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  • 2008 North Americans – Online Replays July 25, 2008 Day one of the 2008 Viper 640 North American Championship/Marblehead NOOD is now in the record books, and we now have animated replays of the races available for online viewing. After a cancellation of all racing on Thursday due to dangerous weather in the area, Friday was warm, sunny, and provided sufficient breeze to get two light air races in. In order to enable interactive replays of the racing during our North American Championship, 12 of the 26 participating boats are carrying Velocitek SC-1 GPS sailing computers during the regatta, and we will be posting interactive replays to the web for your viewing pleasure. Replays for races 1 & 2 are already available on our Interactive Replays page, and you can check back every night for replays of that day’s racing. Click here to view online replays more
  • 2008 Coastal Living Newport Regatta July 16, 2008 Written by Dan Tucker The 2008 Coastal Living Newport Regatta was a blast for the Viper Sailors The other sportboats in Division 4 had fun as well! Eight Vipers traveled to Newport for a sportboat fest. We shared a line with the RS K6’s, Laser SB3’s, 5o5’s and Nacra 17’s. We were joined by an Open 5.70 as well. The weather was sunny & gorgeous both days, with Sunday being the breezier day -sustained wind @ 20 knots with some gusts to 25 according to SailFlow. Downwind boatspeeds were in the mid-teens, it was exciting Viper sailing! Saturday was a nice warmup with 10-12 knots. Class President Justin Scott sailed strongly to an early points lead, which he held throughout the weekend, winning with 18 points over 10 races (with one throwout). Second was Charles Goodrich of Rowayton, CT (middle crew, above) on El ... more
  • Charleston Race Week – 2008 April 29, 2008 Written by Justin Scott The growing Viper 640 sportsboat class made their first appearance at Charleston Race Week with ten Vipers sharing the starting line in Charleston harbor. The most important trophy for the three day weekend was awarded to Simon Eve. Simon is 14 and this was his first regatta in a Viper. Simon won the Ronstan/Selden award for “Viper Sportsperson of the Regatta”. The award is determined by each competing skipper voting on which competitor most represented the corinthian spirit of our sport by making the regatta the most fun for all other participants. Fourteen year old Simon won by a landslide. In his first ever race in a Viper, he led Race One of the regatta from the start until a few boat lengths from the finish, and finished second.  The panel of Viper owners that presented the award ... more