Strong turnout for 50th Snipe Worlds
Published on August 21st, 2022
Held biennially, the 50th edition of the Snipe World Championship has attracted 87 teams representing 17 nations and four continents for racing on August 21 to 25 in Cascais, Portugal. Brazilians Mario Sergio de Jesus and Henrique Wisneiwski hold the early lead after two of the nine planned races, followed by Ernesto Rodriguez/ Kathleen Tocke (USA) in second and Alfredo Gonzalez/ Cristian Sanchez (ESP) in third.
Competing are six Snipe World champions including 2019 reigning Champions Henrique Haddad/Gustavo Nascimiento (Brazil) followed by Ricky Fabini (Uruguay-1989), Alexandre Paradeda (Brazil-2001), Nelido Manso (Cuba-1999), Augie Diaz (USA-2003 & 2005), and Bruno Bethlem (Brazil-2009 & 2013).
European and Western Hemisphere Champions are also among the sailors with the Del Castillo brothers & Jordi Trial (Spain), Ernesto Rodriguez (USA), and Women’s World champion Juliana Duque (Brazil)
The forecast is for strong winds on the first two days but decreasing breeze as the event progresses. Clube Naval de Cascais has been planning the event since the pandemic postponed the Worlds and after they had to be rescheduled for the earlier venue of Enoshima, Japan which hosted the most recent Olympic Games.