Snipe Class Hall of Fame
SCIRA announces Hall of Fame
The Snipe Class has a long history of which very few other classes can be boast.
It is a history of people, sailors, champions, enthusiasts, promoters, sailmakers, builders and organizers.
The past is strongly linked to the present: all these people have helped to promote and grow our Class in many countries and continents; many of these people are still strongly linked to the Class or have been, when they were alive, to form a large family, the Snipe Family, from great-grandparents to grandchildren. Past and present are strongly united in the Snipe Class.
Hall of Fame Categories:
- Sailing: achievements on the water by a sailor
- Technical/Design: Significantly contributed to technical aspects as a builder, sailmaker
- Contributors: made significant contributions to the Snipe Class such as a coach, – administrator, officer, promoter, organizer.
Nominations can be made the following way (must be received by July 31):
Protocol for Prizegiving at Major Championships
Regatta organizers, a protocol paper to assist in prizegivings at major championships has been created and can now be downloaded or viewed under Race Management tools.
2020 World Masters
The 2020 World Masters will be hosted by St Petersburg Yacht Club in Florida over May 2-9. More details to come.
European Masters - Record Entries
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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