The Snipe Class International Racing Association (SCIRA) office is run by the paid, full time Executive Director, Jerelyn Biehl. Yearly membership in SCIRA is required to race in sanctioned regattas (a hull sticker is required for boat owners). Sanctioning assures that regattas will be managed according to class standards (courses, sailing instructions etc.).
Membership also includes the The Snipe Bulletin (Quarterly), which provides regatta highlights, pictures, go-fast tips, and articles by the experts.
SCIRA is a member of ISAF as an international Class.
Directory of SCIRA Officials
The SCIRA Officers (National Secretaries and Board Members) are listed below. For more information about Snipe sailing in a specific nation, please go to the Nations web site or contact the relevant National Secretary. In addition, the SCIRA office can provide more detailed information on the boat, used boats, and contacts for individual fleets, both international and US.
2812 Canon Street
San Diego, CA 92106
Commodore: Luis Soubie (2020-2021)
Vice Commodore: Zbigniew Rakocy (2020-2021)
Voting Board Members
2020 SCIRA Officers Directory
Rules Committee Chairman: Antonio Bari, ITA
European General Secretary: Reino Suonsilta, FIN
Western Hemisphere & Orient General Secretary: Gweneth Crook, CAN
Treasurer: Sue Roberts, GBR
Secretary: Martin Bermudez, ESP
Non Voting Board Members
Legal Counsel: Leigh Savage, USA
Chief Measurer: Luis Gonzalez, ESP
Vice Rules Chairman: Gus Wirth, USA
Executive Director: Jerelyn Biehl, USA
|WH&O General Secretary||Gweneth Crook||Canada|
|WH&O Vice Secretary||Matias Seguel||Chile|
|European General Secretary||Reino Suonsilta||Finland|
|Vice European Secretary|
|Northern European Secretary||Svend Andersen||Denmark|
|Southern European Secretary||Marko Marinovic||Croatia|
|Eastern European Secretary||Rafael Zakrzewski||Poland|
Technical CommitteeChairman: Antonio Bari, ItalyVice Chairmen: Gus Wirth, USAChief Measurer: Luis Gonzalez, SpainVice Chairman, Rules Committee: Gus Wirth, USAMember: Mariano Arroyo, Argentina/SpainMember: Mario Eugenio Tavares, BrazilMember: Arild Figenschou, NorwayMember: Masakazu Sasai, JapanChief Information Officer: Don Bedford, USA