Snipe CLASS INFO

Quantum Sails has a long tradition in the Snipe class and we are proud to be the leaders of sail development in this incredible class. Recent changes brought a new cloth weight for jibs and we worked hard to update our designs to account for the reduction in stretch that comes with a heavier fabric. The results show the Quantum jib to be up to the challenge. We are the only sailmaker utilizing a special Dacron developed with the German Olympic Team for the Star Class. Give one of our expert Snipe sailors a call for more information and to order yours today.

Snipe Mainsails

Snipe C-2F Mainsail

The C-2F is off of the same design mold as the C-3, but is 1/2% flatter all around. It works well as a heavy air main for a team used to sailing with the C-3. It is very fast in flat water due to it's low drag flying shape. Easing the outhaul quickly powers up the bottom of the sail when the wind drops. If you are sailing right around 300lbs and looking for a good all purpose main, then the C-2F is a great choice.

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Snipe C-5 RBH+ Mainsail

Based off the C-4, the C-5 has a more ‘closed head’ making the sail tweakier to trim than its predecessor, but faster in chop, and quicker downwind. It you are good at playing the mainsheet, this sail has proven fast for both light and heavy teams. 

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Snipe R-5 Mainsail

The Smaller Snipe sailors’ Sail. Building on the Success of the BW+ main that won the worlds in Japan, the new R-5 is more powerful in lighter air, and easier to set up in strong winds. The difference is in the outhaul control. In light air, you can have the power of the C-2F, but in breeze you can flatten the sail as much as you need to – while still keeping the head of the main open for easy steering and sheeting.

The R-5 works well on a variety of masts, but is the hot ticket if you are running a Proctor Mast!

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Snipe Headsails

Snipe PS-8 Jib

This is the latest revision of the PS-5 shape that has proven fast for over a decade.  It excels in light to moderate conditions. With the introduction of the new minimum weight, we have tweaked the sail slightly with a more open leech to account for the change in stretch characteristics.

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Snipe Y-4 Jib

The medium/ heavy air jib for times when you just can’t hike the boat down hard enough.  Built with D/P 160, the Y-4 is just that little bit flatter to make your life easier over 12 knots. Despite its flatter shape, it can be powered up in light air with the jib lead. With the introduction of the new 160 minimum weight, we have brought the MH model back to the future. This jib, combined with the C-5 main points high upwind like no other. 

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Snipe Y-5 Jib

The PS-5 shape has proven fast for over a decade. It excels in Light to Moderate conditions. With the introduction of the new minimum weight, we have tweaked the sail slightly with a more open leech to account for the change in stretch characteristics. Now called the PS-5c, it is ready for another 10 years!

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Snipe Accessories

Snipe Bottom Cover

Bottom Cover

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Snipe Extra Set of Battens

Extra Set of Battens

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Snipe Jibsheet (Launcher)

Jibsheet (Launcher)

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Snipe Loos Tension Gauge

Loos Tension Gauge

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Snipe Mainsheet/Travler

Mainsheet/Travler

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Snipe Mast Cover

Mast Cover

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Snipe Mast Cover

Top Cover

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Snipe News And Resources

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George grew up in San Diego racing Stars, Lasers and Snipes. As a kid, he made sails for his model boats before eventually taking a part-time job with Quantum during high school and college. He came on full-time in 1993 as a sailmaker and designer.

Using the latest computer design programs, George is able to create the fastest, most efficient sails for smaller One Design boats. This technology, combined with his intimate understanding of One Design sailing, allows him to create the most versatile sails available. The San Diego loft designs a variety of One Design sails, including Thistle and Lido 14, but their specialties are Olympic Class Star and Snipe boats.

George is the 2009 Star World Champion, as well as an 21-time National/North American Champion. In addition to his sail-making abilities and wins, he is also an accomplished keelboat tactician and trimmer.

BASIC INFO
  • Nationality: USA
  • Position: Sail Consultant
  • Current Town: San Diego
Career highlights
  • 2011 Star North American Champion
  • 2010 Star North American Champion
  • 2009 Star World Champion
  • 2005 Star North American Champion
  • 2005 Snipe National Champion
  • 2001 Star North American Champion
  • 2000 Snipe North American Champion
  • 2000 Snipe National Champion
  • 1999 Snipe North American Champion
  • 1999 Snipe National Champion
  • 1998 Snipe North American Champion
  • 1998 Snipe National Champion
  • 1997 Snipe North American Champion
  • 1997 Snipe National Champion
Date Class Regatta Result
Jun 3, 2016 Snipe North American Championship 2
Mar 15, 2016 Snipe Midwinter Championship 1
Jul 10, 2015 Snipe Italian Nationals 1
Jun 21, 2015 Snipe PCC's 1
Jun 13, 2015 Snipe Canadian Nationals 1
Jun 12, 2015 Snipe Regatta Nazionale Palamone 2, 5
Jun 7, 2015 Snipe South European Champs 1
Jun 7, 2015 Snipe Atlantic Coast Championship 1, 2, 4
May 31, 2015 Snipe Colonial Cup 1, 2, 3, 5
Mar 17, 2015 Snipe Snipe Midwinters 1, 4, 5