Annapolis, June 17, 2018

No races on Sunday due to very light breeze and tons of power boat chop.

Final results after 6 races (1 discard)

1. Evan Hoffmann & Shalom Fadullon, 9

2. Christian Filter & Emily Gonzales, 13 (first Junior team)

3. Brady Stagg & Chloe Constants, 15

4. Casey Cabot & Lexi Pline, 20

5. Zachery Kelchner & Sean Jahnige, 22

... full results ...

Annapolis, June 16, 2018

By Alex Pline

After six races is near perfect Annapolis early summer conditions, Evan Hoffman/Shalom Fadullon take a strong lead in the open division (Under 30), while Christian Filter/Emily Gonzalez lead the Junior division (Snipe US Junior Nationals) and Morgan Carew/Keith Carew have a commanding lead in the Special Juniors division. The breeze was SE at 8-10 all day and PRO Steve Podlich chose to set the course up in the Severn River instead of the usual course of Greenbury Point as the power boat chop was less and the breeze better. Three more races tomorrow to round out the series. With 18 boats and great competition, almost every spot is still up for grabs!

... full results ...

All Girl Sail Jam

Wednesday, 13 June 2018 07:30

Mission Bay, California, June 9, 2018. Final results after 5 races

1. Aine McLean Fretwell & Cragan Smith, 15

2. Molly Pleskus & Grace McCarthy, 15

3. Giselle Nyenhuis & Erica Nyenhuis, 17

... full results ...

Colonial Cup

Monday, 04 June 2018 07:24

Annapolis, June 3, 2018

Report by Kim Couranz

26 Snipes descended on Annapolis, Maryland, for the annual Colonial Cup Regatta hosted by Severn Sailing Association. As always, it featured fun both on and off the water with sailors from up and down the East Coast of the United States. 

A few days before the regatta, the weather forecast for Saturday was grim: heavy thunderstorms and no wind. Thankfully, that forecast did not hold, and sailors enjoyed four races on the Chesapeake Bay in light wind. Competitors had to choose best routes to take advantage of wind and had to consider outgoing current, which was stronger on the righthand side of the course. The fourth race proved especially challenging as the breeze shut off during the final beat. But cloud cover and the threat of rain kept Annapolis's famous powerboat fleet ashore, and with flat water, Snipes kept sailing upwind!


Whiskeytown Regatta

Sunday, 03 June 2018 22:24

Whiskeytown, CA – Memorial Day weekend, May 26-27, 2018

After sailing on San Francisco Bay sailing at Wiskeytown makes for a great change of scenery. Located in the Siskiyou mountains just west of Redding, it's warm (shorts and t-shirts rarely seen on SF Bay) and the winds let us sit on the same side of the boat and only rarely needing to hike out.


Indianapolis Windy 500

Tuesday, 22 May 2018 07:37

Indianapolis, May 21, 2018. Final results

1. Jno Disch & ??, 7

2. Rich Grant & Don Marwin, 8

3. Randy Fridlund & Mary Fridlund, 18

4. Matt Heywood & Chris Bickley, 22

5. Stephan Irgens & Monica Irgens, 23

... full results ...

Herb Shear Invitational Regatta

Monday, 21 May 2018 20:52

Mission Bay, California, May 20, 2018. Final results after 7 races (1 discard)

1. Randy Lake & Maddy McGrath, 8

2. Doug Hart & Diego Escobar, 12

3. Don Bedford & Treat Bedford, 23

4. Bryan Lake & Diana Waterbury, 28

5. Bob Bowden & Gus Wirth, 35

... full results ...

Ron Payne Memorial Regatta

Sunday, 20 May 2018 17:10

Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, May 19, 2018. Final results after 4 races

1. Augie Diaz & Kathleen Tocke, 8

2. Ernesto Rodriguez & Alex Sidi, 10

3. Peter Commette & Connie Commette, 11

By Connie Commette

Wow! What a day!

It was wild and crazy for all of us out in the ocean. Even with huge waves, pouring rain and the wind picking up to 30+ knots, the RC and sailors tried their best to have a race.... but mother nature was stronger and races were postponed. All so anxious and eager to sail, but the RC had no choice but to send us in with only one bent mast and some bruised egos after several capsizes. Fortunately, we were able to get in 4 good races in the protected Intracoastal Waterway right off the LYC dock. Augie Diaz and Kathleen Tocke got the band back together and beat us all. Ernesto Rodriquez and new crew Alex Sidi were second; Peter and Connie Commette were third.


2018 North American Championship

Saturday, 06 October 2018 00:00

(Photo courtesy of Michele Postinghel)

San Diego Yacht Club will host the 2018 North Americans October 6-8.

The website, registration & NOR are all open for the 2018 North American Championship.  This will also be a country qualifier for 4 nations for the Pan Am Games.



Notice of Race

US Women's Nationals

Sunday, 22 April 2018 20:59

Acworth, Georgia on Lake Allatoona, April 22, 2018. Final results after 5 races

1. Tarasa Davis & Kim Calnan, 9

2. Anna Lee Bradley & Kate Rose, 15

3. Kristen Herman & Jeanne Herman, 16

4. Bridget Wiatrowski & Jessica Claflin, 16

5. Sharon Seymour-Johnson & Isa Duplessis, 21

Report by Don Hackbarth

The 2018 USA Snipe Women’s Nationals was sailed this past weekend at the Atlanta Yacht Club in perfect sailing conditions; winds of 10-13 mph from the east straight down the full length of Allatoona Lake, clear sunny skies on temps in 70’s on Saturday and a little cooler and cloudy on Sunday, flat water, intense competition and free beer and special mixed drinks. All scheduled races were sailed, 3 on Saturday and 2 on Sunday AM with the boats off the water by noon.