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Viper 640 Demo Day

by Jon Stubbs on 5 Dec 2013
If you’ve seen the Vipers flashing by on the Swan River and wondered what they are like to sail…. Now’s your opportunity to give them a go.

The Viper 640 class is holding an Open Day where demonstration sails are available to interested sailors. The Open Day is on Sunday 15th December, from 9:30 until 12:00pm.

The Viper 640 is one of the fastest growing sportsboats, with fleets in the US, Canada, Australia and Europe.

Four boats were imported to Western Australia in 2009. The Perth fleet now numbers eight boats with another container arriving in December. A fleet was started in Sydney in late 2012 and boats are now sailing in Queensland and Victoria.

Since 2009, the Vipers have proven to be very competitive in club racing and under the Australian Sportsboat Measurement System (SMS).

The upcoming Australian SMS nationals in Fremantle, will see a large contingent of Vipers racing. With around 20 boats, Australia wide now, Viper 640 One Design championships are becoming a reality.

Kindly email jonstubbs1@bigpond.com for venue details if you plan to attend, or want a trial sail, so we can anticipate participation levels.

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