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How long is a Snipe mast?

How long is a Snipe mast?

For most boats this length is 16 ¾” (42.5 cm). The length of the spreader affects the side-to-side bend of the mast primarily. After stepping the mast and going sailing you will want to sight up the front side of the mast and make sure it is straight side to side from the deck to the hounds.

What is a Snipe in rigging?

Snipes have two groups of cleated control lines, one forward of the skipper and the other forward of the crew. Each control leads to both port and starboard side decks, so they can be adjusted while hiking out on either tack. The more experienced the crew, the more control lines move to the front of the boat.

How long is a Snipe sailboat?

15 ft 6 in
Snipe (dinghy)

Draft 3 ft 3 in (0.99 m)
Hull weight 381 lb (173 kg)
LOA 15 ft 6 in (4.72 m)

How much does a Snipe sailboat weigh?

Tight design measurements and a minimum weight of 381 pounds encourage sound boat construction. A twenty five year old Snipe won the 1990 U.S. National Championship and wooden Snipes won the 1983 and 1987 World Championship. Recommended crew weight is between 270 and 325 pounds.

How fast is a snipe sailboat?

By Luis Soubie Our boat, the Snipe, behaves more or less similarly between 7 and 20 knots, but above 20 and below 7 knots sailing should be approached differently .

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What makes the Snipe sailboat so fun to sail?

The boat’s bendy rig and simple sail plan allows a broad range of crew combinations and weights to make this modern, tactical racer great fun to sail. Use the diagram below to reference Harken part numbers to appropriate application on your Snipe sailboat.

Where can I buy Snipe sailboat parts and accessories?

West Coast Sailing is your source for Snipe sailboat parts and accessories. This popular racing dinghy has an active international class association that attracts some of the best sailors in the world.

What is a Snipe dinghy?

The Snipe is the Mixed Double-handed Dinghy for the Pan American Games held every four years.

When was the first dinghy made?

Designed by William F. Crosby in 1931, it has evolved into a modern, tactical racing dinghy with fleets around the world. The class is governed by the Snipe Class International Racing Association (SCIRA) and recognized by the International Sailing Federation as an International Class sailed in 30 different countries.