Please select your home edition
Allen Brothers

Allstate Sugar Bowl 2023 Viper 640 World Championship - Day 4

by Icarus Sports 31 Mar 14:21 PDT March 26 - 31, 2023
Allstate Sugar Bowl 2023 Viper 640 World Championship © Allstate Sugar Bowl Viper 640 Worlds

On a Chamber of Commerce sailing day on Lake Pontchartrain, Brad Boston of Windsor, Canada maintained a tie at the top with Jackson Benvenutti of New Orleans in the Allstate Sugar Bowl Viper 640 World Championship after four more races on Thursday.

The skies cleared overnight, and the winds stayed fresh out of the east all day building to about 14 knots. That gave the Race Committee the opportunity to complete four races, the maximum allowed by the regatta rules.

Boston posted finishes of 4-5-1-3 to total 22 points, the same as Benvenutti, who finished 1-1-8-1 for the day. Boston has skippered the boat during the regatta, even though Lee Shuckerow was listed as skipper in the official documents. Boston sailed for Canada in the 1996 and 2000 Olympics.

Boston's crew includes Lee Shuckerow and Eric Vigrass. Benvenutti's team includes Christopher Alexander and Andrew Eagan, the latter of whom sailed with Benvenutti on the 2019 Viper Worlds winner, then skippered by Marcus Eagan.

Jimmy Praley from Annapolis, MD, was able to exclude his score from the first race when he was disqualified at the start. Sailing with Mike Coe and Austin Powers, Praley posted a record of 2-3-7-2 Thursday, placing him third with 36 points, one ahead of Mark Zagol of Pawcatuck, CT, who went into the day in third place and is now just one point behind in fourth.

Zagol of Pawcatuck, CT, is sailing with Drew Buttner and Timothy Desmond.

The regatta rules allow competitors to exclude their worst score if six or more races are sailed, and after Thursday, the regatta is back on track for a total of 12 races if conditions hold steady on Friday.

The Allstate Sugar Bowl Viper World Championship has drawn 34 entries from Canada, Jamaica, India and 14 U.S. states from California to Maine to compete for the top prize in one of the most competitive sailboat classes in the world.

The Viper 640 is a two-to-four-person, high-performance sport boat about 21 feet long.

The 640 is strict one-design with no changes permitted to the boat as supplied by the class approved builder. The only option is sails, supplied by class approved sailmakers and strictly controlled through class rules.

"Sailing has been a proud piece of the Sugar Bowl tradition from the beginning, getting its start even before the first Sugar Bowl Football Classic," said Committee President Richard Briede. "We're so pleased and excited to expand on that tradition by sponsoring this year's Viper World Championships on Lake Pontchartrain."

Results after Day 4:

PosBoat nameSail NoSkipperR1R2R3R4R5R6R7R8R9Pts
1Psycho TillerUSA296Jackson Benvenutti1226[9]118122
2JACKPOTCAN326Lee Shuckerow431[11]1451322
3Robot FlamingoUSA298Jimmy Praley[UFD]18103237236
4NESSUSA158Mark Zagol3553[7]365737
5BoomslangUSA247Geoffrey Fargo59494[UFD]23642
6Crazyhorse MongooseUSA232Zak Fanberg12672[18]674549
7MericaUSA255Karl and Paul Kleinschrodt1110313[20]542452
8Southern ChallengeUSA312Ricky Welch27916118[12]953
9LocoUSA287Ed Feo6864118[24]61160
10Team ZUSA237Marek Zaleski8410[14]10713111477
11Great Scott!USA269Peter Beardsley1019[22]12813109889
12SpitfireUSA 314Nick Lovell161411715149[18]1298
13JuicyUSA285Mike Levert913[20]17212161319101
14Strategery XIUSA246Cam Farrah7[21]1751219181410102
15Meow!USA294Cole Constantineau15121281315[19]1618109
16CaterpillarUSA277Peter Ill17161420[26]9142217129
17Rolling ThunderIND188Vir Menon2415131616[UFD]121723136
18OshunmareCAN328Steve Chapman181815[28]2417151913139
19Mr HumbleUSA254Zane Yoder[UFD]2516152710201515143
20SparkyUSA253Michael Puleo13[30]2423518252621155
21Evil HissUSA297Mary Ewenson[UFD]17181922202110UFD161
22All Fruits RipeJAM127Marina Maffessanti20112829171617[DNC]24162
23Widespread PanicCAN194Arden Carleton272221221425[30]2026177
24KAAUSA129Carson Downing[25]2319241922222325177
25USA 301USA301Gabriel Ferramola21272521[UFD]2311UFD16178
26SuspectUSA260Mike Lebov23[29]27182121232422179
27Patched UpUSA39Marcelo Pereira282026[30]30262829?187
28Touch of GreyUSA15Adam White1426232725[UFD]272128191
29Big EnergyUSA180Doug Jensen2924292523[UFD]262520201
30RingleUSA154Richard Samuels19[DNC]DNC262924312731221
31Eight Second RideUSA220Steven Taylor262830[31]2829293027227
32BoatGYA101Jeffrey Willis22[DNC]DNCDNCDNC27282930238
33Flight RiskUSA122Heather Patterson30313132[DNC]2832DNCDNC252

Related Articles

Allstate Sugar Bowl Viper 640 Worlds overall
Jackson Benvenutti goes wire-to-wire to win The Allstate Sugar Bowl Viper 640 World Championship experienced the extremes of Lake Pontchartrain this week, when it started Monday with no wind and no racing, then finished Friday with too much wind that canceled races after the first one. Posted on 1 Apr
2023 Allstate Sugar Bowl Viper 640 Worlds day 3
Jackson Benvenutti hangs on to a tie for first with Lee Suckerow after four races Winds finally filled in on Lake Pontchartrain Wednesday morning to allow the Allstate Sugar Bowl 2023 Viper World Championship to sail four races and try to catch up on the proposed schedule of 12. Posted on 30 Mar
2022 U.S. Adult Sailing Championships
Nine teams representing Regional Sailing Associations across the country took part Nine teams representing Regional Sailing Associations across the country were challenged with conditions from light and shifty to big breeze and storms over four days of racing on Bay Saint Louis, Mississippi. Posted on 31 Oct 2022
Bacardi Cup Invitational Regatta overall
Mateusz Kusznierewicz & Bruno Prada create Bacardi Cup history The weather front that was expected to sweep through Biscayne Bay after racing on Saturday, March 12, arrived early, with the strong wind forcing racing to be cancelled for all classes at 0900 hours this morning. Posted on 13 Mar 2022
Bacardi Cup Invitational Regatta day 5
Closing in on the podium On the penultimate day of racing at the Bacardi Cup and Bacardi Cup Invitational Regatta, Miami turned on another day of exhilarating sailing, with a consistent southerly breeze of 12-17 knots across the race courses. Posted on 12 Mar 2022
Bacardi Cup Invitational Regatta day 4
Spirit of sailing embraced Miami, USA turned on another beautiful sailing day - brilliant breeze, sparkling turquoise waters and warm weather - as the Star Class was joined by the full line-up of one-design classes at the Bacardi Cup Invitational Regatta on Thursday, March 10. Posted on 11 Mar 2022
Bacardi Cup Invitational Regatta preview
A formidable line-up of over 500 sailors set in Miami The Bacardi Cup Invitational Regatta is set to take place in Miami from 6-12 March 2022. The regatta kicks off with Star Class racing at the iconic Bacardi Cup. Posted on 4 Mar 2022
All to play for at Bacardi Winter Series Event 2
Three days of racing for over fifty teams entered Hosted at Shake-A-Leg-Miami (SALM), three days of racing will pitch the provisional entry list of over fifty teams against each other and the ever challenging race track of Biscayne Bay. Posted on 27 Jan 2022
2021 Viper 640 North American Championship day 2
The top five boats were all in striking distance of each other 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. Posted on 9 Oct 2021
Nancy Pearson and Buttons Padin on the Viper640 NA
David Schmidt checks in with the event co-chair and class administrator Sail-World checked in with Nancy Pearson and Ed “Buttons” Padin, event co-chair of the 2021 Viper 640 North American Championship and Viper 640 Class Administrator (respectively), via email, to learn more about this One Design regatta. Posted on 5 Oct 2021
Hyde Sails 2022 One Design FOOTERT Clewring Cruising 728x90 BOTTOMArmstrong-Suptonic-728x90-2 BOTTOM