Snipe Class International Racing Association




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One-Design Class Type: Dinghy

Was this boat built to be sailed by youth or adults? Both

Approximately how many class members do you have? 500

About Snipe Class International Racing Association

Serious Sailing, Serious Fun® is what you can expect from the International Snipe Class. The Snipe’s design allows for a wide variety of two person teams, from couples, to parent/child. Try the Snipe no matter what your sailing abilities and become part of a worldwide family.

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Boats Produced: 31665

Class boat builder(s):

JibeTechnology, RI, USA
Diemer – Brazil
RioTecna – Argentina
DB Marine – Italy
J2Snipe – Spain
Zeltic – Spain
Tsudijo Racing – Japan
Persson Marine Japan

Approximately how many boats are in the USA/North America? 18000

Where is your One-Design class typically sailed in the USA? List regions of the country:

All regions with stronger fleets in Southern California, midwest & great lakes, Florida, Atlanta, Annapolis, Boston,

Does this class have a spinnaker or gennaker? No

Ideal combined weight of range of crew:  285-320

Portsmouth Yardstick Rating:  91.90

Boat Designed in 1931

Beam: 5′

Weight of rigged boat without sails: 381

Draft: 6″ up, 3’3″ down

Mast Height: 21′ 3″