Helly Hansen NOOD Regatta in Annapolis: Saturday Images

Light air and lots of sunshine. There were no completed One-Design races, but the North Sails Rally was a go.

Craig & Dotty Saunders and the crew aboard Tripp 33 Monkey Dust floated in light conditions through the rally race. Paul Todd/Outside Images

The wind barely crept above 4 knots, causing the Race Committee to abandon all racing around 3 p.m. Paul Todd/Outside Images

Jack & Marti Detweiler’s Alerion Express 28, Skimmer, skims by in the light breeze. Paul Todd/Outside Images

Sailing World Editor, Dave Reed, hitched a ride on Jeanneau Sun Fast 3600, Invictus, in the North Sails Rally. The pursuit race was the only race that was completed on Saturday. Paul Todd/Outside Images

Light air meant tacticians were working overtime until the November over Alpha flags were raised to cancel racing for the remainder of the day. Paul Todd/Outside Images

Despite the lack of breeze, warmer temperatures and sunshine were a welcome change from Friday’s conditions. Paul Todd/Outside Images

The J/22 class started one race and were able to complete one full lap of the course before racing was abandoned. Paul Todd/Outside Images

Annapolis, Maryland (USA) The third event of the 2015 The Helly Hansen NOOD REGATTA SERIES hosted by Annapolis Yacht Club. Held on the The Chesapeake Bay, immortalized by so many writers, artists, sailors, and naturalists, is a truly magical destination along hundreds of miles of stunning coastal shores. Race day 2 (North Sails Saturday)the committee display the AP flag in the morning, and the North Sails Rally Race has 15 boats ready for action. OUTSIDE IMAGES PHOTO AGENCY Paul Todd/Outside Images

While the J/22’s enjoyed two laps of racing, the breeze died just before the leward mark rounding, forcing the committee to abandon all racing for the day. Paul Todd/Outside Images

In today’s light air, tactics were tantamount to success. Paul Todd/Outside Images

The six-boat S2 7.9 fleet were starting their first downwind leg when the wind snuck away. Paul Todd/Outside Images
The all-female crew aboard Cheryl Harvey’s Maniac were in the lead of the S2 7.9 fleet when racing was called for the afternoon. Paul Todd/Outside Images

Farr 280 Still Messin and C&C 30 Themis at the start of the North Sails Rally. Walt Thirion’s Themis took first in the rally overall. Paul Todd/Outside Images

The North Sails team and friends welcomed the sunny day with smiles for North Sails Saturday. Paul Todd/Outside Images

Competitors and friends enjoyed a fun after-race party at the Annapolis Yacht Club. From pingpong tournaments to pulled pork sandwiches and Mount Gay Rum with Regatta Ginger Beer, the Saturday night party was a blast! Paul Todd/Outside Images