Race Report


The sea breeze was late to arrive today for the second day of the Viper 640 North Americans, but when it did arrive, it certainly made its presence known. The day started out with flat seas and 4-6 knots of breeze; but when Mr. SeaBreeze finally decided to join the fun, steady 15 knot winds and a building sea made the racing of these sport boats (as they would say in Canada) “a hoot.” Screaching downwind at 14+ knots according to the Velociteks and waves blasting apart as the bows drove through and over them, it was a hell of a day of sailing in these italic conditions off the Alamitos Bay YC.

Jeff Grange followed-up his perfect first day (can you believe this Santa Barbara guy took the gun four times?) with a 6-5-1 today. He holds the lead and local ABYC sailor Kevin Taugher moved into second, one point ahead of Canadian Olympian Brad Boston. Now that everyone is ashore, it’s time to break-out the Goslings as, while today was bright and sunny, tonight’s Viper NAs forecast is Dark & Stormy.