Viper (catamaran)

Summary

The Viper is a performance catamaran used for racing; it is a one design within the Formula 16 class. It is recognised as a class by the International Sailing Federation.

Viper
Development
DesignerGreg Goodall[1]
Year2007[1]
NameViper
Crew1-2[1]
Boat
Crew1-2[1]
Draft0.5 m (1 ft 8 in)[1]
Trapeze2[1]
Hull
ConstructionGlass/Epoxy foam sandwich[1] by AHPC[2]
Hull weight129 kg (284 lb)[1]
LOH5.0 m (16.4 ft)[1]
Beam2.5 m (8 ft 2 in)[1]
Sails
Mainsail area15 m2 (160 sq ft)[1]
Jib/genoa area3.7 m2 (40 sq ft)[1]
Spinnaker area17.5 m2 (188 sq ft)[1]

In early 2012 International Sailing Federation evaluated vessels for the mixed multihull class at the 2016 Olympic Sailing Regatta. The Viper came second out of seven boats evaluated, losing to the Nacra 17.[3]

Technical data[4]
Designer Greg Goodall
Length

5.0 m / 16.4 ft

Beam 2.5 m / 8.2 ft
Weight 129 Kg / 284 lb
Mast Height 8.5 m / 28 ft
Main Sail 15 m² / 162 ft²
Jib 3.7 m² / 40 ft²
Spinnaker 17.5 m² / 188 ft²
Builder AHPC

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l "ISAF: Viper". 2012. Archived from the original on July 5, 2012.
  2. ^ "Viper ready to strike at evaluation trials". Viper International Class Association. 2012.
  3. ^ http://www.sailing.org/2012-Mid-Year-Meetings.php
  4. ^ "GOODALL Viperrr | prosailasia". www.prosailasia.com. Archived from the original on 2020-10-29.

External linksEdit

  • ISAF Microsite
  • Builders Website