Tuning Up Small Racing Boats

Thursday, 22 February 2018 22:34

by Bill Crosby

1940 - New York

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Snipes in Egypt

Wednesday, 19 February 2014 07:41

Another follow-up from the Snipe Bulletin. Click the link below to see classic photos of Snipes in Egypt.

Royal Air Force - Kasfareet 1953-1956 - Great Bitter Lake - Suez Canal - Egypt

"Many a pleasant hour spent swimming and relaxing on the shores of the Great Bitter Lake"

Slide show: Kasfareet Sailing Club and Lido

... Snipes image gallery and notes ...

World Snipe Day 2018

Friday, 16 February 2018 07:25

February 14, 2018

Dear National Secretaries,

Class promotion is one of the main aspects to work on and the fleet activity is the fulcrum of the promotion.

A lively fleet promotes events, regattas, clinics, training sessions, parties among its members, but should also focuses its attention outside on other sailors.

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

This is the reason why the Board warmly encourages fleets in all countries to organize a World Snipe Day, at the best time of year for such activities in your region.

Read the open letter


by Pietro Fantoni

My grandfather, who was a fighter pilot (back when the planes had a propeller and the pilots were like romantic knights with leather helmet and goggles, about the same time that Bill Crosby designed the Snipe) often said: "The planes are driven with the backside."

The same can be said for dinghies in general, and the Snipe in particular. Electronic devices have become increasingly important when sailing big boats. Fortunately, in small boats, sensibility (otherwise known as “backside”) still matters a lot.

Refolo II

Sunday, 11 February 2018 18:32

Sergio Costiera built "Refolo II" in a room of his apartment in Gorizia with the help of his mother and sister (who helped him to bend the planks).

In 1952 the boat was finished and Sergio lowered Refolo II from the second floor of his apartment.