North Sails NEWS
INAUGURAL VIPER 640 WOMEN’S NORTH AMERICAN CHAMPIONSHIP
Grace Howie And Team Are First Ever Women’s Viper 640 North American Champions
Boat speed was the name of the game at the inaugural Viper 640 Women’s North American Championship this past weekend at Noroton Yacht Club in Darien, CT. The background of this event was that it was originally supposed to be a World Championship, but COVID travel restrictions required organizers to convert it to a Continental Championship. Out of the 18 entrants, most boats consisted of at least half women or majority female teams, and there was one all-female team.
Grace Howie and her crew of Meredith Killion, Cardwell Potts and Ted Ferrarone won the inaugural Championship and a spot on the #NSVictoryList, displaying consistency throughout the duration of the weekend, throwing out a 4th place. They credited their consistency to their ability to go fast, and the fact that they were sailing 4 up, unlike some of their competitors.
Cam Farrah, sailing with her father Cliff and Jackson Benvenutti moved up to second overall with 13 points. The final podium position went to Sarah Warren and Hanna King sailing with Mark Zagol and Tim Desmond in third with 16 points. Mary Ewenson finished up in fourth with 23 point with crews Austin Powers and Keenan Hilsinger. Jane Loutrel Moore finished in fifth with 25 points sailing with her son Parker and Marian and Vir Menon.
Congratulations to all of our North Sails Viper 640 sailors.