2019 U.S. Women's Snipe Nationals

Notice of Race (NOR): coming soon

Facebook Event: coming soon


(for boat charters, crew contacts, and questions)

Mary Buckley, District 2 Governor, direx@nebraska.com

PRO Will Thomas, Snipe Fleet Captain, wgthomas3@gmail.com

Housing and Transportation:

Heather Thomas, hthomas64@gmail.com (402-421-0918)


Lincoln is a city of approximately 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:

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

Expected Schedule of Events:

Friday, August 23

1:00pm Gates open, registration, boat checkout, practice racing

6:00pm Welcome Party – dinner included

Saturday, August 24

8:15 Breakfast available, Registration continues

9:15 Competitor’s Meeting

10:00 First Race Start, with races continuing as conditions allow

Break for Lunch after 2 or 3 races as conditions dictate.

Races continue after lunch

6:00 Chalk Talk and Snacks

7:00 Dinner (included) and Evening Music at the Lake

Sunday, August 25

8:00 Breakfast available

9:00 Skipper’s Meeting

9:30 Races Start

1:00 Awards Luncheon

Race Committee (RC) will attempt to complete seven (7) races over two days.


Robinette Farms CSA, Cloe and Alex McKiernan

Lincoln Sailing Club Facility:

Primitive camping is available, at no charge, on the Lincoln Sailing Club’s seven acre site on Branched Oak Lake. There is a public pay campground nearby, complete with hookups and showers. Some members have campers onsite that may be available for competitors. Area motels closest to Branched Oak Lake are at the Lincoln airport or in downtown Lincoln – approximately 30 minutes away with costs averaging $100 - $125 per night.

LOCATION--Lincoln Sailing Club at Branched Oak Lake: