Viper (catamaran)

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Viper
Development
DesignerGreg Goodall[1]
Year2007[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]

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.

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


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

Goodall Design



Key Features

-ISAF recognized one design class

-High-volume / low-drag Hull

-Epoxy Fiberglass hull construction

-Highly tuned and developed rig

-Gybing centerboards; increased lift and higher upwind angle

-Carbon finished trailing edges on foils; increased durability

-Super stiff platform

-Customisable options

-Full Harken fit-out


Extras

-Adjustable trapeze

-Multiple coloured Spin

-Boat Cover

-Spin Pole Cover

-Stern Supports

-Beach Rollers


Standard Fit-Out

-High aspect carbon gybing centreboards

-Centerboard uphaul Cords

-EVA Progrip Deck Grip

-Super light carbon tiller

-Single bolt diamond wire tension

-Quick-adjust mast rotation system

-16:1 luff Control

-10:1 Harken mainsheet System

-High-performance rope Kit

-Tapererd Halyards

-Pentex mainsail with Fibrefoam battens

-Pentex fully battened jib

-Foot loops

-Centerboard / rudder Bag


See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l "ISAF: Viper". archive.org. 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

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