Junior Worlds - Day 2

Tuesday, 15 September 2015 22:06

Talamone, September 15, 2015. Results after 4 races

(Photo courtesy of Matias Capizzano)

1. ESP Antonio Lopez Montoya & Gregorio Belmonte Cuenca, 15

2. JPN Kenta Nakagawa & Yoshinori Oka, 21

3. BRA Felipe Rondina & Luis Felipe Boani, 23

4. BRA Nicholas Pellicano Grael & Fabio Kohler, 25

5. ITA Michele Meotto & Alberto Cassandro, 25

... full results, photos by Matias Capizzano, interviews and video ...

Junior Worlds - Day 1

Monday, 14 September 2015 19:54

Talamone, September 14, 2015. Results after 1 race

(Photo courtesy of Matias Capizzano)

1. BRA Nicholas Pellicano Grael & Fabio Kohler Harkot

2. POR Mafalda Pires de Lima & Tomas Pires de Lima

3. ITA Michele Meotto & Alberto Cassandro

4. JPN Kouichirou Sugiyaman & Shota Oki

5. JPN Kenta Nakagawa & Yoshinori Oka

Interview with Nicholas Grael

... full results and photos by Matias Capizzano ...

Junior Worlds - Practice Race

Sunday, 13 September 2015 20:26

Talamone, September 13, 2015

The practice race was canceled due to unstable winds, BUT some sailors had fun!

Photo courtesy of Matias Capizzano

... photo gallery (great photos by Matias) ...

Talamone, Italy: The Snipe Class has a long history of producing and attracting great sailors. The 2015 championship is no different and a quick look at the list of competitors sees the potential of the future of sailing in these juniors.

Begun in 1973, the Snipe Class saw the need to promote youth sailing creating a Junior World Championship. Over the years it has attracted top youth sailors from around the world and produced such Junior champions as Torben Grael (BRA), Bill Hardesty (USA), Luis Calabrese (ARG) and Andre Fonseca (BRA). Among its ranks sailors have gone on to be Olympians, Volvo Round-the-World sailors, Team Race World champions and Kiteboard World champions.


Snipe WorldChampionship - Press Release

Friday, 11 September 2015 21:08

Talamone, 11 September 2015 – Great sailing comes to the ancient Roman harbor of Talamone in Maremma with one of the most important competitions in the world. The Snipe World Championship, hosted by the Circolo della Vela Talamone in Tuscany, will take place from the 19th to the 26th of September 2015. After making it through a very demanding selection process in their respective countries, 83 teams from 18 nations have entered the regatta. The Snipe World Championship, which takes place every two years, is preceded by the Snipe Junior World Championship with the participation of 36 other crews from 11 nations.


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)