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 […]

Geoff Ewenson, Skip Dieball, and Paul Abdullah win EFG Viper Pan-American Championship and Bacardi Miami Sailing Week

Sailed from March 9-11 as part of Bacardi Miami Sailing Week Sponsored by EFG, the EFG Viper Pan-American Championship is the culmination of a year’s worth of qualifying regattas in Australia, Europe, and North America. Depending upon where you finish in your top qualifier, skippers carry over into BMSW “qualifying points” that are added to their […]

2017 Miami Viper Scorch — Two races wrapped around a meal

On Tuesday, March 7, the Viper fleet made its way to Key Biscayne’s Boater’s Grill in No Name Harbor for our annual Cuban luncheon. Six crews chose the traditional method of arriving at No Name Harbor…sailing…while others opted to drive. In all, 35 folks enjoyed the bright blue waters of the lagoon as they celebrated […]

Lawrence Crispin Repeats as EFG Winter Cup Champ

March 6, 2017 Congratulations to Lawrence and Luka Crispin and Hector Cisneros for wining the EFG Winter Cup for the second consecutive year. After getting blown out yesterday (lots of puffs into the 30s) and a two hour delay today two races were run on Biscayne Bay. Ireland’s Antony O’Leary took the first race but […]

Jeff Grange Buckled Down to Win Arizona Yacht Club’s 2017 Leukemia Cup Regatta

February 19, 2017 Rain and strong wind mark Arizona Yacht Club’s 2017 Leukemia Cup-Birthday Regatta sailed March 17-19: Friday: Gorgeous. Saturday: Not so much. Sunday: Better, but who needs cold and rainy? Obviously the weather gods hadn’t read the Phoenix Chamber of Commerce’s tourism brochure that called for balmy, warm, and sunny days with light to […]

World Sailing Class Status Confirmed for International Viper 640

In November 2016, World Sailing approved the International Viper 640 Class’s application to become a recognized World Sailing class. The International Viper 640 Class Association, at the same time, adopted an international constitution and signed a contract with World Sailing confirming the Class’s international status. World Sailing has accredited Zeke Horowitz, Ian Coleman, and Brendan […]