North Sails LOFT NEWS
KASHMIR WINS CHICAGO NOOD REGATTA
In Trying Conditions The Best Prevailed
The NOOD regatta, as well as the Colors Regatta the weekend before, open up the Chicago racing season. Rain, fog, and cold temperatures accompanied with light, and shifty winds dominated the weather for this years’ NOOD regatta, presenting a strong prevailing SW breeze, and SE thermals out on the race course, yet keeping things warm onshore for post-racing festivities.
This year we had a prolonged period (10+ days) of cool, overcast, with N-NE breezes, with some fog & rain thrown in the mix, so there wasn’t any usual local knowledge. Rather, the regatta had generally trying conditions for competitors & race committee alike.
In the end North Sails clients won five of the nine One-Design classes, some quite close & some a runaway. In what was arguably the most competitive class, J/111 Kashmir won both the North Sails Boat-of-Day award on Saturday & the NOOD Overall champ.
Hear it firsthand from Karl Brummel of Kashmir, interviewed by Sailing World regarding their highly successful weekend.