Are you just trolling VX and Viper owners or are you serious? You should quit saying stuff that's not true. Since you are in the boat selling business you can puff what ever you are selling, I understand you have to make a living.
I race my VX 1 somewhere on the west coast every month and more if I want. Either PHRF or Portsmouth. NCPHRF does not effect the VX1 race opportunities because the boat is a 19' dinghy not a Coastal or Nearshore+ rated keelboat racing on SF Bay. That does not stop me from obtaining a PHRF cert in other districts. The SF city front venue is not great for an open boat when you have to motor to the start and spend all day in one race, then motor back to the dock after dark. We trailer to appropriate sport boat or dinghy events from So Cal to the San Juans. Fortunately Richmond Yacht Club provides 6 quality local regattas a year for orphans like the VX1, K6, Contender, IC, FD, Seascape 18, M20 and others. Bless their hearts.
Don't like HMB? Well you don't surf or sail boats that surf. Folks in HMB and Santa Cruz get the surf vibe. Surfing is not racing. it is enjoying the forces of nature. The VX is great boat for surfing in the ocean. The boat sells because it is; state of the art, a great boat to race, and comfortable to sail or day cruise. I don't race Nascar but I do like driving a fast car. The VX1 is my comfortable fast car.
Ovington and McKay are still selling new VX1s the world over. Four boats arriving in the US in January and a similar number in OZ. A VX1 worlds is in the works for 2020. Slow and steady growth, no structural problems and the class will be applying for international class status having its boats on 5 continents.