Viper 640 class updates
by Charlotte Gwyther on 17 Mar 2014
A fleet of 25 Vipers competed in Miami, USA over the first week of March 2014, first at the Pan American Championships and then later at the EFG Bacardi Miami Regatta.
Warm winds and water, with plenty of sunshine was a treat for the Viper 640 competitors from around the globe, but the tricky winds did not help to build a full race programme. The event was dogged firstly by light and fluky winds and then a strong wind day (with 25 knots gusting 33) to blow away the cobwebs.
Sailing teams from Australia and England made it a full International event and it is hoped that more overseas sailors will participate in future years.
Dinghy Show 2014
The world famous Dinghy Show at Alexandra Palace, London, UK was held over the weekend of 1st-2nd March with a full display of the Viper and a promotional video.
The stand attracted considerable attention with many experienced sailors expressing an interest in trying the boat.
If you would like a trial sail please call: 01489 311052
IRC Class Rating Applied for
The UK Class is currently completing an application for IRC One Design Status. On completion the IRC number will be circulated.
Lake Garda Regatta
During the Miami, USA Regatta, Paul Young (Rondar Boats) had various conversations about a possible future event at Lake Garda, Italy. This is one of the best regatta venues in the world and Rondar are currently investigating possibilities for a Viper 640 event there.
Meantime, please can Viper owners express any interest in attending such an event, possibly in 2015.
Second Hand Boats
Viper 640 ( Grey-White)
Ex demonstrator, with good sails.
Ready to race.
Combination road trailer.
Fully refurbished by Rondar Boats to quality finish.
£15,000.00 for fast sale.
Two new Viper 640s are available in Miami, USA area - both used for only one week!
222 (White-White): Winner of US Pan American Championships, sailed by Rod Beurteaux and his crew from Australia.
New hull, new keel locking system, new mast and rigging, new North sails package and new Harken Cover.
221 (White-White): New hull, new keel locking system, new mast and rigging, new North sails package and new Harken Cover.
Price on application to Rondar Boats USA.
For Your Diary:
12th-13th and 26th-27th April Warsash Spring Championships
24th - 26th May Poole Regatta
21st June Round the Island Race
5th -11th July Cork Week Sportsboat Regatta
26th-27th July Lymington Sportsboat Regatta
2nd - 9th August Cowes Week (Sportsboat Class)
10th - 12th August Falmouth Week (Sportsboat Class)
22nd - 27th August Torbay Week (Sportsboat Class)
23rd-26th August Poole Regatta Week
March - Lymington, UK
April – Warsash, UK
May – Poole, UK
July - Cork Week, Ireland
August – Lymington-Cowes, UK
If you would like a Viper demonstration at your Club, Email: Mike Relling or Telephone: 01489 311052
To book a demo for your club!
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