Over 170 boats and over 1,000 sailors competed in the four-day-long Sperry Top-Sider Marblehead NOOD Regatta hosted by Boston Yacht Club July 22-25, 2010. After taking first place in the Sonar class, Russ Silvestri of San Francisco, California was named the overall winner of the Sperry Top-Sider Marblehead NOOD Regatta, winning the event’s top prize, a trip to the British Virgin Islands. The Overall winners from each of the Sperry Top-Sider NOOD Regattas will complete in the Sperry Top-Sider NOOD Championship Regatta in the British Virgin Islands in November aboard Sunsail 39s.
There were 27-boat Sonar Class, Silvestri and crew John Collins, Julie Papanek, and Holt Conbon on Black Tulip entered the final day of racing in 5th place, but a 1st place finish in the final race ended the series in a three-way tie with Larry Ehrhardt and Sam Altreuter, defending Marblehead NOOD Sonar Class Champion and 2009 Marblehead NOOD Overall Winner. With a 1st in the final race, the tiebreaker went to Silvestri. Ehrhardt and Altreuter rounded out the top three, respectively. Silvestri is new to the Sonar class, this being only his second regatta. Russ was powered by all new 2010 Doyle main and jib designs.
In the J/105 class, congratulations to Doyle customers Fred Denapoli for his 2nd place finish, Kevin Colcord’s 3rd place finish, and Jon Wales’ 5th.
Doyle customers took the top 10 slots in the Rhodes 19 class. Charlie Pendleton and Jim Raisides defended their NOOD title, while Kim and Christina Pandapas took 2nd, and Chris Small finished 3rd. The 2010 Rhodes 19 Class National Championships takes place on August 18, 19 and 20 in Marblehead at the Corinthian Yacht Club.
In the Star Class, full Doyle inventories powered the Jud Smith and Tomas Hornos, finishing 1,2 respectively. A Doyle jib powered 3rd place finisher Ken Woods.
In the J-30 fleet, congratulations to Doyle customer Luke Buxton, competing with a Doyle Genoa. 2nd place finisher Ken Deyett used a full inventory of Doyle sails. The 2010 J/30 North Americans will be held August 6th, 7th and 8th in Marblehead, hosted by the Boston Yacht Club.