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December 6, 2023

Western Australia Viper 640 State Championships 2023

Twelve Vipers competed in perfect conditions on the weekend of 2 and 3rd December 2023 at South of Perth Yacht Club.  A total of 8 races were completed in winds ranging from 5 to 15 knots.  The wind was variable in both direction and strength making for big gains and losses on the course.  Despite the wind variations the racing was extremely tight with all 12 boats finishing within 2 minutes of each other in most races.

After racing was completed on Saturday, a BBQ provided welcome sustenance for 65 people.  Champagne, wine, and beer complimented the fish tacos, grilled kebabs, sumptuous salads, and dessert platter.  Great to see some younger sailors entering the fleet making it a multi-generational sporting event.

Congratulations to Rod Beurteaux, Jon Stubbs and Simon Wilder sailing “You Get in the Bowl” who won in a close battle from Murray Howson, Craig Hansen and Jordan Mears on “Atheris.”  Full results 

New Vipers Available

There are now only three production slots open for Rondar’s first quarter Viper build run. If there’s a new Viper in your future, don’t miss this opportunity. Heck, tell your spouse you’re buying them a Viper as a holiday gift!

Contact Tyler Moore for more information:   (757) 897-2127.


Winter Sailing Plans Heating Up

Sarasota Viper Winter Series

The first of four North American winter regattas is just a few days away and there is still room for you. The Sarasota Sailing Squadron’s Viper Winter Series #1 will be raced this weekend, December 9-10. There are 20 boats registered and, looking at the entry list, most everyone sailing has a chance for the podium. Particularly if you’re in the south, forget holiday shopping for a weekend and go Viper sailing.

The next two Sarasota events are Jan 13-14 (14 boats already registered) and Feb 9-10 (13).

Registration & Information links:

SSS #1

SSS #2

SSS #3


And after Sarasota,

it’s the Big Show in Miami!

The Vipers will be back sailing at the 2024 Bacardi Cup Invitational Regatta March 6-9. Miami’s Bacardi regatta was the gemstone of the Viper’s North American circuit and now, post covid, has regained its momentum. There already is a good fleet of Vipers sailing…you should join the fun.

Bacardi Registration and Information


Be in Miami on March 6th

for the 2024 SCORCH

One of the highlights of every Viper sailing season is the blast across Biscayne Bay from Coral Gables to No Name Harbor’s Boater’s Grill for a waterside lunch full of great Cuban food, camaraderie, and (possibly) a few beers. Frankly, some of the finest sails ever have been blast reaching home after the Scorch.

Plans are being put into place but mark your calendar to sail the Scorch March 6, the day before Bacardi Miami begins.


’24 Viper NAs – Looking Ahead

Alamitos Bay Yacht Club

Long Beach, CA

September 13-15, 2024

Ed Feo and his team are deep into the planning process for the Viper 640 Class to return to Long Beach in September. ABYC was the site of two of the Class’s GOAT regattas, the 2014 NAs and the 2019 Worlds. Expect nothing less than the epic racing and social experiences you enjoyed in the past while you enjoy some spectacular racing on the blue Pacific water.

More information and registration coming soon!


Member Dues

All Viper owners will be receiving an invoice for their 2024 Class Dues on January 1…keep an eye out for it.  VIPER DUES


    Questions or comments? 

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    Ed Padin: Viper 640 Class Administrator, Office: 914-834-8286  Address: 360 Huguenot St. #1709, New Rochelle, NY 10801 
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