Miami Snipe Invitational – Day 1

Results and report by Kathleen Tocke

(photo courtesy of John Payne)

The Miami Snipe Fleet welcomed sailors to the Third Miami Snipe Invitational.

2014 Statistics:

  • 56 sailors participating,
  • 21 women,
  • 7 women skippers,
  • 7 countries represented (USA, CAN, PUR, POR, BRA, ARG, ECU),
  • 16 sailors competing in their first Snipe event,
  • 19 boats loaned,
  • 5 teams using sail number 30288,
  • 5 sailors 15 years or younger,
  • 18 knots – average wind second clinic day,
  • 11.5 liters of ice cream consumed at dinner,
  • 7 National Team members from Laser, 470, Nacra & RSX Classes.

Results and report by Kathleen Tocke

(photo courtesy of John Payne)

The Miami Snipe Fleet welcomed sailors to the Third Miami Snipe Invitational.

2014 Statistics:

  • 56 sailors participating,
  • 21 women,
  • 7 women skippers,
  • 7 countries represented (USA, CAN, PUR, POR, BRA, ARG, ECU),
  • 16 sailors competing in their first Snipe event,
  • 19 boats loaned,
  • 5 teams using sail number 30288,
  • 5 sailors 15 years or younger,
  • 18 knots – average wind second clinic day,
  • 11.5 liters of ice cream consumed at dinner,
  • 7 National Team members from Laser, 470, Nacra & RSX Classes.

After a delayed start, sailors headed out on Biscayne Bay for 4 races this Saturday. One Olympic and three Windward- Leeward races were run in 7-13 knots of breeze. The fleet was incredibly tight and leeward mark roundings were exciting for sailor and spectators. Lucas Calabrese (ARG) sailing with Mitchell Kiss (Holland, Mich.) are tied for first place with with Miami’s Nick Voss and Nicole Popp. North American Champion Raul Rios (PUR), sailing with new Snipe crew Steph Hudson took time to warm-up, but finished strong with third and first places in the last two races to move him up to third for the day.

Ernesto Rodriguez seems to be doing a good job training his crews. Ernesto’s Worlds crew, Lior Lavie, skippering in his first Snipe regatta with crew Bruno Mello (Atlanta) recovered nicely from two OCS’s by winning the third race. Ernesto’s US Nationals crew, 15 year-old Eddy Mintzias, who just moved out of Optis, is in 7th place in his first Snipe regatta. Helping Eddy get around the course is Pietro Fantoni’s Worlds crew, Pere Puig (Miami).

The leading Women’s skipper is Miami’s Taylor Scheuermann in 4th place and the top junior team for the day was Nicolas Grael and Joao Pedro Moreira (BRA) just behind Taylor in 5th place.

Snipe
1. USA 30288 E Lucas Calabrese / Mitchell Kiss 1 1 5 15 22.0
2. USA 28814 Nicholas Voss / Nicole Popp 4 6 10 2 22.0
3. CAN 30288 4 Evert McLaughlin / Nikki Bruno 5.7/RDG 5 7 5 22.7
4. PUR 29841 Raul Rios-de Choudens / Stephanie Hudson 11 8 3 1 23.0
5. USA 29511 Taylor Scheuermann / Connor Corgard 13 4 4 6 27.0
6. BRA 31117 Nicholas Grael / Joao Pedro Moreira 10 7 2 9 28.0
7. USA 30027 Jensen McTighe / Paul Streater 6 8.3/RDG 16 3 33.3
8. USA 29112 Arthur Blodgett / Lara Dallman-Weiss 12 2 13 8 35.0
9. USA 30287 7 Eduardo Mintzias / Pere Puig 7 11 12 10 40.0
10. CAN 30288 2 Robert Davis / Terra Berlinski 3 7 23 12 45.0
11. USA 30759 Enrique Quintero / Natalya Doris 14 9 6 16 45.0
12. USA 9112 Zachary Marks / Alana O’Reilly 15 14 9 7 45.0
13. USA 30473 Lior Lavielle / Bruno Mello 28/OCS 16 1 4 49.0
14. USA 29778 Andre Guaragna / Eric Weiss 5 13.3/RDG 22 13 53.3
15. USA 30288 8 Sara Morgan Watters / Kim Calnan 16 13 8 17 54.0
16. ECU 30761 Edgar Diminich / Pedro Velez 2 10 20 23 55.0
17. USA 30287 David Hernandez / Kara Voss 28/OCS 3 14 14 59.0
18. USA 30942 Sarah Newberry / Rachel Perry 9 12 18 24 63.0
19. USA 30552 Christian Filter / Jessica Claflin 17 16.7/RDG 15 18 66.7
20. USA 944 Wilson Stout / Kyle Pond 8 24 24 11 67.0
21. POR 29994 Diogo Machado Pinto / Francisco Machado Pinto 20 18 11 19 68.0
22. USA 30236 Margaret Bacon / Julia Fuller 18 23 19 15 75.0
23. USA 2944 Dominique Wright / Hilary Noble 14 19.7/RDG 17 28/DNF 78.7
24. USA 29442 Julia Melton / Liz Ryder 21 20 21 22 84.0
25. BRA 30790 Rafael Fontoura / Michael Frew 21 17 28/DSQ 20 86.0
26. USA 30288 5 Shane Riera 19 28 25 21 93.0
27. USA Leah Harper 28/DNS 28/DNS 28/DNS 28/DNS 112.0

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