Women's Snipe Sailing
SAILING IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA
US WOMEN'S NATIONALS
AUGUST 12 - 13, 2023
Mission Bay Yacht Club and the San Diego Snipe Fleet welcome women of all levels of Snipe experience to the 2023 Women's Nationals.
San Diego has traditionally had strong women's teams and we are looking froward to seeing them on the water again this year. Women's from all classes are welcome.
Train for the Women's Worlds In October
The US Women's Nationals is held every year. Women and girls of all ages and levels of Snipe experience are welcome. Usually a clinic is run the afternoon the day before racing begins.
21 teams competed in the 2022 event in Annapolis, which was won by San Diego's Mary Hall and Marissa Lihan Milliken
The 2021event during COVID was hosted by Edgewater Yacht Club in Cleveland and was won by Rachel Bryer and Kathleen Tocke from Newport, Rhode Isalnd.
MORE DETAILS COMING SOON
The event is open to all women and girls. Sailors must be members of the US Snipe Class for the calendar year 2023.
Interested sailors, needing a teammate should contact the event organizers. In some instances, single-day participation is permitted if your schedule does not allow to to sail both days.
Races will not be started in over 18 knots of wind.
Charter and loaner boats are available. Teams must provide their own sails. Limited housing is available with local sailing families.
The area also has many AirBnbs and hotels in walking distance to the club.
TO BE FINALIZED
Charter Boats Available
Training for the Women's World Championship in October
Mission Bay is located to the north of San Diego, about a 16 - 20 minute drive from the International Airport.
The yacht club is located inside Mission Bay at the end of a causeway that extends from the beach. There is ample parking and boat storage.
There are two options for race courses, inside Mission Bay and also outside on the ocean. The wind is usually light to medium on both courses with a mild swell in the ocean. The ocean course is an easy sail out a wide channel.
YOU WILL HAVE A QUALITY BOAT
Limited charter and loaner boats are available, including Perssons, Jibe Techs, and DB Marine hulls.
It is recommended, and may be required by some owners, that teams chartering or borrowing boats should purchase insurance from the Class for the event ($40).
Teams chartering boats should bring their own sails, compass, tension gauge, tape measure, and tools. It is also recommended if you normally race your own boat, to bring your main and jib sheets and also shrouds and spreaders, as not all boats have the same type of spreaders and stay adjusters.
Charter list will be available in the next couple months.