New Snipe Class Rules - Draft

Tuesday, 28 February 2017 07:26

The Snipe Class has been working with ISAF/World sailing since 2010 to convert our Rules and Restrictions to the ISAF/WS rules format. The content and intent of the Snipe Class rules have not changed, but they have now been converted to a friendlier and easier to use format. Take a look at the draft of the newly re-formatted rules in coordination with the Technical Department of World Sailing. Snipe Class Rules

The new rules are submitted for approval to the SCIRA Board of Governors and finally to World Sailing. Once approved, we will annouce the effective date.

World Snipe Days

Thursday, 10 March 2016 20:07

SCIRA Promotion Committee warmly encourages fleets in all countries to organize World Snipe Days, in the best time of year for such activities in each region.

The aim is to attract new people to our class by helping them discover our wonderful boat.

We are convinced that, with the commitment of passionate Snipe sailors of each fleet, it is possible to re-launch and give new vigor to our Class in each region, even guaranteeing a generational change.

We believe that communication to the outside and the promotional activities of individual fleets is a fundamental aspect for this effort.

The first step is to introduce and allow potentially interested sailors to sail the Snipe.

Then we will be happy to publish on SnipeToday and on the Bulletin your World Snipe Day's report. It is important for us and for the other fleets share your experiences and receive suggestions and comments about this promotional activities.

Below are some guidelines and suggestions:


By Reino Suonsilta - Promotion Committee

The following is based on an email discussion by a small group from the Promotion Committee: Zibi Rakocy, Ivo Gattulli, Reino Suonsilta and Pietro Fantoni (Fleet and Small Countries Development Sub Committee)

The Snipe Class is vital and active. Introducing new sailors to the class is critical for the future success of the class. Local Fleets are the core of our activities, and they build the base for international prosperity by ensuring that new and old sailors stay active in the class and enjoy Serious Sailing and Serious Fun.


Austria joins SCIRA

Wednesday, 08 February 2017 07:00

It's official - Austria is now the latest country to join SCIRA. Welcome to National Secretary Ezio Prataviera and fellow Austrian Snipe sailors!

The new fleet in Austria is called Habsburg #897 and it is located in Mattsee, near Salzburg

SCIRA National Secretaries

2017 General Restrictions

Tuesday, 17 January 2017 20:30

Snipe Sailors - the General Restrictions for the Snipe class have been posted to the snipe.org website. These rules are in effect beginning January 2017. Please refer to these before you decide to make any changes to your boat or if you have any questions such as "can I change this?"

Thanks to Antonio Bari, Chairman of the Technical Committee for his hard work on this document. It reflects changes approved between World Sailing and SCIRA.

2017 General Restrictions

From the Commodore

Friday, 23 December 2016 21:42

by Gweneth Crook, SCIRA Commodore

Merry Christmas Fellow Snipe Sailors. I wish you, your family and friends a very Merry Christmas and a fair winds New Year wherever you are! I hope to see you in the New Year.

The time has come to renew your membership. The International SCIRA dues are $10 for Juniors, $15 for Seniors and $10 for a Decal. This is a very small amount to keep the Class alive and growing! Please read the Winter 2017 bulletin to see the benefits of being a member. Remember that when you renew you can chose to receive a printed copy of the bulletin or a digital copy. One of the ways we are looking at spending your money wisely.

Wishing You all the best in 2017!


Summary and Wishes

Friday, 23 December 2016 21:07

by Zbigniew Rakocy, General Secretary Europe

Dear Board,
Dear National Secretaries,
Dear All,

It has been 6 years since I was unanimously elected General Secretary Europe. It was a wonderful period for me. At that time I was the president of a big joint-stock company but I still managed to combine my professional career with pro-bono work in order to change or improve some areas of activity of SCIRA. My work was guided by listening to our sailors and respecting the rules of our Constitution.

Our democratic organization, however, needs some fresh blood. For this reason, after having served three terms in office I have decided to give the young ones a chance. It has not been an easy decision for me because many issues initiated during my three terms have not been finished yet. Nevertheless, I believe that my successor will conclude the pending issues in a way most European countries will find satisfactory.


Holiday Gift Ideas

Saturday, 03 December 2016 08:53

Need holiday gift ideas? Visit the Snipe merchandise page to order your gift for your special Snipe sailor today to receive in time for the holidays!



European Masters Deed of Gift

Thursday, 03 November 2016 07:27

The proposed changes to the Deed of Gift for the European Masters has been approved.

The final version is attached here and has also been posted to the Snipe website: https://www.snipe.org/class/deeds-of-gift

Why Join the Snipe Class Association?

Wednesday, 26 October 2016 21:19

By Jerelyn Biehl

Sailors constantly ask, "Why Should I Join SCIRA?"

Below we've outlined the many reasons to support this 85 year old Association.

Let's be clear:

Your International SCIRA dues are as follows:

  • Junior: $10
  • Senior: $15
  • Boat decal: $10

SCIRA Int. has kept the dues low to assist your national associations if they feel the need add a fee to help run their
national office. But let's breakdown why you need to support your Snipe Class.

Benefits of a Strong Class Association