Chicago Corinthian Yacht Club welcomed small one-design sailboats to the Gim Hobelman Regatta over the July 25-26 weekend. Divisions were open to Lasers, Vanguard 15’s, Viper 640’s and Rhodes 19’s. The weekend’s events included a party at the Chicago Corinthian Yacht Club’s clubhouse on Saturday evening. Happily, the Chicago Viper 640 Fleet will also hosted parking-lot beers for competing boats on Saturday.

Lee Shuckerow dominated the Viper division winning five of six races followed by Tony Bowker and Darren Gilbert. A special shout-out goes
to Nick Kofski (owner of DAMNYOUKOFSKI, Viper 55). Nick did most of the organizing of this regatta and also helped with accommodations for out-of-town boats, set-up the party, got the RC together, assisted with launching, and all the while organizing his own team to sail. He deserves a lot of credit for making this event a success.


Fun Time-Lapse Viper Video by Darren Gilbert