HALL OF FAME INDUCTEES
The International Snipe Class has a long history of which very few other classes can boast. The boat was designed by Bill Crosby in 1931 and 88 years later, 32000+ boats have been built with fleets in over 30 active nations.
It is a history of people, sailors, champions, enthusiasts, promoters, sailmakers, builders and organizers.
The past is strongly linked to the present: all the inductees 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.
For this reason, the "Snipe Class International Racing Association Hall of Fame" was created.
The SCIRA Hall of Fame honors individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the Snipe Class and Snipe competition.
The Class is honoring three categories: Sailing, Technical Design and Contributors, --people who made significant contributions to the Snipe Class.
SCIRA Commodore Pietro Fantoni stated “The Snipe Class is strong today because of this first list of inductees: William F. Crosby, Hub E. Isaacks, Ted Wells, Id Crook, Carlos & Jorge Vilar Castex, Axel & Erik Schmidt, Earl Elms, Jan Persson, Bibi Juetz and Gonzalo Diaz.
This first list is impressive. All of us Snipe sailors and friends of the Snipe Class – and I can add, friends of the sport of sailing – have to thank them and their families and celebrate their induction for their victories on the water, their contributions ashore and for how they promoted our beloved Class.."
For this very first year a maximum of ten inductees were considered (eight next year and five from the year after).
The 2019 inductees are among those who have undoubtedly contributed to make the history of the Snipe Class.
Full bios and additional photos & videos can be viewed here:
photos below: top row: Bibi Juetz; Bill Crosby, Earl Elms, Gonzalo Diaz, Hub Isaacks, Id Crook
second row: Jan Persson, Carlos & Jorge Vilar Castex, Axel & Erik Schmidt, Ted Wells.
SCIRA Board Elects Officers for 2020
The SCIRA National Secretaries, Nominating Committee and finally the Board have nominated and elected the following officers to serve SCIRA:
Commodore: 2020-2021 - Luis Soubie, Argentina
Vice Commodore 2020-2021 - Zbigniew Rakocy, Poland
Secretary 2020-2021 - Martin Bermudez, Spain
Treasurer 2018-2021 - Sue Roberts, GBR
General Secretary - WH&O: 2019--2020 - Gweneth Crook, Canada
General Secretary - Europe - 2020 - Reino Suonsilta, Finland
Rules Chairman 2017-2020 - Antonio Bari, Italy
MAJOR REGATTAS AWARDED
The SCIRA Board has approved the following regatta venues:
2020 - North American Championship: Beverly, MA, USA. Sept 11-13
2020 - South Europeans: Vigo, ESP. Aug 8-10
2021 - Ladies European Championship: Antwerp, BEL. July 2-4
2021 - Junior World Championship, Portugal, July 14-18
2021 - Open World Championship, Enoshima, Japan. August 21-28, 2021
To view the major regatta rotation page, click here
Fall 2019 Snipe Bulletin
Portugal Hosts Under 30 Championship
Oct 19 & 20, the Snipe Class Portuguese Association (APCSnipe) with the collaboration of some Snipe Sailors and the excellent organization of the company Vilamoura Sailing, made a significant investment to promote the class among young Portuguese sailors by holding the 1st edition of the Snipe Under 30 Championship.
This championship was born from a proposal of the members presented at the last General Assembly of the Class. Its main objective was to make the Snipe class known to the younger sailors by demystifying some wrong ideas about the Snipe and trying to attract them in order to enrich the class with young people from different classes.
Despite some rain, the 18 boats made five competitive races 6 initially scheduled. On the first day, only two races were carried out, the first with 6/7 knots and the second ended with 20 knots. On the second day, the steady 10 to 14-knots allowed the conclusion of three races.
Embodying the “Serious sailing, Serious fun” class motto, on Saturday evening a convivial dinner was held with all participants, race officials, the jury's and organizers.
The crew of Tomas Barreto and Henrique Brites were the winners of this first edition of the U30 in Snipe, with Carolina João and Bernardo Loureiro in 2nd and Federica Franchi and João Lopes in 3rd place.
The unanimous reaction from both the young sailors and the organization was that the championship was a success.
This is an initiative that APCSnipe intends to continue to carry out in the upcoming years and will also aim, as from next year, to internationalize the championship.
National Secretary of Portugal
Mon. 6 Apr, 2020 7:00 pm - Sat. 11 Apr, 2020 8:09 pm
Sat. 30 May, 2020 4:00 pm - Mon. 1 Jun, 2020 5:13 pm
Mon. 31 Aug, 2020 9:00 pm - Sat. 5 Sep, 2020 10:39 pm
Tue. 22 Sep, 2020 6:00 pm - Sat. 26 Sep, 2020 7:24 pm