T10 class winner from the 2000 Chicago NOOD Bill Buckles (Lorain, Ohio) will be back to defend his win. Buckles, who has been tuning up for the NOOD with his regular crew, looks forward to the game hell have to play to defend his title. "We know we have the boat speed; thats not our problem," said Buckles. "But well have to be smart, and--whenever youre racing in a fleet this size--well have to have a bit of luck." Vermilion, Ohio, skipper Heidi Backus Riddle--who topped the Tartan Ten class in early June at the Detroit NOOD--will also be on the starting line in Chicago, along with the class toughest competitors from Lake Michigan. All Tartan Ten (T10) sailors will be sparring against the newly launched LS10. The Tartan Ten is no longer in production, but the LS10 revives this design. The hull, sail plan, and weight are the same as the T10, but the transom design, cabin and shroud configuration have been modified.