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Snipe Midwinters - Final

Thursday, 30 March 2017 21:45

Clearwater, March 30, 2017. Results after 8 races (1 discard)

1. USA Arthur Blodgett & Julia Melton, 10

2. CUB Raul Miguel Diaz Herrera & Carlos Esposito Rodriguez, 13

3. CAN Christopher Hains & Alexandre Tinoco, 16

Report by Arthur Blodgett

There have been over twice as many Snipe Midwinter Championships as Americas Cups. Snipe plans came out in Rudder Magazine in 1931, and in the heart of the great depression, it became the popular home build for those who'd maybe owned bigger boats before the crash, had the requisite sailing passion and carpentry knowhow, and needed to downsize! The Snipe Class grew faster than the modern J70 and in 1937 the first Midwinter Championship was contested in the Gulf of Mexico. Clearwater native Clarke Mills, noted yacht designer of the Opti, gave the Clearwater championship special significance; he was an avid Snipe sailor and for a time builder of the world's fastest Snipes. You could purchase a Mills Wooden Snipe for $3,000, or, at that time, attend Duke University for $2,500.

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Please save the date: Snipe North American Championship and Ron Payne Memorial Regatta, May 19, 20, 21 at Lauderdale Yacht Club, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33316. For charters, housing and entry questions, contact Peter Commette at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 954.610.9346.

The usual breeze in the Atlantic Ocean at this time of year is an 8-12 knot sea breeze. At the coldest, the weather is bathing suit weather. Bring sun block and a suit of sails. We can take care of the rest.

NOR is posted and registration open for Snipe NA's.

http://www.regattanetwork.com/event/14287

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Snipe Midwinters - Day 2

Thursday, 30 March 2017 07:31

Clearwater, March 29, 2017. Results after 6 races (1 dicard)

1. CUB Raul Miguel Diaz Herrera & Carlos Esposito Rodriguez, 7

2. USA Arthur Blodgett & Julia Melton, 8

3. CAN Christopher Hains & Alexandre Tinoco, 12

... full results ...

Snipe Midwinters - Day 1

Wednesday, 29 March 2017 07:42

Clearwater, March 28, 2017. Results after 3 races

1. CUB Raul Miguel Diaz Herrera & Carlos Esposito Rodriguez, 5

2. USA Arthur Blodgett & Julia Melton, 5

3. CAN Christopher Hains & Alexandre Tinoco, 8

... full results ...

Don Q - Finals

Monday, 27 March 2017 02:54

Miami, March 26, 2017. Final results after 6 races (1 discard)

1. USA Ernesto Rodriguez & Kathleen Tocke, 8

2. PUR Raul Rios & Mac Agnese, 10

3. BRA Bruno Bethlem & Rodrigo Lins, 19

4. USA Augie Diaz & Eddie Mintzias/Claudia Loiacono, 20

5. USA Peter Commette & Connie Commette, 31

... full results ...

Don Q - Day 2

Sunday, 26 March 2017 00:59

Miami, March 25, 2017. Three races completed today with 15-20 knots.

Results after 4 races:

1. PUR Raul Rios & Mac Agnese, 9

2. USA Ernesto Rodriguez & Kathleen Tocke, 11

3. BRA Bruno Bethlem & Rodrigo Lens, 17

4. USA Augie Diaz & Eddie Mintzias/Claudia Loiacono, 19

5. USA Peter Commette & Connie Commette, 29

... full results and interview ...

Don Q - Day 1

Saturday, 25 March 2017 01:35

Miami, March 24, 2017. Results after 1 race

Steady 20 knots, gusts up to 25

1. USA Ernesto Rodriguez & Kathleen Tocke

2. PUR Raul Rios & Mac Agnese

3. USA Augie Diaz & Eddie Mintzias

4. USA George Szabo & Dianna Waterbury

5. USA Asher Zittrer & Watt Duffy

... full results, interview and video ...

Comodoro Rasco - Final

Sunday, 12 February 2017 22:30

Miami, February 12, 2017: 5 races, no throwouts.

1. Raul Rios & Mac Agnese, 8

2. Peter Commette & Connie Commette, 17

3. Ernesto Rordriguez & Katheen Tocke, 19

4. David Hernandez & Nikki Bruno, 27

5. Alex Pline & Lexi Pline, 31

Report by Carol Cronin

Despite light enough air that we only touched the hiking straps in tacks, the 20 boats that signed up for the 2017 Comodoro Rasco were not disappointed. For one thing, we all got sailing lessons from Raul Rios/Mac Agnese, who won the five race, no throwout regatta with three seconds on Saturday and two firsts on Sunday. Given the light spotty breeze that confused even the locals, it was a very impressive display of both consistency and boat speed in difficult conditions.

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Comodoro Rasco - Day 1

Sunday, 12 February 2017 08:47

Miami, February 11, 2017. Results after 3 races

1. Ernesto Rodriguez & Kathleen Tocke, 5

2. Raul Rios & Mac Agnese, 6

3. Peter Commette & Connie Commette, 11

4. Zach Kelchner & Bryan Stout, 16

5. Taylor Scheuermann & Charlie Bess, 16

... full results ...

US Women's Nationals - Final

Sunday, 05 February 2017 21:02

Miami, February 5, 2017. 16 teams completed 6 races over two days on Biscayne Bay. Dominated by light air, we did get to stretch our hiking legs on the last race of the first day. Mafalda and Angela were able to come back from a slow start in today's only race to win the regatta with all firsts and one second. Lisa and Lexi Pline won today's race; Carol Cronin/Kim Couranz will take home the US Women's Nationals trophy, an elegant ship's clock.

Final results after 6 races (1 discard):

1. POR Mafalda Pires de Lima & Angela Pumariega, 6

2. USA Carol Cronin & Kim Couranz, 11

3. USA Aimee Heim & Megan Place, 18

4. USA Kathleen Tocke & Christina Persson, 25

5. USA Lisa Pline & Lexi Pline, 26

... full results and photos ...