NOOD no1 starts tomorrow
The Annapolis NOOD is the first of a nine-event national sailboat racing series organised by the American equivalent of Seahorse, Sailing World magazine.
225 boats are expected to be taking part including Alberg 30, Cal 25, Catalina 27, Etchells, Henderson 30, J/105, J/22, J/24, J/30, J/35, J/80, Melges 24, Mumm 30, Pearson 30, and S2 7.9. The J/105s and J/22s have drawn large followings of 30+ boats and will be the largest classes in the regatta.
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 Alberg 30 class will compete for the 2002 Maple Leaf Trophy. Mumm 30 competition is part of the class' North American Championship series.