2017 SCIRA US National Championship
August 19-25, 2017
NOR | ONLINE REGISTRATION | CURRENT ENTRY LIST | SI’s
SCIRA USA Announces 2017 Nationals Hosts
At the recent meeting of the SCIRA USA Board of Directors a bid from the Winchester Boat Club was accepted for the 2017 US Snipe National Championship, the 2017 US Snipe Jr. National Championship, and the 2017 US Snipe Special Junior National Championship.
Racing will occur on the Upper Mystic Lake, a fresh water lake less than a mile long and 8 miles northwest of downtown Boston. The lake is the home of the perennial collegiate powerhouse Tufts sailing team and is well known for its moderate breezes and challenging conditions. “No-sail” days are rare and the ban on power boats (except race committee boats) makes for pleasant days on the water. Though modest in size, the Upper Mystic is nearly 100 ft deep, and so weeds or current are never an issue for competitors and the typically tight courses really balance the value of speed AND tactics. The dual hoists as well as a dolly ramp and the 5 -10 minute sail from the dock makes for pleasant and hassle free racing.
Regatta Chair Kevin Hetherington-Young is planning an excellent event and looks forward to seeing Snipe sailors from around the country converge on Mystic Lake for the championships.