Each year Sailing World magazine presents North America’s largest sailing regatta series, the National Offshore One Design Regattas. Known as the NOOD Regattas, the series was founded in Newport, Rhode Island, by the editors of Sailing World in 1988 to help foster the growing interest in racing one design keelboats. Celebrating their 30th anniversary in 2018, the NOODs have a proven track record of success with 5 national events each year and 1 international championship. No other regatta series gains as much media coverage or engages the sport’s elite and corinthian participants like the NOODs.
In 2022, the tradition continues with a renewed excitement on and off the water. Cruiser, Rally and One-Design Racers, Juniors, RC Boaters, family and friends, join us in 2022 to grow the sport of sailing.
(Dates subject to change)
There were mere points between the top boats in several classes and one tie that needed to be broken on the morning of the final day of the Helly Hansen NOOD Regatta at Marblehead Race Week. The race committees set up with best intentions of running a few more contests, but as soon as the warning signals started, so too did the squalls and 25-knot gusts that forced competitors back to safe harbor.