NOOD Detroit

200+ boats expected on Lake Michigan this weekend

Tuesday May 28th 2002, Author: Cynthia Goss, Location: United States
The next round of the Sailing World National Offshore One-Design (NOOD) Regatta, to give it its full title, will kick off this Friday (31 May) in Detroit, Lake Michigan.

This three day series is hosted by the Bayview Yacht Club in central Detroit and part of a nine-event national racing circuit organised by Sailing World magazine.

The event is expected to draw some 210 boats and 1,200 competitors from all over the USA and Canada, who will race in a total of 18 classes, including: C&C 35, Cal 25, Crescent, Etchells, Express 27, Grand Prix, J/105, J/120, J/24, Level 141, Level 35, Level 114, Melges 24, NA 40, S2 7.9, Tartan Ten, Ultimate 20 and Warhorse.

In addition to NOOD regatta prizes awarded to the winners of each class, support sponsor Hall Spars & Rigging will crown the top performer on the opening day of racing with the Hall Spars & Rigging Boat of the Day award. The Express 27s will also compete for their Great Lakes Championships. Trophies will be presented on Sunday evening, after the conclusion of racing, at Bayview Yacht Club.

The Race Committee will run as many races as practical during the three-day event. All races will be held on Lake St. Clair, and the harbour start is slated for 0830 hours each morning. Final awards will be presented at Bayview Yacht Club following the conclusion of Sunday's racing.

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