2019 U.S. Women's Snipe Nationals




  • If you are not sailing in the regatta but want to join the party.

For all meals and amenities for weekend flat rate of $25.00

(includes Friday evening dinner, Sat. breakfast, lunch, and social and dinner, as well as Sunday breakfast and lunch)

Non-participants register and pay for meal tickets via Paypal here




We are committed to making it easy for you to participate. We'll help arrange for charter boats, recruit crew, arrange home stays with our club members, and provide transportation to/from the airport and the venue. If camping at the lake is more your style, we will try to find local equipment for those arriving by plane. Please contact us with any questions and requests.

Regatta Chairpersons

· Mary Buckley direx@inebraska.com 402-432-6767

· Will Thomas wgthomas3@gmail.com 402-416-4880

Principal Race Officer:

· Will Thomas wgthomas3@gmail.com 402-416-4880

SCIRA Representative:

· John Buckley

Charter Requests:

· Mary Buckley direx@inebraska.com 402-432-6767

Housing Requests:

Heather Thomas hthomas64@gmail.com 402-416-3484

Boat Charters:

Many sailors in our District are willing to charter their boats for this event. We can likely make arrangements for you to sail a Jibe Tech (~28000-31000), Persson (~28000-30000), Nickels (~29000), Eclipse (~28000), or McLaughlin (~24000 - 27000), The earlier you register, the better the selection! Contact Mary to inquire about availability.

Housing and Hotels:

We can arrange housing for competitors. If a hotel is more your style, we've arranged a discounted room rate of $105 per night at the Hyatt Place, 600 Q St., Lincoln NE 68508. Reservations must be made by August 2, 2019 to qualify for this rate. Make your reservation at https://www.hyatt.com/en-US/group-booking/LNKZL/G-SNIP


Friday August 23, 2019

1300 - Gates at LSC open

1500 - Practice races and Start sequences

1800 - Dinner & Social

Saturday August 24, 2019

1800 - Chalk Talk and Post Race Social

1900 - Dinner at LSC with Live Music

Sunday August 25, 2019

0800 - Breakfast at the lake

1300 - Awards Presentation and Lunch


Friday August 23, 2019

1500 Practice Races and start sequences

Saturday August 24, 2019

1000 First Signal

Sunday August 25, 2019

0930 First Signal

1200 No races will start after this time

1300 Awards Presentation, beverages and light fare


Robinette Farms CSA

Goldenrod Pastries

John and Mary Buckley

Will and Heather Thomas

NRTainment and Nancy Taylor

Silver & Pewter Gifts

Annapolis Performance Sailing


Bob Stephens & Associates

Commonwealth Electric

J. Greg Zimmer Insurance Agency , Greg and Rhonda Zimmer


Lincoln is a city of 300,000 and is the capital of Nebraska and the home of the University of Nebraska Cornhuskers, a Big Ten university. The city's downtown is vibrant with restaurants, bars, speakeasies, and music clubs. A large number of hotels, including new boutique hotels, are available. The Haymarket downtown walking area is the center of nightlife. Sailors from around the District enjoy the downtown scene and mix of restaurants and clubs. For a sense of Lincoln's amenities.

See the recent New York Times "Five Places to Go in Lincoln, Ne." (October 10, 2018).


The Lincoln Sailing Club and the Lincoln Snipe Fleet have been racing Snipes on Branched Oak Lake in Lincoln, Nebraska since 1968. The club has hosted the District 2 Championships numerous times. In addition the club annually hosts The Fire on the Water Classic, a signature Snipe regatta that has regularly drawn 20-25 boats. Lincoln Sailing Club is a member-only facility surrounded by a 5,000-acre state park. Our site overlooks the racing venue at Branched Oak Lake. We have a fabulous camping site, beautifully maintained grounds, ample boat and parking areas able to hold dozens of vehicles, boats, trailers, and dollies. We have a boat ramp for launching from trailers and a beach ramp for dollies. We host all meals at our rustic, pleasant clubhouse with commanding views of the lake and the racecourse. We have ample picnic tables, tables and chairs, and indoor space for a major regatta.

LOCATION--Lincoln Sailing Club at Branched Oak Lake: