Snipe US National Championship


Snipe US National Championship at San Diego Yacht Club

50 skippers and their crews made their way to the San Diego Yacht Club to kick-off a week of epic Snipe sailing in the Pacific Ocean. After prepping for day one of the Snipe US National Championship with a cocktail or two, hors d’oeuvres on the Sail Wash Lawn, and live music by the Snipe Fleet Band, the fleet was ready for the action out on the water.

Day one of the regatta started with a light breeze, averaging 6-9 knots, and clear skies – not an unexpected prediction for San Diego weather. Skipper Augie Diaz and Crew Christine De Silva finished strong in the first race, followed by Bradley Adam and Nikki Bruno close behind in second, and Ernesto Rodriguez and Kathleen Tocke in third.

Representing both juniors and seniors today was father/daughter duo Eric and Lorelei Heim. Lorelei is by far the youngest competitor in the fleet at only 10 years old! The two finished in the top 20 of the fleet. “We had pretty good scores and good speed. Our first start was terrible but we came back and persevered,” stated Eric. The two agreed that tomorrow the plan is better and “crispier” tacks in South Bay.

After racing, competitors were invited to a typical San Diego Taco Tuesday on the Lawn with live music by the Finn Band. Thank you to our beverage sponsors Bay City Brewing Co. for providing kegs and to Old Harbor Distillery for generous cocktails!

Racing will continue tomorrow, Wednesday, July 13 back on the South San Diego Bay course, with a 1200 warning signal.

More information:

Full results

Event website