Hally Hansen NOOD Regatta 2017 Edition
The highlight of recent days is the Hally Hansen NOOD regatta that has commenced for the 2017 edition. This sailing race is dominated by A class catamarans. The floaters and foilers of this class assemble in St Petersburg for the race.
Most sailing enthusiasts look forward to this regatta as it includes high performance catamarans that have commenced sailing this weekend. The place of the regatta is St Petersburg that is known as a Spa Beach which is located in Florida. Here about forty catamarans of Class A have assembled for this event. Every vessel has undergone modifications as per the preferences of the owners.
The grassy park located by the beach has several catamaran owners encamped for the sailing race. The catamarans are of high performance and the talking point among the owners as well as the viewers or followers of the races. There is a divide evident among the floaters and the foilers among these vessel owners. Indeed, here the vessels are lined up for exhibit as in an antique car show or rally.
According to the Charter a Yacht in Trogir website, the vessels are manned single handedly and every sailor is here to challenge themselves on a unique platform where they will sail fast and showcase their skills in tackling different kinds of water and wind conditions.
There are several newcomers this year that has joined the club of foiler owners. For instance, Matthew Keenan, who comes from Highlands, NJ states that, as he has experience in sailing and has even tried his hand at Kiteboarding, it was not difficult to take up foiling unlike many who first try floaters.
With all the participants poised for the race, there was much enthusiasm among the participants to see who can sail fast and stay up without having their boat capsize in case the waters turn choppy.