Lightning sailors round the upwind mark. Severn Sailing Association
Annapolis Snipe Fleet 532  

snipe sailing

The Snipe is a 15'6", two person ISAF International class racing dinghy. The racing is organized and runby its members through their organization, the Snipe Class International Racing Association (SCIRA). The class emphasis is on one-design sailing, thus encouraging sailing skills rather than design breakthroughs.Thetight one-design measurements and minimum weight of 381 pounds encourage sound boat construction. Crews include many couples and family teams and although the recommended crew eight is between 270 and325 pounds, the only prerequisite is a keen interest in sailboat racing. The Snipe is very reasonably priced and maintains its competitiveness and resale value for years. Numerous used boats are always available.

As one of the largest fleets at SSA, the Snipe provides both serous sailing and serious fun. In addition to three club events, the Snipe Fleet annually hosts the Colonial Cup and Frigid Digit, drawing 20-40 boats. Less formal Tuesday night racing from May to September provide "collegiate style" short course racing for practice. If you are interested in even more racing, there are 12-15 sanctioned regattas annually within our districton -- small inland lakes, bays, to open ocean. Snipe sailors realize that while racing is important, it is friendships which last. We have "Hard Party" events and lots of fun!

For more information about the Snipe and the Annapolis Fleet, contact the Snipe fleet captain. Please see the International Snipe Class Web site for more details about the the boat, the people and the Snipe Class in the USA.

Snipe Racing Schedule  

  Regatta Date(s) Details Docs Results Register Update
Opening Day Handicap Race April 13 Docs Results
TESOD Week 1:May 06
Week 2:May 13
Week 3:May 20
Week 4:May 27
Week 5:June 03
Week 6:June 10
Week 7:June 17
Week 8:June 24
Week 9:July 01
Week 10:July 08
Week 11:July 15
Week 12:July 22
Week 13:July 29
Week 14:August 05
Week 15:August 12
Week 16:August 19
Week 17:August 26
Week 18:September 02
Week 19:September 09
Snipe Spring Series (5/17,5/18)* May 17-18 Docs Results
Snipe Colonial Cup Invitational June 14-15 Docs Results
Snipe Jr. Worlds Qualifier June 21-22 Docs Results
Snipe Summer Series (7/13, 8/3)** Day 1:July 13
Day 2:August 03
Docs Results
Club Open race Event July 19 Docs Results
Snipe Fall Series (8/30,8/31) August 30-31 Docs Results
Snipe Frigid Digit Invitational October 03-05 Details Docs Results


Annapolis Snipe Fleet 532
Snipe Class - SCIRA US
Snipe Class - SCIRA


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