Murai Snipe J 21335

Tuesday, 15 May 2018 07:41

Details of plywood snipe 21335 with original plywood deck and plywood hull. She was built in 1975 by Murai yacht in Kobe, Japan.

Owner: Kazuki Masuda

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Late '50s, Giorgio Gorla

Tuesday, 31 October 2017 21:39

From Giorgio Brezich archives

Giorgio "Dodo" Gorla in the late '50s preparing his Snipe


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.


#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

San Fernando - Restoration Work

Saturday, 20 May 2017 22:43

In Barcelona

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"San Fernando" is going to the Museu Maritim de Barcelona. The boat will be restored at the museum.

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#8653 Texan II

Thursday, 27 April 2017 07:42

1951 Clark Mills Snipe #8653 "Texan II" originally owned by 1956 SCIRA Commodore Harold Gilreath Sr. and now owned by Michael Jones of Clearwater Florida and McKay Creek Boat Shop at Heritage Village in Largo Florida. Rebuilt and restored after fire damage at McLaughlin Boat Works by Joe Norton of Green Lake Wisconsin.

Barbanera III

Thursday, 09 February 2017 20:00

From Giorgio Brezich archives

I - 13908 "Barbanera III", designed by D'Isiot, was built in okoume (purchased from Bariffi & Wuschlager in Lugano, Switzerland) by Giorgio's father. The mainsail is a Parovel, designed for the bending boom (with the mainsheet system in the middle, without the bridle). The photo was taken in Sistiana (Gulf of Trieste) in 1965 during the "Coppa Barbanera" won by Massone and Zezzo with their Snipe "Zal III".