US Junior Nationals - Final

Monday, 21 August 2017 07:38

Winchester, August 20, 2017. Results after 9 races (1 discard)

1. Robby Gearon & Lexi Pline, 18

2. Alfonso M. Garcia Bringas & Danel Belausteguigoitia, 27

3. Andre Guaragna & Emily Gilreath, 27

4. Nicholas Giacobbe, 30

5. Wil Bedford & Lydia Brown, 31

... full results ...

US Junior Nationals - Day 1

Sunday, 20 August 2017 08:15

Winchester, August 19, 2017. Results after 3 races

1. Robby Gearon & Lexi Pline, 7

2. Alfonso M. Garcia Bringas & Danel Belausteguigoitia, 8

3. Andre Guaragna & Emily Gilreath, 8

... full results ...

Briody Memorial Regatta

Friday, 18 August 2017 20:18

Newport, August 12-13, 2017. Report by John Dentinger

At the beginning of the summer, it didn't look good for holding a regatta--in fact, the Laser regatta at our club, Newport YC, was canceled. Why? The highest water level in Lake Ontario history--and our club, on Irondequoit Bay, was severely impacted--what was even worse, many homeowners on the bay suffered thousands of dollars in damage, or even lost their homes. Just look at the photo of the tree near the end of the road to our club; actually, it was only "partially" flooded.


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.


Jubilee Invitational

Monday, 24 July 2017 21:07

Beverly MA, July 23, 2017. 16 boats, 6 races (1 discard). Photo courtesy Beth Willis

Despite no wind on day one, a nice northeast breeze allowed the fearless Jubilee Yacht Club race committee to fit in six races in four hours on Sunday. Crews were tired but satisfied. And Saturday night's haddock dinner was a treat as usual!

1 Jim Bowers/Julia Marsh Rabin 5

2 Carol Cronin/Sharon Johnson 14

3 John Tagliamonte/Kara Wilcox 17

...full results...

Snipe Summer Series

Monday, 17 July 2017 20:59

Annapolis, July 15-16, 2017. Results after 4 races

1. Christian Filter & Jessica Bennet, 5

2. Zachery Kelchner , 11

3. Chris Ryan & Nicole Ryan, 16

4. Philip Schofield & Noelle Owen, 19

5. Steve Pickel & Natalie Burls, 22

... full results ...

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.


2017 Whittemore St John, Board of Governors, District One Championship Regatta Report

Lake Quassapaug, CT. June 24-25, 2017

by Joel Zackin

OK, first the beef: This year another National or International Snipe event took one of our regional regatta weekends forcing the Quassapaug Snipe Fleet 231 to host a regatta labeled the Whittemore St John/Board of Governors/D1 Championship Regatta. Why does SCIRA US and SCIRA International always want one of our weekends for a major event and then ask us how can they help increase Snipe sailing at the local level? Really.


Annapolis Snipe Invite - Final

Monday, 19 June 2017 07:34

Annapolis, June 18, 2017. Final results after 8 races (1 discard)

(Photo courtesy of Jill Bennett)

1. Graham Landy & Chris Klevan, 11

2. Arthur Blodgett & Golison Marissa, 12

3. Jensen McTighe & Lydia McPherson-Shambarger, 22

4. Christian Filter & Jessica Bennett, 29

5. Zach Kelchner & Nicole Ryan, 34


1. Jensen McTighe & Lydia McPherson.Shamberg, 9

2. Christian Filter & Jessica Bennett, 11

3. Tyler Mowry & Annabelle Hutchison, 21

Report by Lisa Pline

2017 Annapolis Snipe Invite/Jr ACC's sees tight racing in all conditions

This year's Annapolis Snipe Invite/Jr ACC's "30 & Under" event brought a star-studded fleet of former, current, and aspiring college sailors together for some tight racing in a variety of Chesapeake Bay conditions.


Annapolis Snipe Invite - Day 1

Sunday, 18 June 2017 08:43

Annapolis, June 17, 2017. Results after 5 races

(Photo courtesy of Annappolis Snipe Invite)

1. Graham Landy & Chris Klevan, 8

2. Arthur Blodgett & Marissa Golison, 12

3. Jensen McTighe & Lydia McPherson-Shamarger, 17

4. Christian Filter & Jessica Bennett, 18

5. Zach Kelchner & Nicole Ryan, 31

... full results ...