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Gulf Yachting chooses the Viper 640 for Capdevielle

On 5th September, following a democratic vote of its thirty-three member clubs, Gulf Yachting Association has chosen the Viper-640 as the brand new boat to be voyaged in its interclub Capdevielle Championship series. Voting was the windup of a multi-year selection procedure to get a successor for Flying Scot, the boat in use for nearly fifty years.
Gulf Yachting Association was established in the year 1901 to back sailing as well as to promote interclub completion. The Gulf Yachting Association clubs follow Gulf of Mexico coast from the Sarasota Sailing Squadron, Florida, where Viper arranges their winter series, west to Houston Yacht Club, in Texas, host to Viper North Americans 2013.
Gulf Yachting Association was looking for a contemporary and exciting platform that would get sailors perk up about this nearly hundred-year-old series, while not being restraining to less experienced sailors. The brand new boat required to be fast as well as high performance enough for youth and post-college sailors, when still being able to adapt older or less athletic sailors. The Viper -40 fit the bill.
It will be an understatement if we say that the Viper Class Association and Viper owners across the world are very thrilled at this news. The Viper was chosen because this is a magnificent sport boat platform, it has a blossoming class association where the class members/ owners “own” the design and they also determine the class rules, who is a world class builder, and, just because the verified evolution of the Viper in its lifetime, the Viper has evidenced to be a stable, but fun and exciting boat to sail and race.