Every other year, the best Women Snipers gather for the Women’s World Championship. In 2010 that was St. Petersburg, Florida in November and the temperature was a balmy 80º. Out on the water the competition was even hotter.
With competitors from Europe, North & South America and Japan, this group of sailors showed just how tight one design racing can be at the top level. Going into the last race, only 3 points separated the top three boats. It doesn’t get a lot more competitive than that.
It took a stellar final day for Rolex Yachtswoman of the Year Anna Tunnicliffe and her crew Molly Vandemoer to take the Championship with a win in the final race. Trixy and Yuyu Agusti from Argentina came in second with Kathleen Tocke and crew Kate Sheahan just two points back of them in third.
There’s definitely a trend in the Snipe Class. Young sailors are finding there’s a lot of competition to be had in this boat that turns 80 this year. Those younger sailors are showing up on the podium a lot. The new generation of Snipe Champions.