SAILORS FROM MORE THEN 30 COUNTRIES

Since 1931, sailors have been choosing the Snipe. The Class offers the opportunity to race at every level - local fleets, regional, international, and events at some of the best venues in the world.

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Designed in 1931, the Snipe became the biggest racing class in the world five years later.  The first true World Championship was held in1946.  The Snipe is the double-handed boat in the Pan American Games, as well as other regional games in the Americas.  

The World Championship is held every two years alternating with the Europeans and Western Hemisphere & Orient Championship (WHOs). Teams must qualify for the Worlds and WHOs.

The Junior Worlds is held every other year and is open to teams under the age of 22 years.  The first Women's World Championship  was sailed in 1994 in Yokohama, Japan and won by Pauline Book and Carine Juliussen of Norway.

North and South American Championships are held every year. The Pan American, South American, Central American & Caribbean Games are held every four years.

Today, Japan, Brazil, Spain, and the USA have the largest numbers of Snipe sailors.  Boats are built in Italy, Spain, Argentina, Brazil, Japan, and the United States.

OUR FLEETS

ARGENTINA

BRAZIL

CHILE

COLOMBIA

ECUADOR

GUATEMALA

PERU

URUGUAY

SOUTH/CENTRAL AMERICA

BAHAMAS

CANADA

MEXICO

PUERTO RICO

UNITED STATES

JAPAN

NORTH AMERICA & ASIA

AUSTRIA

BELGIUM

CROATIA

DENMARK

ENGLAND

FINLAND

FRANCE

ITALY

NORWAY

POLAND

RUSSIA

SPAIN

SWEDEN

EUROPE

ABOUTSCIRA

  • The Snipe Class International Racing Association (SCIRA)  is governed by a Board of Directors, headed by the Class Commodore. 

  • Each country has a National Secretary (like a president) and its own Board of Directors.

DUES/Inscriptions

  • Each calendar year, sailors pay dues to the International Class. 

  • There are separate fees for adults and juniors (under 22 years). 

  • Boats must also be registered for a small fee each year. 

  • All sailors participating in National and International Championships must pay their annual dues before the start of the championship.

SCIRA

OFFICE

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2812 Canon Street

San Diego, CA 92106 USA

Direct: +1.619.224.6998

Fax: +1.619.222.0528

Skype: jerelynbiehl

CHAMPIONSHIPS

Enoshima, Japan

July, 2022

Must Qualify

Porto, Portugal

Summer, 2022

10 Teams Per Country

Boston, USA

August, 2021

Must Qualify

Split, Croatia

Mid-2021

Open

Santiago, Chile

October, 2023

Must qualify

WORLD
CHAMPIONSHIP
JUNIOR
WORLD
CHAMPIONSHIP
WESTERN
HEMISPHERE
& ORIENT
EUROPEAN
CHAMPIONSHIP
PAN AMERICAN
GAMES

Women's Committee

Lisa

Pline

UNITED STATES

Angela

Pumariega

SPAIN

Sarah

De Canniere

BELGIUM

Paula

Prada Lorenzi

BRAZIL

Kathleen

Tocke

UNITED STATES

Sonia

Wyffels

BELGIUM

Georgia

Bruder

BRAZIL

Anette

Melsom Myhere

NORWAY

Charlie Bess

UNITED STATES

Katia Royer

BELGIUM

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