North American Championship – Final

(Photo courtesy of Matias Capizzano)

Beverly, MA, USA, September 12, 2021. Final results after 6 races (1 discard):

  1. Ernesto Rodriguez & Kathleen Tocke, 5
  2. Enrique Quintero & Charlie Bess, 22
  3. Augie Diaz & Barbara Brotons, 26
  4. Carol Cronin & Kim Couranz, 26
  5. Justin Callahan, & Enzo Menditto, 30
SAILORS SAIL NUMBER BOAT NAME CLUB/ORG NET TOTAL R1 R2 R3 R4 R5 R6

1

Ernesto Rodriguez
Kathleen Tocke

2

Enrique Quintero
Charlie Bass

3

Augie Diaz
Barbie Brotons
Barbara Brotons

4

Carol Cronin
Kim Couranz

5

Justin Callahan
Enzo Menditto

6

Arthur Blodgett
Grace Howie

7

Doug Hart
Christina Persson

8

Jim Bowers
Julia Marsh Rabin

9

Trevor Davis
Rees Tindall

10

Carter Cameron
Chris Schon

11

Evan Hoffmann
Constanza Seguel

12

Charles Miller
Lindsey Kloc

13

John MacRae
Kerry O’Brien (Friday only)
Linda Epstein (Saturday & Sunday)

14

Asher Zittrer
Noah Zittrer

15

Trevor Long
Scarlett Koller

16

Eric Reinke
Alexandra Damley-Strnad

17

Robert Ramirez
Martin Hermida

18

Alex Pline
Lisa Pline

19

John Tagliamonte
Bridget Creney-Wiatrowski

20

David Perez
Chris Kiener

21

Andrew Pimental
Megan Place

22

Alec Stewart
Paige Omura

23

SIMON STRAUSS
Laura Muma

24

Sarah Alexander
Hollis Barth

25

Kyle Easton
Ethan Anderson
Ethan Anderson

26

Julia Fuller
Claire Huebner

27

Christian Filter
Emily Gonzalez

28

Robert Coyle
Gus Wirth

29

Lee Griffith
Nikki Bruno

30

Cameron Fraser
Liz Fraser

31

Bob Adam
Stephanie Adam

32

Roberto Guaragna
Isabel Guaragna

33

Eric Heim
Amy Benner

34

Andre Guaragna
Logan Brickhouse

35

Adam Rousmaniere
Jennifer Rousmaniere

36

Martin Fraser
Nathan Manzione

37

Charles Green
Rafael Melendez

38

Ryan Schubert
Amanda Kremer

39

Venkat Chalasani
Tonje Gulbrandsen

40

Richard Boardman
Kip Boardman

41

Peter Bronk
John Laiosa

Interview with Ernesto Rodriguez

Rodriguez and Tocke Dominate Snipe North American

The North Sails Snipe North Americans concluded today at the Jubilee Yacht Club in Beverly, MA  with a familiar result. Ernesto Rodriguez and Kathleen Tocke were once again on top of the podium. This was the second time in a little over a week that they had dominated a major event having just flown back from Split, Croatia with a first place finish in the Snipe European Championship.

The NAs podium was dominated by the Miami Snipe fleet. Enrique Quintero and Charlie Bass were second, with Augie Diaz and Barbara Brotons in third.  Carol Cronin and Kim Couranz were fourth and high school sailors Justin Callahan with Enzo Menditto were unable to collect their fifth place trophy cause they had to go do their homework.

Almost 40% of the fleet was under the age of 30. In fact some quick, back of the envelope math revealed that the fleet at Jubilee Yacht Club in 2021 was a younger average age than at the 2019 Snipe Nationals.

Sailors traveled from both coasts and the middle of the US. Border restrictions prevented any of our Canadian friends from attending. We hoisted a glass in their honor and hope for safer times in the future when we can all be together.

Next up for the Snipe Class is the Western Hemisphere and Orient Championship at the Cottage Park Yacht Club in Winthrop MA. All eyes will be on Ernesto and Kathleen to see if they can complete an intercontinental September Hat trick with three major championships in a single month.

The organizers of the North Sails Snipe North Americans wish to thank the Jubilee Yacht Club, North Sails, Kinder Industries, JibeTech, El Jefe Racing and our numerous other sponsors.

Paul Earl and Shan McAdoo, Co-Chairs

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