Diaz/ Brotons win 2021 Snipe Westerns
Published on September 25th, 2021
Boston, MA (September 25, 2021) – Augie Diaz and Barbie Brotons (USA) were able to sail conservatively in the final race today to ensure their win at the 2021 Snipe Western Hemisphere & Orient Championship. With a 10 point lead overnight lead on Arthur Blodgett and Gracie Howie (USA), a fourth by Diaz/ Brotons sealed the victory.
After a second row start in the 6-8 knot easterly wind, Diaz/ Brotons used their speed and course management to round the first mark in the top 5. Americans Blodgett/ Howie and Taylor Scheuermann/ Charlie Bess were 1-2 at the weather mark and extended their lead through the five leg windward-leeward course to finish in that order. Ernesto Rodriguez/ Kathleen Tocke (USA) turned on their speed and continued to push the leaders, passing Diaz/ Brotons just at the finish line on a port/starboard cross.
Matias Seguel with wife Constanza, representing Chile, sailed consistently enough to move onto the podium in third overall.
The division wins were: Diaz/ Brotons as top Master team, Taylor Scheuermann/ Charlie Bess as top female team, and Miranda Paz with Joaquin Balarezo (Peru) as the top junior team.
Nine races were held September 21-25.