SCIRA announces Hall of Fame
The Snipe Class has a long history of which very few other classes can be boast.
It is a history of people, sailors, champions, enthusiasts, promoters, sailmakers, builders and organizers.
The past is strongly linked to the present: all these people have helped to promote and grow our Class in many countries and continents; many of these people are still strongly linked to the Class or have been, when they were alive, to form a large family, the Snipe Family, from great-grandparents to grandchildren. Past and present are strongly united in the Snipe Class.
For this reason, from an idea by Luis Soubie, who had already created something similar in Argentina, the “Snipe Class International Racing Association Hall of Fame” is born.
The SCIRA Hall of Fame honors individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the Snipe Class and Snipe competition.
It is an initiative to honor the past and to understand what our Class represents in the present.
Below you can find the regulations that I wrote with the help of Luis Soubie, Gweneth Crook and Jerelyn Biehl.
The Board has chosen a Selection Committee composed of Luis Soubie, Vice Commodore (chairman), Gweneth Crook, WH&O Secretary, John Rose (USA), Andre Callot (BEL), Shinichi Uchida (JPN) and Junichiro Shiraishi (JPN), all members who know very well the past of our Class.
This committee will select the submissions of nominations that will be presented to the public on September 1.
The proclamation of the inductees will take place in Ilhabela, Brazil during the World Championship. The number of inductees may not exceed 10 for 2019; 8 for 2020 and 5 for subsequent years.
Hall of Fame Categories:
Sailing: achievements on the water by a sailor
Technical/Design: Significantly contributed to technical aspects as a builder, sailmaker
Contributors: made significant contributions to the Snipe Class such as a coach, – administrator, officer, promoter, organizer.
Please tell us (using the sample nomination form) and ask your fellow members to tell us why your Candidate merits election to the Snipe Class International Hall of Fame in the category (or categories) you selected.
Note for the nomination process:
The Hall of Fame is neither a popularity contest, so a single nomination by one person will put that candidate up for consideration. Submitting the same person more than once or asking others to submit duplicate nominations will NOT help. It only adds to the workload of our volunteers.