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What are our Snipe International Championships?

SCIRA US sailors may compete for eligible spots at these International Snipe regattas:

  • World Championships: Held in even numbered years. Limited # of Entries for each country, based on the number of registered boats the 2 years prior. Typically 10 + for the US. Deed of Gift    
  • Western Hemisphere & Orient Championships: Held in odd numbered years.  Limited entries. Typically the US has a minimum of 5 entries + specified reigning champions/representatives. Deed of Gift.  
  • Junior Worlds: Held in even numbered years.  Limited to 10 entries for the US (as with all countries). Deed of Gift 
  • Pan American Games: Held every 4 years in the year prior to the Olympics, SCIRA-US communicates the qualifying Pan American Games Trial regatta which qualifies one mixed team. more


Eligible SCIRA-US members race the following with no qualification regattas needed:

  • Women's Worlds: Open to any/all female teams who meet the Deed of Gift. Deed of Gift      
  •   Master Worlds: Open to any/all who meet the Deed of Gift (skipper must be at least 45; combined crew age of 80 in year of regatta). Deed of Gift      
  •   European Championship: Open to any/all globally. Deed of Gift 


See SCIRA International Major Regatta Rotation for location information


How does a sailor qualify to represent the USA at Worlds, Westerns or Junior Worlds?

Each year, the highest finishing US sailors in selected major regattas qualify to represent the USA in these limited entry SCIRA International events. Below are the regattas eligible SCIRA-USA members can sail to try to qualify for a given championship. View the number of US sailors that will be selected from each regatta and the total number of entries the US may qualify. See qualification procedure document, approved by the SCIRA USA Board. 

USA Qualification Regattas to earn a USA slot in the 2023 Western Hemisphere & Asian Championship to be sailed in Algarrobo, Chile March 14-19, 2023

Event # Berths Date Venue Qualified
2022 Nationals - 50 entries 2 July 11-15 San Diego YC

1. Ernesto Rodriguez

2. Arthur Blodgett

2022 Don Q -37 entries 2* April 8-10 Miami, FL

1. Enrique Quintero

2. Evan Hoffmann

2022 Colonial Cup- 36 entries 1* June 4-5 Annapolis, MD 1. Trevor Davis


*Of the Don Q & Colonial Cup - whichever is larger will receive an additional spot to make up the 5 entries allocated to the US.

*prequalified include: 2022 World Champion (if from WH nation), 2021 WHA champion, prior year (2022) NA champion, one current year Jr & womens team from NA (pre-determined qualifying event to be named)

Current WH&A Champion: Augie Diaz -USA
2022 South American Champion: Luis Soubie - ARG
2022 North American Champion:
2022 Asian Champion:
2022 World Champion (if from WH&A):
2022 top Junior from NA (2022 US Nationals), SA (Bernardo Peixoto) & Asia: Justin Callahan
2022 top female from NA (2022 US Women's Nationals), SA (M. Paula Molinari) & Asia

2022 Team for Snipe World Championship
2022 US Junior World Team



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