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
Despite the heat, there was sailable, remarkably consistent breeze both days and once on shore with a drink in hand in the shade of the awnings on the top deck, the socially distant vibe was excellent.
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
Today's Member Spotlight focuses on those helping during the pandemic. Kristin Mullins & Chris Adriance, Zack Kelchner & Georgie Peet, and Rich & Carol McVeigh are using their talents for good!
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
Reposted from Snipe USA Jan 2020 Newletter by Art Rousmaniere Any successful volunteer organization can be traced back to a few highly-dedicated leaders who are passionate in the group. Developing and maintaining a strong Snipe fleet is no different. The main required ingredient is communication: it is important that everyone is in loop. But as… Continue reading Ideas For Fleet Building
Happy December, Snipers! We have a website! http://www.snipefleetannapolis.com Thanks to Brian Hetherington and Alex Pline who put together the basic structure 10 years ago, it was easy to update. Please take a look! Feel free to email me with comments/suggestions. This will be the place that will be the repository for: Schedule (currently 2019, will update to… Continue reading Snipe Fleetings – December 2019
Great news, Fleet 532! As we discussed at a meeting last year, we have been keeping an eye on the market for good deals on competitive, well priced used boats and found a great one we couldn't pass up... a Persson 29940 located in Jacksonville with 2 Sidewinder Masts (we needed one for the current… Continue reading New Fleet Boat for Charter!
Greetings, Friends! Wanted to share some of the news happening the past month. First, let me welcome Andrew Cole and his skipper/daughter Flora to Fleet 532! They have purchased Bryan Fishback's "Uncle Fester" (which Andy assures me that Flora will rename!). They intend to be active members, so be sure to introduce yourselves when you see them! … Continue reading Snipe Fleetings – November 2019