Aug eSSAy Snipe Fleet Update

Women’s Snipe Nationals Planning Underway:   Registration is open for the Women’s Nationals August 6-7 at SSA ( The Dynamic Duo of Devon & Lauren Feusahrens are co-chairs, so we know it will be EPIC, complete with blender party, luau, and shaved ice truck!  The turnout is going to be a combination of Snipe rock stars and Snipe newbies, promising to make it a classic “Serious Sailing, Serious Fun” event.  We will have charter boats available, so we hope to get a lot of new women into the boat!  There is a free clinic Friday afternoon, so let us know if you’d like to join us!  For more info this and other great Snipe Women’s events, check out

Annapolis Fleet wins Road Warriors Award at US Nationals in San Diego:  OK, so I just made up that award, but if they had given it, we would have won it!  We had 9 boats trek (4 drive, the rest fliers) across country from the Annapolis Fleet (Plines, Eric Reinke, Bradley Adam/Nikki Bruno, Arthur Blodgett, Trevor Davis, Rob Ramirez, Evan Hoffman/Shira Golub, Carol Cronin/Kim Couranz and the O’Hares plus Amy Benner crewing for a California skipper).  Our fleet also faired well in the actual awards, with 6 boats in the top 15 (out of 50): Arthur Blodgett with crew Gracie Howie rocked a 3rd place (behind Ernesto Rodriguez/Kathleen Tocke and Augie Diaz/Christine de Silva) which is a great result in prep for their heading to Portugal for Worlds in a few weeks.  Evan Hoffmann/Shira Golub also had a great regatta taking 5th place. The O’Hares sailed to an 8th place and the Top Married Couple trophy.  Rob Ramirez/Kate Sheahan Herron were 11th, Trevor Davis/Ale Torres were 12th and 2nd place Junior Team, and Bradley Adam/Nikki Bruno were 15th.  The racing was insanely competitive as evidenced in crowded mark roundings and no team making it through the regatta without a deep finish.  SSA member Evan Hoffmann was also organized the event at his childhood club (San Diego Yacht Club), so kegs and bands were a regular “apres sailing” feature.

Second Half Sailing:  With Nationals in our rearview mirror, we are looking forward to participating in the following:
– Oxford One Design Regatta (Aug 13-14)
– SSA Fall Series (Aug 20-21)
– Quassy (Aug 27-28)
– NA’s in Toronto (Sept 9-11)
– Hospice Cup (Sept 17)
– Frigid Digit/Districts (Oct 1-2).

Join us!  We have boats to loan, charter, and lease-to-own, so contact us if you’d like to join the fun!

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