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Southern Yacht Club, New Orleans

World Championships Registration Now Open

Registration is now open for the 2023 World Championships in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. Don’t miss out on the biggest Viper get together in years, and most likely for years! 2023 Viper 640 World Championship – March 27-31, 2023 2023 Viper 640 Women’s and Youth  – March 24-26, 2023   Full details and logistics info […]

Viper 640 Snake Bytes – October 8, 2022

 Snake BytesOctober 6, 2022 In today’s Snake Bytes:  Something to watch other than Netflix Last Call for 2022 Viper 640 NAs Eight Bells Viper 240 2022 Canadian Championship 2022 New England Championship Winter Viper Series and 2023 Worlds Links SOMETHING TO WATCH THIS WEEKEND… Other than NETFLIX Reigning Viper 640 North American and New England […]

Gulfport Viper NA's

Gulfport Yacht Club locked and loaded for upcoming North Americans

Three Viper 640 North American Championships are set to begin in less than a month. As was discussed in the North American Executive Committee meeting earlier this week, the sailing and social plans GYC has in place make this a “must sail” event…and now that’s even easier than you may think. Don’t want to tow […]

Viper 640 Snake Bytes – Sept ’22 – NAs and Worlds updates, Ewenson, Logistics

 Snake BytesSeptember 23, 2022 In today’s Snake Bytes:  North Americans Update NA Charter Boats still available Geoff Ewenson Service Award – call for nominations 2023 Worlds Update 2022-3 SYC Winter Series Winter Viper Transportation Logistics Voting Reminders Top NORTH AMERICANS UPDATE Gulfport Yacht Club is locked and loaded for the upcoming three Viper 640 North […]

Viper 640 Snake Bytes – August 2, 2022

 Snake BytesAugust 2, 2022 In today’s Snake Bytes:  2022 North American Championships update 2023 Worlds registration is open New Southern YC Winter Series Event news Viper Guiding Principles Builder update Class officer nominations Sail registration and bow numbers reminder International dues Top MAJOR REGATTA NEWS Get ready for a winter of fun sailing in the […]

Announcing the 2022-23 Southern Yacht Club Winter Viper 640 Series

Thanks to the Viper team at Southern Yacht Club in New Orleans, LA, and SYC Viperer Ricky Welch, we are pleased to announce a four-part Viper 640 Winter Series to be sailed on Lake Pontchartrain, the site of the 2023 Viper 640 Worlds SYC is hosting next March. Registration is open and you have to […]

Viper 640 Snake Bytes – June 28, 2022

   Snake Bytes June 28, 2022   Lots ‘O News   In today’s Snake Bytes: Words from the Chair Class Officer Elections – Rules Change Proposals North Americans Update Upcoming Regattas Regatta Reports Southern Bay Race Week Bayview One-design Regatta Women’s Atlantic Coast Championship Long Beach Race Week – Viper PCCs 2023 Worlds Update Good […]

Ed Feo, Chuck Tripp, and Kevin Taugher win Viper PCCs at LBRW

Long Beach Race Week/PCCs, by Steve Bloemeke, ABYC Having just completed Long Beach Race Week (and Pacific Coast Championships) with Friday’s windspeed of 16-18 knots, and 18-20 on Saturday; both days with chop and steep wave sets, I thought that it would be fun to take a poll of the fleet and ask – “How […]

Consistency pays off as Mark Wheeler wins Southern Bay Race Week

Southern Bay Race Week June 2-5, 2022 Hampton (VA) Yacht Club Mark Wheeler, sailing with Charles Brewer and Austin Powers, gave a lesson in consistent sailing during this year’s SBRW. Tossing an eighth, in the nine scored races, Wheeler and crew posted five firsts, three seconds and a seventh for 18 points…a nine-point lead over […]

Grace Howie Wins 2022 Viper 640 Women’s Atlantic Coast Championship

Day 2/Final Recap June 26, 2022 Noroton Yacht Club, Darien, CT   From the moment the first sailors arrived at Noroton Yacht Club this morning, it was “iffy” if there would be any sailing. Flags all around were hanging vertically…but the forecasts said we’d have wind sooner than later. Oh, well, that didn’t happen. Despite […]