Youth movement at Snipe North Americans
Published on August 19th, 2014
The wind gods favored the 2014 Snipe North American Championships with three days of good wind and fair weather on August 15-17 in Winthrop, MA. Thirty-seven teams completed eight races in winds that tended to be light early in the day, but building as each day progressed.
With points close going into the final race, Ernesto and Eduardo Rodriquez edged out Augie Diaz and Aine Fretwell by one point to win the title. Raul Rios and Chris Dwyer finished third and won the Chuck Loomis Junior Trophy.
Of the 37 teams, 6 teams were SCIRA juniors (under 22 years old by year’s end), a dozen and half of all sailors were junior-grade and half a dozen were “recent graduates” of the junior grouping (i.e. under 30). This was a major contributor to the late night bowling at the club’s candlepin lanes and dancing to the DJ on Saturday night.
Report by Sue Hardy. Photos by Art Rousmaniere (above) and Eric Kirton.