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Brisk Weather as Annapolis NOOD Gets Underway

Published on April 29th, 2016

Annapolis, MD (April 29, 2016) – Nearly 200 sailboats and 1,000 local, national and international sailors launched into the Chesapeake Bay on April 29 for three days of racing during the 2016 Helly Hansen National Offshore One Design (NOOD) Regatta in Annapolis, Md.

“It’s an entire weekend of good friends and good competition,” said Jeff Borland, a skipper from Annapolis. “Everyone knows each other and it’s a great way to put each other to the test in a major regatta.”

The J/70 and C&C 30 classes proved to be among the most competitive during day one’s racing. The crews leading those classes credited solid starts and good communication as major factors in their early victories.

“Our starts were key today,” said Ennio Staffini, skipper of the first-placed C&C 30 Anema & Core. “Our tactician is from this program’s TP52, so we have a good relationship. We hardly need to talk to each other, and it works for us.”

Ashley Love, tactician of the J/70 Tsunami — currently placed second overall in the fleet and first in the Corinthian division — echoed these sentiments: “It took three tries to even get the first race started, because the fleet was so big and everyone was trying to get off the line at the same time. Luckily, during the third attempt, we had a great start, and we were able to get into clear air and have a good race.”

“In a fleet that big, it’s hard to sail in clean lanes, but we managed to do that and stay out of the pack,” Love said. “Our communication on board was excellent.”

The overall winner of the Annapolis NOOD, chosen based on the strongest finish in the most competitive class, will receive an invitation to compete against winners from the other four series stops in the Helly Hansen NOOD Regatta Championship, hosted by Sunsail in the British Virgin Islands Oct. 22-28.

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Day One Standings

J/22 (One Design – 25 Boats)
1. Hot Toddy, J 22, Jeffrey Todd , Annapolis, MD, USA, 1 -4 ; 5 2. no name, J 22, Terry Flynn , League City, TX, USA, 5 -1 ; 6 3. USA 677, J 22, Brad Julian , Annapolis, MD, USA, 7 -3 ; 10

J/24 (One Design – 6 Boats)
1. Buxton, J 24, Peter Rich , Annapolis, MD, USA, 3 -1 ; 4 2. Rush Hour, J 24, Pat FitzGerald , Baltimore, MD, USA, 1 -3 ; 4

Alberg 30 (One Design – 7 Boats)
1. Laughing Gull, Alberg 30, Jonathan Adams , Severna Park, MD, USA, 2 -1 ; 3 2. LinGin, Alberg 30, Tim Williams , Arnold, MD, USA, 1 -4 ; 5 3. Latika, Alberg 30, William Woodford , Havre de Grace, MD, USA, 3 -3 ; 6

Cal 25 (One Design – 6 Boats)
1. White Cap, Cal 25, Timothy Bloomfield , Sherwood Forest, MD, USA, 1 -1 ; 2 2. ZEPHYR, Cal 25, David Hoyt , Glen Burnie, MD, USA, 4 -2 ; 6 3. Chicken Little, Cal 25, Charlie Husar , Annapolis, MD, USA, 2 -4 ; 6

J/70 (One Design – 43 Boats)
1. Papa Wheelie, J 70, Geoff Becker , Arnold, MD, USA, 1 -1 -15 ; 17 2. Tsunami, J 70, Todd Olds / Thomas Iseler / Preben Ostberg , Annapolis, MD, USA, 2 -12 -4 ; 18 3. Rimette, J 70, John Brim , Palm Beach, FL, USA, 13 -3 -3 ; 19

J/80 (One Design – 22 Boats)
1. White Lightnin’, J 80, Vince Kalish , Annapolis, MD, USA, 5 -1 ; 6 2. USA 1162, J 80, John White , Severna Park, MD, USA, 1.5 -5 ; 6.5 3. VAYU, J 80, David Andril , Arlington, VA, USA, 1.5 -8 ; 9.5

J/30 (One Design – 10 Boats)
1. Bump…, J 30, Pam Morris , Galesville, MD, USA, 2 -4 -4 ; 10 2. Pogo, J 30, Charles Lutz , Annapolis, MD, USA, 9 -1 -3 ; 13 3. Infectious Smile, J 30, Tristan & Sheila Keen , Annapolis, MD, USA, 1 -11 -2 ; 14

J/35 (One Design – 5 Boats)
1. Aunt Jean, J 35, James Sagerholm / Jerry Christofel , Annapolis, MD, USA, 1 -1 -1 ; 3 2. T-Bone, J 35, Bruce Artman , Tracys Landing, MD, USA, 2 -2 -2 ; 6 3. Medicine Man, J 35, Chuck Kohlerman , Aston, PA, USA, 3 -4 -4 ; 11

Etchells (One Design – 8 Boats)
1. Ca$h Money, Etchells, Matt Lalumiere , Chester, MD, USA, 4 -1 -3 -2 ; 10 2. Caramba, Etchells, Jose Fuentes , Washington, DC, USA, 3 -3 -5 -1 ; 12 3. Make Mine A Double, Etchells, Jeff Borland , Annapolis, MD, USA, 2 -4 -4 -3 ; 13

J/105 (One Design – 19 Boats)
1. inigo, J 105, Jim Konigsberg , Fairfax, VA, USA, 2 -2 -2 ; 6 2. Distant Passion, J 105, James Macdonald , Smiths, BER, 8 -3 -3 ; 14 3. Tenacious, J 105, Carl and Scott Gitchell , Annapolis, MD, USA, 6 -4 -5 ; 15

J/111 (One Design – 7 Boats)
1. Perseverance, J 111, Bennet Greenwald , San Diego, CA, USA, 1 -1 -2 ; 4 2. Velocity, J 111, Martin Roesch , Ellicott City, MD, USA, 3 -2 -1 ; 6 3. Wicked 2.0, J 111, Douglas Curtiss , South Dartmouth, MA, USA, 2 -4 -3 ; 9

C&C 30 (One Design – 12 Boats) 1. Anema & Core, C&C 30 One Design, Ennio Staffini , Annapolis, MD, USA, 1 -4 -2 ; 7 2. BobSled, C&C 30 One Design, Bob Moran , Annapolis, MD, USA, 3 -2 -7 ; 12 3. Nyabinghi, C&C 30 One Design, Angus Davis , Bristol, RI, USA, 6 -1 -6 ; 13

PHRF 50-75 (3 days – 5 Boats)
1. Red, Farr 280, Peter Sulick , Naples, FL, USA, 4 -1 -1 ; 6 2. Rush, J 109, Bill Sweetser , Annapolis, MD, USA, 2 -2 -2 ; 6 3. Nordlys, J 109, Bob Schwartz , Port Washington, NY, USA, 1 -4 -4 ; 9

Source: Bonnier Corporation

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