As everyone on the planet knows by now, Charleston Race Week was a huge success for the Viper 640 class. To go from nothing at all just a couple of years ago to the biggest class at the biggest sportboat regatta in US history is an amazing feat, and 32 of these hot little sporties was something to see. The Viper 640 is really at the forefront of the powerful move in racing today – from heavy, relatively slow, expensive-to-own and cumbersome to crew boats to the fast, light, 2-4 person boats that make sailing so damned fun. The builder behind this exploding class knows all about little, fast boats, so here’s the official SA welcome to new Sportboat Anarchy Forum Sponsor, Rondar Raceboats Ltd.
Rondar gained its pre-eminent reputation for building fast boats the hard way, by winning major championships in some of the world’s most competitive classes – lots of them. At last count, Rondar-built boats have won 32 World Championships, 28 European Championship and 287 National Championships in International one design and development classes; most notable is Rondar’s incredible domination in the 5-0-5 class, where they have won 12 out of the last 14 world championships.