Board likes to see that there are many races with so many boats around the world. But it would most like to see that all the sailors are members in good standing with the Class Association. Also it would like to see that all the National Secretaries enforce the membership rule.

SCIRA ... Association, asociación, associazione, associação, asocijacija, vereniging, yhdistys, association, verein, association, stowarzyszenie, ассоциация, 協会

From the Webster dictionary: Association is: - a) an organized group of people who have the same interest, job, etc. - b) a connection or relationship between things or people

We have a boat, the Snipe!
We have the same interest: sailing Snipes!
We are all Snipe Sailors!
There is a connection or relationship between Snipes, Sailing Snipe, Snipe Sailors.
Definitely we need an association for sailing and racing Snipes!