Tyler Moore, Vir Menon and Javier Rotger win Annapolis NOOD

Reported by Peter Beardsley May 8-9 was a pretty nice weekend in Annapolis. Eleven Vipers on the line. The fleet opted to only sail Saturday-Sunday, which we all felt smart about after a gale blew through on Friday and the RC canceled Friday racing early in the morning. The high winds were a reminder to […]

Geoff Fargo walks away with San Diego NOOD

The 2021 Helly Hensen San Diego NOOD was held March 19 – 21. The regatta boasted a fleet of eight Viper 640s, which was the largest gathering of Viper640’s on the West Coast since the World Championship during the summer of 2019, according to Tim Carter, the US West Coast Viper Class Representative. The event […]

Great Lakes 2020 COVID Cup Regatta

October 3-4, 2020 2020 has been a tough year for everyone. Viperers, with travel limited and restrictions on social contacts outside the household, have missed what was supposed to be an event-packed season of one-design racing culminating in the North Americans on Long Island Sound. As of mid-September, there had been no one-design racing on […]

Team “Big Rooster” Wins 2020 Annapolis NOOD

Sailing in Annapolis in August is always challenging. Plug in the passing of a tropical depression and the current pandemic, and the conditions are properly difficult. The one out-of-town team that came for the Annapolis NOOD was Tyler and Jane Moore’s “Big Rooster” with Hampton native turned Annapolitan Austin Powers and his girlfriend Kayla Harper. […]

Marcus Eagan wins Viper 640 World and North American Championships

Congratulations to Marcus Eagan, Andrew Eagan, and Jackson Benvenutti (Mandeville, LA) for winning both the Goslings 2019 Viper 640 World Championship and the 2019 Viper 640 North Americans. Hosted by Alamitos Bay Yacht Club (Long Beach, CA), the four-day Championship consisted of 13 races in atypical Long Beach conditions – light, 8-10 knots except for […]

Northern Honey Badger finds 2019 Nepean One-Design Regatta and Canadan Open Championship “sweet!”

The Great Lakes Viper fleet was in Ottawa June 14-16 for the annual Nepean One-Design Regatta. This year the event was also the Canadian Open Championship for the Viper Class. Ten boats made the trek to Ottawa where flood conditions on Lac Deschenes on the Ottawa river had only recently receded to the point where […]

Mid-Atlantic Champs another great Chesapeake event – EVIL HISS wins

The Viper 640 Mid-Atlantics were hosted by Eastport Yacht Club over the weekend of May 18-19. A small but competitive group came together and enjoyed five challenging races at the mouth of the Severn River. Saturday was a difficult day as the teams faced the onslaught of current from the north coupled with a light […]

Vipers @ Fraglia vela Riva, Italy

  Final Report & Results   Well what a week that turned out to be we had it all, typical Garda weather, no wind, variable wind and a hell of a lot of wind. All the fleet arrived on Sunday with boats from the UK and Australia turning up with a strong fleet from Perth […]

Bright & Stormy on Bermuda’s Great Sound – Zeke Horowitz still in the lead

Day 3 at the Aspen Viper 640 International Championship sponsored by EFG, Hamilton, Bermuda. He may have only won one of today’s four races, but his consistent top-5 finishes allowed Zeke Horowitz (Annapolis, MD), sailing with Brendan Healey (Greenwich, CT) and Ian Coleman (Annapolis, MD), to maintain a commanding lead after races three through six […]

Aspen Viper 640 International Championship Sponsored by EFG – Zeke Horowitz in lead after Day 1

The first day of the Aspen Viper 640 International Championship sponsored by EFG is in the books…but the pages are a bit soggy. As the sailors gathered for the opening competitors meeting, the first line of rain showers swept across Hamilton, Bermuda. Being run in conjunction with the Viper 640 North American Championship and hosted […]