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SCIRA and SSL

Tuesday, 11 December 2018 07:53

Information needed to facilitate sailor profiles

The Star Sailors League (SSL) (http://www.starsailors.com/) - as you may already know - will include the Snipe Class in the international ranking.

It is a very ambitious project on which the Snipe Class is working together with SSL.

In fact, there will be an international ranking of our class and a global ranking, including Star Class and other Classes.

To prepare the ranking, SSL needs to build the profiles of all sailors (skippers and crews) ideally as fully as possible.

For this reason we kindly ask you to send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with the following information:
1) birthday (no mandatory for ... women) and birth place
2) class
3) usual crew (if you have it)
4) club
5) height and weight (if you would like to see it in your ranking profile)
6) your photo (if you would like to see it in your ranking profile)

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2018 Dues by Country

Wednesday, 05 December 2018 07:43

As of December 1, 2018

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Major Regattas Awarded

Tuesday, 27 November 2018 07:20

The SCIRA Board has approved the following events:

  • 2019 - South Americans: Algarrobo, Chile: April 18-21
  • 2020 - Women's Worlds: Sao Paulo, Brazil: Sept 4-7 or Oct 9-12 (TBD)

Major Regatta Rotation Grid

SCIRA Decals from 1972 to Today

Saturday, 17 November 2018 14:09

The history of our Class is also the story of the decals that have been chosen by the Commodores in charge and have been shown on the starboard side of the Snipes over the years.

Which color will be the SCIRA decal for 2019? We'll know in a few days!

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The Commodore's Log Book

Thursday, 01 November 2018 23:26

Hello Snipe Sailors!

In August I attended, as both sailor and Commodore, the Snipe Europeans in Pori, Finland. It was an excellent regatta, passionately organized by SCIRA Finland and the club BSF. The conditions were challenging with some days of strong wind and big waves. Thanks a lot to our Finnish friends for their hospitality and congratulations to the winners Rafael and Gustavo del Castillo.

Then in October I took a plane and I went to the other hemisphere. I was in Buenos Aires at the Western Hemisphere & Orient Championship as the SCIRA representative and Commodore. The warm friendship of our Argentine sailors was just incredible. The Club Nautico Olibos, the Race Committee and the Jury were very efficient, so my job as SCIRArep. was very easy. Gracias to all our Argentine friends and congratulation, in this case, to the winners Ernesto Rodriguez and Kathleen Tocke (USA).

Those two event were a great experience for me, because I had the opportunity to see 2 different ways to organizer and host a big major Snipe regatta, that ended in both cases in a great success.

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2018 Dues by Country

Thursday, 01 November 2018 23:12

As of November 1, 2018

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2018 Dues by Country

Tuesday, 02 October 2018 21:49

As of October 1, 2018

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Participation at Snipe Nationals

Friday, 21 September 2018 19:11

Or  how to have a good number of boats at our main events

Open Letter to the National Secretaries: by Pietro Fantoni - SCIRA Commodore

These are difficult times for sailing in general, and the numbers are going down in many events and for many classes. Sometimes, somewhere and for some reason a regatta can be a great success in term of number of boats.

For example last year the US Nationals in Winchester (Boston area) attracted 53 boats, the biggest participation in recent memory, on one of the smallest lakes used for Snipe sailing.

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Board Approves Rule Changes

Friday, 27 July 2018 07:25

The SCIRA Board has approved several rule changes that will go into effect January 1, 2019.

To see what passed (and did not), visit the Class page on snipe.org. The Board is still in discussion on 18-03.

The Commodore's Log Book

Thursday, 19 July 2018 21:11

Hello Snipe Sailors!

In the northern hemisphere we are at the height of the competitive season: many national championships have already been held as well as a successful World Masters in Vilamoura, Portugal.

In particular, this regatta was a successful event with 77 participants from 15 nations. The race area of Vilamoura gave the sailors every day different and challenging conditions, with current, different wind strengths. In the end, the Spaniards Damian Borras and Jordi Triay dominated the series with 5 bullets out of 7 races. The organization on and off the water was very good. I think everyone had fun, both at sea and on land with social events. For me, as often happens with the Snipe regattas, it was possible to meet old friends and make new ones.

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