Racy interior in the Viper cockpit. Photo Rick Tomlinson

Racy interior in the Viper cockpit. Photo Rick Tomlinson

 

The Viper Class are coming!

The winners of the IRC Sportsboat Class at Aberdeen Asset Cowes Week 2013 was decided on count-back splitting a Hunter 707 and a Viper 940 owned by Julian Cooke of Torquay. Julian is now putting down the challenge to the IRC Sportsboat Class at Volvo Cork Week next July when he brings his exciting new Viper to Crosshaven.

He is confident that a number of his class mates will also make the trip to enjoy the wide variety of courses and competition on offer. “We have been to Cork Week a number of times but are really looking forward to putting the Viper through her paces against the local 1720 fleet” he commented. “IRC presents the same challenges to the Sportsboats as it does in all fleets but it was interesting at Cowes that after race 9 a Viper was tied on points with a Hunter 707 ! Hopefully Volvo Cork Week will be as close!” he said.

Julian Cooke going downwind at pace during Aberdeen Asset Cowes Week 2013. Photo Rick Tomlinson

Julian Cooke going downwind at pace during Aberdeen Asset Cowes Week 2013. Photo Rick Tomlinson

 

The IRC Sportsboat Class have their Harbour Race on Tuesday July 8th ,as do all classes , with up to 3 races per day thereafter on each of the Windward/Leeward , Olympic style and Slalom Courses.