The Fleet organization is the heart of the Snipe Class. Fleets are the basis of our organizational structure and the most significant contributor to retaining and increasing membership. Fleets provide the structure by which many are introduced to the class, learn to sail Snipes, then pass on their knowledge to other newcomers. Almost all fleets host a local regatta, and many fleet members travel to other to local, regional, national, and international events. These events are usually organized and underwritten by Fleets.
Forming a Snipe Fleet
One of the major steps in becoming a Fleet is being recognized as an officially chartered fleet by SCIRA USA and SCIRA. It is symbolic of your sailing group’s commitment to the development of Snipe sailing at your club and region. It is a symbol to prospective members that you are committed to operating a Fleet at the sailing center and their investment in a Snipe sailboat will be a worthwhile investment and deliver enjoyable weekends of competitive sailboat racing. The Charter fee is $10/year. $5 is retained by SCIRA USA and $ 5 is passed on to SCIRA International.
- All Fleets need to annually submit their $10 Fleet Charter Fee to the SCIRA US Office.
- For each fleet a Fleet Captain should be elected and a measurer appointed.
- Fleets need to submit their schedule to their District Governor and Fleet Captain for publication.