Cressy Wins Overall Trophy at Marblehead NOOD

Rhodes 19 Jonathan Cressy makes his annual trip back to the Marblehead NOOD Regatta and is rewarded with a win, and a trip to the Caribbean.


Stuart Streuli

MARBLEHEAD, Mass.-Sunday marked the fourth and final day of racing for the 187 boats competing at the 2007 Sperry Top-Sider National Offshore One Design (NOOD) Regatta in Marblehead. After four days of intense sailing, an overall winner has been declared and Jonathan Cressy of Rancho Santa Margarita, Calif., has captured the top spot in Marblehead with his Rhodes 19 The Opera Ain’t Over Till The Fat Lady Sings. Cressy received a trip to Sunsail in the British Virgin Islands to compete against the winners from each of the additional eight stops on the Sperry Top-Sider NOOD Regatta series. The Marblehead NOOD regatta held at the Boston Yacht Club featured 12 boat classes, 10 of which were won by local Massachusetts sailors, including Marblehead residents, Rob Gorman (Viper 640), Ron Vener (Corinthian), Mark Luckes (Etchells), Peter & Doug Morgan (J/105), David Bows (J/30), and Bill Lynn & Ed Keller (Sonar), who also earned the Norman Cressy Award for their performance on the water. Other Massachusetts sailors who led their fleet include Town Class winner Arthur O’Neill (Swampscott, MA), Colgate 26 winner John A. Devine (Lynn, MA), J/24 winner David Carlson (Boston, MA), IOD winner Charlie VanVoorhis (Mattapoisett, MA), For more information on the 2007 Sperry Top-Sider NOOD Regatta in Marblehead, including daily reports, results and exclusive Web reports by Sailing World editors, go to Sperry Top-Sider is the national title sponsor of the Marblehead, Mass., NOOD, which is presented by Sailing World. Support sponsors joining the event include Gill, Sunsail, North Sails, Mount Gay Rum, Active Network, Ocean Equipment and Budweiser Select. The 2007 Sperry Top-Sider NOOD Regatta Series will sail next into Larchmont, New York, on Sept. 8-9. Additional venues for 2007 include Annapolis, Md., Toronto, Ontario, Canada, Detroit, Mich., Houston, Texas, Chicago, Ill., San Diego, Calif., and St. Petersburg, Fla. Created by Sailing World in 1988, the NOODs attract close to 2,000 boats and more than 30,000 competitors and spectators annually. Each event in the series features three days of sailboat racing for one-design models from 20 to 70 feet in length. In addition to local sailors, sailing’s top stars – including America’s Cup and Olympic champions – are well-represented at the NOODs. Competitive sailors rate the NOODs as the top national event in each region of the country. Final Results: (low score winning)Class Boat Race Total Points City/StateViper 6401. Rob Gorman Tijuca 1,3,1,1,3,1,1,2,1 11 Marblehead, MA2. Justin Scott Tusker 6,2,7,9,1,3,3,3,7 22 Marblehead, MA3. Kay Van Valkenburgh 3,1,2,7,8,7,4,1,9 33 Lynn, MAIOD1. Charlie VanVoorhis Jester 5,1,1,1,1,1,3 8 Mattapoisett, MA2. Bill Widnall Javelin 1,2,2,2,3,2,2 11 Lexington, MA3. Bruce Dyson Gypsy 4,4,4,3,2,4,9 21 Marblehead, MARhodes 191. Jonathan Cressy The Opera Ain’t Over Till The 1,6,3,2,1,8,24,2 23 Rancho Santa Margarita, CA2. Doug Tree & Chris Small SwingRoom 4,3,4,1,3,10,5,9 29 Hamilton, MA3. Kim & Christina Pandapas MoHotta MoBetta 6,2,2,3,7,6,6 ,7 32 Marblehead, MATown Class 1. Arthur O’Neill Frolic 3,1,3,3,1,1,2,2 13 Swampscott, MA2. Dave Anderson Wabi Sabi 4,2,1,2,2,3,5,6 19 Marblehead, MA3. Ron Geddes & Lew Livermoore Rosy II 2,3,2,4,4,(7/DNS),1,4 20 Boston, MAEtchells1. Mark Luckes Perezoso 6,2,3,2,7,1,1,1 16 Marblehead, MA2. Patricia Stadel Crapshoot 2,4,1,5,3,5,2,2 19 San Diego, CA3. Gregory Helfer Chemical Imbalance 1,1,2,3,20/OCS,7,5,3 22 Milton, MA Colgate 261. John A. Devine Ananda 1,2,2,1,1,1 6 Lynn, MA2. Shawna Gauthier Alannah 4,1,3,2,2,2 10 Marblehead, MA3. Jack Cochrane Fall Line 2,3,1,3,4,3 12 Boston, MA Skud-181. Nick Scandone 2,1,3,1,1 5 Tiverton, RI2. Scott Whitman 1,3,1,2,2 6 Brick, NJ3. Sarah Everhart Skeels United Shores 3,2,2,3,3 10 Mountain Valley, CA Corinthian1. Ron Vener Cerulean 1,1,1,1 4 Marblehead, MA2. Janet Maher Windsong 2,2,2,2 8 Marblehead, MA3. Augustin Parker 5DNC, 5DNC, 5DNC,3 18 Marblehead, MAJ-24 1. David Carlson Mojo 1,3,2,3,4,2 11 Boston, MA 2. David Smith & John Denman Airodoodle 8,1,4,1,2,7 15 Salem, MA3. Ted Johnson Vitamin J 5,7,1,5,3,1 15 Salem, MAJ-301. David Bows Mallorca 2,1,1,1,1 4 Marblehead, MA2. Robert Cunningham Ruffian 1,2,2,2,2 7 Cohasset, MA3. Bill Kneller Rhapsody 3,3,3,3,3 12 Portsmouth, RIJ-1051. Peter & Doug Morgan Steelaway 3 7,1,2,1,3,5 12 Marblehead, MA2. Kevin Colcord Circe’s Cup 1,8,1,10,1,3 14 Marblehead, MA3. Kenneth Colburn Ghost 4,3,4,2,7,1 14 Dover, MA Sonar1. Bill Lynn & Ed Keller 1,4,3,1,7,10 16 Marblehead, MA2. Robert Wilber Cinghiale 3,2,5,17,16,8 34 Stony Creek, CT3. John Fisher Jazzed 7,8,12,7,5,7 34 Marblehead, MA


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