1961 World Champion Snipe

#13005, built in 1961 by Lippincott Boat Works, Riverton, NJ, USA. 

Interesting that this boat (#13005) was the actual 1961 World Champion Snipe, sailed by Axel and Eric Schmidt of Brazil.

This boat was originally owned by Richard Thuma at Mystic Lake/Winchester/Boston MA.  The new owner is now Francis Saltre of Wayzata MN.

1961 Snipe World Championship

Axel and Eric Schmidt

3 thoughts on “1961 World Champion Snipe

  1. Excelente barco el Snipe….
    Personalmente me dio muchas satisfacciones…..
    Mi barco era un Bordolani (Argentina), cockpit abierto, A 16586…..
    Hermoso ejemplar….. había muy pocos abiertos en aquellos años (1967)

  2. Greetings!
    In 1961, I was the crew on the Belgian team sailing in 1961 on the long island sound – I think we came in 6th or thereabouts – – I remember that conditions were challenging . . . so much so that most of the aluminium masts bent . . . we were all trying to straiten them out between races by jumping up and down while they were resting on chairs . . . great times!



    1. I remember very well. I was 16 and skipper Swedish representative. We were at the edge of a hurricane and had lots of wind. I think we were 16th of 18 participants. Fabulous regatta. Now I live in Vancouver, Canada and have a Beneteau First 31.7 and do some racing. Warm regards to all my Snipe Friends.

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