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Earl Elms Memorial Regatta

Monday, 10 April 2017 21:34

Mission Bay, April 8-9, 2017. Results after 11 races (1 discard)

(Photo courtesy of Judy Tillson)

1. Randy Lake & Maddy McGrath, 22

2. David Tillson & Aidan Hoolard, 22

3. Eric Heim & Kora Voss, 31

4. Don Bedford & Treat Bedford, 40

5. Bob Bowden & Gus Wirth, 50

... full results ...

Snipe Midwinters - Final

Thursday, 30 March 2017 21:45

Clearwater, March 30, 2017. Results after 8 races (1 discard)

1. USA Arthur Blodgett & Julia Melton, 10

2. CUB Raul Miguel Diaz Herrera & Carlos Esposito Rodriguez, 13

3. CAN Christopher Hains & Alexandre Tinoco, 16

Report by Arthur Blodgett

There have been over twice as many Snipe Midwinter Championships as Americas Cups. Snipe plans came out in Rudder Magazine in 1931, and in the heart of the great depression, it became the popular home build for those who'd maybe owned bigger boats before the crash, had the requisite sailing passion and carpentry knowhow, and needed to downsize! The Snipe Class grew faster than the modern J70 and in 1937 the first Midwinter Championship was contested in the Gulf of Mexico. Clearwater native Clarke Mills, noted yacht designer of the Opti, gave the Clearwater championship special significance; he was an avid Snipe sailor and for a time builder of the world's fastest Snipes. You could purchase a Mills Wooden Snipe for $3,000, or, at that time, attend Duke University for $2,500.

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Please save the date: Snipe North American Championship and Ron Payne Memorial Regatta, May 19, 20, 21 at Lauderdale Yacht Club, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33316. For charters, housing and entry questions, contact Peter Commette at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 954.610.9346.

The usual breeze in the Atlantic Ocean at this time of year is an 8-12 knot sea breeze. At the coldest, the weather is bathing suit weather. Bring sun block and a suit of sails. We can take care of the rest.

NOR is posted and registration open for Snipe NA's.

http://www.regattanetwork.com/event/14287

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Snipe Midwinters - Day 2

Thursday, 30 March 2017 07:31

Clearwater, March 29, 2017. Results after 6 races (1 dicard)

1. CUB Raul Miguel Diaz Herrera & Carlos Esposito Rodriguez, 7

2. USA Arthur Blodgett & Julia Melton, 8

3. CAN Christopher Hains & Alexandre Tinoco, 12

... full results ...

Snipe Midwinters - Day 1

Wednesday, 29 March 2017 07:42

Clearwater, March 28, 2017. Results after 3 races

1. CUB Raul Miguel Diaz Herrera & Carlos Esposito Rodriguez, 5

2. USA Arthur Blodgett & Julia Melton, 5

3. CAN Christopher Hains & Alexandre Tinoco, 8

... full results ...

US Senior & Junior Nationals

Saturday, 19 August 2017 00:00

Mystic Lake - Winchester Boat Club - Fleet

August 19-25, 2017

Notice of Race

Snipe USA

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Don Q - Finals

Monday, 27 March 2017 02:54

Miami, March 26, 2017. Final results after 6 races (1 discard)

1. USA Ernesto Rodriguez & Kathleen Tocke, 8

2. PUR Raul Rios & Mac Agnese, 10

3. BRA Bruno Bethlem & Rodrigo Lins, 19

4. USA Augie Diaz & Eddie Mintzias/Claudia Loiacono, 20

5. USA Peter Commette & Connie Commette, 31

... full results ...

Don Q - Day 2

Sunday, 26 March 2017 00:59

Miami, March 25, 2017. Three races completed today with 15-20 knots.

Results after 4 races:

1. PUR Raul Rios & Mac Agnese, 9

2. USA Ernesto Rodriguez & Kathleen Tocke, 11

3. BRA Bruno Bethlem & Rodrigo Lens, 17

4. USA Augie Diaz & Eddie Mintzias/Claudia Loiacono, 19

5. USA Peter Commette & Connie Commette, 29

... full results and interview ...

Don Q - Day 1

Saturday, 25 March 2017 01:35

Miami, March 24, 2017. Results after 1 race

Steady 20 knots, gusts up to 25

1. USA Ernesto Rodriguez & Kathleen Tocke

2. PUR Raul Rios & Mac Agnese

3. USA Augie Diaz & Eddie Mintzias

4. USA George Szabo & Dianna Waterbury

5. USA Asher Zittrer & Watt Duffy

... full results, interview and video ...

Georgia State Championship

Wednesday, 08 March 2017 19:25

Lake Park, Georgia, March 4-5, 2017

(Photo courtesy of Karen North)

The 2017 Georgia State Snipe Championship was held on March 4 & 5, 2017, at the Valdosta Yacht Club in Lake Park, GA. It was hosted by Fleet 580 and the members of the Valdosta Yacht Club. The 9 boats that comprised the field came from Georgia, South Carolina and Tennessee. The weather on Saturday was mild and sunny with winds in the 9-11 mph range. Three races were completed with no injuries or spills. Sunday morning was a little cooler but with comparable winds. Two races were completed with only one boat turtling; no one was hurt.

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