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Junior and Senior World Championship

Tuesday, 01 August 2017 00:00

Junior World Championship - Vieri Lasinio di Castelvero Trophy

La Coruna, August 1-6, 2017

Event's website

Senior World Championship - Commodore Hub E. Isaacks Trophy

La Coruna, August 5-11, 2017

Event's website

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2017 Junior & Senior Snipe Worlds

Sunday, 24 April 2016 09:43

The SCIRA Board, after careful consideration of 2 outstanding bids, has chosen RN La Coruna to host both the Jr & Sr Snipe Worlds in 2017. Congratulations to Spain!

  • Vieri Lasinio di Castelvero Trophy - Junior Worlds - August 1-7, 2017
  • Commodore Hub E. Isaacks Trophy - Senior Worlds - August 7-14, 2017

... Bids and D.o.G.s

14 Questions to ... Kenta Nakagawa

Thursday, 07 January 2016 21:36

Kenta Nakagawa, from Doshisha University, Japan, was 6th at the 2015 Junior Worlds.

(Photo courtesy of Matias Capizzano)

- 1) Your first time on a sailing boat?

My first time was when I was 15 years old on a Snipe.

- 2) Your first time on a Snipe?

Same as 1.

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

I do not know what to write. Too many things bizzare things happened in various ways. hahaha

- 4) What is the thing that most angers you in a race/regatta?

When I am on the wrong side, like during the Snipe Junior Worlds in 2015. I dropped a big opportunity and through it lost first place.

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14 Questions to ... Michele Meotto

Saturday, 12 December 2015 15:27

Michele Meotto, from Udine, Italy, was third with his crew Alberto Cassandro at the 2015 Junior Worlds

(Photo courtesy of Matias Capizzano)

- 1) Your first time on a sailing boat?

I was ten years old, when my parents, annoyed because I used to play video games all the day, sent me to the Yacht Club Lignano's sailing school, where I began with the Optimist.

- 2) Your first time on a Snipe?

Two years ago. Pietro Fantoni asked me to join him for a Snipe National Regatta in Pescara and I accepted with almost no idea of what a Snipe was. We raced nicely and I had lot of fun both on land and water.

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

At a Laser Regatta, the Race Comitee raised N flag 5 minutes after the start without any sound, so we kept racing. The absurd was that at the starting line the RC had already started a new procedure with all the boats far away from the line!

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14 Questions to ... Felipe Rondina

Thursday, 03 December 2015 07:24

Felipe Rondina, from Brazil, was second at the Junior Worlds in Talamone, and he won a race at the Open Worlds.

- 1) Your first time on a sailing boat?

My first time sailing was with my father and my brother when i was three years old, but by myself was in an Optimist when I was 7.

- 2) Your first time on a Snipe?

My first time on a Snipe was when I was 8 years old with my friend Flavio Pimentel.

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

It was here in Brasília, when two boats crossed in opposite ways and both were with spinnaker.

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14 Questions to ... Nicholas Grael

Saturday, 28 November 2015 17:32

A dynasty of sailors. Nicholas Grael, from Rio de Janeiro, is son of Lars and nephew of Torben. Nicholas wasn't lucky at the Junior Worlds in Talamone, he won three races, broke the gooseneck and finished the championship in fifth.

- 1) Your first time on a sailing boat?

Maybe even before I was born, my family always sailed and I learned to sail since I was a baby, but I only began sailing Optis with 9 years old (2006).

- 2) Your first time on a Snipe?

In Brasilia, 2007, crewing for my friend Felipe Rondina, we were both 10 years old!

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

I was in an Optimist regatta in Ilhabela (near São Paulo) when suddenly I saw a penguin hitting my boat and trying to get on!

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14 Questions to ... Antonio Lopez Montoya

Tuesday, 24 November 2015 07:39

Antonio Lopez Montoya, from Cartagena, Spain, is the 2015 Junior World Champion (with his crew Gregorio Belmonte Cuenca).

- 1) Your first time on a sailing boat?

My first time in Optimist was in the summer of 2006.

- 2) Your first time on a Snipe?

Mmmmm, I think that two years and a half ago, during the summer too.

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

I remember one time in an Optimist race in Vigo. The wind was so light and the current was so strong that the boats could only move backwards in the upwind.

- 4) What is the thing that most angers you in a race/regatta?

When something related to my equipment breaks and you lose the race because of this.

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By Carol Cronin

Over the past several years, there has been a lot of discussion about how to provide good charter boats for international championships—and how to get them returned in equally good shape. It's a tough challenge, and an important one to solve if we want to encourage as many people as possible to attend distant events.

The 2015 Worlds in Talamone set a new high standard for charter boat quality and repair work. From 7-27 September, DB Marine had three people always on site—and at critical times like measurement and practice days, there were four or five. Before the regatta, Enrico and Daniela Michel and their team (Andrea Pribaz, Fulvio Levantini and Antonia Contin) rigged charter boats (and then if necessary re-rigged them to a sailor's specific needs). During the event, they made 85 boat repairs, both on their own charter boats and on other boats in the fleet. And they did it all with a smile and "yes we can" attitude. The only times I saw either one sitting down was for their daily coffee break—and the day's repairs were usually curing during that short rest.

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Matias Capizzano Book on Snipe Worlds

Saturday, 31 October 2015 00:00

The compilation of photos from both Jr & Sr Worlds in Talamone, Italy this September.

Enjoy Matias' work!

By Antonio Espada, SCIRA Chief Measurer

I'd like to write down my thoughts regarding the measuring process in Talamone, following Pietro Fantoni's request.

The first thing I'd like to stand out is that the event that took place was a World Championship and not a weekend race. With that in mind everybody needed to be on the same page and agree that the measurement of such a Championship has certain conditions (3 pages in the Measurer's Manual) and also consider C.4.8 ERS from ISAF, which requires identification of every measured element.

Until a new procedure is established, there's no other way of doing it than the 3 day event that kept 7 measurers and a few staff members very busy, with all of them working hard.

The difference with previous measurements is that we have recorded every weight, daggerboard thickness, rudder weight, and taken notes of all irregularities.

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