Women’s NAs – October 2-3
North Americans – October 7-10
Noroton Yacht Club, Darien, CT
Event Chairs Bob McHugh and Nancy Pearson are doing an epic job planning this year’s North Americans and Women’s North Americans. The NAs has been widely promoted and there are currently 46 Vipers registered with the anticipation that, in seven months, we will have about 60 boats registered making this the largest Viper regatta ever!
NOTE: trailer spots are being assigned based on registration dates so don’t procrastinate. No entry fees will be collected unto July so register now!
While the NAs are annually a big deal for the Class, our hosting the first Women’s North Americans is a huge deal! While it’s unrealistic to expect a Women’s fleet the size as the NAs (this year), we are anticipating well over 25 women-helmed boats on the starting line October 2.
The WNAs is also a Class initiative to help grow the Class. With so many excellent women sailors, we want to attract them to the Viper 640. You might ask, “How can I help with the WNAs?” Simply, the Class is recruiting non-Viper owners from across North America to come to Noroton to race. What you can do is make your boat available for the WNAs. If you’re more comfortable being on the boat, you can crew on your boat for one of the guest women drivers. That’s a win/win.
If you want to make your Viper available for the WNAs, either with or without you aboard, please email Class Administrator Buttons Padin ASAP. We have a growing list of top-flight women we’ve invited to sail and now we just need boats for them to use.
Women’s North Americans information and online registration HERE.
North Americans information and online registration HERE.