2018 Snipe Winter Circuit

Friday, 12 January 2018 22:00

3 great regattas -11 days of racing, large fleets, warm water, great hospitality
–Nassau, Bahamas
–Clearwater, Florida
–Miami, Florida


  • Winter Series Events 1 | Bacardi/Gamblin Series | March 1-4 | Nassau, Bahamas
  • Winter Series Event 2 | 80th Midwinters | March 18-20 | Clearwater, Florida
  • Winter Series Event 3| 51st Don Q Rum Keg | March 23-25 | Coconut Grove, Florida


Comodoro Rasco - Final

Sunday, 04 February 2018 20:56

Miami, February 4, 2018.

Report by Carol Cronin

“The Comodoro Rasco just has its own special vibe.” That’s how Peter Commette describes it, and I agree. I don’t know of any other regatta that combines so well the Serious Sailing, Serious Fun motto. The regatta is an “Old Man” regatta, initiated by Snipe legend Gonzalo “Old Man” Diaz Sr to honor Commodore Manuel Rasco of the Miramar Yacht Club in Havana. Old Man doesn’t believe in throwouts, so it’s a 5 race series over two days. That means no pushing the line or taking chances on the water, and it leaves plenty of time for socializing after sailing.

Comodoro Rasco - Day 1

Saturday, 03 February 2018 23:19

Miami, February 3, 2018.

3 races in a nice 12-18 knots of NE today (along with passing rain showers to rinse off the salt). Raul Rios and Sophia gave the rest of us a sailing lesson after christening a brand new boat just before leaving the dock. Peter/Connie Commette rounded the weather mark first more often than the scores might suggest. And the traditional Comodoro Rasco party at Old Man/Carmen Diaz's house ended with the annual viewing of videos from 1959 Havana. Someone had to explain what a VHS tape was to the junior sailors, but a good time was had by all.

Results after 3 races

1. Raul Rios, 3

2. Peter Commette, 7

3. Carol Cronin, 12

4. Raul Faura, 14

5. David Hernandez, 18

... full results ...

52nd Don Q Regatta

Friday, 23 March 2018 00:00

52nd Annual Don Q Rum Keg Snipe Regatta

Miami, March 23-25, 2018

Coconut Grove Sailing Club - Miami Snipe Fleet #7

... Notice of Race available ...

Florida State Championship

Tuesday, 21 November 2017 07:33

St. Petesburg, FL, November 18-19, 2017. Final results after 4 races

1. Kevin Reali and Ashley Reynolds Reali: 1111

2. Chris klotz and Partick Van Hissenhoven: 2332

3. Kristen Herman and Jeanne Herman: 3225


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.