The San Diego NOOD was an all around success. Beautiful conditions gave sailors the opportunity to enjoy the fresh west coast air and all the things southern California has to offer. Coronado Yacht Club welcomed the fleet Friday, with heavy fog that cleared by the early afternoon allowing for a light breeze to fill in. North Sails assisted sailors with a weather briefing just prior to the skippers meeting, providing local insights to visiting sailors. Dock talks for the J70 and Ultimate 20 fleet featured photo and video and gave fleet members the chance to notice opportunities for improved speed, fine tuning, and steering.
North Sails Saturday started with the Rally Race for cruisers. 11 miles were sailed in fresh breeze inside the harbor. Drew Belk’s Melges 32 ‘Precepts 3.2’ was awarded North Sails Boat of the Day. Sailors collected daily awards and viewed photos and video from racing at the North Sails tent after each day on the water. 1st place in Rally Race division A went to Corsair 31 ‘F- Bomb” with Lawrence Adams. 1st place in Rally Race division B went to 6m ‘Sprig’, with Greg Stewart.
Congratulations to our clients for taking 1st place in the J70, J105, Flying Tiger 10m, J120, Viper 640, and Rally Race fleets. Congrats to overall NOOD winner, Argyle Campbell with Etchells team “Rock n’ Roll”.