Written by Buttons Padin, V640 Class Administrator   Brad Boston (Sarnia, Ont.), sailing with Curtis Florence (Cleveland, OH) and Chad Corning (New Rochelle, NY) sat in third place after 11 races over three days of sailing from Alamitos Bay Yacht Club. That trio executed a classic come-from-behind finish on the fourth and final day to […]

Three Steves Sweep CORK Podium

Written by V640 Press Office Steve Conger & Crew won the 2014 Great Lakes Championship at CORK aboard Viper 43 “Zig Zag”, edging out Future Class President Steve Chapman on Viper 87 Oshanmare by a single point.  Chapman, by virtue of his Ottawan accent, took home the 2014 Canadian Viper National Championship.  Steve Gilbert, driving […]


The Viper 640 Class New England Championship was sailed over three days during the 2014 Sperry Top-Sider Marblehead NOOD Regatta sponsored by Sailing World. A total of nine races were sailed but the final results would not be determined until the very last race. Friday’s racing was delayed over an hour due to lack of […]

Charleston – 2014 Atlantic Coast Champs

Charleston Race Week has become one of, if not the largest multi-class regattas in the country over the past 6 years, in no small part due to Viper support and participation.  It helps that in even-numbered years, the class makes the regatta its Atlantic Coast Championship and returns to find the bottomless Dark & Stormies […]

Miami Sailing Week – On Like Donkey Kong

Miami.  In.  March.  The revamped EFG Pan American Championship with a winner-take-all one regatta finale.  Palm trees.  Bacardi.  Bacardi Girls.  Did we say Miami in March already?  After a weekend tune-up with the EFG Winter Cup for the 11 teams who got to town early, and a “Scorch” “race” (i.e., a chance to reach with […]

Day 4 Viper 640 North Americans: Jason Carroll and Argo Win Championship

HOUSTON, Texas. (October 12): The final day of the Viper 640 North Americans hoped to clear out a cluster at the top of the leaderboard, but forecasted thunderstorms meant that the fleet would be fortunate to get in two races in a 7-10 knot SSE breeze. Jason Carroll with his team of Chad Corning and […]

High Sierra Regatta – Pacific Coast Championships 2013

This year’s 2013 Pacific Coast Championships took place in one of the most remote and scenic venues on the west coast – Huntington Lake in the High Sierras. This year marked the 60th Anniversary for the High Sierra Regatta, hosted and run by Fresno Yacht Club volunteers. Footage from one of the Friday starts captured […]

Wickford, RI Regatta Report

Thanks Skip Whyte and crew for running a delightful, down-to-earth regatta! Viperers, Wickford definitely puts on a worthy event. Five Vipers made it out, all regional boats.  Despite being unusually becalmed on Sunday, we got off four good races on Saturday in 8-12knots.  The water was just short of flat, with tidal currents and land-influenced […]

Twenty One Vipers at Marblehead Race Week

Written by Justin Scott Marblehead Race Week is the “homecoming” regatta of  the Viper circuit. The class association was born in the upstairs bar at Maddys sail loft in Marblehead five years ago and that gathering of the original half dozen early Viper owners has grown into a national class of well over 100 boats. Marblehead Race Week is where […]

The Tour hits the mountain stage.

Written by Justin Scott “The profile of the stage suggested it would suit strong climbers and  cunning, powerful and daring descenders” – Tour De France Progress Report July 11th 2009. We were slumped exhausted in our Viper communal house at Newport after the first day of racing, watching stage 8 of the Tour De France, and the […]