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How did you prepare for the Worlds?

For Worlds, Mac and I started talking about making a plan in order to be able to compete at such high level. Our plan came into effect once we sailed the Commodore Rasco in Miami. Since then, we set out to sail three events hoping conditions would vary and we could work on our weaknesses. At the end, we only practice four days in Puerto Rico, two days in Fort Lauderdale and three regattas together. For Mac it was all about working on boat handling, while for me was all about working together in order to develop good speed around the course.

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Scoring System for Big Events

Wednesday, 23 August 2017 20:02

by Cesar Travado

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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.

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Trofeo San Roque

Sunday, 20 August 2017 22:46

Vilagarcia de Arosa, August 20, 2017. Results after 9 races (1 discard)

1. Martin Bermudez de la Puente & Angela Pumariega, 18

2. Marcos Miguez Gonzales & Jose Ramon Pardo Glado, 25

3. Angel Ballesteros & Javier Ballesteros, 25

4. Bruno Gago Torrado & Cesar Conde Fructuoso, 34

5. Bernardo Paz do Campo & Diego Peleteiro Herrero, 51

... full results ...

Junior Worlds, Comments and Suggestions

Thursday, 17 August 2017 21:47

by Nicholas Grael

I have participated on the 3 last editions of the Snipe Jr. Worlds (Rio 2013, Talamone 2015 and Coruña 2017), and even though this edition had a fewer number of boats participating (13 boats less than what we had in Italy), the level of the competitors was fore sure the highest.

The first day we had two races sailed inside the bay with medium to light winds. The second day we had only one race sailed outside the bay with very light and shifted winds, a very cold and rainy day with a long time waiting ashore. The third day was back to inside the bay and we sailed three races with medium to strong winds, and the last day it were three races with strong winds sailed inside the bay

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The Junior World Champion's Boat

Thursday, 17 August 2017 21:27

What boat did Tiago Brito and Antonio Rosa use to become 2017 Junior World Champions in La Coruna?

... photo gallery ...

2017 Snipe World Championship

Wednesday, 16 August 2017 21:27

15 minutes video from La Coruna, Galicia, Spain

Senior World Championship - Final

Saturday, 12 August 2017 11:55

La Coruna, August 11, 2017. Final results

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Regatta report, photo gallery, interviews, full results ...

1. PUR Raul Rios & Mac Agnese, 36

2. ESP Gustavo del Castillo & Rafael del Castillo, 41

3. ESP Rayco Tabares Alvares & Gonzalo Morales Quintana, 42

4. ESP Alfredo Gonzalez & Cristian Sanchez Barreto, 52

5. BRA Mario Tinoco & Alexandre Muto, 56

6. BRA Alexandre Tinoco & Victor Perez, 57

7. ESP Alvaro Martinez & Gabriel Utrera, 59

8. ESP Raul de Valenzuela & Antolin Alejandre, 62

9. BRA Bruno Bethlem & Rodrigo Lins, 64

10. ESP Damian Borras Camps & Sara Franceschi, 70

Regatta report by Luis Soubie

The Snipe family sailed their 2017 World Champinship in A Coruña, Galicia, Spain. And even though we sailors thought that a bigger Worlds than the one in Rio 2013 and Talamone 2015 would be hard to run, the Spanish fleet came up with a fantastic event.

The venue couldn´t have been better. Sunny, windy, changing and hard conditions were present for both the Junior and Senior Worlds.

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The World Champion's Boat

Tuesday, 15 August 2017 17:13

What boat did Raul Rios and Mac Agnese use to become 2017 Snipe World Champions in La Coruna?

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Senior World Championship - Day 4

Thursday, 10 August 2017 21:11

La Coruna, August 10, 2017.

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Top 10 after races 3 and 4:

1. PUR Raul Rios/Mac Agnese, 19

2. ESP Gustavo del Castillo Palop/Rafael del Castillo Palop, 26

3. BRA Alexandre Paradeda/Lucas Chilatz, 36

4. BRA Mário Tinoco/Alexandre Muto, 37

5. ESP Alvaro Martinez/Gabriel Utrera, 37

6. ESP Rayco Tabares & Gonzalo Morales, 38

7. JPN Yuichi Ohi/Ueda Shinsei, 38

8. ESP Alfredo Gonzales & Cristian Sanchez Barreto, 39

9. USA Ernesto Rodriguez/Kathleen Tocke, 41

10. ESP Raúl de Valenzuela Santaella/Antolin Alejandre, 43

... full results ...

Senior World Championship - Day 3

Thursday, 10 August 2017 08:39

La Coruna, August 9, 2017. Results Gold and Silver fleets (1+2 races)

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1. BRA Mario Tinoco & Alexandre Muto, 23

2. ESP Gustavo del Castillo Palop & Rafael del Castillo Palop, 24

3. PUR Raul Rios & Mac Agnese, 27

4. POR Mafalda Pires de Lima & Tomas Pires de Lima, 31

5. BRA Alexandre Paradeda & Lucas Chilatz, 35

6. ESP Damian Borras & Sara Franceschi, 36

7. BRA Alexandre Tinoco & Victor Perez, 36

8. ESP Alfredo Gonzales & Cristian Sanchez Barreto, 37

9. BRA Bruno Bethlem & Rodrigo Lins, 39

10. ESP Rayco Tabares & Gonzalo Morales, 42

... full results ...