Helly Hansen NOOD Regatta Marblehead: Day Three

Saturday’s big breeze causes cancellations on all but one racecourse

Helly Hansen Marblehead NOOD - Day Three
Helly Hansen Marblehead NOOD - Day ThreePaul Todd/Outside Images

MARBLEHEAD, Mass. (July 29, 2017) — The third day of the Helly Hansen National Offshore One Design (NOOD) Regatta at Marblehead Race Week brought strong breeze and big seas that ultimately caused cancelled races for six of 10 classes. The two Laser divisions and a 30-boat J/70 fleet took advantage of the wind to complete five and two races, respectively.

This was the first day on the water for the single-crew Lasers, which compete in two categories based on sail size. Leading the larger Laser Full Rig fleet is Phil King, of Ipswich, Mass., after four first-place finishes in five races, while 14-year-old Marblehead local Mason Cheney currently holds the top spot of the Laser Radial group.

After racing in unusually rough conditions during Marblehead Junior Race Week July 24-26, Cheney was well-prepared for today’s weather.

“[During Marblehead Junior Race Week] I learned a lot about how to sail in waves, chop, heavy wind,” Cheney said, explaining that he’s used to sailing in Marblehead’s typical light air. “I cranked on all the controls that I had.”

With lighter wind on the forecast for Sunday, Cheney will find more familiar conditions, but will be up against stronger competition from his older sister Morgan, 15, who is also competing in the class.

John and Molly Baxter of Team Vineyard Vines continue to lead the J/70 class after their second day of racing, while Duncan Swain’s Clown Car sits atop the Corinthian division and third overall. The Helly Hansen Junior Crew—four local youth sailors selected to compete in the regatta—are ahead of half the seasoned crews in 15th of 30 boats.

After the final races on Sunday, regatta organizers will announce the overall winner based on the strongest individual finish in the most competitive class. The winner earns a berth in the championship regatta, held Oct. 22-29 in the British Virgin Islands.

More results below. For comprehensive results, visit yachtscoring.com.

RESULTS (Top Three)

Laser Radial (One Design - 8 Boats) 1. 176139, Mason Cheney, USA - 1 -1 -2 -[3] -2 ; 6 2. Run_D.M.C., Dave Crawley, USA - [12] -5 -1 -4 -1 ; 11 3. N/A, Hannah Lynn, USA - 3 -2 -[6] -1 -6 ; 12

Laser Full Rig (One Design - 18 Boats) 1. same as it ever was, Phil King, USA - 1 -1 -1 -1 -[2] ; 4 2. 199023, Bryce Andreasen, USA - 2 -[6] -3 -2 -1 ; 8 3. Calypso, Nik Froud, USA - 4 -2 -2 -3 -[5] ; 11

Rhodes 19 (One Design - 28 Boats) 1. Tough cookie, David Nelson, USA - 5 -1 -1 -1 -4 -[8] ; 12 2. Sundance, Cooke/Kaznoski, USA - 2 -8 -[16] -2 -5 -1 ; 18 3. Tern Too, Benjamin Richardson, USA - 8 -3 -2 -4 -[9] -2 ; 19

Town Class (One Design - 16 Boats) 1. Believe it or Knot, Chris Howes, USA - -1 -1 -1 ; 3 2. Lille Venn, Berit Solstad, USA - -2 -3 -2 ; 7 3. Jean, Peter Maitland, USA - -3 -2 -3 ; 8

IOD (One Design - 11 Boats) 1. Javelin, Bill Widnall, USA - 5 -1 -5 -1 ; 12 2. Gypsy, Bruce Dyson, USA - 6 -3 -1 -2 ; 12 3. Spirit, Peter Stahle, USA - 2 -2 -3 -5 ; 12

Etchells (One Design - 10 Boats) 1. Magic Dragon, Michael Jobin, USA - -3 -1 -2 ; 6 2. Perezoso, Mark Luckes, USA - -1 -2 -7 ; 10 3. Sour Mash, Bob Schaefer, USA - -4 -5 -1 ; 10

J 105 (One Design - 13 Boats) 1. Merlin, Charlie Garrard, USA - -1 -1 -1 ; 3 2. Allegro Semplicita, Fred deNapoli, USA - -2 -2 -6 ; 10 3. Air Express, Steven J. Goldberg, USA - -10 -3 -2 ; 15

J 70 (One Design - 30 Boats) 1. Team vineyard vines, John & Molly Baxter, USA - 1 -[7] -1 -4 -4 ; 10 2. Stampede, Bruno Pasquinelli, USA - [6] -2 -5 -3 -3 ; 13 3. Clown Car, Duncan Swain, USA - 2 -5 -3 -[6] -5 ; 15

J 70 Corinthian (One Design - 19 Boats) 1. Clown Car, Duncan Swain, USA - 2 -5 -3 -[6] -5 ; 15 2. Rascal, Henry Brauer, USA - 12 -4 -[13] -9 -2 ; 27 3. Shred, Stein Skaane, USA - 3 -[19] -9 -7 -8 ; 27

Viper 640 (One Design - 7 Boats) 1. Vellamo, Colin Santangelo, USA - 4 -1 -2 ; 7 2. Lo.Qi, Kay VanValkenburgh, USA - 1 -4 -3 ; 8 3. Patched Up, Cole Constantineau | Eleni Asimacopoulos, USA - 2 -2 -6 ; 10