Snipe Sailor of the Year 2016

Birger Jansen, with his crew Janett Krefting, was voted Snipe Sailor of the Year.

Birger passed away in November after a long battle. In September he was in Santiago de la Ribera for sailing the Europeans and meeting his Snipe family. It was his last regatta. This year, in May he was able to sail and win the Majsnipen, an important regatta in Sweden, despite his illness.

Birger was SCIRA Commodore, European Champion and many times Norwegian Champion. But first of all he was friend to all.

  • Birger Jansen and Janett Krefting: 44%
  • Enrico Michel and Antonia Contin: 17%
  • Stefano Longhi and Eleonora Zuzic: 12%
  • Maria Ohrn and Steffan Skjonberg: 6%
  • Gustavo del Castillo Palop and Rafael del Castillo Palop: 3%

Birger Jansen, with his crew Janett Krefting, was voted Snipe Sailor of the Year.

Birger passed away in November after a long battle. In September he was in Santiago de la Ribera for sailing the Europeans and meeting his Snipe family. It was his last regatta. This year, in May he was able to sail and win the Majsnipen, an important regatta in Sweden, despite his illness.

Birger was SCIRA Commodore, European Champion and many times Norwegian Champion. But first of all he was friend to all.

  • Birger Jansen and Janett Krefting: 44%
  • Enrico Michel and Antonia Contin: 17%
  • Stefano Longhi and Eleonora Zuzic: 12%
  • Maria Ohrn and Steffan Skjonberg: 6%
  • Gustavo del Castillo Palop and Rafael del Castillo Palop: 3%

 

The nominations were:

  • Andrew Pimental and Megan Place won the Atlantic Coast Championship
  • Andy Klein and Kerry O’Brien won the Open Canadian Nationals
  • Anton Dahlberg and Per Thorsell won the Swedish Nationals
  • Augie Diaz and Julia Melton won the Open Italian Nationals and the Comodoro Rasco
  • Birger Jansen and Janett Krefting won the Majsnipen
  • Bojan Grego and Vlado Grego won the Croatian Nationals
  • Carol Cronin and Kim Couranz won the Frigid Digit
  • Christian Andersen and Celina Andersen won the Danish Nationals and the Open Swedish Nationals
  • Dany Delgado and Nicolas Hernandez won the Colombian Nationals
  • Doug Hart with crews Ryan Hopps, Marianna Shand and Diana Waterbury won the Snipe North Americans, Las Vegas Regatta, Earl Elms Memorial Regatta and Herb Shear Invitational
  • Diego Figueroa and Benjamin Vidal won the Peruvian Nationals
  • Diogo Pereira and Goncalo Ribeiro won the Portuguese Nationals
  • Edgard Diminich and Jaime Santos won the Western Hemisphere & Orient Championship
  • Enric Noguera and Marc Capo won the Junior Europeans
  • Enrico Michel and Antonia Contin won the Italian Nationals and the Piada Trophy
  • Ernesto Rodriguez with crews Kathleen Tocke, Claudia Loiacono and Alex Sidi won the Master Worlds, the Don Q and the US Nationals
  • Gustavo del Castillo Palop and Rafael del Castillo Palop won the Open Europeans
  • Hal Gilreath and Brendan Feeney won the Midwinter Championship
  • Harri Palm and Molly Kurvink won the Canadian Nationals
  • Helio Lyra de Aquino Júnior and Alexandre Muto won the Taca Octanorm
  • Jean Jacques Frebault and Cyril Laprebendere won the French Nationals
  • Jostein Groden and Asbjorn Groden won the Norwegian Nationals and Musto Cup
  • Jordi Triay and Lluis Mas won the Copa de Espana
  • Juan Grimaldi and Mateo Alonso won the Semana Internacional del Yachting
  • Juliana Duque and Amanda Sento Sé won the Women’s Championship
  • Luis Soubie and Diego Lipszyc won the Argentinian Nationals and the Semana de Buenos Aires
  • Manu Hens with crews Maj Kristin Hansen Borgen and Julie Hens won the Harboe Cup, the German Open, the Benelux Championship, the Belgian Nationals and the Open UK Nationals
  • Maria Ohrn and Steffan Skjonberg won the Open Croatian Nationals
  • Martin Bebb with crew Sheehan Commette and Bruno Mello won the Zimmerman Trophy
  • Martin Bermudez de la Puente and Matilde Pinhero de Melo won the Trofeu Maria Guedes de Queiroz
  • Mateus Tavares and Gustavo Carvalho won the Brazilian Nationals
  • Yuuichi Ooi and Ueda won the Japan Nationals
  • Paul de Souza and Spencer Cartwright won the Bacardi
  • Peter Wolstenholme and Matthew Wolstenholme won the UK Nationals
  • Pietro Fantoni with crews Kathleen Tocke, Marinella Gorgatto and Arianna Buzzetti won the Summer Circuit, the Coppa Duca di Genova and the Winter Trophy
  • Piotr Manczak and Przemyslaw Blaszka won the Polish Nationals and East European Cup
  • Rafael Martins and Juliana Duque won the South American Championship
  • Randy Lake and Maddy McGrath won the Carolyn Nute Regatta
  • Raul de Valenzuela Santaella and Alejandro Fresneda won the Trofeo Armada Espanola
  • Rayco Tabares Alvarez and Gonzalo Morales won the Spanish Nationals
  • Rene Torrecilla and Yoan Carrillo won the Cuban Nationals
  • Ricardo Grassman and Henrique Boabaid won the Taca Alberto Lineburger
  • Robert Dunkley and Lori Lowe won the Dudley Gamblin
  • Stefano Longhi and Eleonora Zuzic won the Snipe Alpen Grand Prix
  • Tiago Roquette and Pedro Roquette won the Campeonato Iberico
  • Tony Poncell and Millaray S. Briceno Saldias won the Juegos Bolivarianos de Playa
  • Ville Aalto­setäla and Emil Aalto Setäla won the Finnish Nationals

Results:

Birger Jansen 102
Enrico Michel 39
Stefano Longhi 28
Maria Ohrn 15
Gustavo del Castillo 8
Ernesto Rodriguez 6
Edgar Diminich 5
Pietro Fantoni 4
Carol Cronin 3
Jordi Triay 3
Luis Soubie 2
Raul de Valenzuela 2
Augie Diaz 2
Enric Noguera 2
Mateus Tavares 2
Manu Hens 2
Andy Klein 1
Juliana Duque 1
Peter Wolstenholme 1
Tiago Roquette 1
Christian Andersen 1
Jostein Groden 1
Andrew Pimental 0
Anton Dahlberg 0
Bojan Grego 0
Dany Delgado 0
Doug Hart 0
Diego Figueroa 0
Diogo Pereira 0
Hal Gilreath 0
Harri Palm 0
Helio Lyra 0
Jean Jacques Frebault 0
Juan Grimaldi 0
Martin Bebb 0
Martin Bermudez de la Puente 0
Yuuichi Ooi 0
Paul de Souza 0
Piotr Manczak 0
Rafael Martins 0
Randy Lake 0
Rayco Tabares 0
Rene Torrecilla 0
Ricardo Grassman 0
Robert Dunkley 0
Tony Poncell 0
Ville Aalto­setäla 0

Previous winners

2011 Alexandre Tinoco and Gabriel Borges

2012 Raul de Valenzuela and Alejandre de Ona Antolin

2013 Tiago Roquette and Tiago Morais

2014 Manu Hens with crews Victor Perez Campos, Maj Kristin Hansen Borgen, Enrico Michel and Alexandre Tinoco

2015 Raul Rios with crews Fernando Monllor, Andre Guaragna and Kara Voss

1 thought on “Snipe Sailor of the Year 2016

  1. Birger Jansen was a wonderful friend of mine for more than 20 years while I was photographing the Snipe Midwinter circuit and the World Masters in Oslo in late 20th century. Thru Birger, I met a great many excellent sailors, including Halvor and Edel Poulsson from Oslo, who were guest in my home in Florida for many years while they sailing in the Snipe Midwinters.

    I miss my friend Birger…Dennis Kelly

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