Denmark's Klok wins title after finishing in 3-way tie

2 1st-place finishes out of 8 break deadlock on points

May 02, 2011|By From Sun staff reports

In one of the closest finishes in the NOOD's 24-year history, Thomas Klok won a three-way tie Sunday to earn the overall title in the National Offshore One Design regatta on the Chesapeake Bay in Annapolis.

Klok, of Copenhagen, Denmark, had paced the J/80 boat class all weekend aboard Guldfaxe but finished in eighth place during Sunday's final race. That showing dropped him into a three-way tie with Kevin Hayes and Bruno Pasquinelli at 53 total points apiece.

Klok won the tiebreaker with his first-place finishes during races 1 and 6 in the eight-race series.

As the overall winner in Annapolis, Klok will be invited to participate in the Sperry Top-Sider NOOD Championship Regatta in the British Virgin Islands at the end of the season to compete aboard Sunsail 44i's against the other overall winners in the 2011 series.

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