Snipe Class Hall of Fame
SCIRA announces Hall of Fame
The International Snipe Class has a long history of which very few other classes can boast. The boat was designed by Bill Crosby in 1931 and 88 years later, 32000+ boats have been built with fleets in over 30 active nations.
It is a history of people, sailors, champions, enthusiasts, promoters, sailmakers, builders and organizers.
The past is strongly linked to the present: all the inductees have helped to promote and grow our Class in many countries and continents; many of these people are still strongly linked to the Class or have been, when they were alive, to form a large family, the Snipe Family, from great-grandparents to grandchildren.
For this reason, the "Snipe Class International Racing Association Hall of Fame" was created.
The SCIRA Hall of Fame honors individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the Snipe Class and Snipe competition.
The Class is honoring three categories: Sailing, Technical Design and Contributors, --people who made significant contributions to the Snipe Class.
Hall of Fame Categories
- Sailing: achievements on the water by a sailor
- Technical/Design:Significantly contributed to technical aspects as a builder, sailmaker
- Contributors:made significant contributions to the Snipe Class such as a coach, – administrator, officer, promoter, organizer.
Nominations can be made the following way:
SCIRA Commodore Pietro Fantoni stated “The Snipe Class is strong today because of this first list of inductees: William F. Crosby, Hub E. Isaacks, Ted Wells, Id Crook, Carlos & Jorge Vilar Castex, Axel & Erik Schmidt, Earl Elms, Jan Persson, Bibi Juetz and Gonzalo Diaz.
This first list is impressive. All of us Snipe sailors and friends of the Snipe Class – and I can add, friends of the sport of sailing – have to thank them and their families and celebrate their induction for their victories on the water, their contributions ashore and for how they promoted our beloved Class.."
For this very first year a maximum of ten inductees were considered (eight next year and five from the year after).
The 2019 inductees are among those who have undoubtedly contributed to make the history of the Snipe Class.
Protocol for Prizegiving at Major Championships
Regatta organizers, a protocol paper to assist in prizegivings at major championships has been created and can now be downloaded or viewed under Race Management tools.
2020 World Masters
The 2020 World Masters will be hosted by St Petersburg Yacht Club in Florida over May 2-9. More details to come.
European Masters - Record Entries
European Masters Championship - Valencia, Spain. May 1-4, 2019
Almost 100 teams representing 11 Nations
The 59th edition of the Grand Snipe Valencia Trophy just ended last Sunday at the Real Club Náutico de Valencia, and the Spanish Club is already preparing to host the 2019 European Snipe Master Championship, which will take place from tomorrow, May 1st to the 4th. The regatta will bring together almost 100 skippers aged 45 and older from 11 different countries, and they will compete waters of Valencia for three very intense days.
One of the requirements to participate in the Master category is the age of the skippers, which must be over 45 years, while the sum of the ages of the both team members on the boat must always be more than 80 years. Thus, depending on their age, the sailors will compete in three categories: Apprentice Master (skipper under 55), Master (skipper under 65), Grand Master (skipper under 75) and Legend Master (skipper of 75 more than).
Tomorrow, May 1st, will be dedicated to registration and measurements, the tests at sea will start on Thursday, May 2nd, with a total of 6 races scheduled between Thursday and Saturday, when the winners will be crowned.
The current Master World Champions, Damián Borrás and Jordi Triay, of CM Mahón, are already in Valencia, where last Sunday they were second in the Grand Valencia Trophy. They will undoubtedly be one of the favorite teams to win, but they must take into account the American couple Ernesto Rodríguez and Kathleen Tocke, who, although they cannot qualify for the European title, will be tough to beat.
The race will also include the Menorcan crew formed by Fernando Rita (10th at the Barcelona Olympic Games in the Star class) and Juan Magro, current Snipe World’s runner-up, as well as the Canarian Fernando León, an Olympic medalist in Atlanta in the Tornado class, who competes with Antonio del Castillo. Other contenders for the title are the Spaniards Alejandro Fresneda and Javier López Fernández, the pair formed by the Portuguese Tiago Roquette and the Belgian Dries Crombe, or Manu Hens and Maj Kristin Hansen Borgen (Belgium-Norway).
The first race for the 98 highly competitive teams will start on Thursday, May the 2nd, at 2pm, when the traditional sea breeze will be blowing on the racecourse.
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