Sperry Top-Sider San Francisco NOOD Day One

Contrary to what the weatherman said...the wind blew San Francisco style.

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2012 NOODSF Day 1ERIK SIMONSON

Blustering winds served as a catalyst for a highly-competitive first day of action at the 2012 Sperry Top-Sider NOOD Regatta San Francisco, which saw each boat class complete multiple races. The stiff competition paves the way for a pivotal day two of sailing tomorrow. Among the most competitive fleets today was the Melges 20, which saw four neck-to-neck races. Leading the way was _Atlas _out of Chicago Yacht Club. However, two local boats, _Funner _and _Diamante, _finished in second and third place respectively and look to figure into the equation for tomorrow’s finals.