14 Questions to … Bibi Juetz

Bibi Juetz is probably the longest running female Snipe sailor and World Masters champion, a Snipe legend, often in the front of the fleet still today.

– 1) Your first time on a sailing boat?

Around, 7, 8 years old, sailing with my Father on 20 meters.

– 2) Your first time on a Snipe

1948 in Rio de Janeiro. My crew was the owner of the boat. The skippers were women, we won that race.

– 3) The most bizarre thing that happened in a race?

Brazilian Championship 2001 was in Vitória. Hector Longarela crewed for me. In one race we made the mark to go downwind (a very strong wind), and one boat behind us, still sailing against the wind came over our boat. When I saw his bow coming near the mast and center board, I let go of the sheet and tiller and went on the Stern. A moment later Hector fell over me with his 80 kilos. I fainted for a short time, and broke a front tooth on the deck. The stay broke and the mast bent.

Bibi Juetz is probably the longest running female Snipe sailor and World Masters champion, a Snipe legend, often in the front of the fleet still today.

– 1) Your first time on a sailing boat?

Around, 7, 8 years old, sailing with my Father on 20 meters.

– 2) Your first time on a Snipe

1948 in Rio de Janeiro. My crew was the owner of the boat. The skippers were women, we won that race.

– 3) The most bizarre thing that happened in a race?

Brazilian Championship 2001 was in Vitória. Hector Longarela crewed for me. In one race we made the mark to go downwind (a very strong wind), and one boat behind us, still sailing against the wind came over our boat. When I saw his bow coming near the mast and center board, I let go of the sheet and tiller and went on the Stern. A moment later Hector fell over me with his 80 kilos. I fainted for a short time, and broke a front tooth on the deck. The stay broke and the mast bent.

– 4) What is the thing that most angers you in a race/regatta?

When a sailor does something wrong and does not pay.

– 5) Which is the race/regatta that you remember with the most pleasure?

All of them.

– 6) And the race/regatta you would like to forget?

I do not remember.

– 7) Your “dream in the peak”? (Your sailing dream?)

Compete in Snipe for many years.

– 8) Sailing goals for 2013, and beyond?

Piada Trophy

– 9) The most important people for you in sailing and in the Snipe?

For me the Snipe sailor I will never forget is Ted Wells.

– 10) Why the Snipe?

Snipe is a perfect boat, and the Snipe Class is my family.

– 11) Your perfect sailing venue and your perfect sailing conditions?

If I have a good crew any conditions is nice.

– 12) Besides sailing which other sport do you practice?

In the past I water skied.

– 13) Are you superstitious?

Yes, I am, and when I was young I was more.

– 14) Your perfect holiday?

Snipe South American in Punta del’Este – 1983

2 thoughts on “14 Questions to … Bibi Juetz

  1. What a nice lady Bibi is. I had the great fortune to meet her at the 2009 Halloween Snipe Regatta at Atlanta Georgia USA. Her crew was Alexandre Tinoco _Worlds Champion and also a very nice Snipe personality – and a great crew for Bibi. Bibi started Snipe sailing the same year that I did (1948) but she has been very successful and at the top of the game for many years. She really is part of the Snipe family – like Gonzalo Diaz and many others too.

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