Racing was held August 28-30 for the Helly Hansen NOOD Regatta Annapolis. The final of three days of racing treated sailors across 78 teams to cooler temperatures, sun and moderate (but signature Annapolis shifty) winds for the final two to three races among the two divisions and 10 fleets. With just three days practice under their belts, the J/22 U.S. Naval Academy entry won the J/22 fleet, breaking Saturday’s tiebreaker with J/22 veteran Jeffrey Todd on Hot Toddy. USNA Skipper Jeffrey Petersen, from Santa Ana, CA, is a plebe in his first two weeks at the U.S. Naval Academy, but he has raced internationally as a youth match-racing sailor. That experience helped as he said the unstable and shifty wind created opportunities for them to do more maneuvers. Otherwise, Petersen said, “In a straight line, Mr. Todd’s speed was incredible. My team did an incredible job putting the boat in the right spot,” he said. “I really do owe it to them, especially as I shift out of my match-racing hat and into fleet racing.” Complete results are available at https://yachtscoring.com/event_results_cumulative.cfm?eID=9673.