Saturday, March 18, 2017

Ted Hood Regatta Announcement

Ted Hood Regatta Marblehead (Marblehead, MA)- The Storm Trysail Club’s Marblehead Station announced that the First Annual Ted Hood Regatta will take place in Marblehead on August 25th to 27th.  The host club for the Ted Hood will be the Boston Yacht Club, with help and cooperation from Corinthian YC and Eastern YC, and racing is open to PHRF, Cruising Class, and One Design Racing. Organizers are planning for over 100 boats participating in the event.  Big J/70 and J/105 classes are expected as well as a range of J’s sailing in the PHRF Class (J/109, J/111, J/122, etc).

Once known as the PHRF New England’s, and later the One Regatta, Storm Trysail has taken over the event with plans to inject new energy and excitement into this late summer classic.

J/111 sailing MarbleheadSince 1936, The Storm Trysail Club has been a “by invitation” club without a clubhouse.  It’s nearly 1,000 members include National and World Champions, Olympic Medalists, America’s Cup Winners, Hall of Fame Inductees, and Round The World Race Participants.  Mostly, the Club’s members are made up of sailors with a passion for offshore racing.  Storm Trysail runs Block Island Race Week, Key West Race Week, The Trans-Atlantic Race, and many other events, providing both a high level of expertise and skill at managing successful racing events.

Storm Trysail’s Marblehead Station Members are thrilled to have the support of the Hood family in naming this event for one of Marblehead’s favorite sons. Ted Hood, a legend in sailmaking, yacht design, and a pioneer in the marine industry began his career in Marblehead.  As a sailor, Ted won nearly every trophy from the SORC to The America's Cup.  Things you may not know about Ted:  Have you ever done a "dip-pole jibe"?  Have you ever used roller-furling? Have you ever hoisted a jib in a "head-foil"? Ted Hood was responsible for all of these things.   He revolutionized the sailmaking industry with new materials, designs, and weaving technology. Storm Trysail is honored to have Ted Hood’s name attached to this great event.  For more Ted Hood Regatta sailing information Add to Flipboard Magazine.