USA Deeds of Gift for National Events
The Snipe Class in the USA has National events annually for Juniors,
Women, Masters (45+), as well as a National Championship Series
open to all Members. The National Championship open to all Members
and the Junior Championships are held at the same venue over a
period of about one week. This regatta attracts sailors and sailing
families from around the country and is always full of Serious
Sailing, Serious FunŽ.
The Junior National Championships offer two events, one in which Junior
skipper and Junior crew teams (not yet 20 yrs in year of event)
compete and the other in which a Junior skipper competes with an
adult crew. The Junior/Junior event serves everyother year as a
qualifier for the 2 teams that will represent the USA Snipe Class
at the Snipe Junior World Championships. For the Junior National Deeds of
Gift click HERE. In addition, areas run a Junior District Championship. For the Junior District Deed of Gift click HERE.
The Women's National Championship is open to all womens teams
who are members of SCIRA USA. It is held either as a separate event
or at the same time as the Nationals, being sailed at the same
time as the Junior events. This has grown into a major event which
is really enjoyed by the ladies. They usually organize a team of "Boat
Boys" to take care of their boats for the event. For the Women's
Deed of Gift click HERE.
The Masters is a classic event serving as a gathering of the 'old
guard', some who are still active and some who are still dreaming.
To participate in the event you and your crew must be Members,
the skipper must be 45 or older and the team age must be 80 or
more. Some skippers in their 80s don't need a crew to meet the
age requirement! The one thing in common is that they are all friends
and love sailing and talking about Snipes. The sailing competition
is good, but the parties and social activities rule. Awards are
given for different age groups as well as an overall winner. For
the Masters Deed of Gift click HERE.
The National Championship Series open to all SCIRA USA Members
tradtionally starts on a Monday, after the Juniors race, with a
Qualifying Series of 2 days and then the group is split into 2
groups, as Championship Series and a Consolation Series. The event
ususally ends Friday evening with the traditional awards banquet
and party. The event rotates around the USA being hosted by one
of the 6 SCIRA USA Districts each year. For the National Championship
Series Specifications and Deeds of Gift click HERE.