JUNIOR SNIPE WORLDS HELD EVERY TWO YEARS
OPORTO, PORTUGAL, JULY 25 - 31, 2022
July 20 & 21
First US Teams Arrive
Prepare Charters & Practice
Second Group of US Teams Arrive
Prepare Charters & Practice
July 25 & 26
Registration & Measurement
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
First Day of Racing.
First Warning Signal, 1:00 pm
Opening Ceremonies, 8:00 pm
July 28 - 31
Racing each day at 1:00 pm
Last day of Racing
No Warning Signal after 5:30 pm
All teams should verify the arrival date of their charter boats.
Be sure that your charter has shrouds that have Sta-masters. If they cannot be provided, arrange to bring your own.
Verify if your boat comes with a Tactic compass and/or compass mount.
Snipes are complicated boats to charter. Teams will need several days to get their boats set-up and tuned properly. Rigging and placement of control lines may need to be changed.
See the link below for the list of tools and supplies that you will want to bring to the Championship from the US.
Be courteous and return your charter boat with everything in place as you received it. Remove Sharpie markings, remove bow and sponsor stickers, put lines back into place if you changed positions.
REPRESENT & GET COOL GEAR
Uniforms are not mandatory, but will be worn at the Opening & Closing Ceremonies. At a minimum, we ask that each sailor purchases a team tech tee that can be worn at the Ceremonies and while racing.
The kids will have a selection of tech tees, sweatshirts, hoodies, polos, shorts, caps and visors to choose from. Girls sizes will be available.
We also ask that sailors do pack one nice set of clothing, polo and nice shorts/skirt/dress.
CLUBE VELA DE ATLÂNTICO
CITY, WEATHER, CLUB LOCATION & GETTING AROUND
Porto (Oporto in Portuguese) is located about 200 miles north of Lisbon. It takes about 3 hours to drive from Lisbon and the train is 2h 45 mins ($26).
From the Porto Airport to the club, it is less than 10 minutes driving, 13 minutes by bus ($1-$3) and 7 minutes by taxi ($8 - $10).
The city center has a population of 250,000 with the total metro area population of 1.7 million.
The city is divided by the Douro River. Porto has an efficient bus and metro/light rail system throughout much of the city.
The Junior Worlds venue is located near the beaches and port area of Leça da Palmeira on the north coast of the city. The Praia de Leça bus stop is a 4 minute walk from the club. It is 30 minutes walking from the bridge & the Metro stop in Matosinhos area.
The average temperature in Porto in late July is 75'F, with an average high of 77'F and an average low of 66'F. Normally, it does not rain. The water temperature is very cool at 64'F
2022 Junior Worlds Team
Univ. of Texas HS at Austin/College of Charleston
BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS
The Grauer School
La Jolla Country Day
Montgomery Blair HS
BRING WARM SAILING GEAR
You are racing on the northern Atlantic, the water is only 64'F in August. Be sure to pack some warm sailing gear and summer gear. Hiking pants and or neoprene pants/shorts will help you hike better and stay warmer. It's always colder up front for crews. Do not expect to find Atlas glove in Europe, bring your own if you use them. All sailors are encouraged to bring boots if you wear them or not. Have them on hand for cold & breezy conditions.