Women's Snipe Sailing
GET TO KNOW THE WORLDS VENUE
In recent years there has been a growth of women's Snipe sailing in Saõ Paulo on Guarapiranga Lake. Fall of 2019, saw the first regional Women's Championship and this year, the new tradition continues. The women of Guarapiranga invite international women, especially South American teams to their Women's Paulista Championship this year. It is an excellent opportunity to learn the venue for the 2021 Women's World Championship.
DATES BEING FINALIZED
Charter boats available
Worlds Day 3
Venue & Conditions
GUAPIRANGA - SAÕ PAULO
The competition will take place on Guarapiranga Reservoir, 23 km south of the city Saõ Paulo. The reservoir has several branches that are surrounded by parks, yachts clubs, and towns. The "lake "is home to World Champions from the Snipe, Laser, Star, and Finn classes and was the venue for the 2018 Brazilian Snipe Nationals with 80 boats.
During October, sailors can expect air temperatures of 20 to 27' C (68' - 80'F) and very nice water temperatures. Winds range from 8 - 15 knots. Depending on the direction and strength of the wind, the lake can be flat, choppy, or smaller waves.
There are no crocodiles, Piraña, or killer snakes
WHERE IN THE WORLD?
All Brazilian competitors (skipper & crew) should pay their Snipe Class dues for 2020. Skipper and crew do not need to be from the same country.
During the two-day Championship, the Race Committee will attempt to complete a minimum of 6 races with fun social activities in the evenings.
RESERVE YOUR BOAT
Reasonable charters are available for teams traveling a long distance and for crews that do not own a boat. All teams chartering should provide their own sails. International teams may want to consider doing a boat exchange with a local team interested in traveling to a regatta in their country - Western Hemisphere in Boston, Europeans in Croatia, Women's Europeans in Belgium, or other important regattas.
YACHT CLUB PAULISTA
Since 1932, the Yacht Club Paulista has been home to sailors from the city of Saõ Paulo including Star and Finn Olympians and World Champions, Joerg Bruder, Bruno Prada, & Jorge Zarif.
Sailors are welcome to dine in the club restaurant and relax after a day on the water with cool caipirinhas at the bar. In addition to sailing, tennis can also be enjoyed at the club.
Situated in a serene area, far from the hectic bustle of the mega metropolis of Saõ Paulo, visitors to the club will enjoy Brazlian nature at the adjacent Parque Ecológico do Guarapiranga.
2020 NATIONAL CHAMPIONS
MARIANA PECCICACCO &
THE SNIPE DIVAS
Paola Prada Lorenzi & Georgia Bruder have two important goals during regattas - have fun and beat the boat in front of them. They love women's sailing and organize Women's Snipe clinics & regattas in Brazil. Paola is the Snipe Class National Secretary of Brazil (like a president) and was the co-organizer of the 2019 Snipe World Championship in Ilhabela. Georgia was a measurer at the 2019 Worlds. They both have busy lives, but always find time for their Snipe family.