Snipe USA

2009 Winter Circuit Schedule Announced

July 22
16:59 2008

The schedule for the 2009 Snipe Winter Circuit has been finalized, and this year there will be a couple of changes that all prospective sailors should be aware of.

71st Annual Mid-Winter Championships March 9, 10 and 11 at Clearwater Yacht Club

This regatta will be on a Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, and this represents a departure from prior years when it was Sunday – Tuesday. The change is being made for two reasons. First, we want to provide the out of town sailors with an extra weekend day to make the drive to Clearwater, so that they can take one less day off work on the front end of the Circuit. Second, the Banquet will be held on Tuesday night, and trophies will be awarded after sailing on Wednesday. This will allow Snipers to drive to Miami on Wednesday evening so that the locals can get in a day of work on Thursday and the out of towners can have some practice time on Biscayne Bay.

43rd Annual Don Q Rum Keg Regatta March 13, 14 and 15 at Coconut Grove Sailing Club

No changes are planned for the Don Q – great sailing, big fleet, dinner in the Grove, and Carmen’s fantastic Cuban dinner and daiquiris.

Dudley Gamblin Memorial and Bacardi Cup Regattas March 18, 19, 20 and 21 at Royal Nassau Sailing Club

The big change for Nassau in 2008 was the addition of Tag Heuer as the Lead Sponsor, and our hosts expect to see them on the sponsor board again in 2009. Come enjoy racing on beautiful Montague Bay, and look for starfish on the way to the starting line!

The 2009 Snipe Winter Circuit should be a fantastic time, so keep the above schedule changes in mind as you mark your calendar for next March.

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