2014 Sperry Top-Sider NOOD Regatta Championships

Sunsail Powers Exciting New Changes

Sunsail, the World’s Leading Charter Company Increases, Their Support: NOOD Sailors Benefit

Middletown, RI – Long time Sperry Top-Sider NOOD Regatta sponsor Sunsail has announced that they are increasing their commitment to North America’s top regatta series. Sunsail will upgrade the charter offered as the top prize for each winner of a 2014 NOOD with 2 extra days on board a fleet of Jeanneau 44i’s, and will support an expansion of the Caribbean championship by offering special NOOD charter packages to anyone who wants to come and join the fun.

Sunsail was instrumental in the creation of the Caribbean NOOD Championship event in 2007 when they offered free bareboat charters aboard matching Sunsail 39i’s as prizes to the overall winners of each NOOD. For the past eight years, the six individual regatta winners have been competing to be named the Sailing World NOOD Regatta Overall Champion in an invitation-only event in the BVI’s each November.

For the first time in 2014, sailors everywhere are invited to participate in this culmination of the NOOD’s annual series. Sailing World is adding an open class to the Caribbean NOOD Championship and Sunsail is offering special NOOD values on their fleet of top quality bareboats in Tortola for all who wish to come and race NOOD in the BVI.

The dates of the 2014 Caribbean NOOD Championships will be October 25 to October 31st.

NOOD Director George Brengle states that “Sailing World is extremely pleased to continue our awesome partnership with Sunsail enabling us to offer an expanded version of the Overall Award for each NOOD Regatta. Thanks to Sunsail the closing event of the NOOD season will be bigger and better than ever, and opening the event to all NOOD sailors guarantees more fun for everyone.”

Another exciting twist this year is that the NOOD Championship fleet will be visiting the Bitter End Yacht Club while the world famous BEYC Pro Am Regatta is going on. NOOD sailors will be able to rub elbows with all of the America’s Cup sailors, Olympians, and sailing legends competing in the 28th edition of this storied event.

The NOOD Caribbean Championship has always been a hugely coveted event for participants throughout the year of NOOD Regatta racing. It didn’t take long when planning for this year for us to decide that as Sunsail turns 40, it is an ideal time to marry the strengths of the NOOD Championship with the prestige and excitement of the Bitter End Pro-Am. While we were at it, it just seemed like the perfect time to expand the fleet and the fun by including anyone who wants to extend their regatta season by racing NOOD with us in the BVI” said Brittany Weatherby, Sunsail’s North American Marketing Manager.

“We at Bitter End Yacht Club are very excited that Sailing World’s NOOD Caribbean Championships will be taking place concurrently with the 28th Annual Pro Am Regatta. Bringing the two events together in North Sound doubles the excitement, and triples the fun,” said John Glynn, VP of Sales & Marketing for Bitter End Yacht Club. He added “it’s a natural...we work closely with our friends at Sunsail throughout the year providing great BVI sailing experiences, why not on world class BVI racing events?”


About Sunsail

If you love sailing or have a passion for new and exciting experiences, Sunsail is your perfect choice. Founded in 1974, Sunsail caters to sailors at every level, from complete beginner to expert. The company offers a wide choice of water-based vacations with over 800 yachts in 30 locations throughout the Caribbean, Mediterranean, South Pacific, Indian Ocean and Europe. No other sailing company offers as many ways of getting out on the water as Sunsail. See the world. Differently. For more information, please

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About Sailing World and the NOODs

Created by Sailing World magazine in 1988, the NOOD series attracts over 1,000 boats and more than 20,000 competitors and spectators annually. Each event in the series features multiple days of sailboat racing for one-design models from 20 to 70 feet in length. In addition to local sailors, sailing’s top stars — including America’s Cup and Olympic champions — are well represented at the NOODs. Competitive sailors rate the NOODs as the top national event in each region of the country.

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About Sperry Top-Sider

Since 1935, Sperry Top-Sider has been the leading brand of footwear for those with a Passion for the Sea®. From its introduction of the world’s first siped rubber outsole for non-marking traction to advanced technical fabrication designed to combat the elements, Sperry Top-Sider remains the standard for men’s and women’s boat shoes, high-performance amphibious footwear and apparel for life and activities in, on and around the water.

Sperry Top-Sider’s distinct, classic collections of men’s and women’s boat shoes, loafers, sandals, and more are available online at sperrytopsider.com and around the globe in independent, marine, outdoor, and department stores. Sperry is the title sponsor of the U.S. Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider, Sperry Top-Sider Charleston Race Week and the Sperry Top-Sider NOOD Regattas, and is also the official footwear of the U.S. Sailing Association. The brand also sponsors high-profile water sport athletes who are part of Team Sperry Top-Sider.

Since early 2010, the brand has launched 31 Sperry Top-Sider retail stores in the U.S., which are dedicated to the Passion for the Sea® lifestyle. You can also shop online for men’s and women’s performance water shoes, boat shoes, loafers, oxfords, and more. Sperry Top-Sider is a division of Wolverine Worldwide.

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