Helly Hansen NOOD Regatta in Annapolis: Friday Images

Paul Todd braves the chilly May weather to bring us his best snaps.

Jimmy Praley's J/80 Gromit pushes some Chesapeake Bay chop on the opening day of the 2015 Helly Hansen NOOD Regatta in Annapolis. The current was running fast and the breeze was sub-10 knots on the day.

John Aras' School's Out (Sail No. 364) clears out from a busy second-row start in the J/70 fleet.Paul Todd/Outside Images

Kevin McNeill's Farr 30 Sea Biscuit working on their downwind technique at the Helly Hansen NOOD Regatta in Annapolis.©Paul Todd/OUTSIDEIMAGES.COM

Christopher Wilson takes a peek below the boom on his J/22 Lil' Puffy.Paul Todd/Outside Images

With the current running hard, the near-shore course of the J/22s set up a one-sided racecourse.©Paul Todd/OUTSIDEIMAGES.COM

Taking notes on the rail of the J/105 Santa's Reign, Dear at the Helly Hansen NOOD Regatta in Annapolis.©Paul Todd/OUTSIDEIMAGES.COM

The bowman of Kevin McNeill's Farr 30 Sea Biscuit goes end-for-end.©Paul Todd/OUTSIDEIMAGES.COM

With the current running down the course, and with the use of a mid-line guide mark, the 60-boat J/70 class starts went off surprisingly well.Paul Todd/Outside Images
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The Troutman family's J/70 Pied Piper cuts it close on a challenging day of sailing at the Helly Hansen NOOD Regatta in Annapolis.Paul Todd/Outside Images