Finding salvation in Sarasota
Published on December 15th, 2019
The seventh annual pilgrimage of Viper 640 and VX One sailors for their Winter Series got underway December 14-15 in to Sarasota, Florida.
Four races were sailed on day one in Southwest Florida poster-worthy 12-18 knot conditions with air temperatures in the upper 70s while the fleets were greeted on day two by the 8-12 knot easterly that allowed them to rest their tired hiking muscles and focus on four more races in pristine conditions.
The 13-boat VX One fleet was topped by the Class President John Potter and who was followed by Hayden Bennet in second and Stanley Hassinger in third.
In the 19-boat Viper 640 fleet, Jackson Benvenutti came out on top with local Travis Yates in second edging out Mark Zagol.
2019-20 Sarasota Viper/VX One Winter Series
Dec. 14-15, 2019
Jan. 18-19, 2020
Feb. 8-9, 2020