Sailing World, owner and organizer of the Sperry Top-Sider National Offshore One-Design (NOOD) Regatta, announced today the addition of a Seattle stop to its 2008 schedule. The Seattle NOOD will be co-hosted by the Seattle Yacht Club and the Corinthian Yacht Club and is set to take place on Puget Sound, May 16-18, 2008, with registration scheduled for Thursday, May 15. "Having the NOOD Regatta in Seattle already has excitement building among the one-design fleets in the Northwest," stated Bobbi Campbell, Seattle Yacht Club's chair for the event. Joe James, commodore of Corinthian Yacht Club, adds, "Both yacht clubs look forward to working together to present exciting races, great onshore activities, and showcase the new port facilities at Shilshole Bay Marina for this significant event." Seattle has an excellent sailing community and the NOOD Regatta looks to kick off the first Seattle NOOD with great representation and support from local and traveling one-design fleets.The addition of Seattle will round out the series' presence on the West Coast, complementing the San Diego regatta, and will mark the first time an NOOD has taken place in the Pacific Northwest. "As title sponsor of the Sperry Top-Sider NOOD Regatta, we are very excited to add the Pacific Northwest to our lineup of exciting regattas in 2008," said Karen Pitts, vice president of marketing for Sperry Top-Sider. "We are looking forward to working with hosts Seattle Yacht Club and Corinthian Yacht Club to offer an outstanding event to Seattle-area sailors."