The following are some reflections on the Snipe Junior World Championships by SSA member Trevor Davis. Over the last year, Trevor and his crew Rees Tindall worked really hard on their Worlds program, practicing, sailing many regattas and fundraising to support their campaign. Fleet 532 is proud of their effort and happy to see the positive experiences that resulted.
OK, so I just made up that award, but if they had given it, we would have won it! We had 9 teams trek across country from the Annapolis Fleet and they also faired well in the actual awards, with 6 boats in the top 15 (out of 50). Plus the apres sailing was a ton of fun.
The Frigid Digit had a great turnout for some champagne Annapolis fall sailing conditions. Most of the competitors were local, a testament to the great energy we have in the fleet.
Explanations on what we will measure.
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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!