Latest Viper 640 Class News


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 […]

Viper 640 Snake Bytes – Regatta notices and more

Update on North American Championships. .  Snake BytesAugust 20, 2021 North American Championships Update In today’s Snake Bytes: North Americans update Annual General Meeting Notice GYA’s 100th Lipton Challenge Regatta Upcoming regattas Nepean One-design Regatta North American Championships Yes, the two 2021 North American Championships are going to happen! There’s a lot of talk about […]

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 […]

Viper 640 Snake Bytes – July 2021

Snake Bytes July 22, 2021 In today’s Snake Bytes: In today’s Snake Bytes: Regatta Results Words of Wisdom – Steve Chapman Words – Join in! – Peter Ill Class Dues Bow Numbers North Americans Call for charter boats Call for Class Rules Changes Upcoming regattas Better know a Viperer – Sam Vasquez REGATTA RESULTS This […]

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 […]