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Women's Snipe World Championship - Day 1

Friday, 17 August 2018 07:37

Newport, RI, August 16, 2018. Results after 2 races

1. 13 / NOR 31423, Anette Melsom Myhre/Janett Krefting, Royal Norwegian Yacht Club, 5-1- ; 6   
2. 33 / USA 31295, carol cronin/Kim Couranz, Severn Sailing Association, 4-3- ; 7   
3. 35 / USA 30903, Elizabeth Glivinski, Medford Boat Club, 3-5- ; 8   
4. 72 / USA 29511, Taylor Scheuermann/Charlie Bess, Coral Reef Yacht Club, 2-8- ; 10   
5. 73 / USA 24842, Katie Levinson/Sally Levinson, Winchester Boat Club, 7-4- ; 11  

Norway in the Lead on Day One

Thirty-two teams headed onto Narragansett Bay for day one of the 2018 Snipe Women’s World Championship. Two races were sailed in a light and puffy northwesterly breeze coming off the land, which made unexpectedly lake-like sailing. Sailing incredibly consistent was the reigning Women’s World Champion, Brazilian Juliana Duque sailing with Marina Arndt. The pair won the first race, but were disqualified in the second.

Norwegians, Melsome-Myhre and Krefting, battled to win the second race of the day and lead overall with 6 points.

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Women's Snipe World Championship - Day 0

Thursday, 16 August 2018 07:34

Newport, RI, August 15, 2018.

Light Wind Practice Race & Opening Ceremonies (photo courtesy of 2018 Snipe Women's World Championship)

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Briody Memorial Regatta

Thursday, 16 August 2018 07:25

Rochester, NY, August 12, 2018

The 2018 Briody Memorial at Newport YC

The Briody began this year on a very somber note, as long-time Fleet 103 member Phil Morse had passed away suddenly just one week earlier. In his honor, Regatta Chair John Dentinger gathered attendees to commemorate Phil's sailing career. Phil's sailing accolades were followed by a moment of silence for remembrance and prayer.

Once again, turnout for the regatta was excellent, as NYC hosted boats from Canada and Massachusetts besides our locals: 14 boats total. The weather could not have been more cooperative--a prevailing northerly on Saturday allowed for 5 races, even with our traditional hour-long break for lunch. The battle for first was intense, with Julian Inglis & Angela Vascotto in front by 7 points over Harri Palm & Molly Kurvink, tied with Max Hetherington-Young & sister Audrey.

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Women's Snipe World Championship - Preview

Thursday, 09 August 2018 07:43

Leveling the playing field for World title

More than thirty teams representing ten countries are coming to the USA for the 2018 Snipe Women's World Championship, hosted by Sail Newport on August 16-19 in Newport, RI. This event has been run biannually since 1994 when it was first held in Tokohama, Japan.

Among this edition's entries are the reigning champion, Brazilian sailor Juliana Duque, and the 2016 runners-up, Anette Melsom Mhyre and Janett Krefting from Oslo, Norway. The fleet is studded with numerous multi-class, champions including 2-time Rolex Yachtswoman of the Year Cory Sertl and Lynne Shore and Olympian Carol Cronin.

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Snipe Open Day at the Atlanta Yacht Club

Tuesday, 31 July 2018 21:37

Atlanta, GA, July 28, 2018

(Photo courtesy of Snipe Fleet 330 - Atlanta)

This past Saturday was a REMARKABLE experience at the Atlanta Yacht Club. The Snipe Fleet hosted the first annual Marshmallow Intergalactic Championship, aka, THE MIC, in which 31 sailors, organized into 15 teams of one experienced sailor and one beginner, participated. Most of the less experienced sailors skippered the boats. In that group we had 9 guests sailing, some for the very first time. We had a total of 17 fleet member boats prepared for the event.

Claudia Bolles

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New England Championship

Monday, 23 July 2018 19:55

Beverly, MA, July 21-22, 2018

Report by Art Rousmaniere

Bowers claims umpteenth New England Championship title

The 2018 edition of the New England Championship featured Jim Bowers and Julia Rabin besting 23 teams in light and lumpy but cloudless conditions in Salem Harbor Massachusetts on July 20-23, edging out the international team of Edgar Diminich (Equador) and Sophie Taylor (Scotland) by 2 points, followed closely by the always-competitive Carol Cronin and Kim Couranz duo. Unfortunately, hope on the third and final day for the battle of the titans was washed away when Sunday's races had to be called off on-shore due to a front that had high winds and thunderstorms being forecasted.

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White Cap Regatta

Tuesday, 17 July 2018 22:18

Wichita, KS, July 15, 2018. Final results after 4 races

                                                                               Race1    Race2    Race3    Race4

Gene Soltero/Laura Dahl O’Leary              1              1              1              1

Avery Zieper/Steve Tautz                             3              3              2              2

James Rix/Daniel Rix                                       2              2              3              3

Dunphy Snipes

Tuesday, 10 July 2018 22:32

Dunphy Boats built a lot of sailboats, most importantly Snipe class one-design racing and family sailboats, which were very popular and competitive in the late 1930s and 1940s until a few years after WW II. Many Snipe championships in the midwest were won with Dunphy Snipes, particularly in the years just before WW II.

Snipe designer William F. Crosby had a new Dunphy Snipe #4000 "Also" which he raced on Long Island Sound in 1939 and 1940.

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Winchester Invitational

Monday, 09 July 2018 21:00

Winchester, MA, USA, July, 7-8, 2018

by Liz Glavinski and Cam Fraser

The newly renovated Winchester Boat Club was host for the first Snipe regatta on the Mystic Lake this year. In all, twenty boats competed. We are excited to say that regatta featured more girls than guys on the water, and was highlighted by 4 boats with only females! Look to see those pairings and many more down in Newport in August for the Snipe Women's World Championship.

Racing on Saturday was, as we like to say, particularly mystical. The Race Committee did great work getting 4 windward leeward races in under difficult conditions. The breeze swung from the west to the north to the south to the east, sometimes all in the span of a couple minutes.

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Women's Snipe World Championship

Wednesday, 04 July 2018 22:23

Sail Newport is looking beautiful! Looking forward to hosting all Snipe competitors this August.

Registration is OPEN for the 2018 Women's Snipe World Championship
Newport, Rhode Island, USA
hosted by Sail Newport
August 14-19, 2018

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