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Re: 2017 Beacon Group Viper 640 North American Championship
« Reply #30 on: April 29, 2017, 06:53:15 AM »
Hello all Viper sailors.
With the enthusiasim and even more entries into the 2017 Beacon Group Viper 640 North American Championship, the early registration deadline has been extended to May 13.   https://yachtscoring.com/emenu.cfm?eID=2996
Lets get to 70 boats!
See ya'll soon.
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Re: 2017 Beacon Group Viper 640 North American Championship
« Reply #31 on: May 09, 2017, 05:35:39 PM »
Hello everyone. 

As of May 9th we are up to 68 entries for the 2017 Beacon Group Viper 640 North American Championships to be held in October.  With all the enthusiasm we have extended the early  discount to this coming weekend. 

We have three teams looking or boats to charter for the event.  If you are unable to make this massive Viper gathering, maybe you can help fulfill the dreams of others who are trying to make it.  If you have the abilityy to charter your Viper for the 2017 NACs, please contact Craig at contact@gulfperformancesailing.com

If we can get up to 70 entries by this Friday night May 12th, we are willing to extend the early entry discount another two weeks. 

Lets try to get to 80?...........

NAC's :https://yachtscoring.com/emenu.cfm
Pre-Event: https://yachtscoring.com/emenu.cfm?eID=4085
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Re: 2017 Beacon Group Viper 640 North American Championship
« Reply #32 on: May 16, 2017, 02:20:37 PM »
Now up to 72 Vipers.  Should be fun. 
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Re: 2017 Beacon Group Viper 640 North American Championship
« Reply #33 on: May 19, 2017, 08:23:31 AM »
Rabbit Starts?...= No Gen. Recalls.

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Re: 2017 Beacon Group Viper 640 North American Championship
« Reply #34 on: July 20, 2017, 04:51:30 PM »
Been busy ya'll.  we are now up to 73 entries.   We are being told to expect at least four more entries in the coming weeks.

  We are also looking for at least five charter boats for some international teams.  We may have some GYA area clubs looking for used boats after the chartering (if chartering becomes available).  So if you are near the southeast, and you have a boat for sale and are not sailing the event, we may be able to charter it out for you and maybe sell it as well.  Private message me if you think that may work for you.

This event very well might hit 80 boats. 

Gonna be one helluva event.

Craig 
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Re: 2017 Viper North American Championships
« Reply #35 on: July 31, 2017, 03:01:42 PM »
Tim Dunton?
Tim Dunton from Alabama and the sceptered isle?
The Tim Dunton with the massive Vipermobile and the Viperettes at St Pete NOOD all those years ago?

One and the same !!! Recovered from lead poisoning.
Viper Mobile is now larger but probably not making the Trip this time. Viperettes are largely Married and away. Looking forward to it. Message me some time would love to catch up

Tim

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Re: 2017 Beacon Group Viper 640 North American Championship
« Reply #36 on: August 01, 2017, 06:08:45 PM »
Another lodging partner for the Beacon Group Viper North American Championships...

The Hampton Inn on Okaloosa Island

See attached...
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Re: 2017 Beacon Group Viper 640 North American Championship
« Reply #37 on: September 11, 2017, 01:56:57 PM »
Thank you , Beach Liquors, for signing up as a Silver Sponsor for the 2017 Beacon Group Viper 640 North American Championships.  Beach Liquors is real close by to the Fort Walton Yacht Club, and for those of you staying in Destin or Okaloosa Island for the event, you will be passing by Beach Liquors each day.  : http://www.beachliquors.net/

Speaking of Okaloosa Island, Lodging Sponsor Seaspray Condominiums still has some units available, ask for the Viper North American Championship special: http://www.seaspraycondos.com/Content/default.asp
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Re: 2017 Beacon Group Viper 640 North American Championship
« Reply #38 on: September 20, 2017, 07:53:03 AM »
Any idea if rollers for the spinnakers will be allowed?

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Re: 2017 Beacon Group Viper 640 North American Championship
« Reply #39 on: September 23, 2017, 08:09:15 AM »
From the 2017 Beacon Group Viper 640 North American Championship event:

Hello all Viper Sailors.

The 2017 Beacon Group Viper 640 North American Championships is still at over 70 boats on the line after early dropouts.  We are in our final planning and organizational stages so if you have not paid up, please do so quickly, if you need to drop out (but you better have a damn good reason to) let us know soon.  Some teams that have dropped out have given thier spot or boat to other teams, and we have been able to edit the entry to reflect such changes.  So to entice ya'll, if we can get eighty boats on the line, the last ten place boats,71-80 that actualy sail, will be given a bottle of rum, courtesy of Craig and Deborah, after the event is over.

There will be awards given to the top three Corinthian teams for the Championships.  To be eligible for the Corninthian awards, the boat must have all Cat 1 sailors on board.  So we are asking all teams to register their sailors as either Cat 1 or Cat 3 to verify teams.  Please go to the World Sailing (formerly ISAF) here to get your individual sailor classification: http://members.sailing.org/classification/?view=home&nocache=1&js=1   . 

The team at Doyle Boston Sailmakers have signed on as Bronze Sponsor to have some giveways for some lucky sailors.  Word is that Doyle Boston Sailmakers will be giving away two Doyle spinnaker snuffer socks on a drawing.  

Speaking of drawings, if any of you have a lead or a contact for a company that mya want to  donate a product for a drawing, please contact Craig directly at contact@gulfperformancesailing.com

Info on Bow stickers.  Right now the bow stickers are planned to be 11"x23".  This is prior to cut so sizing may change.  The bow number will be included on the bow sticker.  So any colored hulls will not have an issue with visible bow numbers.  Keep that in mind when the black flag goes up.

We will be emailing all competitors on a more frequent basis during the next few weeks, so stay tuned.  

Weee haaa!

Craig Wilusz/Event Chair
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Re: 2017 Beacon Group Viper 640 North American Championship
« Reply #40 on: September 29, 2017, 06:34:11 AM »
From the 2017 Beacon Group Viper 640 North American Championship event:
 
Hello, all Viper Sailors.

    Time is getting close.  The Bow Numbers are printed and ready to be assigned.  If you have a bow number already affixed to you boat, please Email Craig at contact@gulfperformancesailing.com so the organiziers can do their best to match up bow number stickers with pre-exisitng bow numbers.  

   If you have not paid your entry fee, please do so soon.

   If you are having crew or logisticsa issues, please email contact@gulfperformancesailing.com to see what he can do to help.

  This is gonna be big!

 Craig
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Re: 2017 Beacon Group Viper 640 North American Championship
« Reply #41 on: October 09, 2017, 04:39:16 PM »
Update Post Nate:

Hi everyone.  Good news!  Hurricane Nate blew through the Fort Walton Yacht Club local area without blowing anything down, up, or over.  The club is really looking forward to hosting all the Viper sailors coming in town in a couple of weeks.

Below is a copy from today's update from the 2017 Beacon Group Viper North American Championships Committee:

From the 2017 Beacon Group Viper 640 North American Championship event:

Hello, all Viper sailors.  Here is a communication update from the organiziner of the 2017 Beacon group Viper 640 North American Championships.

1)  Fort Walton Yacht Club and the local area survived Hurricanne Nate with zero damage or issues.  

2)  An ammendum to the NOR will be coming out changing the skippers meeting time from Wednesday 930am to Tuesday 715pm

3)  The Race committee is planning to use the "R" or "Romeo" flag to indicate that another race will be sailed.  This will be addressed as the ski[ppers meeting for any clarification needed.  This way , the RC can focus on scoring, lines, marks, etc.  If you see Romero Flag up, be prepared to race again.

4) Please familiarize yourself with the "Boat Inspection and Safety Checklist Form" in the Eventt Douments on the Yacht Scoring event page.  Folks that arrive early for the event be it Sunday, Monday, or Tuesday are encouraged to locate Craig Wilusz to go through the boat inspection and safety checklist early.  There will be Viper 640 Class Representives that can complete the form and process ahead of time, with your help, to expidite the entire process.

5) If you have new sails or planning on sailing the event with older sails, please be sure that your sails have the required sail buttons.  Details can be found here: http://www.viper640.org/technical/rules/sail-button-purchase-and-how-to-register-sails/

6)  If you plan on competiting for the Corinthian awards, please be sure to register your crew as the appropraite ISAF Cat 1 or 3 status.  Only teams that have all Cat 1 sailors onboard that have regestered as such will be eligible for the Corinthian awards per the NOR:  4.4. Verification of All Crew and All Skippers of ISAF Category Level 1 or 3. Skipper and Crew can register with World Sailing at http://members.sailing.org/sailors/profile.php.  4.5. Teams wishing to compete for the top Corinthian boat prize shall complete the Corinthian team input on the Yacht Scoring website by 2200 Monday October 16, 2017. 4.6. A complete list of Corinthian teams will appear on the event website by 2000 Tuesday October 24, 2017.

7) After attrition, and Hurricane Irma we are now at 64 Teams, with a few teams that have still not paid their entry fee.  A seperate email will go out to those teams to remind them to pay the required registration fees.  If you know of any teams that have may be on the fence about coming to the event, let Craig Wilusz know as there are some sailors looking to crew.  Contact Craig at contact@gulfperformancesailing.com if you are aware of a team looking for crew.

See you all soon.

Craig Wilusz, 2017 Beacon Group Viper 640 North American Championship Chair
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Re: 2017 Beacon Group Viper 640 North American Championship
« Reply #42 on: October 10, 2017, 04:27:34 PM »
Hello all Viper sailors.  

We are getting closer and closer to regatta time for the 2017 Beacon Group Viper 640 North American Championships.  We are now working on all the data, so please be sure to get all your information in.  If you want ot be eligible for the Corinthian Awards, be sure to get your skippers and crews get thier ISAF/World Sailing Sailor ID and their ISAF Cat 1 or Cat 3.  We are verifing sailors already via the weblinks. 
 Details can be found here, and it is free : http://www.sailing.org/sailors/isafsailor/index.php

The following teams have completeed thier crew and skipper lists with ISAF Sailor ID and Cat 1 status for whole team: Atheris (AUS278), Black Sheep (CAN194), Boomslang (USA247), Dangernoodle (USA257), Entourage (USA260), Great Scott! (USA269) King Cobra (USA256), Last Call (USA276), Mo'Grins (USA208), Neal, Russel, Henry (USA227), Oshunmare (CAN211), Southern (USA250).  These teams currently are eleigible for Corinthian Awards.

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Re: 2017 Beacon Group Viper 640 North American Championship
« Reply #43 on: October 16, 2017, 10:07:53 PM »
NOTICE OF ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING OF THE MEMBERS

Of the North American Viper 640 Class

NOTICE is hereby given that the Annual General Meeting of the Members of the North American Viper 640 Class (the "Class") is called for and will be held at the Fort Walton Yacht Club, 180 Ferry Road NE, Fort Walton Beach, Florida, on the 26th day of October, 2017, at the hour of 8:00 pm (CST) for the following purposes:

1. Carry out a Roll Call of Fleets and receive the Minutes of the last meeting

2. To receive the reports of the Executive Committee

Presidents Report
Regional VPís Reports (Great Lakes, North-East, South and West)
Treasurer's Report
Report from the Technical Committee
3. Discussion on Class Dues

4. To carry outany other business as may properly be brought before the meeting.

Note as the term of the current Executive is 2 years there are no elections of officers to be held in 2017.

On behalf of the Executive Committee:

 

Steve Chapman

President

October 15, 2017

 
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Re: 2017 Beacon Group Viper 640 North American Championship ROOMS AVAILABLE
« Reply #44 on: October 18, 2017, 09:53:36 AM »
Well hello to all the lucky Viper 640 entrants to the North Americans in Fort Walton.....

Unfortunately do to a medical emergency and not being able to leave New Orlean I will not be attending this years event...

I have three rooms I am going to cancel not 5 minutes from the event at AUNT MARTHA'S BED AND BREAKFAST (if you are taking your wife or girlfriend you will score points especially if you are early enough to get the IVY room)...

Please feel free to call me at 504-452-6306 as I will wait till the end of the day today to cancel the rooms and woudl so like to pass them on to someone at the event... Great rooms...great breakfast, great place to relax after a day of racing .... http://www.auntmarthasbedandbreakfast.com/

I am sorry some of you will have one less person to pass....see ya at some of the other events soon I hope....

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