Gerber Snipe #12021

Wednesday, 04 July 2018 22:05

1960 Wooden Gerber-built Snipe #12021

By John Rose

I saw this boat at the 2009 Classic Snipe Rally/Halloween Regatta in Atlanta, and was thrilled by the beauty of the all varnished hull and deck and the "show condition" of this beautiful Snipe.  Truly a work of high skill and quality and beauty.  See attached photos.  This Snipe has always been in Atlanta since new.



I 11593 "Barbanera II"

Thursday, 16 November 2017 21:03

From Giorgio Brezich archives

Trieste, 1960

Barbanera II (Brezich & Rinaldi)


Coppa Barbanera in Sistiana

Saturday, 30 September 2017 21:58

From Giorgio Brezich Archives

Sistiana (Gulf of Trieste), late '50s, with Bora wind.

11149 - skipper Danilo D'Isiot

1955 Italian Junior Nationals

Sunday, 24 September 2017 17:21

From Giorgio Brezich archives

1955 Sistiana - Italian Junior Nationals

Waiting for the wind

I 9682 "Miss Kappa"

Saturday, 16 September 2017 15:39

From Giorgio Brezich Archives

"Miss Kappa" I 9682, built by Guglielmi & Gianfaldoni in 1954.

Skipper and owner Mario Capio, Fleet Spalturno Genova.

Mario Capio was World Champion in 1955 (Santander) with "Portorose" I 9701.

West Coast Classic Snipe Rally

Tuesday, 25 July 2017 21:45

Marina del Rey, July 23, 2017

Snipe Fleet #24

Regatta report by Robert Garlipp, photo gallery by Keith Topliffe and comments by John Rose

On July 23rd, five wooden Snipes and one Sharpie heeded the call for the 4th Marina del Rey Wooden Dinghy Race, an event now in its 3rd year.

As in previous years the race was organized on the day the Classic Yacht Association stages the Old Fashioned Day in the Park; and the classic motor yachts and classic cars lining the shore presented a magnificent backdrop to the start and finish of the race.

The race was hosted by the Del Rey Yacht Club, where the boats congregated in the morning for display, followed by a skippers meeting and breakfast.


Snipe: origen, present i futur

Barcelona, July 11, 2017

Avui a la inauguració de l'exposició Snipe: origen, present i futur. Amb la recuperació del San Fernando. El Snipe va ser dissenyat per William Crosby (EUA) l’any 1931 amb la idea de crear una petita embarcació de regates que es pogués transportar fàcilment en un remolc. Amb en Antonio Espada que va promoure la recuperació del San Fernando i Roger Mercet, director del Museu Marítim de Barcelona.

... photo gallery ...

Winchester, July 8-9, 2017

Report by Art Rousmaniere

Jim Bowers claims his 19th Winchester Invitational crown

Jim Bowers and Julia Rabin recovered from an OCS and capsize on the first of 8 races to eek out the most consistent and top-dating team of Cam Fraser and Liz Glavinski by 1 point over a weekend of gorgeous westerlies on the Mystic Lake outside Boston. Except for Jim and Julia's double boo-boo to start the weekend, the two teams finished no more than 3 boats apart all weekend. Top spouse team of Jock and Myrna MacRae took third while the daughter-mother Katie and Sarah Levinson broke the tie for fourth with current Tufts sailing team members Nick Giacobbe and Laura Dienemann.


#3258 "Woody"

Wednesday, 05 July 2017 21:33

78 yr old Snipe #3258 "Woody" - Owner Art Rousmaniere

This Snipe was owner built in Baltimore Maryland USA back before WW II, and has been modernized by an experienced wooden boat sailor on Cape Cod (who sails and races Beetle Cat sailboats which are popular in that region, and is/was an officer of that class organization). Art is the Snipe Class USA National Secretary and is fully involved in hosting the "east coast" Classic Snipe Rally on July 8-9, 2017 at his home sailing club on Mystic Lake in Winchester/Boston Massachusetts. This Snipe was displayed and sailed in the 2014 Classic Snipe Rally, also held there.


Photo courtesy of Antonio Espada