Nepean Sailing Club
For the Great Lakes Vipers, heading to Nepean Sailing Club near Ottawa in June has become a tradition. Since 2005, NSC has hosted the annual event which attracted 81 boats in 2016, including 10 Vipers. Despite the light winds which dominate at this time of the year this is a very popular event. Saturday was our day for a floating Viper pit as no racing took place! The club put on a great BBQ with a live band that evening leaving everyone with smiles despite the lack of racing.
Sunday brought wind and we managed to get in 4 races, with 4 different boats taking a bullet through very close racing. Ron Schute, on 117 Rum Theory, defended his title to take the 2016 event, followed by Matt Rowlinson on Viper 70 Gendel and Steve Chapman on 211 Oshunmare.