Spectacular Conditions for Sarasota Winter Series #2

Sarasota Winter Series #2 is in the books, and once again the Viper fleet enjoyed spectacular conditions and very close racing. Saturday came in with a bang. As we sailed out the channel and down to the racecourse it was straight into high speed running once we cleared the shallow area. After some aggressive starting […]

Sarasota Sailing Squadron Viper 640 Winter Series – Weekend 1 Recap

Early Christmas Present Sailing  Over the December 14-15 weekend, the seventh annual pilgrimage of Viper 640 and VX One sailors to Sarasota, FL, took place. In this, their version of a laidback winter series, those that made the trip were well rewarded by great sailing and great shore-side activities.  Kicking-off on Friday night at Lynches […]

The Viper 640s are headed back to Miami next March

Don’t be left out. Make your plans NOW to be part of the Bacardi Invitational Regatta next March. Viper Winter Cup – Monday/Tuesday, March 2-3, 2020 Viper Miami Scorch – Wednesday, March 4, 2020 Bacardi Invitational Regatta – Thursday, March 5 – Saturday, March 7, 2020  Info and registration HERE.   

Mo’ Grins Smiling after Lake Champlain Viper Open Win

Lake Champlain Viper Open is in the Books     The Viper fleet has returned for a 6th time to the beautiful Lake Champlain for some top notch racing and hospitality. The driving force behind the event, the Hyerstay Family (Dale, Alice, and Jason) has once again rallied eager volunteers at Lake Champlain Yacht Club in Shelburne, […]

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 […]

Sharon Green Photos from the Goslings 2019 Viper 640 World Championship

Award-winning photographer did an absolutely superlative job capturing the color, flavor, and texture of the Goslings Viper 640 World Championship. Many have been posted in low resolution on this website and on Facebook, but if you want a photo from Sharon, simply click on this link. 2019 VIPER 640 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP PHOTOS Great images, great […]

Faces in the Crowd – Goslings Viper 640 Worlds

From 1958 to 2006, in the back of Sports Illustrated was a column of editorial called Faces in the Crowd. These started out being the super stars…but transitioned into both pro and amateur athletes who made a difference in the world of sports. In the world of sailing, particularly in the world of the Viper […]

Goslings Viper 640 World Championship – Day 3 – Moving Day!

Day three of the Goslings Viper 640 World Championship is what the sailors called “moving day.” The Catalina High was predicted to suck the air out of the race course mid-afternoon and, after two good races in 8-10 knots, the High’s effect was felt, and the third race was finished in very light conditions. With […]

Viper Worlds – Day 2 recap

The weather gods smiled on the sailors of the Goslings Viper 640 World Championship at Alamitos Bay Yacht Club (Long Beach, CA). The maximum four races were run by PRO Mark Townsend in breezes that ranged from 6-8 knots for the first two heats to 10-12 for the last two. When the dust settled, it […]

“Spot” on at the Goslings Viper 640 Worlds

  When we made our travel plans to go to the Goslings Viper Worlds at Alamitos Bay Yacht Club, we all knew that we’d have great sailing, great fellowship and, most likely, some good shore-side activities. Little did any of us know what was in store for us. It turns out that ABYC has a […]