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 […]

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 […]

Viper Sailor Pat Mauro Climbing Mt. Everest…right NOW!

  Viper 640 Sailor, Pat Mauro, Climbing Mt. Everest…NOW!    And you can join the expedition.  In 2010, Patrick Mauro joined Larchmont Yacht Club to sail Vanguard 15s and subsequently became part of the Viper 640 fleet at the Club. But Pat may not have been fully satisfied by racing sportboats, and he soon had […]

Tech Committee Approves Test Of Bow Roller Adaptations

May 10, 2017 At the Worlds last November in Bermuda, many boats had to remove tubes or pipes attached to their headstays that can help launching and retrieving the spinnaker. While functional in reducing the loads on the spinnaker being pulled out of the launcher by the tack line or retrieved under the foot of […]

Tim Carter, Nigel Brownett, and Jennifer Weisman Win 2017 Helly Hansen San Diego NOOD

March 16-18, 2017 Reflections by Tim Carter Aaah, Saint Patrick’s weekend, the promise of Hennessey’s, green beer, good breeze, and the flat water of San Diego’s south bay was calling us back. Is it that time again?? On the way from Long Beach to San Diego, Nigel Brownett and I recalled that the first time […]