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TO THE SITE OF SNIPE FLEET 001, FOUNDED IN 1931
2021 SATURDAY SHORT COURSE RACING SERIES AT WHITE ROCK LAKE: The Snipe Fleet sponsors short course training races for Snipes, V-15's, 420's and any other small two-person sloop without spinnaker, on Saturday afternnons during the Spring, Winter and Fall months and Saturday mornings during the Summer. The experienced racers work with the beginners on basic and advanced crewing techniques, starts, mark roundings, tactics and rules. Low key, fun atmosphere. Lunch is generally provided by the fleet. Finishes are not recorded, but participation is. Perpetual trophy awarded at end of year to participant with the most races (combined participation as skipper, crew and race officer).
2021 SNIPE LONG COURSE RACING ON SUNDAY AFTERNOONS: The Snipe Fleet participates in the Corinthian Sailing Club regular Sunday afternoon racing series, sometimes starting with the Flying Scots and sometimes with its own start, depending upon the number of Snipes that come out. The Perpetual Fleet Championship Trophy is awarded to the skipper with the best average finishes, using the Snipe Class Fleet Racing Scoring System
2021 REGATTA SCHEDULE:The Snipe Fleet members currently plan to race in three White Rock Lake regattas (Commodore's Cup in April, Southwestern Snipe Championship in May, and State Fair Regatta in October). Members also plan to travel to a number of district Snipe regattas in Houston, Nebraska, Colorado, Iowa and Kansas, as well as National and International competition scheduled this year for Annapolis, MD, St. Petersburg, FL and Boston, MA.
LOANER BOAT PROGRAM: The Snipe Fleet maintains a loaner fleet of four to five boats that are available to qualified skippers for participation in any of the Snipe Fleet racing and instruction programs, including the out-of-town regattas.
2021 FLEET MEETINGS: Fleet meetings are held on the first Wednesday of each month at 7:00 PM, currently via teleconferencing.
SAILING INSTRUCTIONS:Classroom sailing classes are made available on each Wednesday evening, except the first Wednesday of each month, at 7:00 PM, via teleconferencing.
EVENT SCHEDULING: Most of our event scheduling is through this MEETUP group
MORE INFORMATION: For more information, you can download the 2021 Short Course and Long Course Sailing Instructions, or send us an email, or check out the loaner boat program, or view a 15-page slide show on basic sailing (367kb)
2013 Snipe Southwestern Championship at White Rock Lake Photo by Skip Rhodes
You can also use this site for information about and/or links to:
* 11 sailing lakes in the Dallas and Fort Worth metroplex
* 12 different sailing and yacht clubs
* 20 different one-design sailboat classes active in the area
* Skipper and crew lists
* Used sailboats
* Sailing photos