If you haven’t been keeping up with the Viper Class forums, you may not be familiar the newest Viper reps down in the South. Gulf Performance Sailing (GPS) grew out of the need to have solid Viper representation along the northern Gulf Coast. As the Gulf Yachting Association is going through a transition period of moving away from the Flying Scot as the inter-club boat which has been used for 50 years, the Viper 640 is one of two finalists.

Enter Craig and Deborah Wilusz. These two sailors— you may have run into over the last few years at Viper events—took the lead and formed small LLC to promote the Viper 640. Add in some of Craig’s previous experience in the marine industry, a dash of Dan Tucker influence, and a pinch of Paul Young, and suddenly Gulf Performance Sailing is demo sailing two 2015 Viper 640s on a double stack trailer every weekend in the GYA. GPS is also the Zim Opti, Zim 420, and Zim 15 area dealer.

This caravan of boats includes the Rondar double stack and a 20’ parts trailer stocking Harken, Marlow Ropes, Zhik performance gear, Stohlquist lifejackets, eelsnot speed coatings, sunscreen, hats, clothing, Velocitek electronics, and assorted one design parts for Vipers, 420s, Optis, and other small boats. With a Zim Opti, Zim 420, and a Zim15 stacked inside the trailer, Deborah now wants a diesel truck.

Visit Craig and Deb’s new GPS site.


Craig Wilusz with his truck loaded with GPS gear.

Craig Wilusz with his truck loaded with GPS gear.


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