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Winter Viper Series Special Edition
November 11, 2022


Keep your Viper happy this winter!

You may not know that Viper 640 Class Treasurer Tony Chapman lives in Maricopa County, Arizona, and has been working night and day tallying ballots cast last week on the 2022-23 Viper Sailing Season Referendum. As Tony (a CPA when off the water) likes to say, “Numbers don’t lie!”

Tony’s findings are interesting, if not entertaining, but the key is that the Class and Southern Yacht Club really need you to register for this winter’s regattas and the worlds.

Here is the Executive Summary of what Tony has calculated indicating that:

  1. Your Viper is happiest when racing,
  2. Your Viper should be in or headed south this winter,
  3. Most of your don’t even have a dog so there’s no reason you haven’t registered yet, and
  4. With the new Forum post on finding and blending crews for the Winter series, there’s no excuse not to be going to New Orleans this winter.

In all seriousness, make plans to join the sailing out of Southern Yacht Club this Winter.  Registration, housing, transport & storage, and crew finder links are below. 


Southern Yacht Club Viper Winter Series


This will be four weekends of competitive racing in the same waters where the March Worlds will be sailed. Nothing like a quartet of opportunities to develop your own “local knowledge” about sailing on Lake Pontchartrain and enjoy the nightlife of The Big Easy!

For more information, visit

Event #1 Registration December 10-11, 2022

Event #2 Registration – January 7-8, 2023

Event #3 Registration – February 4-5, 2023

Event #4 Registration – March 4-5, 2023

Allstate Sugarbowl Viper 640 2023 World Championships

These three Championships are shaping up to be exceptional racing opportunities. Southern Yacht Club will be drawing the best of the GYA sailors plus all the Viper big guns from around North America and the world. Only one team will be crowned World Champions, but everyone will be a winner for having sailed in this Bucket List series of events.

Women’s and Youth Worlds – March 24-26 – Info and Registration

Viper World Championship – March 26-31 – Info and Registration 

Here are a number of logistical tips to simplify making your Winter Series and World plans:

Boat Storage

At Southern Yacht Club – Info HERE

At Brennan Sailing Solutions – Info HERE

Boat Transport

Brennan Sailing Solutions – Info Here


In Southern Yacht Club vicinity – Info Here

Viper Forum Winter Crew Finder

New post HERE

As they say, see you in NOLA!

Questions or comments? 

Have a something to share? Have a question or comment? How about a great Viper photo? Contact Viper 640 Class Administrator Ed “Buttons” Padin at

Ed Padin: Viper 640 Class Administrator, Office: 914-834-8286  Address: 360 Huguenot St. #1709, New Rochelle, NY 10801
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