Vipers Ready to Return to Sarasota

The Viper 640 fleet returns to Florida for the third annual Winter Series.  Each year turnout in Sarasota has increased, and 2015-16 is no exception, with 28 teams already registered for the series, with more expected.  The first circuit event December 12-13 is expected to have 24 teams on the starting line, including the first […]

GYA Selects Viper 640 As New Capdevielle Boat!!

THE GULF YACHTING ASSOCIATION SELECTS THE VIPER 640 AS ITS NEW CAPDEVIELLE BOAT On September 5, after a democratic vote of its member clubs, the Gulf Yachting Association (GYA) has selected the Viper 640 as the new boat to be sailed in its prestigious Capdevielle Series. The voting process was the culmination of a multi-year […]

Around Fishers Island

A Supposedly Fun Thing That I’ll Probably Do Again Next Year By Peter Beardsley We try to mix up our Viper travel schedule – it’s a good excuse to see new places and if we happen to sail, all the better. Despite growing up in the northeast, I had never step foot on Fishers Island, […]

Brad Boston, Lee Shuckerow and Nick Loundsbury Win EFG Viper 640 Pan American Championship

Viper veterans Brad Boston and Lee Shuckerow, joined by new teammate Nick Loundsbury, won a hard-fought Bacardi Miami Sailing Week and EFG Viper 640 Pan-American Championship.  The defending North American champs avenged last year’s one point loss, though it didn’t come easy, with the overall regatta leader changing three times among three different teams in […]

I Love Scorch. Scorchy scorch scorch.

Viper 640s Miami Scorch A Blustery Event MIAMI (March 3): There are a lot of reasons to come to South Florida to race Vipers in March.  The weather is usually great.  The competition is excellent.  But it’s not all about the racing around the buoys.  There’s also the race to the restaurant, known as the […]

Viper Action To Heat Up In Miami

Things are about to get hot in the Viper 640 class, with two Miami regattas in Miami this week, culminating in the EFG Bank Viper 640 Pan-American Championship held during BACARDI Miami Sailing Week, one of the Class’s major championships. The 30+ Vipers expected in attendance mark the Class’s largest participation of the six years […]

Beardsley and Pletsch Win Sarasota Winter Circuit Title

Amidst snowstorms and freezing rain in the northeast U.S., 15 Viper teams made the trip south to sail in sunny conditions with green water all weekend. The Race Committee at Sarasota Sailing Squadron squeezed in 9 races in conditions that never reached more than 10 knots, with large shifts, managing the seemingly impossible as fleets […]

Team Locomotion Wins Arizona YC Birthday Regatta

The 55th Arizona YC Birthday Regatta and Leukemia Cup was the first event of the Viper 640 West Coast Winter Circuit, held during Martin Luther King Day Jr. weekend at Lake Pleasant, 40 miles north of Phoenix.  The event is known for its beautiful desert scenery and its usual “festival” vibe, including the annual “mini-bar” […]

Hybrid Blackout Panda Team Wins Second Sarasota Event

What do you get when you combine half of Viper 205 Blackout Proposal, with Viper 222 Ghost Panda? Blackout Panda, with Peter Beardsley, Danny Pletsch, and Megan Magill Pletsch, and a win at the second stop of the Sarasota Winter Viper Circuit.   The top two teams from the Western Long Island Sound season standings in […]