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International Snipe Class

The International Snipe is an internationally renowned racing dinghy; it is one of the largest classes in the world. There are many things that make this boat so popular, not least the extremely competive racing and clear sense of enjoyment snipe sailors experience the world over.  The Snipe has beautiful racing lines and can be sailed by sailors of all ages in most conditions - even in strong wind and heavy sea.  Snipes are well built and will hold their value for years while not suffering from any degradation in racing performance that other dinghies may suffer. 

The UK Snipe Class International Racing Association (SCIRA) is well run organisation.  We take a keen interest in all programmed regattas and the success of our sailors both locally and internationally.  It is not uncommon to see a Snipe sailor representing their country in an olympic class!

Our sailors regularly compete in International regattas, the European race circuit has some of the best competitions that sailing has to offer.  Locally and Internationally the Snipe Class offers the best racing calendar you can imagine.

Snipe News

Snipe Ladies Open

The wind was gentle to begin with – may be to encourage the ladies.. readmore

Holm Regatta 2013

The Holm Sailing Club Snipe trophy has a reputation for being difficult to win, this year Neil Foubister's Fiddlesticks made it look easy winning both races.  Readmore..

North West Championship 2013

Mark Antonelli wins a challenging Budworth Open.  Phil squeezed in to claim second over Eric Paalman in third. 

A Southerly wind provided plenty of tricky windshifts and a nightmare for the OD. Luckily the race management team had more than a century worth of experience between them, so marks were moved to try to avoid the dreaded wind shadows created by the trees in Marbury Park. Full article + Results

Snipe Nationals 2013

Maxim Romain and Lloyd Roberts are crowned UK national champions 2013.

The 2013 Snipe Nationals hosted by Stromness SC was a phenomenal success. Beautiful venue, fantastic sailing and great new friends! Full regatta report to come later this week. Results

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2013 Nationals

What a huge success! All of which we owe to the hard work put in by the organising committee and race volunteers, as well as our generous event sponsors

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