In 2018 the South of Perth Yacht Club will be hosting the 2018 Viper 640 World Championship.
The Viper 640 is a 2 to 4 person, high-performance sports boat that combines the stiffness of a keelboat with the acceleration and planning abilities of a dinghy.. It is FUN, FAST, EASY and AFFORDABLE. The Viper makes high performance sailing available to everyone. The open transom bails water instantly, even in extreme conditions. The Viper is simple, clean, and effective, with no protruding hardware and everything placed for efficiency. The Viper is light enough to be towed behind a compact car and simple enough to be rigged and sailed in under a half hour. The boat can be launched from a hoist or ramp. The 640 is strict one-design with no changes permitted to the boat as supplied by the class approved builder. The only option is sails, supplied by class approved sailmakers and strictly controlled through class rules, which encourages the development of tuning techniques with the help of the best sailors and sailmakers.
Length Overall – 6.40m
Length Waterline – 19.1m
Beam 8’ 2″
Displacement 340 kilo
Ballast Lifting Bulb Keel. 123 kilo including bulb
Draft 4’ 6″ with keel down. 1’ 10’ with keel up. (keel is bolted down while sailing per class rules)
Sail Area Main/Jib 252 sq ft
Spinnaker 425 sq ft
For more information on the Viper 640, contact the Fleet Chairman, Jon Stubbs on 0406 247 078 or via email