Bacardi Invitational Regatta ’22 – Day 1 recap – 2 videos

Front of fleet results were spread around, with a fairly even performance amongst the top boats on day one. Three races down and their 1,4,5 scorecard gives Caterpillar’ helmed by Peter Ill the lead. ‘Evil Hiss’ who finished 2nd in 2020, under the expert helm of Mary Ewenson raced a solid series, picking up a win […]

Vipers in Miami for Bacardi Invitational Regatta – Video Preview

A Sweet Sixteen fleet of Vipers starting racing at the Bacardi Invitational Regatta today with results found HERE. Check back every day for a video update.

A Down East Adventure in Vipers

If you are among that cadre of Viper sailors who like to venture to beautiful parts of the world to race sail boats, and you are not averse to throwing in a couple of tablespoons of adventure on top, then the Viper trip to Maine this summer might interest you. A group of Vipers is […]

2022 ACC Registration now open!

Viper 640 Class 2022 Atlantic Coast Championship will be part of the  2022 Helly Hansen Sailing World Regatta Series – Annapolis Vipers will sail all three days Registration is now open for Viper ACCs in Annapolis May 13-15 HERE.

New Class Rules effective 1/1/22

2022 Class Rules – plus ça change, plus c’est la même chose  (The more things change, the more they stay the same!) In an electronic vote that closed on December 31st, the Viper 640 International Class Association members passed 21 amendments to the Class Rules with an average vote in favor of 89%.  The rule […]

Winning Thoughts – Sarasota #1 winners share their secrets

One of the many things that distinguishes the Viper Class from others is the willingness of those at the front of the pack to share their techniques with those in the middle and bottom. This happened again in Sarasota. Here are a few words of wisdom from the top 3 finishers on how their regatta […]

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. […]