Announcements, Fleet News, SSA

Snipe Fleet Earns Bragging Rights in Inaugural SSA Fleet Challenge!

Congrats to Lorie Stout and Lucas Masiello representing the Snipe Fleet for winning the Inaugural SSA Fleet Challenge! Trevor Perkins, nominated by the J22 Fleet with JRP crew Madeline Fisher (Broadneck HS) wore the Yellow Jersey most of the day, but a Corinthian correction of an earlier OCS bumped them down to 3rd for the… Continue reading Snipe Fleet Earns Bragging Rights in Inaugural SSA Fleet Challenge!

Fleet News, Regattas, SSA

Lots of Energy at the 2020 Frigid Digit/ACCs!

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.

Fleet News, Regattas

Tyler Mowry/Izzy Fadullon win Wild, Windy Hospice Cup

It was a wild, windy, shifty day at the 2020 Hospice Cup! With 20 kts sustained outside, the RC sailed 14 Snipes (and 12 Harbor 20s) in Carr's Cove in the Severn River which made it much less windy (8-15kt) but crazy shifty. Congrats to Tyler Mowry/Izzy Fadullon for squeaking out a win over Christian… Continue reading Tyler Mowry/Izzy Fadullon win Wild, Windy Hospice Cup

Announcements, Fleet News, Regattas

2020 Frigid Digit chosen as ACC’s

2020 Frigid Digit chosen as ACC's! Thanks to the hard work of SSA and the compliance of Marylanders to keep our COVID rates low, the Annapolis Snipe Fleet is happy to announce that we will be hosting our annual Frigid Digit on Oct 3-4, 2020. Because we are one of the few venues able to host regattas in the Midatlantic Region, the Frigid Digit has been chosen as the temporary home of the Atlantic Coast Championships (we look forward to going back to Surf City next year!).

Fleet News, Regattas, SSA

Chesapeake Women’s Challenge Wrap Up

What do you get when you cross a fantastic group of women sailors, a fun & talented set of coaches/RC, ace on-the-water media, and 8-12 knots of breeze? A kick-ass inaugural Chesapeake Women's Snipe Challenge! Congrats to Sarah Alexander/Mariah Leffingwell on a hard fought win over Katherine & Jessica Bennett in a tie-breaker. Veterans Lorie… Continue reading Chesapeake Women’s Challenge Wrap Up

Education, Fleet News, Regattas, SSA

Best Practices for Running a COVID-compliant Regatta

By Kristin Mullins, Regatta Co-Chair (and epidemiologist with University of Maryland Medical Center) & Lisa Pline, Annapolis Snipe Fleet Captain Recently SSA was fortunate to be able to host its first Invitational regatta in our “post-quarantine” world, the 2020 Snipe Colonial Cup.  It had been postponed from the first weekend of June to the weekend… Continue reading Best Practices for Running a COVID-compliant Regatta

Education, Fleet News, SSA

Annapolis Fleet Clinic May 2020

Fleet 532's first clinic of the season was a great success! To keep the COVID-induced social distancing, we substituted the typical "on shore" part of the clinic with Zoom videos conducted by Quantum's George Szabo. We recorded the first video that has some great tips on boathandling and sail trim. Thanks to George for letting… Continue reading Annapolis Fleet Clinic May 2020