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!
SSA is introducing "COSOD" in June to get folks out sailing again after a COVID-induced long winter's nap. "TESOD"-style racing (multiple races on shorter courses, no scoring, starts for fleets that show up) will be conducted the first 3 weekends in June with the following schedule: AMENDED TO LIMIT TO 20 BOATS Click here for… Continue reading TESOD goes “Weekend” in June! Call it “COSOD” 🙂
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". As such this is filtering down to the National and local levels and has affected this years US… Continue reading 2020 Nationals Will Be in 2021 We Hope
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!
Reposted from Snipe USA Jan 2020 Newsletter Means and Peggy Davis from the Atlanta fleet have been sailing Snipes for eons and have hosted countless regattas, so their suggested “to-do” list can serve as an excellent anxiety reducer: Planning for your fleet: Be sure every non-sailing person / spouse is involved. Give each a small… Continue reading Checklist for Running A Successful Regatta
Another Halloween regatta in the books! Two gorgeous days of lake sailing was icing on the cake to AYC’s legendary hospitality. 20+ boats and shifty, but not wacky 5-leg WL’s. Leads changed hands and were never solid until the horn sounded. Alex Pline was stoked to win this regatta for the first time w/Lisa Pline as crew-… Continue reading Halloween Regatta Report
The 2019 US Masters & Frigid Digit wrapped as a big success! Augie Diaz/Lexi Pline sailed consistently fast to maintain the lead all three days of the Masters. Jim Bowers/Julia Rabin squeaked in over Peter & Connie the last day to win the tie-breaker for second. The Commettes took third, followed by Gavin & Holly… Continue reading 2019 US Masters Champs; Frigid Digit a Big Success!
The Oxford One-Design Regatta this weekend exceeded expectations with gorgeous weather, a great group of sailors, and awesome social vibe. Congrats to Arthur Blodgett/Charlie Bess who squeaked out a win by one point over Gavin & Holly O'Hare & Lisa Pline/Lucas Masciello who took 2nd & 3rd place respectively in a tie-breaker. The racing was… Continue reading 2019 Oxford Regatta Wrap Up
The "yoots" are going to sleep well tonight! 9 heavy air races in two days made for some tired but happy sailors Congrats to the super fast team of Edgar Diminich & Sophie Taylor who won the ASI "U30" with "picket fences" - all firsts. The 2019 Snipe Junior National Champion is Tyler Mowry w/crew… Continue reading 2019 US Junior Nationals + ASI U30 Regatta