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


Old Man Doing His Bottom

Monday, 27 July 2015 21:52

Here is the "Old Man" Gonzalo Diaz doing his bottom in preparation for the US Nationals in Mission Bay

US-Cuba Youth Sailing Exchange

Tuesday, 23 June 2015 07:28

From Sailingscuttlebutt

The St. Petersburg Yacht Club, Storm Trysail Club, Cuba Sailing Federation, and National Sailing Hall of Fame have inaugurated a U.S. Cuba Youth Sailing Exchange. Junior sailors from St. Petersburg Yacht Club (St. Petersburg , FL) were in Cuba to sail with Cuban junior sailors on June 20-21.

"This exchange will help develop strong ties between our sailors and our countries," said Raidel Calero Disotuar, President of the Cuba Sailing Federation. "It has been a unique and rich experience for junior sailors from Cuba and the United States."

The two days of sailing were held at the Cuba Sailing Federation Sailing Facility with support from the Hemingway Yacht Club. It was the first time Americans have sailed is Cuba on Optimists and Lasers, and not since 1959 had Americans sailed there on Snipes.

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Francis Seavy Snipe

Monday, 22 June 2015 20:20

"Honey" at the McKay Creek Boat Shop