Holmes Hole Finishes the Season Strong

The best ever. That’s the conclusion of racers and committee members as last Sunday’s two races closed the books on the 2014 Holmes Hole Sailing Association summer season.

Sailor Surge for Holmes Hole This Summer

The big story to come out of the Holmes Hole Sailing Association’s summer series is the growing number of boats that are turning up at the starting line each week.

Third Time is Real Charm for Penelope

Mo Flam and his Alerion 28 Penelope continued on track for their golden summer with their third first-place finish of the season in the Holmes Holes Sunday series race.

Holmes Hole Enjoys Strong Winds

The weather gods toyed with the Holmes Hole fleet this past week. Thursday’s race was cancelled due to rain and lightning.

Holmes Hole Rocks the Vineyard Cup

The just completed 2014 edition of the Vineyard Cup featured 66 competitors.

Shifting Winds Challenge Weekend Regattas in Edgartown, Vineyard Haven

Sails dotted the horizon from Cape Pogue to West Chop from Thursday to Sunday, but fickle winds and currents were the main theme this year in the annual Edgartown Yacht Club Regatta and Vineyard Cup races.

Holmes Hole Fleet Rides the Elements

West northwest winds and a flooding tide combined to create a tough go on Sunday as the Holmes Hole fleet took to the Sound for two races. HHSA racers have already seen more of Course #2 in 2014 than in the previous 10 years, and the elements made it memorable.

First Vineyard Herreshoff Cup Arrives

The first-ever Vineyard Herreshoff Cup takes place this weekend. "The spirit of it all is to have fun and enjoy it," Edward Miller said. "We hope this will become an annual event that grows in popularity."

High School Sailors Head to National Invitational

After qualifying for the Fritz Mark trophy race in Hyannis last weekend, the Vineyarders thought they had missed the chance to move on to the national invitational, despite a hard-fought comeback at the end. Now another team has dropped out and Island sailors will race in Cambridge this weekend.

Gannon and Benjamin Boats Take Top Honors in Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta

Nat Benjamin’s Juno and Ross Gannon’s Eleda placed first in their class at the Caribbean regatta held over the weekend. Races concluded Monday. Eleda also won the Arne Frisell Prize for greatest attention to structural integrity and safety.

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