Interviews & Videos

(Photo courtesy of Matias Capizzano)

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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2017 Snipe World Championship

Wednesday, 16 August 2017 21:27

15 minutes video from La Coruna, Galicia, Spain

2017 Snipe North Americans - Video

Thursday, 15 June 2017 07:34

Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Snipe: Serious Sailing, Serious Fun

Monaco, 1952

Organisé par la Société des Régates à l'occasion des fêtes pascales 1952, une compétition de « snipes » s'est déroulée dans les eaux monégasques, sous l'œil attentif des cinéastes amateurs de Monaco qui n'ont rien raté des diverses manœuvres.

Video: AAPM Monaco

1973 World Championship in Malaga

Wednesday, 18 January 2017 21:26

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Malaga, October 12-20, 1973

1. Felix Gancedo & Rafael Parga, Spain

2. Per Brodsted & Steen Brodsted, Denmark

3. Erik Thorsell & Claes Nordwall, Sweden

4. Earl Elms & Donnie Bedford, United States

5. Paulo R. Paradeda & Carlos Goncalves, Brazil

22 nations and 43 starters

14 Questions to ... Yannick Laumans

Thursday, 12 January 2017 19:12

Yannick Laumans from Antwerp, Belgium

(Photo courtesy of Matias Capizzano)

- 1) Your first time on a sailing boat?

My father got in to Snipe sailing around the time I was born. After that it took me about 4 years to have my first laps around the lake, in a Snipe. After two years of gym and spinach shakes I started sailing myself in the Optimist when I was 6 years old.

- 2) Your first time on a Snipe?

Isn't this question a little bit too personal?
However, as mentioned before, my first step in boat was in a Snipe. So, was it really inevitable that I became a Snipe sailor?
I remember I didn't like that the boat was heeling. Already at a young age I knew a boat hat to be sailed flat in order to go fast. (Fear was definitely not involved.)

- 3) The most bizarre thing that happened in a regatta?

One bizarre event that will stick to me was during the Europe Worlds in Vilamoura (Portugal), 2001.
From a smooth 16 kn thermal breeze all of a sudden the wind changed into complete disorder. From wind gaps to +30 kn and back, from South to North and back. In the meantime the air changed color from sky blue to muggy orange and the sense from ocean fresh to dry, warm and sultry. The circumstances got kind of apocalyptic. Impossible to complete fair racing, so the race was cancelled and we were send back in. Once ashore we got informed that, in a way of speaking, the whole country was on fire. It appeared to be biggest forest fire up to that time. Now, when I hear Smoke on the water by Deep Purple, I can somehow imagine what it looks like.

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1944, Snipe Regatta in Palma de Mallorca

Thursday, 12 January 2017 18:47

Palma de Mallorca, 1944

Video: Fotos Antiguas de Mallorca

SnipeToday 2016 Photos

Friday, 06 January 2017 16:00

2016 Snipe regattas around the world.

No soundtrack, so we suggest you to choose and listen your favourite music and enjoy the 39' video.

Thanks to: SCIRA Peru, Mauricio Cunha, Matias Capizzano, SCIRA UK, Club Nautico Ibiza, Blake Middleton, Elizabeth Balbin Bransgrove, Camilla Baptistin, Artur Moreira Rodriguez, RCN Vigo, Judy Tillson, A. Lucchi, SCIRA Portugal, SCIRA Spain, Fred Hoffmann, RCM, Deb Fewell, YCPA, LYC, SCIRA Japan, Liga de Vela Bolivar, SCIRA Sweden, SCIRA Poland, Flota 290, AVT, Rodrigo M. Rato, SCIRA Finland, Ted Morgan, SCM, Roberto Baroncini, Jill Bennett, SCIRA France, SCIRA Brazil, SCIRA Cuba, Club Naval Cascais, Analia Fernandez, Dale Benham, SCIRA Canada, Guille Gut, SCIRA Italy, Flota Snipe RCAR, Alex Pline, Jorge Esteban Cousillas, CNC, SCIRA Belgium, Jan Mellis, Giuseppe Amato, SCIRA USA, Joanna Prestwich, RCRSR, Jangadeiros, Neuza Aires Pereira, Elena Giolai, Es Nautic, Snipe Sao Paulo, Junichi Hirai, Primi Murgui, Paolo Cardoni

14 Questions to ... Art Rousmaniere

Monday, 02 January 2017 18:06

Art Rousmaniere is the US National Secretary and a long-time member of the Snipe Class along with his wife Jennifer. He sails out of the Winchester Boat Club in Massachusetts, the host of the 2017 US Nationals.

- 1) Your first time on a sailing boat?

I have 6 older brothers and a younger sister in a sailing family so I suspect my first time in a sailboat was in my father's 30-foot Atlantic. These typically race with 3-4 crew members but my father was a social animal so we oftentimes sailed with 6-7 and there was always continuous chatter aboard – not necessarily about sailing.

- 2) Your first time on a Snipe?

My first time was on the maiden voyage of our "Swedish Chef" (McLaughlin 25412). I bought it with my wife based solely on her enthusiastic review of her first sail on a Snipe the previous summer as crew for Meredith Adams in Newport.

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