Viper Worlds 2014: The Event
Two weeks of regattas!
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The first World Championship of the young class of sport catamaran Viper will be held in Erquy, Brittany, France, from July 19th to 25th, 2014. More than 50 teams will compete, departing from the event village set up at Caroual's beach, on a racing zone in the middle of Erquy's bay with good sight from the shore for spectators.

The event village

The Championship will take place on Caroual's beach, the biggest one. A village will be set up for the event on the main parking lot. Catamarans will be parked on the top of the beach, just in front the event village. Showers and public bathroom are available at the first aid station. There is an area behind the regatta village for camping-cars (no tents or cars on this area, but electricity and water are available for a small fee).

Map showing the exact address of the event's village a few meters on the West of the first aid building on Caroual's beach, Erquy, France.

Drive to the following address:
24 rue des Evettes, 22430 Erquy, France
or this position:
N 48°37.320' W 2°28.418'

The location

Erquy is a small, 3702 inhabitants, harbor on the north coast of Brittany but nevertheless the capital of scallop fishing. We are also well known for Erquy's cap, not far from Frehel's cap, which is covered with moor and offers a beautiful view on the whole Saint-Brieuc's Bay. It's a protected and preserved environment. On the cap, you will find some abandoned old 19th century quarries from where the famous Côte de Penthièvre pink sandstone was extracted and exported with sailing vessels such as the St Jeanne. There are several other sea related historical places such as the “Four à Boulets” (cannonball furnace erected in 1794, part of Louis XVI's coastal defense system), the old emergency boat house (1935), St Michel tiny island with its chapel and the Bienassis castle (XV and XVII century). The lighthouse of the internal harbor have been built in 1900. Aside from this, we have 10 beaches offering enough space for our 30000 summertime visiting peoples.

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The boat

Designed in 2007 by Greg Goodall, the Viper sport catamaran is compliant with the Formula 16 class rules but became its own ISAF recognized class in 2010. In 2012, it have been ranked 2nd in the selection process for the multihull regattas for the 2016 Olympic Games. The strict one-design rules gives equals chances to all competitors by sailing identical boats.

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Crew:1 or 2 persons
Hull length:5 m
Boat beam:2.5 m
Weight:129 kg
Mainsail:15.0 m²
Jib:4.15 m²
Spinnaker:17.5 m²
Year designed:2007

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