Better Know a Viperer: Sammy V Edition!

When asking around the fleet who would be a good first entry into the “Better Know a Viperer” series from the Gulf Yachting Association (GYA), I unanimously got one name back:  Sam Vasquez.  There may be no more widely known sailor in the Gulf than Sam:  insanely friendly, welcoming, enthusiastic, funny, he connects with everyone […]

Vipers in the Gulf

Southeast Regional VP Cathy Cromartie forwarded these two photos from the GYA’s Spring Regatta at Buccaneer Yacht Club. Here is a group of juniors from Fairhope YC racing a Viper 640 during that regatta.   At the GYA Capdevielle Spring Regatta, held at Buccaneer Yacht Club (Mobile, AL) May 15-16, the courses included not only […]

Better Know a Viperer: Rachel Beardsley

Welcome back to another great installment of “Better Know a Viperer”.  This week we’re super excited to sit down with a pillar of the fleet:  Rachel Beardsley!  If you’ve been to any major Viper regatta the last 6+ years, you will have undoubtedly met Rachel holding down logistics in the boatyard or at the afterparty.  […]

Tyler Moore, Vir Menon and Javier Rotger win Annapolis NOOD

Reported by Peter Beardsley May 8-9 was a pretty nice weekend in Annapolis. Eleven Vipers on the line. The fleet opted to only sail Saturday-Sunday, which we all felt smart about after a gale blew through on Friday and the RC canceled Friday racing early in the morning. The high winds were a reminder to […]

Have you ordered your bow numbers yet?

If not, click on this link to order yours: Note, they take up to two weeks to get so don’t delay. Questions, email Buttons Padin.

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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