Sarasota Winter Viper Circuit #2 – Houston YC’s Pat Gibson takes light air weekend

After several years of good fortune with wind, the 2017-18 Sarasota Viper Winter Series has had a tougher start.  The December event was skunked on Saturday but managed 4 light air races on Sunday, and January’s event was a near carbon copy of December.  Despite great breeze for a Brad Boston-led clinic on Friday, Saturday’s […]

New Northern Honey Badger video of 2018 NAs

Only Brian Johansen can pull together a video like this that takes you “behind the scenes” both on and off the water. Video Link HERE.

Video Links to Beacon Group Viper 640 North American Championship

Petey Crawford from Penalty Box did some sterling work with his camera during the NAs. Here are links to some of his video updates.  Enjoy! Arrival & warm-up: Tales From the Viper 640 North Americans 2017 This video is about Tales From the Viper 640 North Americans 2017 Posted by Brian Johansen on Tuesday, October […]

Marcus Eagan Wins 2017 Viper 640 North American Championship

Ft. Walton Yacht Club, Ft. Walton, FL October 27, 2017 After three days of close, competitive racing, Charleston, SC, sailors Tom Loutrel, John Bowden and Karl Schutte held a fragile eight point lead in the fifty-four boat fleet having finished in the top four for all except one of the preceding nine races. The top […]

Wet And Wild Day Three At Beacon Group Viper 640 North Americans

Ft. Walton Yacht Club, Ft. Walton, FL October 27, 2017   After a light-air Day Two that saw only one race completed, Friday’s Day Three of the Beacon Group Viper 640 North American Championship found the wind gods smiling on the sailors. Winds from the southeast averaged in the mid-teens for most of the day […]

Light and Tricky Second Day of Viper 640 North Americans

October 26, 2017    Sailboat racing is hard.  Anyone who is a sailboat racer will agree with that comment 110%. OK, but running a major regatta—like the 2017 Beacon Group Viper 640 North American Championship AND sailing in it, is even harder. Being an event chair for the largest regatta in your class’s history and […]

Beacon Group 2017 Viper 640 North American starts tomorrow…

All Viper regattas are special occasions.  A chance to catch up with friends.  A time to relax and enjoy time on the water away from the office.  A chance to see what crazy spinnaker graphics someone has added.  But some Viper regattas are more special than others, and everyone’s heart starts beating a bit harder […]

Viper North American AGM 10/26/17 at NAs

NOTICE OF ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING OF THE MEMBERS Of the North American Viper 640 Class NOTICE is hereby given that the Annual General Meeting of the Members of the North American Viper 640 Class(the “Class”) is called for and will be held at the Fort Walton Yacht Club,180 Ferry Road NE, Fort Walton Beach, Florida, on the 26th day of […]

Viper Sailor Patrick Mauro Summits Mt. Everest!

Patrick Mauro thrilled his Larchmont Yacht Club shipmates and other Viper sailors this past May as many of us followed in real time (largely thanks to Facebook) his expedition to Himalayas to tackle the world’s tallest mountain. We uninitiated were totally unaware of the preparation and training that must go into such a venture, and […]

Jeff Grange, Jon Bell, and Jennifer Wesiman win Santa Barbara 2017 Skiff Festival

Santa Barbara YC Skiff-Fest – May 20-21. 2017 Submitted by Geoff Fargo, Western Regional VP SBYC and the local Viper fleet hosted the SoCal Vipers for its annual May rendezvous and this year the great breeze on both days meant this event delivered everything you could want for the perfect weekend of racing.  Seven races […]