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2022 Snipe Worlds set to start in Cascais

by Jerelyn Biehl 19 Aug 02:57 PDT 21-25 August 2022
2017 Snipe Worlds in Cascais © Matias Capizzano / www.capizzano.com

The 2022 Snipe World Championship is set to begin in Cascais, Portugal with racing to begin on Sunday, August 21. 87 teams representing 17 nations and 4 continents will be on the starting line with racing Sunday through Thursday. Measurement and registration will take place in the days leading up to Sunday.

Among the 87 teams are 6 Snipe World champions including 2019 reigning Champions Henrique Haddad/Gustavo Nascimiento (Brazil) followed by Ricky Fabini (Uruguay-1989), Alexandre Paradeda (Brazil-2001), Nelido Manso (Cuba-1999), Augie Diaz (USA-2003 & 2005) and Bruno Bethlem (Brazil-2009 & 2013). European and Western Hemisphere Champions are also among the sailors with the Del Castillo brothers & Jordi Trial (Spain), Ernesto Rodriguez (USA) and Women's World champion Juliana Duque (Brazil)

The forecast is for strong winds on Sunday and Monday with the forecast for decreasing breeze the remainder of the week. Clube Naval de Cascais has been planning the event since the pandemic postponed the worlds and after they had to be rescheduled for the earlier venue of Enoshima, Japan which hosted the most recent Olympic Games.

See the full list of competitors and follow the racing on 2022.snipeworlds.org

Matias Capizzano is on site to provide excellent photos from the Worlds!

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