Rally for a Good Time

A fun-oriented distance race has been added at two venerable West Coast sailing regattas this spring.

North Rally Race

If you’re a West Coast sailor looking for some fun on the water, camaraderie on the docks and a heck of a party to wrap things up, North Sails and Sperry Top-Sider NOOD Regattas have teamed up to present North Rally Races during NOOD regattas in San Diego (March 15) and Seattle (May 17).

The Sperry Top-Sider NOOD Regattas are a nationwide series of weekend races that have traditionally focused on round-the-buoys one-design and PHRF-handicapped sailing. (For full disclosure, the NOOD Regattas are an offshoot of our sister publication, Sailing World.) To broaden the field, a one-day, fun and family-oriented distance race has been added at these two venues this year. In the North Rally Race, randomly set buoys and/or navigational marks are used and the race is less about hard-core windward-leeward legs and more like a rally with a party at the end.

At either event, a $55 entry fee and current PHRF certificate (available through your local yacht club or PHRF fleet) gets you in the door. There’s a skipper’s meeting in the morning, a race in the afternoon and your entry fee includes access to the North Sails party in the evening and two complimentary drink tickets for skippers and crew.

For information and to register visit the Sperry Top-Sider NOOD website.