Zeitgeist Wins 2008 Chicago NOOD

Congratulations to Robert and Dr. Cornelia Zerban for being named the overall winners of the 2008 Chicago NOOD. There were 267 boats in 15 fleets that competed at the regatta in Kenosha, Wisconsin. The Zerbans in Zeitgeist was the boat to beat in the J/109 class, finishing with only 18 points.

“It’s such an amazing feeling and an honor to be named the winners of this regatta,” said Robert Zerban. “We had a such a great time in Chicago and we couldn’t have accomplished what we did without the help of our excellent crew.”

As the overall winner, the Zerbans have the opportunity to compete in the 2008 NOOD Regatta Championships in the British Virgin Islands in November aboard Sunsail 39s against the overall winners from each of the Sperry Top-Sider NOOD regattas.

During the Regatta, the Zerbans used a full inventory of Doyle Stratis up-wind sails including a new mainsail and new AP Class Jib addition to their three year old Doyle Spinnakers, which are still lightening fast.

In 3rd place was Len Segil’s Lucky Dubbie who has also made the switch to Doyle for the 2008 Season.

In the Beneteau 36.7 class, tied for second was Program and Split Decision, with Program winning the tiebreaker. Well over half of the 18 boat class were powered by Doyle sails.

In the Beneteau 40.7 fleet, Dave Hardy and Team Turning Point won the class using Doyle Stratis headsails and Doyle spinnakers. Congratulations to Team Turning Point on a well deserved victory.

Phil Dowd’s Inferno finished 3rd in the Farr 40 Class with Doyle’s Richard Bouzaid on board. Inferno had a new Stratis Carbon Main, Code 1, and Code 2.

In the GL-70 Class: Lance Smotherman’s Details placed 3rd with Doyle’s Karl Kuspa on board. Details used new Doyle Stratis sails.

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