Better Know a Viperer: Alex Schon

In our next installment of BKAV (Better Know a Viperer), let us introduce to you Alex Schon, who is one of the driving forces and sparkplugs behind the emerging fleet in South Africa!  So as we emerge this year from our COVID hibernation and dream about sailing in amazing places, we should be dreaming of […]

Capdevielle Racing Underway for 2021

The GYA has its full schedule of Capdevielle Regattas posted with the New Orleans’ Mardi Gras Race Week kicking off the season. Of the eight Capdevielle boats competing, Buccaneer Yacht Club took the day followed by Southern and Pensacola Yacht Clubs. In the Viper open division, five boats raced and Nick Lovell from Southern Yacht […]

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 […]

Better Know a Viperer: Eleni Asimacopoulos

Who better than to re-boot our beloved BKAV series (Better Know a Viperer) than our one and only Eleni Asimacopoulos!  If you’ve been to a Viper regatta anywhere in eastern North America over the last 6-7 years, undoubtedly you’ve seen Eleni holding down the middle position on #39 (Patched Up), #235 (Meow!), or now via […]

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Support the Geoff Ewenson EWE Spirit Foundation

Help support the EWE Spirit Foundation that Mary set-up in Geoff’s memory. Everything that Geoff Ewenson owned has the EWE stenciled on it. Now you can, too, with an EWE sticker for your car. After all, “What would EWE do?” For more information, to donate, and to get some great EWE Spirit swag, visit

New Viper 640 Class Officers Elected

During the two Annual General Meetings on Saturday, January 23, a new slate of Viper 640 Class officers were elected to office. In the International Class AGM, Steve Chapman (Alcove, Quebec, CAN) assumed the role of International Class Chairman. Steve, who has served as the North American Regional President President replaced Justin Scott (Darien, CT, […]

South African Viper 640 Fleet Update

South African Viper 640 Fleet Report As Reported By Alec Schon, Lake Deneys YC SA Vipers post Long Beach Worlds After we had finished the 2019 Worlds in Long Beach, CA, most of us spent a couple of days exploring California. My partner and I took the scenic route to San Francisco and spent a […]

Eight Bells: Geoff Ewenson

It is with great sadness that we learned that we lost our friend Geoff Ewenson to a massive heart attack yesterday morning, October 14 at the very young age of 50. Since joining the Viper Class 5+ years ago, Geoff and his wife Mary have been two of the sparkplugs that have helped the Viper […]

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American Yacht Club’s High Performance Regatta

October 10-11, 2020 2020 has been a challenging year for the NYC tristate area, for our country, and for the many people and families that have been personally affected by the pandemic. Viper sailing has been collateral damage to some extent compared to our usual turnouts with some folks away and others unwilling to sail […]

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. […]