Please select your home edition
Ocean Safety 2023 - New Identity - LEADERBOARD

Snipe Western Hemisphere & Orient Championship at Boston - Day 2

by International Snipe Class 23 Sep 2021 04:37 UTC 21-25 September 2021

Light winds greeted the fleet as they pushed off the dock and headed out to the race course, just a 30 minute sail from Cottage Park Yacht Club and adjacent to the runway of Boston's Logan airport.

After a 45 minute delay to wait for the wind, race 3 began but was quickly under AP to wait for the wind to settle. Race 3 began in 6 knots with puffs to 10 at times. Doug Hart/ Christina Persson (USA) led with a large margin at the weather mark and kept it until the second downwind gate. As the race progressed, a squall from the south formed and the wind shifted right with puffs to 23 knots at times.

George Szabo / Dianna Waterbury (USA) were among those who went right capitalized on the increased breeze with rain and passed the leaders at the finish. Behind Szabo was Antonio Poncell & Carolina Martinez of Chile with John MacRae/ Linda Epstein (USA) in third.

Regatta co-chair Sue Hardy commented, "We were close to calling the race but knew from experience to be patient - and it ended up being a good race. Competitors got a bit of every condition during this race."

After the squall, the fleet had to wait around for the wind to fill which it eventually did in 5-6 knots. Augie Diaz/Barbie Brotons (USA) led wire to wire in the light air race.

After 2 days, Diaz/Brotons (USA) lead with 11 points, Szabo/Waterbury (USA) in second with 17 points and Arthur Blodgett/Gracie Howie (USA) in third with 23 points.

Racing continues Thursday through Saturday with 9 races scheduled. Tomorrows forecasts looks promising with a deteriorating forecast for Friday.

Quick Links:

Related Articles

The Mirpuri Foundation Sailing Trophy preview
A sustainable regatta that will see sailing boats take to the Atlantic coast of Portugal Organised in partnership with the Clube Naval de Cascais, the sustainable regatta will see a large number of sailing boats take to the Atlantic coast of Portugal, to raise awareness and important funds for marine conservation programs. Posted on 24 Apr
Snipe Worlds: AI instead of IJ
The Snipe Class has always been used by World Sailing to test new ideas The Snipe Class has always been used by World Sailing to test new ideas, though not all of their experiments work out. Posted on 1 Apr
97th Bacardi Cup overall
Kusznierewicz/Prada Secure their fifth straight victory With unwavering focus, Mateusz Kusznierewicz/Bruno Prada controlled the fleet from start to finish, clinching an unprecedented fifth consecutive victory and once again forced the chasing fleet to walk in their shadow. Posted on 10 Mar
97th Bacardi Cup Day 5
Who dares wins in three-way tiebreak going into the final day Another intense day of racing in fantastic conditions on Biscayne Bay at the 97th Bacardi Cup and Bacardi Invitational Regatta. The usual shifty breeze was around 8-10 knots with plenty of race track nuances. Posted on 9 Mar
97th Bacardi Cup Day 4
Over 200 boats fill Biscayne Bay as Bacardi Invitational Regatta fleet joins the action Today, March 7, racing got underway for the five one-design fleets competing in the Bacardi Invitational Regatta, with two hundred and seven teams and well over six hundred sailors delivering a stunning spectacle on Biscayne Bay. Posted on 8 Mar
29er Euro Cup at Valencia Day 3
Sara and Isa Momplet continue to lead in 29er Sara and Isa Momplet continue to lead in 29er, after the third day for the class, while Terol leads in the Finn, Bermúdez de la Puente and Pumariega in the Snipe and the tandem Fracés-Gil in Vaurien, with three and two races completed in these classes. Posted on 4 Feb
2024 Snipe Junior Worlds at Miami, Florida
Justin and Mitchell Callahan win the title After five days of competitive racing on Biscayne Bay, Miami, Americans Justin and Mitchell Callahan captured the 2024 Snipe Junior World Championship title. The pair sailed a consistent event despite the wide range of conditions. Posted on 16 Jan
US Sailing Team at the Pan American Games overall
Medal Haul Continues for Team USA, Winningest Country of 2023 Pan Am Games As the final day of the Pan Am Games sailing event comes to a close with medal races in seven classes, Team USA continues their success with four more medals. Posted on 5 Nov 2023
US Sailing Team at the Pan American Games Day 7
A golden day for Team USA! A golden day for Team USA! After medal races in six of the 13 classes, the US Sailing Team is taking home five medals, including gold medals in the 49er and Women's Formula Kite. Posted on 4 Nov 2023
US Sailing Team at the Pan American Games Day 6
Team USA has maintained intensity and is bringing home some early good news The final days of the Pan American Games are approaching but Team USA has maintained intensity and is bringing home some early good news. Posted on 3 Nov 2023
Ocean Safety 2023 - New Identity - FOOTERSelden 2020 - FOOTERGJW Direct 2024 Dinghy