2008 Seattle NOOD Regatta

May 16-18, 2008

Steve Orsini and Team Inferno won the Santana 20 class NW District Championship at the inaugural Seattle NOOD Regatta.  Inferno was also awarded “overall boat of the regatta” out of 231 entries in 24 one-design classes for their victory in a very competitive fleet.  Six of the nine boats took first in at least one of ten races and Orsini ultimately won on a tiebreaker.  Being named overall winner earned Orsini and team a berth at the 2008 Caribbean NOOD Championship in the B.V.I.s. in November.

 

Conditions were spectacular with sunny skies and record high seasonal temperatures in the 80s and 90s.  Approximate winds were mid-teens on Friday followed by 8-12 on Saturday and lighter and variable on Sunday.  The sailing instructions specified that only the finish line was restricted while racing.  This feature created some hair raising situations as a pack of Santana 20 spinnakers rounded tight to the committee boat through the start line within seconds of the 6-Meter start and the Thunderbird fleet finishing.  The pack held their lead and no gelcoat was lost.

 

Sailing World and their sponsors Sperry-Topsider and Mt. Gay Rum put on a great regatta with a large (but very crowded) party tent set up next to the Seattle Corinthian Yacht Club.  The road warrior title has to go to Nick & Brian Genovese who sailed the Thursday night race in Eugene, broke down the boat, left town after 10pm, pulled into SCYC at 4:30am and were on the water and ready to race by 8am Friday morning.  Needless to say, they slept well and improved their score by taking a first in the fourth race on Saturday.

 

At the awards party at Seattle Yacht Club, the organizers expressed their surprise and gratitude for the excellent 231 boat turnout and confirmed that they have committed to repeat the event next year on the weekend after Mother’s Day.

 

Report by Mark Forrest

Please read the article on the Sailing World NOOD website by Dave Reed.  Click here to go to the article.

Rank

Helm

Boat

SailNo

R1

R2

R3

R4

R5

R6

R7

R8

R9

R10

T

1st

Stephen Orsini

Inferno

918

2

3

(8)

7

1

4

2

2

1

4

26

2nd

Nicholi Lenn

Hostile Takeover

82

1

2

3

(6)

3

3

5

3

4

2

26

3rd

Chris/Jim Murschel/Martinez

Loose Nuts

908

4

1

6

4

4

1

1

(7)

2

7

30

4th

Mark Forrest

Q

931

3

7

2

1

(8)

2

8

4

6

1

34

5th

Gordon Mattatall

H20 Boa

649

5

6

1

3

(7)

7

4

6

3

3

38

6th

Doug Smith

One Eye Jacq

264

(8)

4

4

2

2

6

3

5

5

8

39

7th

Nicholas Genovese

In'N'Out

907

7

(9)

7

8

6

5

6

1

8

6

54

8th

Ron Fish

Giddy Up

779

6

5

5

5

5

9/OCS

7

(10/DNC)

7

5

54

9th

Lyle Mayer

GuanoGirl

205

(9)

8

9

9

9

8

9

8

9

9

78