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Greenwald takes San Diego NOOD

Published on March 18th, 2018

San Diego, CA (March 18, 2018) – The Helly Hansen National Offshore One Design (NOOD) Regatta hosted 11 fleets of boats on courses outside San Diego Bay and within Coronado Bay, along with the North Sails Rally Race in San Diego Bay.

Team Perseverance, led by skipper Bennet Greenwald, won the J/70 fleet, the largest of the event with 24 boats. “The J/70s are always tough,” Greenwald said, touting that the fleet this weekend boasted several world champions. “South Bay is really fun because it’s flat water but the shifts come quick. It was a very exciting weekend. It feels good to win, but just being here is a privilege.”

For Viper 640 Nice Asp skipper Mike Pentecost, being selected the regatta’s overall winner was a bonus to the winning streak he and his teammates have been enjoying over the past few months.

The Rancho Palos Verdes resident has been racing in the Viper 640 class for only five years, but he says the team he has now is firm as they prepare for their class championship in Long Beach. He credited their teamwork for consistent finishes on a weekend with challenging racing conditions.

“There was no set menu,” he said. “The wind would pay to the left, the next race would pay to the right. It was not a typical go-right scenario. It was very technical.”

Overall winning team

As the Helly Hansen San Diego NOOD’s overall winner, Pentecost earns a berth in the Helly Hansen NOOD Caribbean Championship Regatta, presented by Sunsail in the British Virgin Islands in October.

Editor’s note: We regret how this report previously said that Perseverance was the overall winner.

In the Formula 18 catamaran class, winner Travis Vetter and crew Bryan Paine tied with Sten Sorensen’s The Beast, with 14 points, but team Teratornis Vetterae ultimately earned the top spot after applying the tiebreaker.

Vetter and Paine sail out of nearby Mission Bay Yacht Club, where a growing fleet with “great camaraderie” enabled Vetter to borrow a boat for the weekend. After more than 10 years of participating in NOOD Regattas, this is Vetter’s first win, and the regatta doubled as the Southern California F18 Championship.

“It was fantastic competition,” Vetter said of the weekend. “It couldn’t have been any closer. The fleet turned inside-out several times, and we won by the narrowest possible margin. It feels really good to know that our hard work paid off.”

The Helly Hansen National Offshore One Design Regatta in San Diego was held March 16 to 18.

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Final Results (Top 3)

Etchells (One Design – 12 Boats)
1. Lifted, USA1404, Jim Cunningham – 2 -1 -1 -1 -3 ; 8
2. Elizabeth, USA1411, Tom Carruthers – 4 -2 -2 -2 -2 ; 12
3. Rhino, USA986, Bruce Nelson – 1 -3 -5 -3 -6 ; 18

Beneteau First 36.7 (One Design – 8 Boats)
1. Kea, USA7031, Chick Pyle – 5 -1 -1 -1 ; 8
2. Kraken, USA7367, Thomas Shepherd – 1 -2 -3 -4 ; 10
3. Adeline, USA36764, Bob Carlson – 4 -4 -5 -2 ; 15

J 105 (One Design – 10 Boats)
1. J-OK, USA45, Stewart Cannon – 1 -5 -2 -1 -2 ; 11
2. Juiced, USA9, Tom Hurlburt / Chuck Driscoll – 10 -2 -1 -2 -1 ; 16
3. Zuni Bear, USA284, Richard Bergmann – 4 -3 -4 -5 -6 ; 22

Beneteau First 40.7 (One Design – 4 Boats)
1. Silhouette , USA51504, Warren Gross – 1 -2 -2 -1 -2 -3 ; 11
2. Wiki Wiki, USA56408, Mike Honeysett – 4 -1 -3 -2 -1 -1 ; 12
3. Lugano, USA56456, Mark Stratton – 2 -3 -1 -3 -3 -2 ; 14

J 120 (One Design – 6 Boats)
1. caper, USA46996, John Laun – 2 -1 -2 -2 -3 -2 ; 12
2. CC Rider, USA28596, Charles Nichols – 5 -2 -1 -4 -4 -1 ; 17
3. Mad Men, USA46604, Ernie Pennell – 4 -5 -5 -3 -1 -4 ; 22

Flying Tiger 10 (One Design – 7 Boats)
1. Justice, USA9, John Harrop – 5 -3 -1 -1 -3 -1 ; 14
2. Abacus, USA8, Timothy Chin – 1 -1 -4 -3 -2 -3 ; 14
3. Relapse, USA118, Tom Hirsh – 3 -2 -5 -4 -1 -2 ; 17

TP 52/Pac 52 (ORR – 3 Boats)
1. Gladiator, GBR11152X, Tony Langley – 2 -2 -1 -1 -1 ; 7
2. Rio, USA3545, Manouch Moshayedi – 1 -1 -3 -2 -2 ; 9
3. Nimbus, MEX52221, Eduardo Saenz – 3 -3 -2 -3 -3 ; 14

J 70 (One Design – 24 Boats)
1. Perseverance , USA34, Bennet Greenwald – 9 -2 -1 -1 -8 -3 -2 -12 -2 -4 ; 44
2. Cool Story Bro, USA369, Snow/ Brigden – 1 -7 -3 -4 -5 -12 -1 -8 -5 -7 ; 53
3. Minor Threat, USA490, Jeff Janov – 13 -3 -10 -6 -1 -6 -9 -1 -4 -1 ; 54

I 14 (One Design – 8 Boats)
1. Astragulu, USA1200, Brad Ruetenik – 1 -1 -3 -1 -2 -9 -1 -2 ; 20
2. Forty, Too, USA1195, John Clark – 5 -4 -4 -3 -1 -1 -5 -3 ; 26
3. Eris, USA1162, Mikey Radziejowski – 2 -2 -1 -2 -3 -9 -4 -7 ; 30

Viper 640 (One Design – 16 Boats)
1. Nice ASP, USA223, Mike Pentecost – 3 -3 -1 -4 -1 -1 -2 -5 -5 ; 25
2. It’s All Good, usa204, Jay Golison – 1 -4 -2 -1 -4 -6 -4 -2 -4 ; 28
3. Venom, USA149, Jeff Grange – 2 -1 -3 -17 -2 -2 -1 -1 -2 ; 31

F 18 (One Design – 12 Boats)
1. Teratornis Vetterae, USA1543, Travis Vetter – 4 -1 -4 -3 -1 -1 ; 14
2. The Beast, 1495, sten sorensen – 1 -2 -5 -1 -2 -3 ; 14
3. Casi Listo, USA1958, Scott Miller – 5 -3 -2 -6 -3 -4 ; 23

North Sails Rally A (One Design – 4 Boats)
1. Troublespot, USA28770, Oliver Michaelis – 1 ; 1
2. Athena, USA52447, David Cheresh – 2 ; 2
3. Aeolos, USA56440, Gregory Price – 3 ; 3

North Sails Rally B (One Design – 5 Boats)
1. Junta, USA26, Mark Allen – 1 ; 1
2. American Girl, 60, Lisa Leweck – 2 ; 2
3. Sprig, USA43, Greg Stewart – 3 ; 3

North Sails Rally M (One Design – 4 Boats)
1. UnEven Keel, USA23, Mark Berdan – 1 ; 1
2. Merlot, USA7970, Richard Allen – 2 ; 2
3. Rush Hour, USA034, Robert Lang – 5 ; 5

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Source: Evily Giannopoulos Peros

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