Snake Bytes - Canadian Champs Special Edition
  Viper Class News
August 12, 2015

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Upcoming Events                                                       

 Great Lakes 

 National Capital Regatta 

August 8-9

Britannia Yacht Club

Ottawa Ontario 



West Coast


King Harbor Fall One-DesignAugust 5-6King Harbor Yacht ClubRedondo Beach Californi


Outlaw/Labor Day Regatta

August 28-29 

Alamitos Bay Yacht Club

Long Beach  


Viper Pacific Coast Championship

August 15-16
Eugene Yacht Club
Eugene, OR

United Kingdom

Falmouth Race Week

Torbay Royal Regatta
August 21-26


Hey, who says Viper sailors can't be spontaneous?

After a bit of head scratching and review of various options, it has been decided that the 2015 Viper 640 Canadian Championship will be held at Sarnia Yacht Club the weekend of August 29-30. This regatta has also been designated as the Canadian Qualifier for the EFG Viper 640 Pan-American Championship

Sure, that's just a few weeks away, but as noted earlier, Viper sailors can be spontaneous!

Nothing planned that weekend? Well, get your Viper back on its trailer and get it out to Sarnia, Ontario for a weekend of great racing.

Darren Gilbert tells of crystal blue waters, solid steady breezes, and sailing in otherwise ideal conditions.

Nine boats already registered...and there's room for a lot more:

#1 - Viper 29, Black Sheep
#2 - Viper 165, Average Joes
#3 - Viper 194, Preflight
#4 - Viper 235, Jackpot
#5 - Viper 57, Medusa
#6 - Viper 211, Oshunmare
#7 - Viper 70, Grendel
#8 - Viper 87, Lucky Varment
#9 - Viper 43, Zigzag
#10 - Viper???, ?????

Here are some links to help you plan your trip to Sarnia:

The Notice of Race is HERE

A snappy video of the 2011 NA's held in Sarnia HERE

The Great Lakes Viper Facebook page HERE

Link to reasons NOT to attend this regatta...Wait, there is no link because there is NO reason not to attend.

Questions? Contact Event Chair Brad Boston HERE 

See you in Sarnia.


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