Top Competition at North Americans
Augie Diaz and Kathleen Tocke won the tie breaker with Ernesto Rodriguez and Julia Melton to claim the 2013 North American Championship Trophy. Likewise a tie behind them between Diego Belez and Juan Ferretti of Ecuador and Peter Commette and Bruno Mello of the US with Belez/Ferretti finishing 3rd overall winning their tiebreaker.
Strong winds met the fleet but subsided enough for the sailors to complete 7 races in Lakewood Yacht Club, outside of Houston, Texas. Watt and Priscilla Duffy held a great event hosted at Lakewood YC.
Clarification from Int. Technical Committee on Jibs
The Int. Technical Committee has issued a circular letter clarification that has been posted on the Rules section of this website as well as printed in the Spring 2013 Snipe Bulletin. Please read! Jib Clarification Letter
South American Championship 2013
The South American Championship is completed with Mario Tinoco and Alexandre Muto, BRA, taking top honors in Punta del Este, Uruguay.
Board of Governors Approves Euro & WH&O Deed of Gift Changes
The SCIRA Board of Governors recently reviewed changes put forth from both the European and WH&O General Secretaries as a result of suggestions from their respective National Secretaries and sailors to improve each hemisphere event. Both Deed of Gift changes resulted in an increase in participants with the European Championships now open and the WH&O now able to open more qualified entrants. However, the Board rejected the change of race times suggested in the WH&O Deed of Gift from 40-55 60-75 minutes and continues to support the enforcement of the 60-75 minute race recommendation time to be consistent with the rest of our Championship events.
Real the Deed of Gift changes here: