Sperry Top-Sider Caribbean NOOD Championship 2011

The 2011 NOOD Regatta Series was decided in the British Virgin Islands where there was a pitched battle for the two titles: one for the regatta and one for the party.
PRO Sue Reilly mixes up the first batch of rum punch.
Scott Breusewitz, of Team RedRum, shows up to the welcome party bearing gifts.
Team Spoony Tactics’ Genoa Fedysyzn calls the line in the first bouy race of the regatta. Their starts were perfect every time.
Team Seattle, skippered by J/24 skipper Harry Dursch pushes their Sunsail 44i upwind in the first race of the day.
Chicago NOOD winning Team RedRum came early to get some tuning time on their charter boat, and it showed on the upwind legs.
Bruce Stone’s San Francisco-based team transitioned well from their J/105 to the Sunsail 44i.
Steve Ernest’s son Oliver looks up the course for wind, explaining to his younger sister how fanning puffs work.
Another clean start for some of the fleet in Race 2.
Uh oh. That’s Chuck Bayer’s Team Grizzley (Detroit) heading off on port tack after clearing from an OCS, one of two on the day.
Team Detroit takes advantage of its OCS start to split with the fleet in search of clear air. Always a winning move.
A tight, but slow downwind finish for the back of the fleet.
Inside the action on the dowwind start from The Baths. Next stop, Bitter End Yacht Club on Virgin Gorda.
Team St. Petersburg (Spoony Tactics) demonstrates excellent wing-on-wing technique, keeping flow across the sails at all times.
To the Bitter End Yacht Club, with Virgin Gorda to starboard. The fluky winds along the lee shore made for regular position changes over the next four hours.
Team San Francisco’s clever lashing system kept them inline with the rules–some of the dinghy had to be in the water.
Doug Weakley enjoys a little leeward rail time with the ladies, Steph Karidas and Genoa Fedysyzn, as Team St. Petersburg leads the fleet into Virgin Gorda Sound.
The Showdown in the Sound (Virgin Gorda) with Team San Diego, to weather, creeping over Team Annapolis. Annapolis would ultimately fend off San Diego’s late charge.
Team Chicago joins the Laser racing spectator fleet.
And the rest of Team Annapolis comes out to cheer on Will Crump in the Lasers.
Team Grizzley’s skipper Chuck Bayer observes the Laser racing with a keen and relaxed eye.
Genoa Fedyszyn’s days on the Laser Radial Olympic campaign trail paid off in the Laser racing portion. Quite simply, she schooled the boys.
Team St. Petersburg onhand to watch their representatives domination of the Laser racing.
The downwind exit from Virgin Gorda Sound. Next stop, Jost van Dyke.
With the final leg abandoned due to light wind, the fleet motored to Norman Island, home to the Pirate’s Bight bar and grill where Chuck Bayer tested his skills on the oversized Jenga set.
Team St. Petersburg (l to r): Doug Weakley, Todd Fedysyzn, Genoa Fedyszyn, Eric Bardes, and Steph Karidas.