To continue the Viper 640 lifestyle of racing great boats in nice places, we are delighted to be able to announce a series of Viper 640 races for Spring 2019, in the beautiful Bay of Palma, kindly hosted by the prestigeous Real Club Nautico De Palma. Situated on the waterfront in Palma, just a stones throw from the old walled city and the iconic Cathedral, and 15 minutes from the Airport.
The Yacht Club itself is probably best known in dinghy circles for running the Princess Sofia Regatta, in early April. Palma is also a popular choice of winter base for many Olympic teams, due to it’s warm climate and fine sailing areas, and easy access from all over Europe.
Our prime objective with the Viper is to provide competitive racing, in a rewarding boat, in great venues. In the last 2 /3 years, we have raced in Riva Del Garda, Italy, Bermuda just before the AC, Miami in the Bacardi Cup, the North Americans in the Gulf of Mexico in Fort Walton, Florida last fall, and our inaugral World Championships on the Swan River in Perth, WA last February, and now in Palma through the coming spring. The class is now World Sailing approved, and is holding it’s next World Championships in Long Beach, LA , in August 2019. Our intention is to hold our first European Worlds in Palma in 2021, and therefore we hope that this winter series will be a regular one in the build up to that event, and that a strong local fleet will develop.
RCNP Viper Series 2019
January 26/27 – Trofeo Sant Sebastian (local cruising & one design event)
February 23/24 – Trofeo Noli (local cruising and one design event)
March 29/30/31 – SAR Trofeo Princesa Sofia
May 10,11,12 – PalmaVela (international multiclass event)
June 17, 18, 19, 20 , 21 – Viper Regatta (replaces the Lake Garda event)
For more information about the events see www.vipersailpalma.com or to buy or charter a Viper then please email email@example.com