Latest Viper 640 Class News


Viper 640 Snake Bytes – December 17, 2021

It’s time to do some warm weather sailing…  Snake Bytes December 17, 2021   Regattas Notices and more In today’s Snake Bytes: Sarasota #1 Recap Words from the winners Sarasota’s Social Side Upcoming regattas Tomorrow’s Viper Champions today Viper photo hub now up and working Class Constitutional and Rules Vote 2022 Class Dues Bow numbers […]

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 […]

2022 North American Championship Dates Confirmed

The dates for the 2022 NAs have been changed to October 19-23 at the Gulfport Yacht Club in Gulfport, MS. Stand-by for news and information on how to register.

Viper 640 Snake Bytes – October 15, 2021 – Lots of regatta news!

  Lots of Viper news to catch-up on!  Snake Bytes October 15, 2021 In today’s Snake Bytes: North American Championship Recap First Women’s North American’s Mary Ewenson Wins Kleinschrodt Beardsley Wins Inaugural Ewenson Service Award Thanks Noroton, Here We Come Gulfport, Nepean, Alamitos, and Hampton Who Says Old Boats Aren’t Competitive? Class and Constitution Rules […]

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. […]

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 […]