AUGUST 20-25, 2018


The hosting club, the oldest sports club in Finland Segelföreningen i Björneborg (BSF) in cooperation with Snipe Class International Racing Association SCIRA cordially invite you to attend the 2018 Snipe European Championship Regatta at Pori, on the west cost of Finland in August 20-25, 2018.


Welcome to the Snipe European Championship 2018 


Segelföreningen i Björneborg, BSF, warmly welcomes you to join the Snipe Class European and Junior Championship Regattas in Pori, Finland.


The event venue combines a first class sailing area in the West coast of Finland with the scenic beaches of Yyteri. The regatta center integrates the competitor shore functions, accommodation and after sail activities in the Yyteri Hotel resort. All this together with a committed organinizing team creates a unique opportunity for Serious Sailing and Serious Fun. We have also plenty of interesting opportunities for other activities for competitors, families and friends: enjoying clean nature, relaxing at the beach, playing a round of golf, or shopping  in the city of Pori.


We still remember the great atmosphere that the Snipe community created in 2006, BSF hosted the Europeans previously. BSF in cooperation with the Snipe Class Finland and SCIRA are committed to organize again a competitive and memorable event.


Looking forward to meeting you in Pori in August.


A warm welcome!


Pekka Nuutinen                                         Reino Suonsilta

Commodore                                              National Secretary

Segelföreningen i Björneborg, BSF              SCIRA Finland





Photo: BSF is the oldest sports and yacht club in Finland, founded in 1856.
It hosted the Snipe Europeans previously in 2006.


Event Schedule

Monday Aug 20

Registration and inspection

10:00 - 20:00      

Tuesday Aug 21

Registration and inspection 
Opening Ceremony

09:00 - 17:00      

Wednesday Aug 22        

Races: Earliest time for the warning signal of the 1st race of the day
Sailors Forum
1 hour after protest time


Thursday Aug 23

Races: Earliest time for the warning signal of the 1st race of the day


Friday Aug 24

Race: Earliest time for the warning signal of the 1st race of the day
National Secretary Meeting
1 hour after protest time


Saturday Aug 25

Race: Earliest time for the warning signal of the 1st race of the day

Prize Giving Dinner




Entry and Eligibility

The regatta is open to all European and non-European SCIRA registered boats and Class Member skippers and crews who are in good standing with SCIRA for the current year, subject to any Deed of Gift restrictions.

No skipper or crew shall be eligible to enter any Class championship race unless: she/he possess and present a national Class Membership Card, or they possess and present SCIRA-issued equivalent, or show as current member in the SCIRA Official Online Database. Competitors shall establish with SCIRA their entry approval through their own National Secretary. Bow numbers will be assigned at registration and it shall be each competitor’s sole responsibility to properly affix them in conformance with the instructions and to properly maintain them. Eligible competitors shall enter through Entries presented after July 1st 2018 are subject to be accepted by the OA in accordance to the entries presented up to that moment.
All Junior European Championship entrants shall be in accordance to the qualification for Junior as supported by the SCIRA conditions, see DoG for the Junior European Championships. 
Entry Fee

300 €

 due by July 1st 2018

200 € for Juniors

 due by July 1st 2018
 Reduced entry fee of 200.00 € for the Junior European Championship
 (including also participation into Open European Championship)

400 €

 After July 1st 2018 are subjected to be accepted by the OA in accordance to the   entries presented up to that moment.



Regatta website
Regatta facebook  

Snipe Europeans 2018 

Hosting yacht club BSF
Main regatta contact

Club secretary
Mari Sävelä-Karttunen

mobile: +358 44 733 6336

Hosting yacht club BSF

Principal Race Officer
Ben Karlemo


SCIRA Finland

National Secretary
Reino Suonsilta

phone: +358 400 451 839