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Ernesto Rodriguez showing the way at Snipe 2017 NA’s

Ernesto Rodriguez showing the way at Snipe 2017 NA’s
May 19
15:26 2017

The first day of the 2017 edition of the Snipe North Americans featured challenging 15+ knots and 5+ foot on-shore waves in the open Atlantic Ocean hosted by Lauderdale YC, FL. 27 Snipes from as far south as Ecuador and as far north as Canada battled the dreamy conditions that included pole-reach surfing on the three races with double triangles in gorgeous hot and sunny Florida skies.

Ernesto claimed the three bottles of winner’s Champaign awarded to the winner of each of the three races as his fellow competitors urged him to down them all in celebration. More seriously, he confided that his “secret” was mastering the Laser technique of not over steering in the steep waves that would lead to hulls and rigs slamming down on the back side of the waves [I admit to observing this phenomena increasingly over the day as I struggled to remember how small lakes are a tad different that today’s open waters].

Forecasts are for similar but slightly less winds for the remaining two days.

Art Rousmaniere
SCIRA USA National Secretary

Results

Pos Sail   Skipper  1   2   3  Total Pos
1  
31337   Ernesto Rodriguez / Kathleen Tocke 1   1   1   3  
1  
2  
30027   Jensen McTighe / Andre Guaragna 2   4   2   8  
2  
3  
30288   Augie Diaz / Eddie Mintzias 4   3   4   11  
3  
4  
PUR 29841   Raul Rios / Mac Agnese 7   2   3   12  
4  
5  
31297   Doug Hart / Diego Escobar 5   5   7   17  
5  
6  
30364   Rogelio Padron / Roberto Lopez 9   6   8   23  
6  
7  
PUR 30873   Agustin Lazaro-Lugo / Jose Lazo 8   11   9   28  
7  
8  
31391   Brett Davis / Bryan Stout 13   7   11   31T  
8  
9  
28811   Jimmie Lowe / Lori Lowe 12   9   10   31T  
9  
10  
30473   Michael Morley / Watt Duffy 15   8   13   36T  
10  
11  
29671   Tarasa Davis / Kim Calnan 14   10   12   36T  
11  
12  
31424   Andrew Pimental / Megan Place 3   29/OCS   6   38  
12  
13  
29442   Peter Commette / Connie Commette 6   29/OCS   5   40  
13  
14  
30741   Sharon Seymour-Johnson / Tara Lobo 16   12   15   43  
14  
15  
31087   Diego Figueroa / Benjamin Vidal 10   15   20   45  
15  
16  
29511   Taylor Scheuermann / Charlie Bess 17   14   16   47  
16  
17  
31280   Art Rousmaniere / Jennifer Rousmaniere 19   17   14   50  
17  
18  
29602   Sarah Streater / Elizabeth Ryder 23   13   19   55  
18  
19  
29108   STEVE STEWART / Marcus Hall 20   18   22   60  
19  
20  
30611   Sean Adams / Jennifer Adams 21   19   21   61  
20  
21  
30860   Carol CRONIN / Linda Epstein 29/DNC   16   18   63  
21  
22  
31037   Juan Jose Ferretti / Juan Carlos Casal 22   20   23   65  
22  
23  
30280   David Hiebert / Bill Schoenberg 11   29/DNF   29/DNS   69  
23  
24  
29995   Ivan Riano / Bruno Mello 25   29/OCS   17   71  
24  
25  
29782   Zack Kelchner / Nikki Bruno 18   29/DNS   29/DNS   76  
25  
26  
31355   George Antarr / Donna Antarr 24   29/DNF   29/DNS   82  
26  
27  
30111   Christopher Hains / Barbara Mann 29/DNS   29/DNS   29/DNS   87T  
27  
27  
30336SNIP   Gonzalo E. Diaz / Alex Guerro 29/DNC   29/DNC   29/DNC   87T  
27  
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