Eighteen J/105s Compete at Annapolis NOOD

The Helly Hansen Annapolis NOOD regatta took place May 3-5. In the 18-boat J/105 fleet, Peter McChesney (Annapolis, MD) closed out the regatta with a first and a second to take the championship. "We sailed clean, played the shifts, and had an overall conservative last day," said McChesney. "We didn’t do anything fancy. Our goal was to get two solid scores to finish it." The victory marks a reunion for McChesney’s crewmates, who sailed with each other for more years than they would like to admit. "It means a lot to us to be able to come here and perform at the NOOD," he said. "We had a lot of fun both on and off the water, and the conditions offered plenty of challenges. Our strategy was to stay out of trouble and start in the middle of the line. We have good boatspeed so we never had to do anything crazy to be in the mix. Once we started the last race clean, we knew we were going to win." Following McChesney were Cedric Lewis & Fredrik Salvesen’s Mirage and Hugh Bethell’s Jester. For complete event details, visit https://yachtscoring.com/emenu.cfm?eID=6036.

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