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Snipe Deck Layout

Whisker Pole Launching System

The Snipe uses a retractable boom-launched whisker pole. The crew deploys the pole with an automatic cleating system led through two 29 mm Carbo stand-up blocks. Two 29 mm T2 Carbo blocks hold up the whisker pole line.



Carbo Ratchamatic Mainsheet®

Use this revolutionary load-sensing ratchet as a secondary mainsheet ratchet to give the skipper extra holding power upwind. As the load decreases around the weather mark, the ratchet automatically turns off for a smooth release.


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Class History

This popular racing dinghy has an active international class association that attracts some of the best sailors in the world. The boat's bendy rig and simple sail plan allows a broad range of crew combinations and weights to make this modern, tactical racer great fun to sail.

International Snipe Class
Harken Canvas


Boat Specifications

LOA: 15 ft 6 in (4.7 m)
LWL: 13 ft 6 in (4.1 m)
Beam: 5 ft (1.5 m)
Sail Area: 128 sq ft (11.8 sq m)
Weight: 381 lb (173 kg)