PHOTOS: Paul Todd's Sunday Snaps

Perfect racing conditions test the crews on their final day of racing with speed, wipeouts, and horizon jobs.

Brian Bennett's VX One, VX Racing, finished the weekend with two bullets in the final races, securing their class win.Paul Todd/Outside Images
Skipper Peter Kogut and his crew aboard Endurance race in the final day of the St. Petersburg NOOD.Paul Todd/Outside Images
Six Sonars competed at the St. Petersburg NOOD. Rick Doerr's Valiant (sail no. 674) won the weekend.Paul Todd/Outside Images
With excellent, though slightly chilly, conditions, the St. Petersburg NOOD was an intense competition with some fun thrown in for good measure.Paul Todd/Outside Images
The ten boats in the Ensign class had a great weekend of competition in St. Pete. Here, Endurance makes a move on Chad Tippin's Little WingPaul Todd/Outside Images
David King's Melges 24 completes a windward mark rounding and heads back down the course at the St. Petersburg NOOD.Paul Todd/Outside Images
The Melges 24 class completed ten races over the three days of the St. Petersburg NOOD.Paul Todd/OUTSIDE IMAGES
The cold and chop presented the A Cats with challenging racing conditions, but these stalwart sailors still completed seven races.Paul Todd/Outside Images
Nearly 1,000 sailors competed at the Helly Hansen NOOD Regatta in St. Petersburg from Feb. 13-15.Paul Todd/OUTSIDE IMAGES
The Helly Hansen NOOD Regatta in St. Petersburg was the first of the 2015 NOOD regatta series.Paul Todd/OUTSIDE IMAGES
Bailey White racing his A Cat, el Presidente at the Helly Hansen NOOD Regatta in St. Petersburg.Paul Todd/OUTSIDE IMAGES
The conditions were challenging for the A Cat sailors, like Bailey White, here racing his A Cat, el Presidente.Paul Todd/OUTSIDE IMAGES
The conditions were challenging for the A Cat sailors, like Bailey White, on his A Cat, el Presidente.Paul Todd/Outside Images
The Helly Hansen NOOD Regatta in St. Petersburg hosted 14 boats in the A Cat class.Paul Todd/Outside Images
David King's Melges 24 (USA 505), finished third at the Helly Hansen NOOD Regatta in St. Petersburg.Paul Todd/OUTSIDE IMAGES
The foiling A Cats were entertaining to watch as the devoted sailors navigated the waters off St. Petersburg.
Trey Sheehan's Hooligan finished third in the J/70 class, which was the largest with 20 boats at the Helly Hansen NOOD Regatta in St. Petersburg.Paul Todd/OUTSIDE IMAGES
Sailing St. Petersburg
The final day of racing at the Helly Hansen NOOD Regatta in St. PetersburgPaul Todd/OUTSIDE IMAGES
116 boats in 12 classes registered for the Helly Hansen NOOD Regatta in St. PetersburgPaul Todd/OUTSIDE IMAGES
Melges 24 sailing
Roger Counihan's crew aboard the Melges 24, Just Add Water, battles with their spinnaker.Paul Todd/OUTSIDE IMAGES
Megles 24 Sailing
Rob Britts's Melges 24, Hot Mess, finished out the weekend in second place.Paul Todd/Outside Images
Melges 24 sailing
The Melges 24's had a great turnout at the Helly Hansen NOOD in St. Petersburg, with 13 boats racing through the weekend.Paul Todd/Outside Images
Melges 24 sailing
Helly Hansen NOOD Regatta
A Melges 24 rounds the mark on the final day of racing at the Helly Hansen NOOD Regatta in St. Petersburg.Paul Todd/OUTSIDE IMAGES
Melges 24 sailing
Dan McGraw's Blue Steel, a Melges 24 from Atlanta, GA, deals with heavy breeze on a downwind leg during the final day of racing at the Helly Hansen NOOD Regatta in St. PetersburgPaul Todd/OUTSIDE IMAGES
Helly Hansen NOOD Regatta in St. Petersburg
Helly Hansen NOOD Regatta in St. Petersburg
The excellent sailing conditions meant things were wet and wild for the A Cats.Paul Todd/OUTSIDE IMAGES
A Cats Sailing
Local sailor Pete Merrifield won the A Cat class at the Helly Hansen NOOD Regatta in St. PetersburgPaul Todd/OUTSIDE IMAGES
A Cats Sailing
For more on the A Cats, see Sailing World's March/April 2015 issue.Paul Todd/Outside Images
A Cats Sailing
Mike Krantz on Zhik Sailing stays ahead of Jeff Meyers aboard FeffPaul Todd/OUTSIDE IMAGES
J/70 Sailing
The J/70s had the largest showing at the regatta, with a 20-strong fleet.Paul Todd/OUTSIDE IMAGES
Sailing at the St. Petersburg Yacht Club
The St. Petersburg Yacht Club was the stage for the Helly Hansen NOOD in St. PetersburgPaul Todd/OUTSIDE IMAGES