Glamourous weather prevailed for the Helly Hansen NOOD Regatta San Diego on March 15-17 in San Diego, CA. Fourteen divisions hosted 123 teams, with racing inside San Diego and Coronado Bay and offshore on ocean courses. Each stop of the Helly Hansen NOOD Regatta series produces a challenger for the Caribbean NOOD Championship with Sunsail in the British Virgin Islands in late October. This year’s San Diego challenger is the crew of Pamela Rose’s J/70 Rosebud. Sailing with Rose was Willem van Waay, who accepted the trophy on her behalf. “I’ve had this regatta snatched away from me more times than I can remember,” said Van Waay, of Coronado, CA. “Pam did a great job steering. The conditions were challenging each day, and consistency was key. We’re excited to head to the British Virgin Islands later this year, and we should be competitive.” Following Rosebud were Jeff Janov’s Minor Threat and Chris Raab’s Sugoi. For complete event details, visit

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