Worlds from NA Prez Steve Chapman – a traveler…

First a confession – I have always been a traveler. When I joined the Viper 640 Class, I looked forward to heading out to a few big regattas every year. Little did I know that this would take me as far as Perth, Australia! When we announced the Worlds in Perth, my immediate thought was […]

Class Chairman Justin Scott on the South of Perth Yacht Club, the Worlds experience, and Western Australia

This was by far and away the best sailing event experience I have ever had. It was not just the sailing competition, which was fantastic in its own right, but it was the entire West Australia experience: • The amazing party at the WA Maritime Museum, • The day at Rottnest Island, • The camaraderie, […]

Nick Jerwood, Matt Jerwood and Matt De Vries Crowned Viper 640 2018 World Champions

Another “Family” World Title for the Jerwoods and De Vries The Jerwood/de Vries family combination is well known at Australian Sailing headquarters, where Nia Jerwood and Monique de Vries are Australian representatives in the 470 class.  They jumped back to 420’s in January to claim the World Women’s title in that class.  This time it […]

Nick Jerwood takes lead in Schweppes Viper 640 2018 Worlds

After the second day of the Schweppes Viper Worlds in Perth, Western Australia, a total of eight races have been completed and scores recalculated to include a single drop.  A second drop will be allowed if thirteen or more races are completed. Conditions today could hardly have been more different from yesterday.  Shifty south easterly […]

Taking a deserved break at the Schweppes Viper Worlds

Vipers Cocktail Party After a hard day’s sailing with four races completed, sailors were able to let their hair down at the Western Australian Maritime Museum for a cocktail party. In the shadows of the iconic Australia II (the real yacht, not a replica) and Jon Sanders’ Parry Endeavour, the yacht that carried him around […]

The Doctor…and Lawrence Crispin…arrive at Schweppes Viper 640 Worlds

Wild West Tames Vipers Britain’s Lawrence Crispin heads the points table after four races in the Schweppes Viper Worlds 2018, being sailed on Perth’s Swan River in Western Australia. Crispin, a previous Viper Pan American Championship winner and perennial Viper powerhouse is sailing again with his regular crew: his son Luka and Hector Cisneros.  When […]

Yanks Come to Play in the Schweppes Viper Worlds 2018

Justin Scott had a blinder today with two first placings to position his Viper as the boat to beat in the Worlds.Justin Scott, one of the many international skippers who traveled to the South of Perth Yacht Club to compete in the Schweppes Viper Worlds 2018 on the picturesque Swan River, stamped his authority on […]

First Blood to Jerwood in Viper Worlds – Practice Day 1

Flying Fifteen supremo and former world champion Nick Jerwood, sailing with his son, match racing champion Matthew and boat owner Brian de Vries, set the pace on the first practice day on Perth’s Swan River with two firsts – the second shared with Justin Scott. A quick look at the entry list reads like a […]

Zeke Horowitz Three-peats at Sarasota Viper Winter Series

Sarasota weather came through in epic fashion for the final stop of the Ocean One Yacht Tenders Sarasota Viper Winter Series hosted by the Sarasota Sailing Squadron. With four races on Saturday in a warm and sunny 10-15kt southerly, then four more on Sunday in a warm, sunny and sporty 15-22kt, the 24 teams competing […]

Rumble in the Reach 2018

January 20, 2018 East Fremantle Yacht Club Reported by Jon Stubbs Another Rumble done and dusted. Sailed on the short course in front of Western Australia’s East Fremantle Yacht Club, the racing provided plenty of action for the spectators as the wind was a pleasant 12 to 15 knots. This was a one-day, multi-class regatta […]