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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 ...

US Women's Nationals - Day 1

Sunday, 05 February 2017 08:42

Miami, February 4, 2017. Five races today on Biscayne Bay in 5-10 knots of northeast breeze

Results after 5 races:

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

2. USA Carol Cronin & Kim Couranz, 12

3. USA Aimee Heim & ??, 18

4. USA Kathleen Tocke & ??, 27

5. USA Bridget Wiatrowski & Jessica Claflin, 32

... full results and photos ...

Boomerang Regatta

Wednesday, 01 February 2017 19:04

Fort Lauderdale, January 28-29, 2017

by Peter Commette

The Lauderdale Yacht Club regatta, named "Boomerang" because of its unique course layout for the inland Opti fleets, has been a staple in Florida for decades. This year, Snipes were added to the regatta's outside, ocean course, joining the Lasers and 420's. The late addition of the Snipes made for a small but extremely competitive fleet.

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2017 Snipe North Americans

Wednesday, 25 January 2017 20:10

2017 Snipe North Americans are confirmed for May 19-21 at Lauderdale Yacht Club, Ft. Lauderdale, FL. For housing, charters & entry questions, contact Peter Commette.

14 Questions to ... Arthur Blodgett

Thursday, 01 December 2016 18:42

Arthur Blodgett, Snipe sailor and coach from Fort Lauderdale

- 1) Your first time on a sailing boat?

My first memory was when I was 5 my dad rented a Wooden Beetle Cat at Mystic Seaport and took me and my little brother sailing. I think he let me steer before the end of it.

- 2) Your first time on a Snipe?

Fear Of Missing Out led me to my first Snipe sail in a regatta -the 2009 FL State Champs. My schoolmates Sheehan Commette and Julia Melton were sailing Sheehan's boat, so I went down to the club the day before, Dr. Lang agreed to loan me a boat (an '84 Muller), and Kaye Siemers and I went racing the next day. I remember doing a fan-the-leech move upwind while looking up at the sail, noticing that the whole mast flexed and thinking "this is going to be fun."

- 3) The most bizarre thing that happened in a regatta?

Blowing the rudder out of the back of my friend's borrowed Snipe on an underwater pipe just off the dock at Coconut Grove. I have never heard such a loud bang as was made by the gudgeon popping out of the thin, acoustical Persson transom. Fortunately, it was "daiquiris on the dock day" provided by Carmen Diaz, and I soon had a restorative beverage in my hand as I watched Sheehan and Peter patch the boat with some fine use of Marine-Tex. Mitch Hall if your reading this I'm sorry I didn't tell you about this but your rudder is right on center!

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