The 2009 Snipe World Championship in San Diego was everything competitors thought it would be. The winds were light but never so light that you could not have great tactical racing. The competition was intense with victory in question right up until the last day.
Snipes take their motto very seriously. Serious Sailing, Serious Fun. The organizers made sure that there were plenty of opportunities for Serious Fun on shore from scavenger hunts to the Awards Banquet, you rarely find Snipers not having serious fun.
Young Snipers made a mark at this regatta too. Two of the top 10 finishers were almost young enough to be the grandsons of some of the competitors. That bodes well for the future of the Class as more young sailors explore tactical one design sailing.