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Helly Hansen NOOD Regatta Series visits Chicago this weekend

by Tony Veneziano 6 Jun 2019 05:41 PDT 7-9 June 2019
The Beneteau 36.7 and 40.7 will continue the tradition of close one-design racing in Chicago. © Paul Todd / Outside Images

The Helly Hansen National Offshore One Design (NOOD) Regatta Series the largest national sailboat racing circuit in the United States returns to Chicago this weekend for the fourth stop of the 2019 season, June 7-9. The event is organized by Sailing World and hosted by the Chicago Yacht Club.

The annual three-day event features one-design racing, where teams compete in races against identical boats. Points are accumulated based on finishing position in each race, and the team with the fewest total points at the conclusion of the regatta wins its class. Nearly 130 teams from across the Midwest and the country, are expected to compete in 13 individual classes of boats.

Every year, hundreds of local, regional and national sailors register to compete in the Helly Hansen NOOD Regatta Chicago, vying for top marks in a wide array of classes and a chance at the Overall Winner title, which earns the winning team a berth at the Helly Hansen Caribbean NOOD Championship Regatta in the British Virgin Islands, Oct. 27-Nov. 1.

Helly Hansena global leader in technical sailing apparel with more than 140 years of experience protecting professionals on the watercontinues as title sponsor for the elite sailing series for the fifth consecutive year. As part of Helly Hansens commitment to the future of the sport, the company continues to sponsor one or two local youth teams as the Helly Hansen Junior Crew at each event in 2019.

Operating since 1988, Sailing Worlds National Offshore One Design Regattas, known as the NOODs, are the longest-running and most popular sailboat racing series in North America. Every NOOD regatta attracts regional, national and international talent to compete against the local community on their home waters.

The 2019 Helly Hansen NOOD Regatta Series, which has already contested events in St. Petersburg, Fla., San Diego, Calif., and Annapolis, Md., this year, continues in Marblehead, Mass., July 25-28, and concludes with the NOOD Caribbean Championship Oct. 27-Nov. 1.

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