Explanations on what we will measure.
WE ARE LIVE! The Notice of Race is posted and Registration is open for the #2021SnipeNationals. Regatta Fee increases May 23rd and refunds are given until then, so there is no risk to register early. Get your registration ON! Head over to Clubspot: https://theclubspot.com/regatta/rGPDAxmlZE
For the 2021 Snipe Nationals we can expect almost any weather conditions, but here are some generalizations about what we might see.
It was a little Frigid and breeze never got out of single Digits at the 2020 Snipe Frigid Digit, but in the world of COVID, it was a fun, crystal clear fall weekend with a great turnout of new and old Snipe sailors alike! Twenty-eight teams competed for the 2020 Atlantic Coast Champion title that was awarded to the winner of the Frigid Digit. Snipe rock stars Ernesto Rodriguez/Kathleen Tocke (Miami) had to work hard in light and variable conditions to beat up-and-coming “Next Gen” Snipe sailors Tyler Mowry/Izzy Fadullon (Annapolis/SSA) in 2nd and Charlie Miller/Lindsey Kloc (Salem MA) in 3rd. Rounding out the top 5 were Noah Zittrer/Watt Duffy (Texas) and Carol Cronin/Kim Couranz (Newport/SSA). Noah Zittrer was also given a special prize for best “First Snipe Regatta” sailor.
This weekend's "Fall" Series had perhaps the best sailing condition of the year so far.
Annapolis Snipe Fleet 532 and Severn Sailing Association served up a very competitive regatta with some interesting and challenging sailing conditions for the 2020 Snipe Colonial Cup Regatta. The regatta format was altered this year due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, but despite all of the differences, the usual teams assumed the top spots on the scoresheet.
The Snipe Colonial Cup turn 45 years old this year. There have been all kinds of iterations of the event from purely local fleet racing to worlds qualifiers to combined regattas to socially distanced-during-a-pandemic style, but the Colonial Cup has always provided top competition in the Snipe. This 40 year old gem from the Annapolis Capital on June 9, 1980 is no different!
Reality of the global situation has something we are thinking about as "The Great Pause" has affected the entire International Snipe Calendar with all major 2020 events being moved to 2021 for basically a big "do over".
The Notice of Race has been finalized and published on the Documents page. Everything you need to know about who, what, when, where and how!