Attention Snipe Sailors!

Tuesday, 04 August 2015 22:04

Attention Snipe Sailors! Who is coming to sail the Juniors and Open Worlds in Talamone?

Please send us the best photo of you sailing your Snipe so we can include it in a special Worlds photo gallery on our FB page. You can include it in a FB message or send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Thank you in advance!
Pietro and Carol

The Editors

Photos at the Worlds

Tuesday, 08 September 2015 22:57

Photographer Matias Capizzano will be in Talamone for the Snipe World Championship



SCIRA Measurement Roundtable

Wednesday, 29 July 2015 07:34

Introduction: SCIRA will organize a measurement Roundtable on Thursday, September 17, 2015 in Talamone, Italy. The Roundtable will begin at 9:00am.

Venue: Circolo della Vela Talamone, Antonio Espada, Chief Measurer and local coordinator.

Travel: Each participant is responsible for their travel costs to and from Talamone.

Purpose of Clinic: The purpose of the measurement roundtable is a step beyond the traditional clinic. The roundtable is open to all the international and chief measurers of any SCIRA nation to discuss the most common problems that can occur in measuring a Snipe and to find the best solutions. This will help to clarify and standardize some of the critical points of our rules and give a shared guideline for the new class rules that are in their final version. The table of contents are:

1. Basic Measurement concepts
2. The Point 0 template
3. Chine and bow radius of curvature
4. Moment of Inertia
5. How to check the floatation material
6. Homologation protocol for the moulds
7. Adjustable mast steps and shroud length – limitations
8. Daggerboard retention system
9. Mast weight and halyard lines


Vote your favourite teams

Entry List

(Multiple choices - Multiple answers)

Vote your favourite teams

Entry List

(Multiple choices - Multiple answers)

Junior World Championship - Current Entrants

Thursday, 06 August 2015 07:32

Talamone, September 12-18, 2015

31 teams have registered form 11 countries and 4 continents


Snipe Worlds Open Division - Entry List

Thursday, 30 July 2015 21:15

The entries have closed for the 2015 Snipe Worlds...Open division. 83 teams have registered representing 18 nations. The allocation system worked well. Looking forward to a great championship in Talamone in September!


SCIRA Events and Meetings at the Worlds

Thursday, 30 July 2015 21:03
  • Talamone, Sept 17 - Measurement Roundtable: 9:00am.
  • Sept 19 - National Secretaries meeting: 1 hour after racing
  • Sept 22 - Sailors Forum: 1 hour after racing. Open to all competitors & all Snipe Class members
  • Sept 24 – Board Meeting: 1 hour after racing

11 extra allocations have been posted for the 2015 Snipe Worlds: These sailors need to register by July 26 to secure their spots!


Regata Nazionale Talamone - Final

Monday, 15 June 2015 07:43

Talamone, June 12-14, 2015. Final results after 7 races (1 discard)

Regatta report, video and photos by Paolo Cardoni

1. Enrico Solerio & Paolo Lambertenghi, 11

2. Augie Diaz & Kathleen Tocke, 20

3. Dario Bruni & Carlo Collotta, 27

4. Giampiero Poggi & Eugenia Vanni, 29

5. Pietro Fantoni & Ilaria Rochelli, 29

Report by Paolo Cardoni

The Regata Nazionale Talamone was held on 12-14 June on the water of "Snipe Bay", organized by the Circolo Vela Talamone. The Regatta Nationale determined selection for the Italian teams to sail in the next World Championship that will take place on the same waters in September.

At the end of the 7 races scheduled Enrico Solerio, several times an Italian national champion, sailing with Paolo Lambertenghi, won this selection regatta with authority, confirming their status as the top Italian team.

In the three days of racing they battled until the end against the boat USA 30288 skippered by Augie Diaz (silver medalist at the recent Star European Championship in Gaeta with Bruno Prada, twice world champion in the Snipe, multiple US champion and US Rolex Yachtsman of the year). Augie finished second in Talamone with Kathleen Tocke as crew.