THE FIRST EVENT OF THE 2019 Helly Hansen NOOD Regatta, hosted by St Petersburg Yacht Club, presented by Sailing World Magazine. Friday racing got underway after a light wind postponement in the morning.
Each year Sailing World magazine presents North America’s largest sailing regatta series, the National Offshore One Design Regattas. Known as the NOOD Regattas, the series was founded in Newport, Rhode Island, by the editors of Sailing World in 1988 to help foster the growing interest in racing one design keelboats. Celebrating their 30th anniversary in 2018, the NOODs have a proven track record of success with 5 national events each year and 1 international championship. No other regatta series gains as much media coverage or engages the sport’s elite and corinthian participants like the NOODs.