2016 Snipe Midwinters - Final

Monday, 14 March 2016 21:16

Clearwater, March 15, 2016. Too much fog and not enough wind for racing today, so results from yesterday stand. Congratulations ot Hal Gilreath and Brendan Feeney!

1. Hal Gilreath & Brendan Feeney, 4

2. Andrew Pimental & Megan Place, 8

3. Martin Bebb & Sheehan Commette, 17

... full results ...

2016 Snipe Midwinters - Day 1

Sunday, 13 March 2016 23:32

Too windy for racing today in Clearwater. Two boats made it all the way out to the Gulf of Mexico, but with a steady 22 knots and guests up to 30, no races were started. Racing continues through Tuesday. (Thanks to Megan Place for the report and photo from the beach.)

Registration list and results

50th Don Q Rum Keg Anniversary Regatta

Wednesday, 02 March 2016 07:41

Miami, March 18-20, 2016


We would like to ask you to please register as soon as possible. Since this is the 50th Anniversary Regatta we are trying to get things adjusted to the size of the registered Fleet. There is a late fee that you should try to avoid and most important, if by any reason you cannot participate after having registered and paid, the Club will refund you. Please, do not leave the registration for the last minute!! We will be very appreciative of your quick action. See the registration link below.


Gonzalo "Old Man" Diaz


Don Q 1988

Friday, 19 February 2016 19:14

Miami, March 1988

Meredeth Adams, Ed Adams, Tom Fisher, Craig Leweck, Kim Logan, Tom Lihan, Peter Commette, Tarasa Davis, Janett Krefting, Birger Jansen

Comodoro Rasco - Final

Monday, 01 February 2016 23:07

Miami, January 30-31, 2016. Report by Julia Melton

Results after 5 races

(Photo courtesy of Blake Middleton)

1. Augie Diaz & Julia Melton, 9

2. Ernesto Rodriguez & Wilson Stout, 17

3. David Hernandez & Christine DeSilva, 26

4. Carol Cronin & Kim Couranz, 29

5. Lee Griffith & Nikki Bruno, 32

The Commodore Rasco is one of my favorite snipe regattas. It is one of the gems of winter series because of the regatta's long history and fun traditions that are included in the event: Carmen's amazing lasagna dinner, the video from the 50's of Commodore Rasco, the "La Bomba Va" song we sing over the awards. What I personally find is it is all about family. Old Man Diaz and Carmen are a true representation of family and every year they open their home to competitors, race committee, and other friends who are involved in this special event.


Comodoro Rasco - Day 1

Sunday, 31 January 2016 10:22

Miami, January 30, 2016. Results after 3 races

(Photo courtesy of Blake Middleton)

1. Augie Diaz, 4

2. Carol Cronin, 10

3. Ernesto Rodriguez, 11

4. Lee Griffith, 13

5. Hal Gilreath, 15

Sorry, only skippers' names ...

... full results ...

Gaspar Regatta Postponed

Wednesday, 20 January 2016 18:31

The GASPAR (St. Petersburg, FL, January 23-24) will be postponed because of the weather forecast. We are looking at open dates in April and May. Sorry, but it seems that a very cold and windy weekend was in store. Thanks to the SPYC for working with us to find an alternative.

Florida State Championship - Final

Monday, 23 November 2015 07:30

St. Petersburg, November 22, 2015.

In spite of the race committee's best attempts (and the fleet sitting through a quick rainstorm), the breeze never stabilized enough to complete any additional racing today, so Friday's results stand. Congratulations to Florida State champions Ernesto Rodriguez and Eddie Mintzias, who have earned the right to go to the 2016 Western Hemisphere and Orient Championship in Buzios, Brazil!


St. Petersburg, November 21, 2015.

No racing on day two (no wind). Start time has been moved up tomorrow morning.


St. Petersburg, November 20, 2015. 18 Snipes sailed out to the starting line this morning in St. Petersburg, Florida in a nice 9-12 knot northeasterly. For many of us, it was the first view of an empty St. Pete Pier (here's a link to the time lapse of the demolition). Otherwise, Tampa Bay delivered its familiar challenges: square waves, shifty winds, and seaweed patches.


Scratching the Sailing Itch

Thursday, 19 November 2015 20:02

By Carol Cronin - From Where Books Meet Boats

(Photos courtesy of Thomas Fogh)

No matter what else happens this week, I'm going sailing.

On a global level it seems a bit frivolous, with everything else that's going on. But I can't fix the world, so instead I will join my friends in another celebration of our shared passion for one-design competition.

The occasion is the Florida State Championship, a Snipe regatta in St. Pete, FL. Because it's a qualifier for next year's Western Hemisphere & Orient Championship, we get three days of racing. And with 20 boats registered from various fleets, the competition will be great.


Snipe Winter Circuit

Friday, 30 October 2015 07:36

SnipeYestarday: photos from Clearwater, Miami and Nassau