One point wonder: Rios take the Championship

Posted on 09/12/14 No Comments

It doesn’t get closer than this. Skipper Raul Rios and his crew Fernando Monllor won the Snipe Western Hemisphere and Orient Championship by a single point. Going into the final day of racing, Rios was one of three teams with a real shot at nabbing the coveted title of champion. With the Organizing Authority’s announcement of […]

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3… 2… 1… Soubie takes over the lead

Posted on 09/11/14 No Comments

Argentinian skipper Luis Soubie and crew Diego Mini Lipszyc have been steadily climbing the ranks throughout the first four days of racing at the Snipe WH&O Championship. The pair held the third overall position after day two, moved to second place on day three and now at the end of day four are sitting as […]

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Consistent breeze helps Rios maintain lead

Posted on 09/10/14 No Comments

The Puerto Rican duo of Raul Rios and Fernando Monllor kept a tight hold on their position as the leaders of the Snipe WH&O on the third day of racing. Not only has the pair proven that they are fast, but they have also shown that they are consistent. Competitors became eligible to drop their […]

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New course brings new leaders to the top

Posted on 09/09/14 No Comments

SAN DIEGO, CA – Though it was a quintessential day of San Diego sailing with beautiful skies and a solid breeze, there was no home water advantage for any of the local competitors. While both the top two positions after day one were held by San Diegans, the second day of sailing has brought a […]

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Light winds, heavy competition at Snipe WH&O Championship

Posted on 09/08/14 No Comments

SAN DIEGO, CA – A strong pack has emerged from the 43 teams that took to the water after day one of the Snipe Western Hemisphere and Orient Championship. Of the top six scoreboard leaders, no team has a double-digit finish in either of the races. The competition is tight with only a seven point […]

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Day 1 Competitor Interviews

Posted on 09/08/14 No Comments

Doug Hart, USA 29941 (Bow 30) Augie Diaz, USA 30288 (Bow #47) Chris Wright, USA 29013 (Bow #36)

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Snipe Western Hemisphere & Orient Championship arrives in San Diego

Posted on 09/08/14 No Comments

SAN DIEGO, CA – It’s an international affair at the San Diego Yacht Club as 43 teams from 12 different countries gear up to compete in the 2014 Snipe Western Hemisphere & Orient Championship. The regatta has been contested biennially since 1950, when the first WH&O took place in Havana, Cuba. With its year-round sailing […]

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Snipe WH&O Promo Video

Posted on 09/07/14 No Comments

Thank you to Tim Fraher for the intro video produced for the Snipe WH&O Championship.

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Measurement Volunteers Needed

Posted on 08/22/14 No Comments

The Snipe Western Hemisphere and Orient (WH&O) Championships are coming quickly it’s time to get the final plans in place to pull off this great regatta.  The Chief Measurer for this event, Gus Wirth, is tasked with allowing only Real Snipes ™ to participate. To that end, Gus and a team of volunteers, will have to get 50 […]

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SDYC Excited to Host the Snipe Class

Posted on 07/01/14 No Comments

Welcome Snipe Sailors: We are thrilled to have you with us at the San Diego Yacht Club for the 2014 Snipe Western Hemisphere and Orient Championship regatta. On behalf of my fellow Flag Officers, Board of Directors, members and the entire staff of the San Diego Yacht Club, it is my distinct pleasure to welcome […]

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