Beardsley/Pletsch take Viper 640 Sarasota Winter Circuit title
Published on February 9th, 2015
The Viper 640 class completed the final installment of the three-part Viper 640 Sarasota (FL) Winter Circuit on February 7-8 that also included weekend regattas on December 13-14 and January 10-11.
Nine races were completed in the final stage, with 28 races completed over the 3 event circuit, with teams able to drop 30% of their total scores for the circuit title.
The hybrid Blackout Panda team of Peter Beardsley, Rachel Beardsley, and Danny Pletsch discarded all but one of their DNCs from December to edge the Amthor-Eberwine team by five points for the circuit title, with Peter Denton’s Toriffic team finishing third, just ahead of event chair Travis Yates and his Sidewinder team, and Executive Committee member Steve Chapman from Ottawa, Ontario in fifth. Circuit results.
The Viper 650 class now prepare for two Miami March events, with the EFG Winter Cup March 1-2, and the EFG Viper 640 Pan-American Championship at Bacardi Miami Sailing Week sponsored by EFG International March 5-7.