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.


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.


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.


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


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.


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


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.