Miami Snipe Invitational – Final

Miami, January 5, 2014. Report by Kathleen Tocke, photos (John Payne) and full results.

Sunday brought another day of quality racing at the Miami Snipe Invite. Based on the forecast, it seemed that the first race with 6-10 knots and chop would be the windiest. Canadian National Team member, Evert McLaughlin sailing with Miami’s Nikki Bruno lead most of the race with Ecuador’s Edgar Diminich and Raul Rios in hot pursuit. Nick Voss played his own game often separatinmg from the leaders downwind. In the end it was a photo finish with Edgar Diminich (and substitute crew, Kathleen Tocke) crossing the line inches before McLaughlin & Bruno.

Miami, January 5, 2014. Report by Kathleen Tocke, photos (John Payne) and full results.

Sunday brought another day of quality racing at the Miami Snipe Invite. Based on the forecast, it seemed that the first race with 6-10 knots and chop would be the windiest. Canadian National Team member, Evert McLaughlin sailing with Miami’s Nikki Bruno lead most of the race with Ecuador’s Edgar Diminich and Raul Rios in hot pursuit. Nick Voss played his own game often separatinmg from the leaders downwind. In the end it was a photo finish with Edgar Diminich (and substitute crew, Kathleen Tocke) crossing the line inches before McLaughlin & Bruno.

The second race had similar conditions, but it was Rios & Hudson who crossed the line first followed by Diminich & Tocke and Nick Voss in third.

The third race was the most interesting of all. The wind had been dying all day, so most teams started the last race at their base settings. Just as the fleet began their downwind leg, a squall blew in with winds gusting up to 28 knots. Teams continued to race, now reaching with poles up. Just after the first few boats rounded the leeward gate and were sailing upwind, racing was abandoned. Sailors blasted back to shore. No one can complain about there being too little wind this year.

Final Results:

Top Team Under 18: Nicolas Grael & Joao Pedro Moriera
Top Women’s Team: sara Morgan Watters & Kim Calnan
US Jr. Worlds Team Qualifiers: Jensen McTighe & Paul Streater

Top 5 Overall:

1. Raul Rios & Stephanie Hudson (PUR)
2. Nick Voss & Nicole Popp (USA)
3. Evert McLaughlin & Nikki Bruno (CAN)
4. Lior Lavie & Bruno Mello (USA)
5.Taylor Scheuermann & Connor Corgard (USA)

Report Day 1

(photo courtesy of John Payne)
 

Snipe
1. PUR 29841 none Raul Rios-de Choudens / Stephanie Hudson 11 8 3 1 4 1 [11] 17.0
2. USA 28814 Jupiter Nicholas Voss / Nicole Popp 4 6 10 2 5 3 [10] 20.0
3. CAN 30288 4 Stabber Evert McLaughlin / Nikki Bruno 5.7/RDG 5 7 5 2 15 [15] 24.7
4. USA 30473 none Lior Lavielle / Bruno Mello 28/OCS 16 1 4 7 4 [28] 32.0
5. USA 29511 Hot Pursuit Taylor Scheuermann / Connor Corgard 13 4 4 6 11 7 [13] 32.0
6. BRA 31117 Roundabout Nicholas Grael / Joao Pedro Moreira 10 7 2 9 28/DSQ 6 [28] 34.0
7. ECU 30761 Champ Edgar Diminich / Pedro Velez 2 10 20 23 1 2 [23] 35.0
8. USA 29112 Snipe Arthur Blodgett / Lara Dallman-Weiss 12 2 13 8 3 10 [13] 35.0
9. USA 30027 Snipe Jensen McTighe / Paul Streater 6 8.3/RDG 16 3 15 8 [16] 40.3
10. USA 30759 La Yeguita Enrique Quintero / Natalya Doris 14 9 6 16 10 5 [16] 44.0
11. USA 30288 E none Lucas Calabrese / Mitchell Kiss 1 1 5 15 28/DNS 50.0
12. USA 30287 7 The Batmobile Eduardo Mintzias / Pere Puig 7 11 12 10 12 14 [14] 52.0
13. USA 30288-1 Batura Andre Guaragna / Eric Weiss 5 13.3/RDG 22 13 6 17 [22] 54.3
14. CAN 30288 2 Robert Davis / Terra Berlinski 3 7 23 12 28/OCS 11 [28] 56.0
15. USA 9112 No Clew Zachary Marks / Alana O’Reilly 15 14 9 7 13 21 [21] 58.0
16. USA 30287 30287 David Hernandez / Kara Voss 28/OCS 3 14 14 21 9 [28] 61.0
17. USA 944 Fun Wilson Stout / Kyle Pond 8 24 24 11 9 13 [24] 65.0
18. USA 30288 8 N/A Sara Morgan Watters / Kim Calnan 16 13 8 17 19 20 [20] 73.0
19. USA 30552 30552 Christian Filter / Jessica Claflin 17 16.7/RDG 15 18 14 12 [18] 74.7
20. USA 30942 N/A Sarah Newberry / Rachel Perry 9 12 18 24 20 19 [24] 78.0
21. BRA 30790 SVR Rafael Fontoura / Michael Frew 21 17 28/DSQ 20 8 18 [28] 84.0
22. USA 2944 Dominique Wright Dominique Wright / Hilary Noble 14 19.7/RDG 17 28/DNF 18 16 [28] 84.7
23. POR 29994 Widex/José Mata, Lda Diogo Machado Pinto / Francisco Machado Pinto 20 18 11 19 22 22 [22] 90.0
24. USA 30236 Charter Snipe Margaret Bacon / Julia Fuller 18 23 19 15 17 23 [23] 92.0
25. USA 30288 5 none Shane Riera 19 28 25 21 16 25 [28] 106.0
26. USA 29442 USA 29442 Julia Melton / Liz Ryder 21 20 21 22 23 24 [24] 107.0
27. USA Snipe Leah Harper 28/DNS 28/DNS 28/DNS 28/DNS 28/DNS 140.0

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