Dunphy Snipes

Tuesday, 10 July 2018 22:32

Dunphy Boats built a lot of sailboats, most importantly Snipe class one-design racing and family sailboats, which were very popular and competitive in the late 1930s and 1940s until a few years after WW II. Many Snipe championships in the midwest were won with Dunphy Snipes, particularly in the years just before WW II.

Snipe designer William F. Crosby had a new Dunphy Snipe #4000 "Also" which he raced on Long Island Sound in 1939 and 1940.


Snipe World Masters - Film

Monday, 09 July 2018 20:45

Vilamoura, Portugal, June 25-30, 2018

Gerber Snipe #12021

Wednesday, 04 July 2018 22:05

1960 Wooden Gerber-built Snipe #12021

By John Rose

I saw this boat at the 2009 Classic Snipe Rally/Halloween Regatta in Atlanta, and was thrilled by the beauty of the all varnished hull and deck and the "show condition" of this beautiful Snipe.  Truly a work of high skill and quality and beauty.  See attached photos.  This Snipe has always been in Atlanta since new.



Classic Sailing Festival YCP

Tuesday, 29 May 2018 07:23

Sao Paulo, Brazil, May 27, 2018

(Photo courtesy of Douglas Moreira - Fisheye)

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#9753 "Texan III"

Friday, 18 May 2018 18:50

This is a photo of Harold Gilreath's fiberglass Lofland Snipe #9753 "Texan III", built in 1954 after SCIRA adopted specifications for fiberglass Snipes.

This is the first "official" (measured) fiberglass Snipe.

Photo from Gilreath family photo albums, courtesy of Hal Gilreath Jr. His Dad Harold Gilreath was 1956 SCIRA Commodore.

This boat was the first production fiberglass Snipe constructed by Francis Lofland (Lofland Co. - later Lofland Sail-Craft Inc., Wichta Kansas USA) with technical assistance and advice by Ted Wells and Harold Gilreath.