Michael Quaid, of Williston, VT, skipper of the J/24 Ice Cube is a longtime NOOD competitor, and while his team finished third in 2019, this was his year. "To win feels great," said Quaid, praising his longtime crew and its light-air sailing skills. "We scored four firsts when it was light, but when the breeze came up like in Saturday’s first race, it was our worst finish (fourth place). The mid-range conditions Sunday were my favorite; it made for a lot closer racing. It was very tactical and exciting." For complete regatta information, visit https://www.sailingworld.com/helly-hansen-nood-regatta-st-petersburg/.