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Snipe Summer Series

Monday, 17 July 2017 20:59

Annapolis, July 15-16, 2017. Results after 4 races

1. Christian Filter & Jessica Bennet, 5

2. Zachery Kelchner , 11

3. Chris Ryan & Nicole Ryan, 16

4. Philip Schofield & Noelle Owen, 19

5. Steve Pickel & Natalie Burls, 22

... full results ...

Winchester, July 8-9, 2017

Report by Art Rousmaniere

Jim Bowers claims his 19th Winchester Invitational crown

Jim Bowers and Julia Rabin recovered from an OCS and capsize on the first of 8 races to eek out the most consistent and top-dating team of Cam Fraser and Liz Glavinski by 1 point over a weekend of gorgeous westerlies on the Mystic Lake outside Boston. Except for Jim and Julia's double boo-boo to start the weekend, the two teams finished no more than 3 boats apart all weekend. Top spouse team of Jock and Myrna MacRae took third while the daughter-mother Katie and Sarah Levinson broke the tie for fourth with current Tufts sailing team members Nick Giacobbe and Laura Dienemann.

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by Art Rousmaniere

Greetings fellow Classic Snipe enthusiasts!

As National Secretary of the US Class, I feel it is important that you all know about two upcoming Classic Snipe Rallys - one on each coast...

July 8-9: Winchester Invitational / Classic Snipe Rally, Winchester MA (just outside Boston): http://www.mysticlakesnipefleet.org/home/classic-snipe-rally
contact: Snipe Fleet 77 Regatta Chair Art Rousmaniere This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

July 23: Wooden Dinghy Race, Del Rey YC, Marina Del Rey,CA (see attached flyer)
contact: Snipe Fleet 24 Captain Robert Garlipp This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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2017 Whittemore St John, Board of Governors, District One Championship Regatta Report

Lake Quassapaug, CT. June 24-25, 2017

by Joel Zackin

OK, first the beef: This year another National or International Snipe event took one of our regional regatta weekends forcing the Quassapaug Snipe Fleet 231 to host a regatta labeled the Whittemore St John/Board of Governors/D1 Championship Regatta. Why does SCIRA US and SCIRA International always want one of our weekends for a major event and then ask us how can they help increase Snipe sailing at the local level? Really.

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Annapolis Snipe Invite - Final

Monday, 19 June 2017 07:34

Annapolis, June 18, 2017. Final results after 8 races (1 discard)

(Photo courtesy of Jill Bennett)

1. Graham Landy & Chris Klevan, 11

2. Arthur Blodgett & Golison Marissa, 12

3. Jensen McTighe & Lydia McPherson-Shambarger, 22

4. Christian Filter & Jessica Bennett, 29

5. Zach Kelchner & Nicole Ryan, 34

Juniors:

1. Jensen McTighe & Lydia McPherson.Shamberg, 9

2. Christian Filter & Jessica Bennett, 11

3. Tyler Mowry & Annabelle Hutchison, 21

Report by Lisa Pline

2017 Annapolis Snipe Invite/Jr ACC's sees tight racing in all conditions

This year's Annapolis Snipe Invite/Jr ACC's "30 & Under" event brought a star-studded fleet of former, current, and aspiring college sailors together for some tight racing in a variety of Chesapeake Bay conditions.

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Annapolis Snipe Invite - Day 1

Sunday, 18 June 2017 08:43

Annapolis, June 17, 2017. Results after 5 races

(Photo courtesy of Annappolis Snipe Invite)

1. Graham Landy & Chris Klevan, 8

2. Arthur Blodgett & Marissa Golison, 12

3. Jensen McTighe & Lydia McPherson-Shamarger, 17

4. Christian Filter & Jessica Bennett, 18

5. Zach Kelchner & Nicole Ryan, 31

... full results ...

US Senior & Junior Nationals

Saturday, 19 August 2017 00:00

Mystic Lake - Winchester Boat Club - Fleet

August 19-25, 2017

Notice of Race

Snipe USA

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2017 Snipe North Americans - Video

Thursday, 15 June 2017 07:34

Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Atlantic Coast Championship
Surf City, New Jersey June 10-11 2017

9 boats, 6 races, 1 discard

1. Peter/Connie Commette 6

2. Zach Kelchner/Lauren Schoene 11

3. Lisa/Lexi Pline 18

4. Gavin/Holly O'Hare 18

5. Lee Griffith/Nikki Bruno 19

6. Evan Hoffman/Cassie Todd 23

7. Harry/Dorothy Waskow 28

8. Bob/Jane Panza 41

 

Snipe Capsizes for Smaller Skippers

Tuesday, 06 June 2017 18:11

I usually write articles when I have a solution to a particular problem. This one is more of a cry for help from a small skipper: how do I self-rescue after a capsize? 

The first day of the 2017 Snipe North American Championship in Fort Lauderdale was epic: an 18-22 knot easterly, and a huge ocean swell overlaid with smaller mixed up waves rebounding off the beach and reefs. It was a great day for racing Snipes—and also a day where even a small mistake can lead to a capsize.

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