Snipe World arrives in Italy

Published on September 11th, 2015

Talamone, Italy (September 11, 2015) – Great sailing comes to the ancient Roman harbor of Talamone in Maremma with one of the most important competitions in the world. The 2015 Snipe World Championship, hosted by the Circolo della Vela Talamone in Tuscany, will take place from the 14th to the 26th of September.

After making it through a very demanding selection process in their respective countries, 83 teams from 18 nations have entered the regatta. The Snipe World Championship, which takes place every two years, is preceded by the Snipe Junior World Championship with the participation of 36 teams from 11 nations.

Some of the greatest names in the history of sailing are recorded on the Snipe World’s honor roll; Dane Paul Elvstrom, four-time Olympic gold medalist, Brazilian Torben Grael, five-time Olympic medalist and well-known tactician of Luna Rossa, Argentinean Santiago Lange, two-time Olympic medalist, just to name a few.

Winning a Snipe World Championship is an indisputable sign of sailing mastery, as the two person dinghy designed in 1931 by William Crosby can be considered one of the most tactical and technical racing dinghy among the non-Olympic classes. Front-runners for the 2015 Snipe World Champion title include three former Snipe World champions, Augie Diaz (USA-2003 & 2005), Ricardo Fabini (URU-1989) and Alexandre Tinoco (BRA-2011).

The juniors will race September 14-18 with the open title to be held September 21-26.

Event details: www.snipeworlds2015.com

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