Tuesday, May 08, 2012

Lakefest Racing at Texoma, Friday, April 13, 2012 ... (V-c - VX 1 Team Vela)

At Texoma's 2012 Lakefest Regatta, sportboats were represented by the VX-1 one design boat entered by Team Vela (sail no. 110). The VX-1 is a 19-foot-long, 2-3 person, high-performance planing boat with a small keel that gives it self-righting ability.
And off she goes up the course.


At 3:30 PM, May 08, 2012, Blogger keyporttrawler said...

Hmmm, how does it compare to the Viper?

At 9:16 PM, May 31, 2012, Blogger Rod said...

The VX One has been designed and built by Brian Bennett, same designer of the Viper 640 and 830.

The VX is a much lighter boat and will jump on a plane sooner than the Viper 640. In light air it might need to sail "hotter" angles, usually doing windspeed. Upwind, the Viper 640 has 2 ft. more of waterline and certainly carries much more momentum through the chop. We have not sailed the VX vs. Viper neck to neck, but each boat will have its own sweet spot.


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