SYC Winter Series #1 won by Jay Rhame and Peter Beardsley

The 2022-23 Winter Series is being sailed in New Orleans to help get everyone positioned for the 2023 Worlds.  There’s something to be said for learning about the venue in advance of a major event, and in the case of extended time in New Orleans, acclimating yourself to the local social scene. This can be particularly helpful […]

Benvenutti, Eagan, and Alexander Crowned 2022 Viper 640 North American Champions

The Viper 640 Class held its North Americans this past weekend at Gulfport (MS) Yacht Club. Over the four days, a total of 13 races were run in conditions that ranged from 4-5 knots on the first two days to 10 – 14 knots on the final two. In the end, Jackson Benvenutti, Andrew Eagan, […]

And Day 3 Went to Mark Zagol

The first two days of the 2022 Viper 640 North American Championhsip were the property of Jackson Benvenutti, Andrew Eagan, and Chris Alexander who strung together a series of seven first place wins. However, Day 3 was all Mark Zagol, Tim Desmond, and Drew Buttner. These three delivered a 1-5-1-1 scoreline today, moving them into […]

And the picket fence got even longer…

Jackson Benvenutti, Andrew Eagan, and Chris Alexander extend their streak of bullets to seven! You know you’re doing well when your drop is a first, and that’s what’s happening for the team from Bay Waveland (MS) Yacht Club. Yesterday, we got Jackson’s take on their first three wins. Today, we’re talking with Andrew Eagan, middle […]

Picket Fence for Benvenutti after Day 1 at Viper NAs

Jackson Benvenutti, Andrew Eagan, and Chris Alexander have a picket fence after Day 1 of the 2022 Viper 640 North American Championship. After a two-hour shore delay awaiting the sea breeze to fill in, the 2022 Viper 640 North American Championship got underway on the waters of the Gulf of Mexico just south of the […]

Rachel Beardsley wins Women’s NAs and Michael Burns wins Youth NAs

October 16, 2022 Viper 640 2022 Women’s and Youth North American Championships Gulfport (MS) Yacht Club has turned into Viper 640 Central this weekend through next. The weekend of October 15-16, Gulfport Yacht Club hosted the second Viper 640 Women’s NAs and the Class’s first Youth NAs. GYC PRO Steve Nolte got in a full […]

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Gulfport Yacht Club locked and loaded for upcoming North Americans

Three Viper 640 North American Championships are set to begin in less than a month. As was discussed in the North American Executive Committee meeting earlier this week, the sailing and social plans GYC has in place make this a “must sail” event…and now that’s even easier than you may think. Don’t want to tow […]

Announcing the 2022-23 Southern Yacht Club Winter Viper 640 Series

Thanks to the Viper team at Southern Yacht Club in New Orleans, LA, and SYC Viperer Ricky Welch, we are pleased to announce a four-part Viper 640 Winter Series to be sailed on Lake Pontchartrain, the site of the 2023 Viper 640 Worlds SYC is hosting next March. Registration is open and you have to […]

Ed Feo, Chuck Tripp, and Kevin Taugher win Viper PCCs at LBRW

Long Beach Race Week/PCCs, by Steve Bloemeke, ABYC Having just completed Long Beach Race Week (and Pacific Coast Championships) with Friday’s windspeed of 16-18 knots, and 18-20 on Saturday; both days with chop and steep wave sets, I thought that it would be fun to take a poll of the fleet and ask – “How […]

Consistency pays off as Mark Wheeler wins Southern Bay Race Week

Southern Bay Race Week June 2-5, 2022 Hampton (VA) Yacht Club Mark Wheeler, sailing with Charles Brewer and Austin Powers, gave a lesson in consistent sailing during this year’s SBRW. Tossing an eighth, in the nine scored races, Wheeler and crew posted five firsts, three seconds and a seventh for 18 points…a nine-point lead over […]