Earl Elms Memorial Regatta

Monday, 16 April 2018 17:50

Mission Bay, April 15, 2018. Final results after 11 races (1 discard)

1. Doug Hart & ?? , 17

2. Randy Lake & Dian Waterbury, 25

3. Diego Escobar & Marianna Shand, 34

4. Eric Heim & Kara Voss, 36

5. Chris Wright & Sean Ros, 57

... full results ...

Carolyn Nute Halloween Regatta - Final

Monday, 30 October 2017 07:30

Mission Bay, California, October 30, 2017. Final results after 9 races (1 discard)

(Photo courtesy of MBYC)

1. Doug Hart & Diego Escobar, 23

2. George Szabo & Diana Waterbury, 25

3. Eric Heim & Maria Calzado, 34

4. David Tillson & Cole Tillson, 38

5. Matt Hacht & George Ryan, 44

... full results ...

International Masters Regatta: "Team Bahamas"

Thursday, 26 October 2017 20:43

San Diego - International Masters Regatta

Skipper: jimmie Lowe
Crew: Lori Lowe, Doug Hart, Eric Krebs, Jerelyn Biehl, Myles Pritchard, Rob Lindley.

Skipper must be 60 or over. Crew must be 45 or over.


Severn Sailing Association
June 3-5, 2016

The 2016 Snipe North American Championship set at least two standards for Serious Sailing, Serious Fun over three days: the largest number of registrants for a national regatta on the continent since at least 2009 (69); and a far wider variety of conditions than expected. Two drifter races on Friday, everything from drifter to full hiking breeze on Saturday (with the expected weekend powerboat chop), and then solid breeze and a lonely Chesapeake Bay on Sunday—which provided great sailing conditions for the final three races of the event. Variety may be the spice of life, but it is also a great test of skill. This was definitely not a "one setting" regatta.


Herb Shear Invitational

Monday, 23 May 2016 22:36

Mission Bay, May 21-22, 2016. Results after 7 races (1 discard)

1. Doug Hart & Ryan Hopps, 9

2. Randy Lake & Maddy McGrath, 16

3. Seth Siegler & Jon Rogers, 21

4. Alex Comet & Erika Dale, 23

5. Don Bedford & Treat Bedfors, 23

Report by Seth Siegler

The 2016 edition of the Herb Shear Invitational took place at Mission Bay Yacht Club this past weekend. Fleet veteran, Don Bedford kicked things off by recounting, a bit, about the life of the regatta's namesake, who (along with Earl Elms) was essentially, the father of the modern snipe as we know it. Taking to the water with a fleet full of the latest evolutions (Jibe Techs, Perssons and a DB-R1) of the snipe that Shear and Elms dreamt up (Chubasco) in the epicenter of it all (San Diego) was a pretty cool feeling.


Earl Elms Memorial Regatta - Final

Monday, 11 April 2016 13:54

Mission Bay, April 9-10, 2016, Final results after 8 races (1 discard)

(Photo courtesy of Judy Tillson)

1. Doug Hart & Diana Waterbury, 11

2. Randy Lake & Mandy/Mattie, 18

3. David Tillson & Lizzy Russell, 21

4. Aimee Heim & Eric Heim, 24

5. Chris Wright & Megan Lansdale, 27

Report by Seth Siegler

Under the threat of uncharacteristically nasty weather, the San Diego Snipe fleet arrived early to Mission Bay Yacht Club on Saturday morning to gear up for the second annual Earl Elms Memorial Regatta.

The regatta's legendary namesake, Earl Elms, was a two time Snipe world champion, and six-time US national champion. The San Diego native passed away just two years ago and the fleet pays homage to his legacy with this regatta, now in its second year, featuring the boats he loved most: the Sabot and the Snipe.


Las Vegas Regatta - Final

Monday, 25 January 2016 07:40

Mission Bay, January 23-24, 2016. Final results after 12 races (no discards)

1. Doug Hart & Marianna Shand, 51

2. Becca Huyard & Chuck Sinks, 56

3. George Szabo & Diana Waterbury, 68

4. Randy Lake & Maddy McGrath, 72

5. Matt Hecht & Ryan Hopps, 76

... full results ...

14 Questions to ... Doug Hart

Sunday, 12 April 2015 21:46

Doug Hart, Snipe Sailor from San Diego

- 1) Your first time on a sailing boat?

I first sailed in 1959 on an old Flying Dutchman sailboat with my father on a very large lake in Nebraska. I was 6 years old.

- 2) Your first time on a Snipe?

My first time in a Snipe was borrowing my good friend, Bob Jackman's Snipe in 1985 for a sail on Mission Bay in San Diego. I had been sailing Windsurfers for the past 10 years and was excited to sail in a boat with a very competitive and friendly reputation.

- 3) The most bizarre thing that happened in a regatta?

I remember a College National regatta in 1976 sailed in Lasers at Kings Pont New York where the wind died on the run (Windward - Leeward course). The 2 knot current was going in the same direction as the wind (before it died). The entire fleet was carried beyond the leeward mark. At about the same time as the last boat drifted abeam the leeward mark, the wind came up from the same direction and the fleet positions turned inside out. Sometimes it is better to be last !!!


Carolyn Nute Regatta - Final

Monday, 29 October 2012 18:35

Mission Bay, October 27-28, 2012. Doug Hart and Becky Nygren won the Carolyn Nute Regatta.

Regatta report by John Fretwell.

Day 2 of the 2012 Carolyn Nute Memorial Regatta saw light air and some significant shifts in the leaderboard! After a clean sweep of first places from the son/father team of Tyler and Chuck Sinks on Saturday, Sunday opened with a bullet by Dave and Barbie Tillson, with skippers Aine Fretwell and Randy Lake close behind. In the next race it was Doug Hart with Becky Nygren in first, with the top junior team of Scott Sinks and Daniel Ron taking second. Tension was building, but the wind was not, as the fleet waited in in postponement, wondering if a final race and dependent throwout would occur before 3:30pm deadline. At this point the junior teams of Ryan Hopps/Alexandra Fayer and AJ Reiter/Riley Gibbs were tied on points for the second Jr. Worlds berth, if the throw out came to be!

US Masters Nationals

Monday, 24 September 2012 07:29

Mission Bay, September 21-23. Regatta Report by John Fretwell. Photos cortesy of Paul Henkart.

The 2012 US Snipe Master’s Championship was held September 21-23 at Mission Bay Yacht Club. San Diego’s Fleet 495 hosted the event and was very pleased to see the strong turnout, with 32 teams from across the country hitting the water! Regatta Chairman Lanny Coon and his team of Craig Storms, Bob Bowden, Vicki Martin, Megan Murphy, Gus Wirth and many others handled charter boats, housing, and a social schedule that guaranteed this would be Serious Sailing, Serious Fun!