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Rolex winner adds NOOD regatta to victory list

More than 195 boats in 14 classes competed in the final day of racing on Sunday at the Helly Hansen NOOD Regatta in Annapolis, Md.

More than 195 boats in 14 classes competed in the final day of racing on Sunday at the Helly Hansen NOOD Regatta in Annapolis, Md.

The May 1-3 event wrapped up with local pro sailor and Rolex Yachtsman of the Year Terry Hutchinson and his crew winning its 60-boat fleet, as well as the regatta’s overall title.

The win secures his team a berth at the Helly Hansen NOOD Regatta Championship, hosted by Sunsail, in the British Virgin Islands in October.

The regatta’s biggest fleet, the J/70s, saw both professional and amateur sailors. In light conditions and strong current, the fleet completed four races over three days.

Hutchinson gave credit to his new team of sailors, which included his 13-year-old daughter Katherine, tactician Taylor Canfield, sailmaker Nick Turney and Morgane Renoir.

“Last weekend my son was on board sailing, and this week my daughter is,” Hutchinson said in a statement. “Katherine helped tack, pull the ropes and trim the jib. She was worried we would lose after Friday, and I told her that it’s not in the start — it’s the finish that counts, and we did well.”

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