Rio de Janeiro, April 6-7, 2019
By Nick Grael
This year we are having the third edition of the Snipe Challenge in Rio de Janeiro, on the weekend of 6th and 7th of April!
A regatta inspired on the SSL finals model! This will be the first edition with a money prize for the top 3 sailors of the final race. The prize pot will come from the amount of money gathered by the entry fees, which will cost R$ 100,00 per boat (aprox. 30 USD), and the prize will have a 50%-30%-20% division between the top three! The more sailors we have racing, the bigger the prize gets!
On the first day, all sailors will go through 3 qualifying races with no discard. 50% of the fleet qualifies for the quarter finals on the second and last day of racing, with the first one going straight to final and the second one going straight to the semifinals, exactly like the SSL.
The 50% of the fleet eliminated on the first day will have a second chance to qualify on a single race, in which the top three are qualifying for the quarter finals and will be back on the game.
The top 9 boats of the quarter final + 2nd overall of the qualifying round go for the semi finals. The top 4 boats of the semi finals + 1st overall of qualifying round go for the final! All these phases are single 30 – 40min races.
We expect many boats participating!