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Viper ready to strike at ISAF Evaluation Trials

'Viper sailing action'    Marco Lazzetta    Click Here to view large photo

The Viper is the boat with bite and attitude that is now preparing for the start of its most important race to date, making it onto the 2016 Olympic sailing program in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Already a big hit with sailing's Generation Next as well as current and past champions, the high-performance Viper will strut its stuff at the International Sailing Federation's Multihull Evaluation Trials for the 2016 Olympics at Prince Felipe High Performance Sailing Centre in Santander, Spain, from March 17-25.

This is the chance for a boat already turning heads for its results on the water to win over a new legion of fans looking for a class to showcase sailing's future, its willingness to move with the times, its desire to be high-performance and media savvy and its desire to create a level playing field for men and women.

The Viper also embraces 'universality' thanks to its relative low cost for its performance output, with older classes able to feed into the class and plans being discussed for a future series involving sailors from all regions and emerging nations.

'It's the 'skateboard' class of sailing, the cool one, the edgy one, the one that is creating a buzz on and off the water but still proven,' said former world sailing champion and multiple Olympian Carolijn Brouwer, part of a skilled team of experts and sailors behind the boat and its exciting plans for the future.

'It's the future of sailing, the class that is young and fresh but at the same time high-performance. It's a new, edgy look for sailing that ticks off the boxes, on and off the water, and is a proven performer with a long list of fantastic results in major regattas.

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'But perhaps one of its best attributes is that it doesn't discriminate in any way. I have won regattas as a skipper with a male crew and others have beaten me with a male skipper and a female crew.

'It's a boat for the changing times of sport. And we believe that quality is more than a match for quantity.'

As elite sailors, Brouwer and former multiple world champion and two-time Olympic medallist Darren Bundock have focused on making the Viper a boat that impresses not only on the water, but on the result sheet, in the boat-park and in the headlines.

The class have at their disposal a team of technical and coaching gurus along with media and marketing experts to ensure the Viper and its sailors are big hit on and off the racetrack. Coaching, expert technical advice, media training, promotion and a social media campaign are all part of the classes plans as it looks to attract a new legion of sailors, fans and followers to the sport of sailing.

'We believe this is the right boat for sailing to show its future, that it moves with the times, that it is fresh, appealing and media friendly. In short, that sailing is both fun and cool,' Bundock said.

'The Viper shows the sport moves with the times, that it looks forward not backwards and that it is willing to embrace change for the better.

'The America's Cup has undergone a major facelift and the type of sailors involved in this prestigious event in the future are the same ones who are already cutting their competitive teeth in the Vipers.'

Viper Class website


by Viper International Class Association

  

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