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Florida State Championship

Saturday, 18 November 2017 00:00

St. Petersburg, November 18-19, 2017

Notice of Race available

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2017 Snipe North Americans - Video

Thursday, 15 June 2017 07:34

Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Day 3 of the 2017 Snipe North American Championship: 9-12 knots and 2-3 foot seas. Thanks to Matt Ditzel for the photos.

Regatta Report by Carol Cronin

Day 2 of the 2017 Snipe North American Championship: 12-16 knots and 3-5 foot mixed up waves. Thanks to Matt Ditzel for the photos.

Regatta Report by Carol Cronin

Thanks to Matt Ditzel for braving the big waves to take these photos on day 1 of the 2017 Snipe North American Championship.

Regatta Report by Carol Cronin

North American Championship - Final

Sunday, 21 May 2017 21:11

Ft. Lauderdale, May 21, 2017. 

(Photo courtesy of Lauderdale Yacht Club)

Regatta report by Carol Cronin, results and photos

26 boats from five countries

The conditions varied, but the winners never did: Ernesto Rodriguez/Kathleen Tocke won all eight races of the 2017 North American Championship, hosted by Lauderdale Yacht Club. Day one was the most challenging, with three triangle races in 15-20 knots of breeze and 4-6 foot mixed up seas. 

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North American Championship - Day 2

Saturday, 20 May 2017 22:53

Ft. Lauderdale, May 20, 2017. Results after 6 races (1 discard)

1. 31337, Ernesto Rodriguez/Kathleen Tocke, [1]-1-1-1-1-1- ; 5

2. 30027, Jensen McTighe/Andre Guaragna, 2-4-2-[29/RET]-2-3- ; 13

3. 30288, Augie Diaz/Eddie Mintzias, [4]-3-4-2-4-4- ; 17

4. PUR 29841, Raul Rios/Mac Agnese, 7-2-3-[29/RET]-3-5- ; 20

5. 31297, Doug Hart/Diego Escobar, 5-5-7-3-[8]-2- ; 22

... full results ...

North American Championship - Day 1

Friday, 19 May 2017 22:01

Ft. Lauderdale, May 19, 2017. Results after 3 races

1. 31337, Ernesto Rodriguez & Kathleen Tocke, 1-1-1- ; 3  

2. 30027, Jensen McTighe & Andre Guaragna, 2-4-2- ; 8  

3. 30288, Augie Diaz & Eddie Mintzias, 4-3-4- ; 11  

4. PUR 29841, Raul Rios & Mac Agnese, 7-2-3- ; 12  

5. 31297, Doug Hart & Diego Escobar, 5-5-7- ; 17  

Video

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Snipe Midwinters - Final

Thursday, 30 March 2017 21:45

Clearwater, March 30, 2017. Results after 8 races (1 discard)

1. USA Arthur Blodgett & Julia Melton, 10

2. CUB Raul Miguel Diaz Herrera & Carlos Esposito Rodriguez, 13

3. CAN Christopher Hains & Alexandre Tinoco, 16

Report by Arthur Blodgett

There have been over twice as many Snipe Midwinter Championships as Americas Cups. Snipe plans came out in Rudder Magazine in 1931, and in the heart of the great depression, it became the popular home build for those who'd maybe owned bigger boats before the crash, had the requisite sailing passion and carpentry knowhow, and needed to downsize! The Snipe Class grew faster than the modern J70 and in 1937 the first Midwinter Championship was contested in the Gulf of Mexico. Clearwater native Clarke Mills, noted yacht designer of the Opti, gave the Clearwater championship special significance; he was an avid Snipe sailor and for a time builder of the world's fastest Snipes. You could purchase a Mills Wooden Snipe for $3,000, or, at that time, attend Duke University for $2,500.

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Snipe Midwinters - Day 2

Thursday, 30 March 2017 07:31

Clearwater, March 29, 2017. Results after 6 races (1 dicard)

1. CUB Raul Miguel Diaz Herrera & Carlos Esposito Rodriguez, 7

2. USA Arthur Blodgett & Julia Melton, 8

3. CAN Christopher Hains & Alexandre Tinoco, 12

... full results ...