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NOOD Regattas | US Yacht Racing

National Offshore One-Design, or NOOD, is a multi-city sailboat racing circuit held in the US. The series is organized by Sailing World Magazine, and has taken place in St. Petersburg, FL, San Diego, CA, Annapolis, MD, Chicago, IL, and Marblehead, MA with the Overall NOOD Championship hosted by Sunsail taking place from October 22 - 28, 2016 in the beautiful BVI’s.

The fleet will be racing this year on board Jeanneau 46’s (3 cabin/2 head set up). There are 6 boats allocated to the regatta winners; we have a remaining fleet open to anyone who wants to join in the action of the BVI NOOD Championship Regatta. We're recommending sailors charter from October 22 - 29, 2016.

We have a 20% booking discount available to anyone who books one of the remaining Jeanneau 46's, and if they have sailed with us in the past 2 years they will receive an additional 5% also, if they are a member of US Sailing they will receive another 5% discount. Discounts are combinable to 30%.

To receive this discount, mention the promo code "NOOD6" when booking with one of our Certified Vacation Planners.

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Motherships | The Comfort's of Home with Family to boot

Turn your passion into an event for your whole gang with a Mothership. Adding a catamaran to the mix will keep your boat lighter & quicker according to Dr. Jim Sears from NBC’s hit show “Doctors”.

Catamaran Mothership
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Moments after being named "overall winner" at the 2013 San Diego NOOD regatta, a prior winner came up to me and said, "Best thing you can do to fully enjoy the regatta in the BVI is to invite 10 more of your friends and get a big catamaran for a mothership!" She was so right! This was already going to be an amazing trip; racing 44-foot one-designs in the beautiful waters of the Caribbean with 5 of my best friends against the other NOOD winners from around the country... But, the addition of a big catamaran to the equation meant that wives, girlfriends and even some non-sailor friends could come! I reserved the Sunsail 444 catamaran for the week, and started emailing and calling friends and it didn't take long to fill both boats! Having the extra "mother-ship" proved to be such a great call for so many reasons:

  • We kept the majority of the provisions on the mother ship. This kept the "race boat" a little more tidy down-below, and the entire group would gather together on the cat for meals.
  • During the racing part of the day, the mother-ship would wander off for some fun in the sun, like diving the wreck of the Rhone. Or, they would power ahead of the racing to grab the choice mooring at the destination.
  • Air conditioning! A few of the nights, it got pretty warm, and it was nice to fire-up the generator and run the A/C.
  • Room for toys! We had lots of floating mattresses and Stand-Up Paddleboards for frolicking at the anchorages... Keeping these on the mother-ship was a must!
  • Dance Party! The large aft cockpit area of the cat was perfect for midnight dance parties! And, come to think of it, so was the front trampoline area! We had strung some multi-colored LEDs around the boat, and all the other teams knew that if the lights were on, everyone was invited to the party!”

Book a Mothership to accompany you on your race, to house your groupies/fanclub/family and friends. Anyone who books or wins a Jeanneau 41 will be entitled to a 20% (Combinable with Loyalty and US Sailing to 30%) discount on adding a Sunsail 444 Catamaran to their booking. Remember to mention the promo code, "NOOD6" when talking with one of our Certified Vacation Planners at 855 476 0301.

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