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Fretwell/Riedman win Snipe US Women’s Nationals

Published on August 11th, 2014

The 2014 Snipe US Women’s National Championship held Aug 9-10 at Cottage Part Yacht Club in Winthrop, Massachusetts was fortunate to have beautiful sunny weather. Winds were light and shifty early both days but built to 10-12 and steadied as the day progressed. Currents were especially strong with the full moon tides, causing the competitors to make a beeline for the shore of Deer Island to get out of the tide.

Aine McLean Fretwell and Claire Riedman won the final race, winning the tiebreaker over runner up Carol Cronin and Linda Epstein. Jennifer Rousmaniere and Anne Walt were consistent throughout the regatta, finishing third.

The top placing junior women were Emma Montgomery, 14, and Cecelia Moreira, 16, racing a snipe for the first time.

Complete results.

Womens race 4 start

Report by Sue Hardy.

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