The singlehanded Mini 12s need a little more protection than
the other classes racing on Puget Sound at the Sperry Top-Sider
Seattle NOOD, so these scaled-down models of 12-Metres will race on
Lake Union for the weekend. "It's a lot more protected than Puget
Sound," says Fred Pot, the secretary of Seattle's Mini 12 fleet, of
the venue. "And, of course, these boats don't have engines."
The Seattle YC boasts a fleet of 20 Mini 12s, and so far 11 have
signed up for the NOOD. "This is the second year I've participated,
and it's a lot of fun," says Pot. "It's also the fleet championship
for this fleet of Mini 12s."
Pot says that the favorites to …