Snipe Fleet 103
Snipe Fleet Captain
Snipe Briody Regatta 2017 Information and NOR
Snipes sail two or three one-design races each Sunday afternoon from early May through mid-October and some sail the Thursday night handicap races, and the Irondequoit Bay Brown Jug Regatta, too. We average 6+ boats to the line for the fleet races the last two years with nine boats, currently in the fleet. We hang out after the races for beer and/or sodas, yummies and stories, some true. Off-season we gather monthly for pot luck parties. It’s a very sociable fleet.
Two people sail the boat: a skipper and one crew. A wide range of sailors enjoy sailing Snipes: men, women, kids, novices and experts. Most of us only sail races at our club, including the annual regatta we host, but some travel to regattas at other clubs, even out of the country. The Snipe is raced in active fleets around the world.
The Snipe fleet was the first at Newport when the club was founded in 1936. The purchase prices of competitive boats in our fleet range from $1200 to $5500, but if you want to be a national champion, you can spend more than $10,000 for a new one. Here are the specs.
We welcome sailors from other clubs for the annual Briody Memorial Regatta, which is normally held on the 3rd weekend in August. Traditionally we have eleven to fifteen boats and two days of great racing. Unfortunately, the out-of-towners usually trample us locals, but we learn a lot and have a great time.
The Snipe was chosen for 2015 Pan Am Games in Toronto
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