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European Masters Championship - Valencia, Spain. May 1-4, 2019
Almost 100 teams representing 11 Nations
The 59th edition of the Grand Snipe Valencia Trophy just ended last Sunday at the Real Club Náutico de Valencia, and the Spanish Club is already preparing to host the 2019 European Snipe Master Championship, which will take place from tomorrow, May 1st to the 4th. The regatta will bring together almost 100 skippers aged 45 and older from 11 different countries, and they will compete waters of Valencia for three very intense days.
One of the requirements to participate in the Master category is the age of the skippers, which must be over 45 years, while the sum of the ages of the both team members on the boat must always be more than 80 years. Thus, depending on their age, the sailors will compete in three categories: Apprentice Master (skipper under 55), Master (skipper under 65), Grand Master (skipper under 75) and Legend Master (skipper of 75 more than).
Tomorrow, May 1st, will be dedicated to registration and measurements, the tests at sea will start on Thursday, May 2nd, with a total of 6 races scheduled between Thursday and Saturday, when the winners will be crowned.
The current Master World Champions, Damián Borrás and Jordi Triay, of CM Mahón, are already in Valencia, where last Sunday they were second in the Grand Valencia Trophy. They will undoubtedly be one of the favorite teams to win, but they must take into account the American couple Ernesto Rodríguez and Kathleen Tocke, who, although they cannot qualify for the European title, will be tough to beat.
The race will also include the Menorcan crew formed by Fernando Rita (10th at the Barcelona Olympic Games in the Star class) and Juan Magro, current Snipe World’s runner-up, as well as the Canarian Fernando León, an Olympic medalist in Atlanta in the Tornado class, who competes with Antonio del Castillo. Other contenders for the title are the Spaniards Alejandro Fresneda and Javier López Fernández, the pair formed by the Portuguese Tiago Roquette and the Belgian Dries Crombe, or Manu Hens and Maj Kristin Hansen Borgen (Belgium-Norway).
The first race for the 98 highly competitive teams will start on Thursday, May the 2nd, at 2pm, when the traditional sea breeze will be blowing on the racecourse.
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2019 Snipe World Championships
2019 Snipe World Championships
Juniors: October 2-5, 2019
Open: October 8-12, 2019
Snipe Meeting Schedule Set
The official Snipe meetings have now been set: All will be held in Ilhabela, Brazil, during the World Championship.
Sailor's Open Forum: Wednesday, October 9 (after racing)
National Secretary's Meeting: Thursday, October 10
Board of Governors Meetingn: Friday, October 11
SCIRA Board approves Bibi Juetz Perpetual Trophy
The SCIRA Board of Governors approved a new perpetual trophy, named after Bibi Juetz, that will be presented at the 2019 World Championship in Ilhabela, Brazil. The trophy will be presented to the highest placing mixed team at the World Championship. The trophy was presented by the Rio de Janeiro fleet 159 in honor of Bibi, who has been one of the most decorated female skippers of the Snipe Class. Bibi always sails a mixed boat and won the Snipe World Masters in 1998 as skipper. It will be an honor to have Bibi present this at the Worlds this year.
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