Viper Sailing on the Gulf Coast

The Wadewitz Regatta, held on September 25-26 and hosted by Fairhope (AL) Yacht Club, brought twelve Capdevielle Vipers and one Open Viper to the waters of Mobile Bay. Conditions for the event ranged from miserable and challenging (at least from the PRO’s point-of-view) to some really competitive sailing on the bay. Three races were conducted […]

Sail like EWE did. Live like EWE did.

At last weekend’s Viper 640 North Americans, Mary Ewenson shared with the competitors The 11 Commandments of the EWE Foundation. In the wake of Geoff’s unexpected passing, his wife, Mary, created the EWE Spirit Foundation to continue and expand upon his efforts to aid those among us who are most in need. Here’s what Mary shared […]

After winds, light and heavy, Mark Zagol surfs to 2021 Viper 640 North American Championship

Friday evening, at the end of the second of four days of racing, points leader Mark Zagol said, “Looking at tomorrow, we want to see how we stack-up in the big breeze that is forecast to start tonight. And, of course, we’re looking forward to the down winds.” Mark got his wish in more ways […]

Change atop the leader board at the 2021 Viper 640 North American Championship

At the end of Day 1 of the 2021 Viper 640 North American Championship at Noroton Yacht Club in Darien, CT, the top five boats were all in striking distance of each other. Now, after three more races on Day 2, two leaders have emerged and with a bit more separation in the top cluster. […]

Tight pack at the top of the leaderboard at Viper 604 2021 North American Championship

Thursday, October 7, 2021 It started out as a day when nobody was expecting to race due to a dire forecast of very light winds.  All the weather models called for 3-4 knots and then even less. After a two hour shore postponement, PRO Sandy Grosvenor (Annapolis, MD) started the first of three light air […]

Grace Howie and Meredith Killion win inaugural Viper 640 Women’s North American Championship

After four races on Day 1 of the Championship, Grace Howie and Meredith Killion had a solid lead going into the second and final day. Sailing with Cardwell Potts and Ted Ferrarone, after the completion of six races (two on the final day), they reported a scoreline of 1-4-3-1-1-2, by far the most consistent performance […]

Grace Howie killing it at the Women’s NAs

Saturday, October 2, 2021 Day 1 of the inaugural Viper 640 Women’s North American Championship saw Chamber of Commerce conditions at Noroton Yacht Club in Darien, CT.  A fleet of 18 women-helmed Viper 640s sailed four races in a westerly breeze ranging from 9-14 knots on a sunny day with air temperatures in the low […]

Better Know a Viperer: Cam Farrah

It’s always fun to talk about perspective in sailboats.  In some (most) parts of the US, the Viper640 is often considered to be a crazy screaming fast boat, and it’s a bit of work convincing/showing people how easygoing they are to sail.  But these days for Cam Farrah, the Viper is definitely her ‘chill’ boat […]

A Competitive 2021 New England Championship in Marblehead!

The Marblehead Viper fleet and Boston Yacht Club hosted a few of their bestest Viper friends for a full weekend of sailing off of Marblehead in some pretty fun conditions!  Getting in 7 races over the two days, the fleet saw very tight racing throughout, with Team NESS #158, Mark Zagol, Tim Desmond, and Drew […]

Northern Honey Badger wins 2021 Nepean One-Design Regatta

Nepean One Design Aug. 14-15, 2021 Vipers from all over Ontario and a new owner from Detroit made up the 12 entries at our first 2021 official two day Viper regatta, hosted by the Nepean Sailing Club in the country’s capital of Ottawa, Ontario Canada.  The forecast was calling for 15 knots on Saturday and […]