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Ideas from the European Secretary

Friday, 03 February 2017 07:38

By Martin Bermudez de la Puente, General Secretary for Europe

Dear friends,

First of all, I would like to thank Zibi for his great dedication, effort and contribution over the last years.

As the new European Secretary for the next couple of years I would like to help to improve our class as much as possible. I will go over each country situation and I will try to help you with whatever you may need from me.

For the moment I want to introduce you the following ideas in order to get your feedback if possible.

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By Pietro Fantoni – SCIRA Vice Commodore

(Photo courtesy of Luigi Gangitano)

109 boats is a great number! This is the number of boats that attended the 2016 Open European Championship in Santiago de la Ribera, Spain, last September. It is a record and we can be proud!

But, as many of you know, the topic "Open or Closed Europeans" is an ongoing one. We had a lot of discussion about it on SnipeToday and some Snipe sailors are in favor of an open event. Others (I think now a minority) are for a closed event.

In August, the Promotion Committee shared a lot of ideas and, just before the Europeans, I posted an article about the Open Europeans (and Open events in general): http://www.snipetoday.org/articles/exchange-of-views/item/2979-promotion-committee-about-open-europeans-and-major-open-events-in-general

In that article I wrote: "We should again consider the same topic after the "hundred boat" Open European Championship in Santiago de la Ribera in late September 2016. It will be a good test of this open concept, and an indicator for the Snipe Class for future important decisions".

So now we can analyze the regatta we had in Spain and talk again about Open Europeans and open events in general.

As asailor, I can say that the Europeans in Spain were a great success.

Here are some details:

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Open Europeans - Final

Monday, 26 September 2016 07:29

Santiago de la Ribera, September 24, 2016. Final results after 11 races (6 races qualifying series; 5 races final series; 2 discards).

(Photo courtesy of Real Club de Regatas de Santiago de la Ribera)

Top 10 (109 boats):

1. ESP Gustavo del Castillo Palop/Rafael del Castillo Palop, 18

2. ESP Álvaro Martínez/Gabriel Utrera Thompson, 21

3. BRA Alexandre Tinoco/Victor Pérez Campo, 23

4. ESP Francisco Sánchez Ferrer/Marina Sánchez Ferrer, 30

5. ESP Damian Borrás Camps/Carlos Bats, 39

6. ESP Martín Bermúdez de la Puent/Ángela Pumariega, 46

7. ESP Teo Matheu/Pedro Cabrer, 55

8. ESP Pablo Fresneda Arqueros/Eliezer Fernández, 57

9. ITA Pietro Fantoni/Marinella Gorgatto, 61

10. ESP Carlos Soto Valero/Gregorio Belmonte Cuenca, 63

Report by Jerelyn Biehl, full results (Gold and Silver Fleet), interview and photos

The 2016 Snipe European Championship broke records on all accounts with 109 entries, making it the largest Snipe Championship to date. Held September 21-24 at Santiago de la Ribera, Spain, the event attracted sailors from 13 nations including 2 from outside Europe (Argentina & Brazil).

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Open Europeans - Day 3

Saturday, 24 September 2016 08:10

Santiago de la Ribera, September 23, 2016. Results after the qualifyng series and 3 races of the final series. Two more races on Saturday.

(Photo courtesy of Real Club de Regatas de Santiago de la Ribera)

Overall Gold Fleet

1. ESP Gustavo del Castillo Palop/Rafael del Castillo Palop, 10

2. BRA Alexandre Tinoco/Victor Pérez Campos, 11

3. ESP Francisco Sánchez Ferrer/Marina Sánchez Ferrer, 12

4. ESP Álvaro Martínez/Gabriel Utrera Thompson, 18

5. BEL Manu Hens/Maj Kristin Hansen Borgen, 20

6. ESP Martín Bermúdez de la Puent/Ángela Pumariega, 21

7. ESP Damian Borrás Camps/Carlos Bats, 23

8. ESP Teo Matheu/Pedro Cabrer, 28

9. POR Mafalda Pires de Lima/Tomas Pires de Lima, 31

10. ESP Pablo Fresneda Arqueros/Eliezer Fernández, 33

... full results ...

Open Europeans - Day 2

Thursday, 22 September 2016 20:32

Santiago de la Ribera, September 22, 2016. Overall results qualifying series, after 6 races (1 discard)

(Photo courtesy of Real Club de Regatas de Santiago de la Ribera)

1. ESP Gustavo del Castillo Palop/Rafael del Castillo Palop, 10

2. ESP Francisco Sánchez Ferrer/Marina Sánchez Ferrer, 13

3. ESP Pablo Fresneda Arqueros/Eliezer Fernández, 19

4. ESP Jordi Triay Pons/Lluis Mas Barcelo, 21

5. BRA Alexandre Tinoco/Victor Pérez Campos, 23

6. ESP Juanma Barrionuevo/Alejandro Díaz, 24

7. POR Mafalda Pires de Lima/Tomas Pires de Lima, 28

8. ESP Álvaro Martínez/Gabriel Utrera Thompson, 28

9. BEL Manu Hens/Maj Kristin Hansen Borgen, 30

10. ESP Martín Bermúdez de la Puent/Ángela Pumariega, 32

... full results ...

Open Europeans - Day 1

Thursday, 22 September 2016 00:08

Santiago de la Ribera, September 21, 2016. Results after 3 races

(Photo courtesy of Real Club de Regatas de Santiago de la Ribera)

Overall

1. ESP Francisco Sánchez Ferrer/Marina Sánchez Ferrer, 10

2. ESP Jordi Triay Pons/Lluis Mas Barcelo, 10

3. ESP Gustavo del Castillo Palop/Rafael del Castillo Palop, 10

4. ESP Pablo Fresneda Arqueros/Eliezer Fernández, 12

5. POR Mafalda Pires de Lima/Tomas Pires de Lima, 12

6. ESP Carlos Soto Valero/Gregorio Belmonte Cuenca, 16

7. BRA Alexandre Tinoco/Victor Pérez Campos, 17

8. ITA Pietro Fantoni/Marinella Gorgatto, 19

9. ESP Fran Palacio/Jaime Alvarez-Hevia, 20

10. ESP Pablo García Meca/Lucas Rodríguez Verastegui, 24

... full results ...

European Open Sailor's Forum

Wednesday, 27 August 2014 20:26

During the European Championship a Sailors forum was held in Kamien Pomorski.

Kamien Pomorski, Poland, August 19, 2014

The following topics were suggested from the sailors for discussion:

  • Jib Cloth

The Rules Committee felt that the jibs were not lasting as long as previously and therefore increased the jib cloth to 160 g/sm. The sailors over the past several years had asked the SCIRA Board to extend the introduction & delay the enforcement of the new rule

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Europeans - Final Report

Sunday, 24 August 2014 15:26

Kamien Pomorski, August 23, 2014.

(Photo courtesy Eurosnipe2014)

Final results, after 9 races, 2 discards (top 5)

1. ESP Raul De Valenzuela Santaella & Antolin Alejandre De Ona, 26

2. POR Tiago Morais & Tomas Pires De Lima, 31

3. ESP Jordi Triay Pons & Lluis Mas Barcelo, 36

4. BRA Alexandre Tinoco & Bernardo Low-beer, 37

5. ESP Victor Perez & Cristian Sanchez, 37

Regatta report by Pietro Fantoni, full results, photos, videos and ...

Racing in Northern Europe often means racing in cold temperatures and windy weather. But the wind and cold, with clouds and patches of sun in quick succession, didn't cool the sailors who arrived in this corner of Poland.

This is due to the warm friendliness of Zibi Rakocy and the Snipe Polish community. It was one of the best organized events in Europe in recent years. Zibi and his team did a fantastic job, working with a number of sponsors, a marina, and especially the town of Kamien Pomorski, which was proud to host the European Championship of the Snipe Class or, as they say, the Class Slanka (pronunication: swonka). Thank you, dziękuję

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Europeans - Day 3

Friday, 22 August 2014 17:31

Kamien Pomorski, August 22, 2014. Results after 7 races (1 discard)

(photo courtesy of Europsnipe2014)

1. Tiago Morais & Tomas Pires De Lima, 25

2. Alexandro Tinoco & Bernardo Low-beer, 27

3. Victor Perez & Cristian Sanchez, 29

4. Raul De Valenzuela Santaella & Antolin Alejandre De Ona, 30

5. Damian Borras Camps & Ivan Moreno, 39

Video: Winner of the day (6-1-1) Manu Hens (BEL) on his comeback day

Video: Christian Andersen (DEN) after today's racing in the European Championship 2014

... full results ...

Europeans - Day 2

Thursday, 21 August 2014 18:45

Kamien Pomorski, August 21, 2014. Results after 4 races (preliminary)

1. BRA Alexandre Tinoco & Bernardo Low-beer, 14

2. POR Tiago Morais & Tomas Pires de Lima, 16

3. ESP Victor Perez & Cristian Sanchez, 19

4. ESP Raul De Valenzuela Santaella & Antolin Alejandro De Ona, 20

5. BEL Yannick Laumans & Kai Kinnear, 31

Video: Celina Skjlodt (DEN)

Video: Damian Borras

Video: Enrico Solerio

Video: Winners of race 4 Josteim Grodem and crew Maj Kristin Hansen Borgen (NOR)

... full results and photo gallery ...