Snake Bytes - North American Championship Registration Now Open
  Viper Class News
August 19, 2015
LYC Panorama
Larchmont Yacht Club displaying its fall colors.

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Registration for the 2015 Viper North American Championship opened just after midnight last night and there are already 11 boats registered. To be sailed out of the historic Larchmont Yacht Club from Thursday, October 15 - Sunday, October 18, this is not a regatta to be missed. With a fleet of over 40 boats expected to be sailing, and the promise of reliably strong October Long Island Sound winds, the best Viper sailors from across the country and around the world will be on hand competing for this year's title.

A full schedule of racing has been set and the social calendar continues to be embellished whereby this event is striving to raise the bar for a Viper regatta...even compared to the spectacular event Alamitos Bay Yacht Club ran last year. In short, this is the regatta you'll want to be part of.

Online registration is available HERE

Housing information also posted with a list of area hotel rooms (including hotel rooms on site at LYC) and contact information for housing requests with area sailors, all available on a first-come, first-serve basis. If you register this week, we will guarantee you housing if you request it. Let's see if we can't exceed 25 boats registering on the very first day!

Questions, contact Event Chair Peter Beardsley at or Viper Class Administrator Buttons Padin at


Now, the North Americans isn't the only regatta you should be putting on your fall Viper calendar. Here are some other key regattas for you to sail with their registration links:

Aug 22-25 - Poole Week, Poole Yacht Club, Poole, Dorset - if you're in England, don't miss this one. More information/registration HERE

Aug 29-30 -- Labor Day Regatta, Alamitos Bay Yacht Club, Long Beach, CA.  More information/registration HERE

August 29-30: Viper 640 Canadian National Championship, Sarnia, Ontario: 10 Vipers signed up and more to come. More information/registration HERE.

Sept 5 - Outlaw Regatta - Santa Monica Windjammers & Seal Beach Yacht Clubs, Marina Del Rey, CA. More information/registration HERE

Sept. 5-6: Fishers Island Sound Viper Invitational - a race around historic Fishers Island Saturday, with a party at exclusive Fishers Island Yacht Club Saturday night with the 70+ other boats likely to be in attendance, followed by one design racing just for Vipers in Fishers Island Sound Sunday. More information/registration  HERE

Sept 11-14 - Viper UK Nationals, Rondar Raceboats, Ltd., Westbury, Wiltshire.  More information/registration HERE

Sept 19-20 - Stamford Yacht Club One-Design Regatta, Stamford Yacht Club, Stamford, CT. More information/registration HERE

Sept 26-27 - Great Lakes Viper Championship/Lake Champlain Viper Regatta, Lake Champlain Yacht Club, Shelburne VT. More information/registration HERE

October 10-11 - Coronado Sport Boat Regatta, Coronado Yacht Club, Coronado, CA.  More information/registration  HERE.  

Oct 10-11 - High Performance Dinghy Open / Pre NAs, American Yacht Club, Rye, NY More information/registration  HERE.


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