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2013 Miami Snipe Invitational

Friday, 07 December 2012 18:40

By Kathleen Tocke

We were at the 2011 Snipe Worlds in Denmark and Brian Kamilar, Enrique Quintero, and Tyler Sinks were talking about having a regatta for only younger people. Great Snipe sailors, from the younger generation like Brian, Enrique, Tyler, and Nick Voss have grown up around the Snipe. They get it. Their idea was to get more of their peers involved and introduce them to the boat.

The reality is there are so many post-college sailors that don't really have a lot of direction as what to sail (or money). Not every kid can afford an Olympic campaign, but many are interested in sailing at a high level and want the opportunity to compete internationally. This is what we promote.

US Nationals Day 4 Dawns

Thursday, 21 June 2012 15:25

Looks like much better weather for today in Miami, where the US Nationals run through Friday. Good luck to all!

Jacksonville, April 21-22, 2012.

Florida Yacht Club in Jacksonville hosted the 2012 Snipe Tea Party and District 4 Championships.  After 7 races in everything from a light drifter, to waves and sea breeze, to flat water and oscillating breeze, Chris Klotz and Bobby Guilder came out on top.  Chris and Bobby (local FYC junior sailor) never finished out of the top 3 and that consistency took them to the top of the fleet.  In the first race, Hal and Emily Gilreath ghosted to a win in a light breeze passing David Muhlhaussen and Barb Evans up the last beat.  A 10-15 knot sea breeze kicked in for the afternoon and David and Barb ended up tied after 4 races with Chris and Bobby.  The compact races placed an emphasis on starts and crew work in the building breeze and waves.  Saturday night the fleet retired to an Italian buffet as a front moved through.

2012 DonQ Day 2 Results

Sunday, 18 March 2012 11:49

Day 2 of the DonQ offered similar conditions to day one: 9-15 knots of NE that rewarded staying in the pressure. With one race to go, Augie Diaz/Kathleen Tocke (Miami, USA) are tied for first with Raul Rios/Manuel Insern (PUR), and Bruno Bethlem/Dante Bianchi (BRA) are only 2 points behind. Full Results

2012 Midwinters - Final

Wednesday, 14 March 2012 22:14

Clearwater Yacht Club

March 12-14, 2012

Thirty-one Snipes from Europe, South America, and North America attended the 2012 Snipe Midwinters, one of the best attended and most international events in several years. Clearwater Yacht Club has run this event for seventy-six years, making it the oldest Snipe regatta in North America (and possibly the world).

The first half of the three day, eight race series was sailed in a shifty offshore easterly that gradually faded off from its first peak of 12-15 knots. In the afternoon on day two a moderate seabreeze filled for the final race, and two races on the last day were sailed in a 10-14 knot northwesterly which rewarded boatspeed upwind and downwind.

Ernesto Rodriguez/Megan Place posted such consistent finishes that even an OCS in the last race couldn’t keep them from winning the event. Kevin Reali and Tim King (St. Pete, FL) managed to stay within three points of the leaders, even after they lost a tiller extension halfway through the last race. Emanuel Aghem and Luciano Pesci from Argentina rounded out the top three.

The second stop on the Snipe Circuit is Miami’s DonQ Regatta, which runs March 16-18. Thirty-five boats from eight countries are registered to date.

Top five:
1. Ernesto Rodriguez/Megan Place 16

2. Kevin Reali/Tim King 19

3. Emanuel Aghem/Luciano Pesci 39

4. Arthur Blodgett/Julia Melton 47

5. Carol Cronin/Kim Couranz 50

Full results

2012 Midwinters - Day Two

Tuesday, 13 March 2012 22:41

Another lovely day on the Gulf of Mexico. We sailed two races in the morning offshore breeze and it faded hard by the end of the second race, rewarding those who rolled the dice and found the errant puffs. After a short wait, a light seabreeze filled in from the west providing some great boat speed sailing for the final race of the day. Full results below do not yet reflect a throwout. Regatta website

Sail   Skipper Yacht Club  1   2   3   4   5   6  Total Pos
30473   Ernesto Rodriguez   Miami snipe fleet   2   5   3   1   2   1   14  
1  
29112   Kevin Reali   SPSC   1   19   1   4   6   3   34  
2  
30604   Emanuel Aghem   Club náutico Córdoba   7   3   6   5   18   5   44  
3  
8653   Hal Gilreath   FYC   13   10   4   6   5   11   49  
4  
30860   Carol Cronin   Severn Sailing Association   11   11   7   2   17   9   57  
5  
29340   Trixy Agusti   Club Nautico Cordoba   15   15   11   3   12   2   58  
6  
30337   Eric Heim   SDYC   16   8   13   7   11   7   62  
7  
15790   Pietro Fantoni   Circolo della Vela Muggia   22   13   2   9   16   4   66  
8  
30928   Andrew Pimental   Sail Newport   8   4   8   12   7   32/OCS   71  
9  
8008   Arthur Blodgett   ABYC   9   1   5   19   8   32/OCS   74  
10  
30552   Henry Filter   Severn Sailing Association   4   7   12   14   32/OCS   12   81  
11  
30281   BIBI JUETZ   I.C. RIO DE JANEIRO   23   20   17   8   1   15   84  
12  
29687   David Hernandez   CGSC/CRYC/UM sailing   12   18   16   29   3   8   86  
13  
30090   Birger Jansen   Baerum   6   6   14   11   19   32/OCS   88  
14  
24702   Jerry Thompson   SPSC   21   9   23   17   9   13   92  
15  
30942   Donald Hackbarth   Atlanta YC   14   25   18   13   14   19   103  
16  
29317   Harri Palm   Guelph Community Boating Club   17   17   22   15   4   32/OCS   107  
17  
30765   Jamie Boyden   RCYC   3   14   24   25   32/OCS   10   108  
18  
30236   Mike Popp   DIYC   24   28   10   18   15   16   111  
19  
31008   Javier Marcelo Moyano   Club Nautico Cordoba   5   2   9   32/DNS   32/DNS   32/DNC   112  
20  
28814   nicholas voss   CGSC/DIYC   32/DNF   32/DNF   15   16   13   6   114  
21  
30741   Sharon Seymour-Johnson   Lauderdale Yacht Club   26   12   20   21   20   17   116  
22  
29778   Roberto Guaragna   Sailing center   20   21   28   20   10   18   117  
23  
29963   Steve Lang   SPYC   18   24   19   22   25   20   128  
24  
30459   Rocio Agusti   Club Nautico Cordoba   19   32/DNF   32/DNF   10   27   14   134  
25  
30111   Tony Collins   CBYC/Eckerd   27   16   25   27   22   22   139  
26  
30559   Henning Balzer   Stavanger Seilforening   10   22   26   26   26   32/DNF   142T  
27  
29318   Christopher Hains   Gueplh Community Boating Club   25   23   21   28   24   21   142T  
28  
30833   HANNA-LEENA LEHTINEN   HSK HELSINKI FINLANDIA   28   26   27   23   23   24   151  
29  
29673   Halvor Poulsson   Baerum   32/DNF   27   32/DNF   24   21   32/DNC   168  
30  
28714   Matt Heywood   North Cape Yacht Club   32/DNF   32/DNF   32/DNF   30   28   23   177  
31  

Peter Commette and Alex Commette

Snipe Women's World Championship 2010

Monday, 17 January 2011 19:41

Every other year, the best Women Snipers gather for the Women's World Championship. In 2010 that was St. Petersburg, Florida in November and the temperature was a balmy 80º. Out on the water the competition was even hotter.

Anna Tunnicliffe - Snipe Sailor

Thursday, 02 December 2010 19:51

A Gold medal at the 2008 Olympics. An Olympic match racing campaign that's well underway. Why does someone with those aspirations come to sail at the Snipe Women's Worlds in Florida? The short answer is that the competition is strong and and the competitors make you feel welcome.