Thursday, December 22, 2016

Helly Hansen NOOD Regattas Announcement

J/105s sailing Helly Hansen NOOD Regatta(Newport, RI)– In 2017, Sailing World magazine’s annual racing circuit, the National Offshore One Design (NOOD) Regatta Series, will revisit the country’s top sailing destinations for another five-stop series, culminating in a tropical championship regatta.

For the third consecutive year, HELLY HANSEN— a global leader in technical sailing apparel with more than 135 years of experience protecting professionals on the water— will continue as title sponsor for the elite sailing series.   The Helly Hansen NOOD Regatta Series will return to:
  •  St. Petersburg, Fl-  Feb. 17-19, St. Petersburg Yacht Club
  •  San Diego, CA-  March 17-19, San Diego Yacht Club and Coronado Yacht Club
  •  Annapolis, MD-  May 5-7, Annapolis Yacht Club
  •  Chicago, IL-  June 9-11, Chicago Yacht Club
  •  Marblehead, MA-  July 27-30, Corinthian Yacht Club
The overall winner from each event earns a berth at the Helly Hansen Caribbean NOOD Championship Regatta, hosted by Sunsail in the British Virgin Islands Oct. 22-27.

“Helly Hansen is excited to continue its partnership with a regatta series as strong as the NOOD Regatta,” said Brian Leslie, Watersports Sales Director at Helly Hansen. “The events are a major way for us to connect with sailors, and seeing the fleets grow—as well as youth participation with programs like the Junior Crew— is great.”

Operating since 1988, Sailing World’s National Offshore One Design Regattas, known as the “NOODs,” are the longest-running and most popular sailboat racing series in North America. Thousands of sailors aboard hundreds of race boats competed in the 2016 NOOD season; a vast majority of them are J sailors that participate in J/22s, J/24s, J/70s, J/80s, J/88s, J/105s, J/111s, J/120s and more in the PHRF divisions.

Every NOOD regatta attracts regional, national and international talent to compete against the local community on their home waters. Registration opens approximately two months prior to each race.  Sailing photo credits- Paul Todd/   For more HELLY HANSEN NOOD Regatta sailing information