Pursuit Racing at Annapolis NOOD

Published on April 30th, 2016

Annapolis, MD (April 30, 2016) – Despite world-class competition, local Annapolis-area teams triumphed during the second day of the Helly Hansen National Offshore One Design (NOOD) Regatta, the largest national sailboat racing circuit in the United States. With mild conditions and a light breeze on the bay, strategy was key for competing sailors to come out on top.

The J/22 USA 1501 overcame a bad start with a solid strategy, playing the shifts and finishing third in their worst race of the regatta so far. For skipper Terry Flynn, perseverance was critical to the comeback: “You just keep working and chipping away at it and you can pick them off.”

Only a single point behind USA 1501, J/22 Bad News skipper Mike Marshall has a plan in place for the final day of sailing on May 1.

“It’s going to take whatever we have to do to beat him [Flynn],” Marshall said. “We have to go and sail our best day, and the rest will work itself out. With no throw-outs at an event like this, everyone is still a player. Even further down the fleet, they’re all still in it. We’ll keep an eye on Terry and call him our wingman, but at the end of the day we don’t win on a tie break with him, so there has to be boats between us.”

To recognize exceptional individual performances, NOOD sponsor North Sails presented awards for Local Boat of the Day and the North Sails Rally Race, a one-day pursuit-style race around the bay.

The J/30 Infectious Smile, owned by Annapolis residents Tristan and Sheila Keen, took home the Local Boat of the Day award for outstanding performance. In the North Sails Rally Race spinnaker division, the Annapolis-based Farr 30 Gotcha took first place, while the Galesville-based Hanse 371 came out on top in the cruiser division.

“It was fun to get out there for a pursuit race, which is always a lot of fun,” said Jon Opert, skipper of the Orion. “It was a good group of boats.”

Final awards in all classes will be presented on May 1 at the culmination of the event. 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 Two Standings

J/22 (One Design – 25 Boats)
1. no name, J 22, Terry Flynn , League City, TX, USA, 5 -1 -1 -8 ; 15 2. Bad News, J 22, Mike Marshall , Jamestown, RI, USA, 6 -6 -2 -2 ; 16 3. Hot Toddy, J 22, Jeffrey Todd , Annapolis, MD, USA, 1 -4 -3 -11 ; 19

J/24 (One Design – 6 Boats)
1. Spaceman Spiff, J 24, Pete Kassal , Annapolis, MD, USA, 2 -2 -1 ; 5 2. Rush Hour, J 24, Pat FitzGerald , Baltimore, MD, USA, 1 -3 -2 ; 6 3. Buxton, J 24, Peter Rich , Annapolis, MD, USA, 3 -1 -3 ; 7

Alberg 30 (One Design – 7 Boats)
1. Argo, Alberg 30, T.C. Williams , Arnold, MD, USA, 5 -2 -1 -1 ; 9 2. LinGin, Alberg 30, Tim Williams , Arnold, MD, USA, 1 -4 -2 -2 ; 9 3. Laughing Gull, Alberg 30, Jonathan Adams , Severna Park, MD, USA, 2 -1 -3 -5 ; 11

Cal 25 (One Design – 6 Boats)
1. White Cap, Cal 25, Timothy Bloomfield , Sherwood Forest, MD, USA, 1 -1 -1 ; 3 2. Chicken Little, Cal 25, Charlie Husar , Annapolis, MD, USA, 2 -4 -2 ; 8 3. ZEPHYR, Cal 25, David Hoyt , Glen Burnie, MD, USA, 4 -2 -3 ; 9

J 70 (One Design – 43 Boats)
1. Papa Wheelie, J 70, Geoff Becker , Arnold, MD, USA, 1 -1 -15 -4 ; 21 2. Rimette, J 70, John Brim , Palm Beach, FL, USA, 13 -3 -3 -2 ; 21 3. Scamp, J 70, Will Welles , Portsmouth, RI, USA, 3 -5 -18 -3 ; 29

J 80 (One Design – 22 Boats)
1. USA 1162, J 80, John White , Severna Park, MD, USA, 1 -5 -2 -1 ; 9 2. Church Key, J 80, Chris & Liz Chadwick , Weston, FL, USA, 3 -13 -1 -6 ; 23 3. FKA, J 80, Les Beckwith , Wolfeboro, NH, USA, 4 -6 -10 -3 ; 23

J 30 (One Design – 10 Boats)
1. Infectious Smile, J 30, Tristan & Sheila Keen , Annapolis, MD, USA, 1 -11 -2 -1 -2 ; 17 2. Pogo, J 30, Charles Lutz , Annapolis, MD, USA, 9 -1 -3 -5 -1 ; 19 3. Bebop, J 30, Bob Rutsch & Mike Costello , Chevy Chase, MD, USA, 4 -3 -7 -2 -4 ; 20

J 35 (One Design – 5 Boats)
1. Aunt Jean, J 35, James Sagerholm / Jerry Christofel , Annapolis, MD, USA, 1 -1 -1 -1 -2 ; 6 2. T-Bone, J 35, Bruce Artman , Tracys Landing, MD, USA, 2 -2 -2 -2 -4 ; 12 3. Medicine Man, J 35, Chuck Kohlerman , Aston, PA, USA, 3 -4 -4 -3 -1 ; 15

Etchells (One Design – 8 Boats)
1. Ca$h Money, Etchells, Matt Lalumiere , Chester, MD, USA, 4 -1 -3 -2 -1 -2 ; 13 2. Caramba, Etchells, Jose Fuentes , Washington, DC, USA, 3 -3 -5 -1 -3 -3 ; 18 3. Make Mine A Double, Etchells, Jeff Borland , Annapolis, MD, USA, 2 -4 -4 -3 -6 -1 ; 20

J 105 (One Design – 19 Boats)
1. inigo, J 105, Jim Konigsberg , Fairfax, VA, USA, 2 -2 -2 -7 ; 13 2. Tenacious, J 105, Carl and Scott Gitchell , Annapolis, MD, USA, 6 -4 -5 -2 ; 17 3. Distant Passion, J 105, James Macdonald , Smiths, BER, 8 -3 -3 -4 ; 18

J 111 (One Design – 7 Boats)
1. Perseverance, J 111, Bennet Greenwald , San Diego, CA, USA, 1 -1 -2 -2 ; 6 2. Velocity, J 111, Martin Roesch , Ellicott City, MD, USA, 3 -2 -1 -1 ; 7 3. DarkHorse , J 111, David McCreight , Severna Park, MD, USA, 4 -3 -4 -3 ; 14

C&C 30 (One Design – 12 Boats)
1. Nyabinghi, C&C 30 One Design, Angus Davis , Bristol, RI, USA, 5 -1 -6 -1 ; 13 2. BobSled, C&C 30 One Design, Bob Moran , Annapolis, MD, USA, 2 -2 -7 -2 ; 13 3. Extreme2, C&C 30 One Design, Dan Cheresh , Saugatuck, MI, USA, 1 -8 -5 -5 ; 19

PHRF 50-75 (3 days) (PHRF – 5 Boats)
1. Rush, J 109, Bill Sweetser , Annapolis, MD, USA, 2 -2 -2 -1 ; 7 2. Red, Farr 280, Peter Sulick , Naples, FL, USA, 4 -1 -1 -2 ; 8 3. Rosalita, J 109, Rick Hanson , Avondale, PA, USA, 3 -3 -3 -3 ; 12

North Rally Race (Sat Only Cruiser) (One Design – 6 Boats)
1. Orion, Hanse 371, Jon Opert , Galesville, MD, USA, 1 ; 1 2. Magic Eight Ball, C&C 38, Dave Robinson , Annapolis, MD, USA, 2 ; 2 3. Celerity, Beneteau 473, Rick Lober , Dayton, MD, USA, 3 ; 3

North Rally Race (Sat Only Spinnaker) (One Design – 13 Boats)
1. Gotcha, Farr 30, Brad/Nate Kauffman/Tower , Annapolis, MD, USA, 1 ; 1 2. Blockade Runner, Farr 30, Bruce Bingman / Taran Teague , Annapolis, MD, USA, 2 ; 2 3. Themis, Mills 30, Walt Thirion , Annapolis, MD, USA, 3 ; 3

Source: Bonnier Corporation

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