Andrew Campbell grew up sailing Snipes in Mission Bay, with his parents and his brother – sometimes as skipper, sometimes as crew but always with a lot of fun. As a young Sniper, he listened and learned from a lot of the best and he always remembered that hiking hard is the crew’s job.
Even though he excelled in single handed boats like the Laser (four time ICSA All American, three time winner single handed US Sailing Youth Championship and 2008 Olympic Team member), there were things from his Snipe sailing that he used to help him excel.
Now he’s sailing Star boats, looking for another Olympic Berth and he finds there are a lot of similarities between the Snipe & the Star. It’s not just the hard chines and the tactical sailing, there’s also a sense of community that is unique to these older designs.