Rocky Mountain Snipe Championship

Longmont, CO, USA, September 26, 2021. September brought the Rocky Mountain Snipe Championship and World Qualifier to our little Union Reservoir in Longmont, Colorado. Thirty-two teams from around District II competed over three days in light and shifty mountain conditions.

There was a wide range of competition from 90-year old’s to 14-year old’s! Fun was had by all, enjoying the largest Snipe showing in Colorado since Snipe Nationals at Dillon Reservoir in 2007.

Three races were held on Friday, which brought the best winds ranging from 5-12 knots. The conditions were very challenging at times with shifts, gusts and lulls – keeping the teams on their toes. Garth and Peggy Fasano dominated the field with their effective roll-tacking skills. 

Despite the lighter wind on Saturday, three more races were held. Teams honed in on their wind reading skills to catch the next puff coming over the lake. Keeping even tempered and waiting for the next opportunity is the only way to survive a grueling sail’s race! The top teams showed they were up for the challenge and were able to defend their positions well.

Early Sunday morning the wind forecast looked promising, but as soon as everyone was out on the water and ready to race, nothing was left. No races were held and all opted to head for shore for some lunch and a very delightful awards ceremony.

Thanks to everyone who helped to make this a memorable regatta in the middle of a dessert!

Amanda Kremer

SAILORS SAIL NUMBER BOAT NAME CLUB/ORG NET TOTAL R1 R2 R3 R4 R5 R6

1

Garth Fasano
Peggy Fasano

2

Steve Tautz
Delia Leonard

3

Blaine McCleskey
Adrienne McCleskey

4

Ryan Schubert
Amanda Kremer

5

Doug McKnight
Rosemary McKnight

6

Alexander Horne
Henry Richter

7

Gene Soltero
Laura Dahl O’Leary

8

Robert Pincus
Mike Ruwitch

9

Bruce Buchan
Alanna Fernnandez

10

Brian Smith
Brittany Smith

11

Dave Baker
Peter Schiavoni

12

Nikolai Woeger
Fabian Woeger

13

Bruce Miller

14

Mike Slouka
Cody Gonzales

15

Martin Holmgren
Sofie Holmgren

16

Kim Adam
Daniel McBrearty

17

Peyton Lester
Doug Moldawsky
Cliff Lester

18

Carl Richter
Yaga Richter

19

James MacKenzie
Paul Acker

20

Adam Field
Danielle Wilesky

21

Tyler Hendricks
Suzi Wells

22

Richard Summers
Chris Little

23

Jim Stillson
Katy Stillson

24

Alexander Blitz
Hannah Hayes
Nate Wilhelmi

25

Sonya Glasser
Ariel Ropek

26

Taylon Starr
Mindy Michaels

27

Eliot Payson

28

Isaac Vance
Sam Hedin

29

Patrick Leahy
Ardi Dushi

30

Simon Day
James Day

31

Marcus Ward
Lorena Ward

32

Martha Young
Akash Kalsekar

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