How to Build a Snipe

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The Snipe is one of the fastest of the smaller racing sailboats and has repeatedly beaten larger boats with considerably more sail area. She will ghost right along with virtually no perceptible breeze, and in strong winds—when many other craft, regardless of size, are forced to run for cover—she will stand up and take it like a Trojan. Thus the rig is a happy medium. It is a jib-headed knockabout having a 67-sq.ft. mainsail and a 36-sq. -ft. overlapping jib, making a total of 103 so. ft.

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