Worlds Entry Timetable

Wednesday, 21 December 2016 07:37

Several years ago the Snipe Board of Governors voted to amend the entry system for the Hub Isaacs World Championship Deed of Gift. Let's do a quick history of how the Snipe World Championships have evolved:

  • 1934: In the first edition of the Worlds in 1934, only 2 countries were represented with 14 entries.
  • 1947: The first time the event went overseas was in 1947 to Geneva, Switzerland with one entry per country – 13 countries participated.
  • 1969: The one entry per country rule continued through to 1969 when Brazil was allowed two entries to accommodate the prior World Champion Nelson Piccolo to also compete.
  • 1973: the entry system was changed to allow two entries per country plus the current World Champion.
  • 1985: the addition of hemisphere champions was added to the entry quotas.
  • 1992: the Board of Governors moved to a quota system based upon the number of registered boats for the prior year with 2, 3 and 4 maximum entries, plus the hemisphere champions.
  • 2001: the entry quota was changed to include the average number of registered boats for the prior 2 years, and a sliding scale of entries from a minimum of 2 to a maximum of 8; the hemisphere champions; the addition of the top 2 junior world finishers and an additional entry for the host country and fleet.
  • 2011: the Board approved the latest re-allocation method to allow more competitors to attend the worlds if they meet certain criteria.
  • Minor adjustments have been made since 2011 to help clarify the process through wait lists etc. And that is where SCIRA stands now.

The current list of entry quotas is waiting to be finalized after Dec. 31, but initial allocations are shown on the attached chart.


2015 Snipe Worlds

Saturday, 21 February 2015 09:05

Registration is open for the Snipe Sr and Junior Worlds to be held in Talamone, Italy. For the Sr/Open Worlds, please ensure that your National Secretary has first approved your entry. The initial registration period is open until June 20 and payment MUST be made at registration.
Both Notice's of Race are available on the website - make sure to click "Junior" or "Open" for each event.

Message to the National Secretaries

National Secretaries;

The registration for both the Junior and Senior/Open worlds is now open: www.snipeworlds.org. Please ensure to click on the proper tab (junior or Open) for each event.


Merry Christmas from Talamone

Tuesday, 23 December 2014 00:00

See you next year in Talamone ...

Junior World Championship - September 12-18, 2015

Senior World Championship - September 19-26, 2015

Circolo della Vela Talamone

(Drawing by Paolo Cardoni)

Talamone 2015

Friday, 14 November 2014 07:07

Talamone 2015 Official logo

Circolo della Vela Talamone

Designed by Paolo Cardoni

World Championship Results

Friday, 31 October 2014 07:28

Ever wonder where someone finished in a major Championship? Check out the updated pages on www.snipe.org with new tables for the major championships updated with results (when available). Worlds (open, Jr, Master & Women's); European (Jr & Open), and WH&O.

2015 Snipe Worlds

Monday, 10 March 2014 19:00

Talamone 2015 - Circolo della Vela Talamone - Junior and Senior World Championship

Dates announced (www.snipe.org)


Interview with the World Champion

Saturday, 30 November 2013 17:28

Bruno Bethlem, 2013 World Champion (photos courtesy of Fred Hoffmann)

- Last september you won your second Snipe World Championship. What is the difference between the Worlds in San Diego and the last one in Rio?

The difference was that this year we were sailing our own boat and happy to be at home.

- Do you think it was an advantage to sail in your home waters, or it was it more difficult?

For sure it's very good. But as a rule the conditions during the regattas were really abnormal. It's not common to have 6 days of SW wind in Rio. Everybody was worried about the tide and the tide didn't take a place. Organizing the charter boats almost drove me crazy. It's really not easy because it never ends. We've got 30 charter boats and it's not easy. But I think everything worked nicely.

Mundial Snipe - Video

Thursday, 03 October 2013 23:17

Filmed by Alexandre Haddad

Snipe Worlds - Photos

Thursday, 03 October 2013 22:33

Snipe World Championship - Final day

Wednesday, 02 October 2013 22:11

Rio de Janeiro, September 28, 2013. Starts and mark roundings from the RC boat