Record sailors for Snipe Worlds

The Snipe World Championship, organised by Clube Naval de from 20-25 August, officially started today with a training regatta and the opening ceremony taking place at this ‘Day 0’.

The Championship will mark the history of the Snipe class, not only for being the 50th edition, but the first one post-Covid and also for having a record number of 87 entries from 19 nations.

Among the approximately 180 sailors present, there are five Olympic athletes, a gold medallist and nine world sailing champions, so there is no shortage of candidates for the title.

From Spain, three crews will definitely fight for the top places: Martim Bermudez, sailing with Angela Pumariega, gold medalist at the London 2012 Olympic Games; Jordi Triay/Cristian Carbonell and Gustavo Del Castillo/Rafael Del Castillo, who have previously won European titles.

In the Brazilian delegation there are three other favorite crews to fight for the title between Bruno Bethlem/Dante Bianchi, Alexandre Paradeda/Gabriel Kieling and Henrique Haddad/Gustavo Nascimento with four world titles between them, with this last team being the world title holders.

Among the many other candidates for the podium, there are two American teams that should also be mentioned: Ernesto Rodriguez/Kathleen Tocke, who recently won the Pan American Games and the Western Hemisphere Championship and the duo formed by Augie Diaz, two-time World Champion of the class, and Arianna Buzzeti.

The races start tomorrow and it looks like Cascais is going to deliver a good show: the forecast for the next 5 days shows north wind from 10 to 17 knots, with gusts going up to 26 knots.

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