SAN DIEGO – The Snipe Western Hemisphere and Orient (WH&O) Championship Regatta will sail into San Diego, Sept. 5 to 12 for five days of racing.
Hosted by San Diego Yacht Club, the biennial race has been held in venues throughout North and South America and Asia since 1950.
Racing will be held over five days — with a practice race day — two races per day, either in the South Bay area of San Diego Bay or on the ocean off Point Loma. The Organizing Authority will decide each day where the racing conditions will be best. Both locations will offer viewing opportunities onshore and by boat.
After racing, onshore social events and activities will be plentiful. Practice racing on the ocean will be held on Sunday, Sept 7, followed by the Regatta Opening Ceremony and Reception on the lawn of San Diego YC.
For more details about this year’s Snipe WH&O, visit the regatta website at snipewho.org.
Schedule of events
Sept. 5-6: Registration and measurement
Sept. 7: Registration and measurement; practice race; opening ceremony; welcome reception
Sept. 8 Races 1 and 2; post racing dockside social; SCIRA sailors forum
Sept. 9: Races 3 and 4; post racing dockside social; happy hour house parties
Sept. 10: Races 5 and 6; post racing dockside social; Snipe WH&O Int’l model yacht race; San Diego YC deck BBQ
Sept. 11 Races 7 and 8; dockside social; free evening to explore San Diego
Sept. 12: Races 9 and 10; post racing dockside social; regatta banquet and awards ceremony