Miami, March 24, 2017. Results after 1 race
Steady 20 knots, gusts up to 25
1. USA Ernesto Rodriguez & Kathleen Tocke
2. PUR Raul Rios & Mac Agnese
3. USA Augie Diaz & Eddie Mintzias
4. USA George Szabo & Dianna Waterbury
5. USA Asher Zittrer & Watt Duffy
... full results, interview and video ...
Clearwater, Florida, March 28-30, 2017
Clearwater Yacht Club
The usual breeze in the Atlantic Ocean at this time of year is an 8-12 knot sea breeze. At the coldest, the weather is bathing suit weather. Bring sun block and a suit of sails. We can take care of the rest.
NOR is posted and registration open for Snipe NA's.
Lake Park, Georgia, March 4-5, 2017
(Photo courtesy of Karen North)
The 2017 Georgia State Snipe Championship was held on March 4 & 5, 2017, at the Valdosta Yacht Club in Lake Park, GA. It was hosted by Fleet 580 and the members of the Valdosta Yacht Club. The 9 boats that comprised the field came from Georgia, South Carolina and Tennessee. The weather on Saturday was mild and sunny with winds in the 9-11 mph range. Three races were completed with no injuries or spills. Sunday morning was a little cooler but with comparable winds. Two races were completed with only one boat turtling; no one was hurt.
Miami, March 23-26, 2017
Coconut Grove Sailing Club
Six races are scheduled with one discard upon completion of six races.
- Thursday, March 23, 2017 Registration/Check-In 1600 to 1800
- Friday, March 24, 2017 Registration/Check-In 0800 to 0900 - Competitors Meeting 0930 - Warning Signal 1200
- Saturday, March 25, 2017 Warning Signal 1200
- Sunday, March 26, 2017 Warning Signal 1000 No warning signal after 1400
N.o.R. is available and registration is open for the 51st Don Q Regatta
Congratulations to Chris Ryan and Lisa Pline!
Chris Ryan (Arnold, Md.) and Lisa Pline (Annapolis, Md.) received the National One-Design Leadership Award for their enthusiasm and leadership in creating the one-design fleet building program of the year.
Through their efforts with the Annapolis Snipe Fleet at Severn Sailing Association, Ryan and Pline significantly increased participation in one-design sailing for junior and adult sailors. Together, their service and leadership to promote and enable Snipe sailing has resulted in new sailors trying the sport and one-design sailors from other fleets trying Snipe sailing.
As one fleet member noted, “Both Chris and Lisa know that a key to a good regatta is great hospitality. They make sure the social events are top notch with amazing food and plenty of it! They also keep an amazing upbeat and positive attitude throughout the event.”
Miami, February 12, 2017: 5 races, no throwouts.
1. Raul Rios & Mac Agnese, 8
2. Peter Commette & Connie Commette, 17
3. Ernesto Rordriguez & Katheen Tocke, 19
4. David Hernandez & Nikki Bruno, 27
5. Alex Pline & Lexi Pline, 31
Report by Carol Cronin
Despite light enough air that we only touched the hiking straps in tacks, the 20 boats that signed up for the 2017 Comodoro Rasco were not disappointed. For one thing, we all got sailing lessons from Raul Rios/Mac Agnese, who won the five race, no throwout regatta with three seconds on Saturday and two firsts on Sunday. Given the light spotty breeze that confused even the locals, it was a very impressive display of both consistency and boat speed in difficult conditions.
Miami, February 11, 2017. Results after 3 races
1. Ernesto Rodriguez & Kathleen Tocke, 5
2. Raul Rios & Mac Agnese, 6
3. Peter Commette & Connie Commette, 11
4. Zach Kelchner & Bryan Stout, 16
5. Taylor Scheuermann & Charlie Bess, 16
... full results ...
by Art Rousmaniere, US National Secretary
I like to sail Snipes, but I love the greater sport and pastime of sailing, so I make a point to get in other boats when I can. Like last year, when I crewed on a Thistle for the first time, and with a way-back-of-the fleet but eager skipper. Or getting back into Atlantics as a crew for a childhood friend after growing up racing in my father's Atlantic in Cold Spring Harbor NY as a kid. Or sailing my and my wife's college alumnae regattas this past fall (for those who do not know me, I have been out of college for a while~~~~). Or even cruising the New England coast with another childhood friend. All these remind me of what it is like to be new to a class.... not knowing anybody.... not knowing the tricks to the boat.... not knowing the culture on the race course or at the parties. My resultant theorem is that it takes at least three separate and distinct engagements (i.e. regattas or separate days of fleet racing) before a sailor feels "at home" with a new fleet or class.
The ASI is the place to be for Under 30 dinghy sailing!
Low entry fee and available charter boats make it easy to find your old junior or college sailing buddies and come try out a Snipe!
Trophies are 1st-3rd, with the Reisinger Trophy being awarded to the best team under 21. June 17-18, 2017 at Severn Sailing Association.
Clinic will be offered as part of regatta fee on June 16.