Sarah Deeds of Berkeley, California, skippered Express 27 Lorax to its fourth consecutive Detroit NOOD win and the classís Great Lakes Championship. Lorax came back from being down 5 points on day one due to a broken jib halyard, picked up 2 points on second place finisher Das Boot on Saturday, and won the regatta with a second and a first on Sunday. Harald Kolterís Das Boot took second with 15 points, a point behind Lorax, and Terry Stuckís Blue Max came on strong with a second and a first on Sunday to take third with 19 points.

Sarah Deeds on Mast. Blue Max by Committee Boat.

Loraxís crew included her brother Paul from Seattle, Brian McCloskey of New York City, Hugh Davis of Burlington, Vermont and Sarahís dad, Ralph Deeds, of Detroit. Sarah and Paul sail in the highly competitive Express 27 and Vanguard 15 fleets in San Francisco. Sarah is a former junior sailor and instructor at Crescent Sail Yacht Club on Lake St Clair. She won the junior national Snipe championship in 1990 at North Cape Yacht Club on Lake Erie