Setting sail in Chicago

June 12, 2011 7:51:21 AM PDT
The largest sailboat racing tour in the United States, the Sperry Top-Sider NOOD (National Offshore One Design) Regatta series, is in Chicago from June 10-12.

This is the sixth stop of its eight-city tour. Nearly 1,000 sailors will hit the waters of Lake Michigan, just offshore from the Chicago Yacht Club. They contend for the event's top prize, a trip to the British Virgin Islands to compete in the Sperry Top-Sider NOOD Championships.

Michael Lovett, editor of Sailing World magazine, joined us live from the Chicago Yacht Club during our ABC7 newscast, to talk about the event.

2011 Sperry Top-Sider Chicago NOOD Regatta
June 10 and 11: 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
June 12: 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.