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The end of a true fighter: My boat Ruga!

Monday, 02 April 2018 17:15

By Alonso Lopez

This is one of those stories worth recording. The end of a true fighter: my boat Ruga! It also shows how surprising our Snipe Class can be.

We were in Porto Alegre for the Snipe Brazilian Nationals. The regatta had 59 registered boats. We had three boats representing our Guarapiranga Lake, which combined with the folks from Ilhabela and Santos totaled approximately 12 boats from our State.

The Nationals are held every January and the top ranked sailors earn berths to race in the Snipe Worlds. This means that the very best sailors from Brazil participate and battle for the top positions.


Moruzzo, Friuli Venezia Giulia, Italy - Jamestown, Rhode Island, USA - April 1st, 2018

We hope you have enjoyed our April Fool's stories.

Pesce d'aprile! Poisson d'avril! Aprilvis!

(i.e. April's Fish)

Caros marinheiros da classe Snipe, não se preocupe: os artigos do passado eram uma piada. April Fools significa piada de abril. O primeiro de abril é o dia das piadas (Dia da mentira) em grande parte da Europa e América do Norte.

Please check back later this week for more news from around the Snipe world.

The Editors

(photo Max Ceschia)


1959 Lineburger Boats

Saturday, 31 March 2018 16:04

By Luis Soubie

These are the 20 Snipes that in 1959 the Club Jangadeiros bought from the Lineburger boatyard for the 1959 Snipe World Championship that would later be won by Paul Elvström.

Each boat received the name of the Country that sailed it.

In Argentina there is the DENMARK, number 12000, which won the Worlds.

And also 12103, my dear JAPAO, that I bought almost 30 years ago on April 21, 1988, starting my Snipe sailing career. The boat that I loved the most.

1956, Ostende, Belgium

Wednesday, 28 March 2018 23:57
Ostende, Belgium, 1956 European Championship
1. Frank Penman, England
2. Mino Dellacasa, Italy
3. Bernard Mach, Switzerland