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Difficulty: 2 star rating intermediate

The Snipe is a 15-1/2 foot, 2 person, one design racing dinghy with a rich history. Designed by William Crosby in 1931, it has evolved into a modern, tactical racing dinghy with fleets around the world. Although the Snipe Class has some of the best competition in the world, the class has not lost sight of the importance of social events and, in fact, many regattas are as well known for their parties as they are for their racing. The essence of the class is summed up by its motto: Serious Sailing, Serious Fun. Author: Eric Wulff

Size: 4.72 metres long, 1.52 metres wide, weighing approx 125 kilograms
Sails: 11.9 square metres

Number of sailors: 2
Weight of sailor(s): ideally between 125 and 145 kilograms (if racing)

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