Want to represent the USA in an international Snipe Championship?  Want to know who has already qualified...or does your club want host a championship?


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.

USA Qualification Regattas to earn a USA slot in the 2022 World Championships to be sailed in Enoshima Japan August 20-27, 2022 

Event # of slots Date Venue Qualified 
2021 Don Q 1 slot April 9-11 Miami, FL  
2021 Nationals 2 slots June 17-20 Annapolis, MD  
2021 N. Americans 2 slots Sept 10-12 Beverly, MA  
2021 Colorado Rocky Mountain Snipe Championship 1 slot Sept 17-19 Rocky Mtn, CO  
2021 Carolyn Nute Memorial Regatta  1 slot Oct 29-31  San Diego, CA  
see footnote* 1 slot      

*8th slot will be awarded from whichever of the Don Q, San Diego or Colorado event has the highest number of boats.


USA Qualification Regattas for 2022 Junior World Championship in Portugal
10 skippers from each country, preferably the National Champion for the current year. First Jr from WH&O is also eligible.

Event # of slots Date Venue Qualified
Miami Snipe Invite 1 Jan 2022 Miami  
NE regatta 1      
2021 Jr Nationals 1 Oct 2021 San Diego  

Each qualifier event will qualify one team. Each additional 4 boats equals an additional slot.

Sailors are required to sail one of the above events in addition to a Minneford seried event.

The US can send up to 10 teams.




Given Covid schedule disruption, qualifiers will be finalized in a SCIRA-USA Board vote currently underway.


Who has already qualified for an Upcoming Championship?

Team USA for Western Hemispheres & Orient Championship - Boston MA, September 2021



Does your club want to host a Championship?

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