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2018 North American Championship

Saturday, 06 October 2018 00:00

(Photo courtesy of Michele Postinghel)

San Diego Yacht Club will host the 2018 North Americans October 6-8. This will also serve as a country qualifier for the 2019 Pan Am Games (4 countries) AND the US Pan Am qualifier for the top mixed team. All those wishing to qualify for the Pan Am Games must sail as a mixed team. More info to come....

2017 Snipe North Americans - Video

Thursday, 15 June 2017 07:34

Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Snipe Capsizes for Smaller Skippers

Tuesday, 06 June 2017 18:11

I usually write articles when I have a solution to a particular problem. This one is more of a cry for help from a small skipper: how do I self-rescue after a capsize? 

The first day of the 2017 Snipe North American Championship in Fort Lauderdale was epic: an 18-22 knot easterly, and a huge ocean swell overlaid with smaller mixed up waves rebounding off the beach and reefs. It was a great day for racing Snipes—and also a day where even a small mistake can lead to a capsize.

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Day 3 of the 2017 Snipe North American Championship: 9-12 knots and 2-3 foot seas. Thanks to Matt Ditzel for the photos.

Regatta Report by Carol Cronin

Day 2 of the 2017 Snipe North American Championship: 12-16 knots and 3-5 foot mixed up waves. Thanks to Matt Ditzel for the photos.

Regatta Report by Carol Cronin

Thanks to Matt Ditzel for braving the big waves to take these photos on day 1 of the 2017 Snipe North American Championship.

Regatta Report by Carol Cronin

North American Championship - Final

Sunday, 21 May 2017 21:11

Ft. Lauderdale, May 21, 2017. 

(Photo courtesy of Lauderdale Yacht Club)

Regatta report by Carol Cronin, results and photos

26 boats from five countries

The conditions varied, but the winners never did: Ernesto Rodriguez/Kathleen Tocke won all eight races of the 2017 North American Championship, hosted by Lauderdale Yacht Club. Day one was the most challenging, with three triangle races in 15-20 knots of breeze and 4-6 foot mixed up seas. 

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North American Championship - Day 2

Saturday, 20 May 2017 22:53

Ft. Lauderdale, May 20, 2017. Results after 6 races (1 discard)

1. 31337, Ernesto Rodriguez/Kathleen Tocke, [1]-1-1-1-1-1- ; 5

2. 30027, Jensen McTighe/Andre Guaragna, 2-4-2-[29/RET]-2-3- ; 13

3. 30288, Augie Diaz/Eddie Mintzias, [4]-3-4-2-4-4- ; 17

4. PUR 29841, Raul Rios/Mac Agnese, 7-2-3-[29/RET]-3-5- ; 20

5. 31297, Doug Hart/Diego Escobar, 5-5-7-3-[8]-2- ; 22

... full results ...

North American Championship - Day 1

Friday, 19 May 2017 22:01

Ft. Lauderdale, May 19, 2017. Results after 3 races

1. 31337, Ernesto Rodriguez & Kathleen Tocke, 1-1-1- ; 3  

2. 30027, Jensen McTighe & Andre Guaragna, 2-4-2- ; 8  

3. 30288, Augie Diaz & Eddie Mintzias, 4-3-4- ; 11  

4. PUR 29841, Raul Rios & Mac Agnese, 7-2-3- ; 12  

5. 31297, Doug Hart & Diego Escobar, 5-5-7- ; 17  

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... full results ...

2017 Snipe North Americans

Wednesday, 25 January 2017 20:10

2017 Snipe North Americans are confirmed for May 19-21 at Lauderdale Yacht Club, Ft. Lauderdale, FL. For housing, charters & entry questions, contact Peter Commette.