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  • HAPPY NEW YEAR TO VIPER SAILORS AROUND THE WORLD January 9, 2015 2014 was a great year for racing a Viper 640, with major regattas in all four corners of the U.S., across Australia, and Europe. This coming year looks even more promising, as a full year of racing and Viper fun is already planned. GULF YACHTING ASSOCIATION MAY GO VIPERING The 30+ yacht clubs of the Gulf Yachting Association have been competing in their Capdevielle Regatta series for decades in club-owned Flying Scots. The GYA has been looking to replace the Flying Scots with a newer design that will be fast and fun to sail, and attract more people to participate in sailing on the Gulf Coast. Over the past year, Rondar Raceboats’ Paul Young and Dan Tucker have been working with the GYA in a focused effort to have the Viper 640 selected as the new GYA Capdevielle boat. The commodores of the GYA ... ...read more
  • New and Exciting Viper 640 European Event November 5, 2014 A new and exciting Viper 640 European Event in 2015 has been announced by Rondar Boats. This is one of the great sailing venues and already there are signed up entries from the UK, Australia and potential enquiries from the USA.  It’s a regatta and Italian holiday in one event! This will be a joint fleet with the K6 Class, but separate starts of course. Charter boats may be available. Lake Garda is a deep finger lake with steep mountain sides. The wind blows strong in the afternoons, making it a superb venue for the Viper! Call/email Paul Young, Rondar Boats UK to reserve an entry. Other International events for 2015 include Miami Bacardi Cup in March, Lake Garda, June and Larchmont US Nationals in September. Other recent enquiries have been received from Holland and Germany.  The Lake Garda event already has ... ...read more
  • A Successful 2014 UK Season October 25, 2014 A  successful 2014 season both overseas and around the UK with boats competing at Miami Bacardi Cup Parkstone Regatta, Cork Week, Cowes Week, Torbay Week. At all these events the Viper put on a great show of speed and fun sailing whilst the keelboat crews looked on! The local based Viper at Falmouth won the Keelboat IRC Falmouth Regatta outright after three days of very strong winds in Falmouth Bay. ...read more
  • EFG Pan American Championship Qualification Series moves to Cowes August 1, 2013 This week there are two further stages to the EFG Pan American Championships Qualification Series . Both are in the Solent UK. One is online and Sportboat sailors from around the world can participate. The other is on the water and starts on Saturday August 3rd.   For news and pictures, please go to http://viper640.org/efgpanam/ ...read more