Interviews & Videos

Snipe World Masters - Film

Monday, 09 July 2018 20:45

Vilamoura, Portugal, June 25-30, 2018

The Oseberg Challenge - Video

Sunday, 25 February 2018 19:13

Motril, Spain, February 16-18, 2018

Video: Gabril Martin

SnipeToday 2017 Photos

Wednesday, 27 December 2017 21:26

2017 Snipe regattas around the world.

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

Thanks to: Paolo Cardoni, Ricardo Lobato, Felix Gonzales Muniz, Erwin Van Iseghem, Junichi Hirai, Jorge Cousillas, Analia Fernandez Cerrato, MBYC, Laura G. Guerra, Fred Hoffmann, Anna Zykova, CDVA, CDJ, SCIRA Peru, SCIRA Finland, SCIRA Spain, Biancaluna Buonaccorsi, Alan Capellin, Heterington Young, SCIRA Norway, SCIRA USA, Mirek Bloch, SCIRA Poland, D. Clouston, SCIRA UK, Matias Capizzano, SCIRA Italy, SCIRA Croatia, Antonio Espada, Jill Bonnett, Any Streng, Matt Ditzel, SCIRA Brazil, Ezio Prataviera, SCIRA Austria, SCIRA France, SCIRA Argentina, SCIRA Colombia, SCIRA Belgium, Snipe Sao Paulo, RCMM, YCPA, Marco Midolo.

(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

SnipeYesterday

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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