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Caribbean NOOD Championship now expanded

Published on March 19th, 2014

The largest regatta series in North America just got bigger. The six event Sperry Top-Sider NOOD Regatta circuit has now expanded their Caribbean NOOD Championship.

For the past eight years, the six individual regatta winners have been competing to be named the Sailing World NOOD Regatta Overall Champion in an invitation-only event in the BVI’s each November.

Sunsail was instrumental in the creation of the Caribbean NOOD Championship event in 2007 when they offered free bareboat charters aboard matching Sunsail 39i’s as prizes to the overall winners of each NOOD event.

In 2014, Sunsail will upgrade the charter offered to the overall winner of each NOOD event with 2 extra days on board a fleet of Jeanneau 44i’s.

Additionally, an open class will be added to the Caribbean NOOD Championship, and Sunsail is offering special NOOD charter packages on their fleet of bareboats in Tortola for all who wish to come and race in the BVI event

The dates of the 2014 Caribbean NOOD Championships will be October 25 to October 31.

The NOOD Championship fleet will be visiting the Bitter End Yacht Club while the world famous BEYC Pro Am Regatta is going on. NOOD sailors will be able to rub elbows with all of the America’s Cup sailors, Olympians, and sailing legends competing in the 28th edition of this storied event.

“We at Bitter End Yacht Club are very excited that Sailing World’s NOOD Caribbean Championships will be taking place concurrently with the 28th Annual Pro Am Regatta. Bringing the two events together in North Sound doubles the excitement, and triples the fun,” said John Glynn, VP of Sales & Marketing for Bitter End Yacht Club.

About Sunsail
If you love sailing or have a passion for new and exciting experiences, Sunsail is your perfect choice. Founded in 1974, Sunsail caters to sailors at every level, from complete beginner to expert. The company offers a wide choice of water-based vacations with over 800 yachts in 30 locations throughout the Caribbean, Mediterranean, South Pacific, Indian Ocean and Europe. No other sailing company offers as many ways of getting out on the water as Sunsail. See the world. Differently. For more information, please click here.

About Sailing World and the NOODs

Created by Sailing World magazine in 1988, the NOOD series attracts over 1,000 boats and more than 20,000 competitors and spectators annually. Each event in the series features multiple days of sailboat racing for one-design models from 20 to 70 feet in length. In addition to local sailors, sailing’s top stars — including America’s Cup and Olympic champions — are well represented at the NOODs. Competitive sailors rate the NOODs as the top national event in each region of the country. For more information on the 2014 Sperry Top-Sider NOOD Regatta series, please visit www.SailingWorld.com/Nood-Regattas

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