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 […]

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.  […]