Sailors Enjoy Summer Season Racing

The Holmes Hole Sailing Association race on Thursday night July 22 was a warm evening with a pleasant 10 knots of west wind. Twelve boats posted for the 6 p.m. start at red nun 6. The course took the fleet to green can 23a at East Chop then to nun 4 at West Chop, and back to nun 6. The first leg was a broad reach on the port tack. After rounding the nun, a beat to West Chop was followed by a beam reach to the finish line.

Summer Sailing Season Blows Into Vineyard Haven Harbor

The Holmes Hole Sailing Association commenced its summer season of handicap sailboat racing from Vineyard Haven harbor with a tune-up race on Sunday, June 20. It was a gray, humid early summer day at the noon start, with a brisk, west southwest wind of 15 to 20 knots.

Thirteen boats posted for the start gun at red nun 6 outside the Vineyard Haven harbor breakwater.

Holmes Hole Sailing Association Rides The Summer Winds

The Holmes Hole Sailing Association’s summer season of handicap racing from Vineyard Haven harbor continued Thursday night, July 1, a beautiful evening with a pleasant 5 to 10 knots of west-southwest wind. Fourteen boats posted for the 6 p.m. start at red nun 6. The course took the fleet to nun 4 at West Chop, then to green can 23a at East Chop and back to nun 6. The first leg was a broad reach on the port tack. After rounding the nun, a run downwind ensued, with the close reach on the starboard tack for the final leg to the finish.

Holmes Hole Sailors Run Hot and Cool

The Holmes Hole Sailing Association continued its summer season of handicap sailboat racing from Vineyard Haven Harbor with two harbor races on July 24, 2011.

Holmes Hole Sailors Ride the Winds

The Holmes Hole Sailing Association continued its summer season of handicap sailboat racing from Vineyard Haven harbor with a night race on August 18 and two harbor races on August 21.

Thursday night was a nice summer evening with a 12 to 15 knot southwest wind. Fifteen boats posted for the 6 p.m. start at red nun 6. The course took the fleet to green can 23a at East Chop, then to red nun 4 at West Chop, and back to nun 6. The first leg was a broad reach on the port tack.

Wind Enough or Not, Sailors Enjoy Races

The Holmes Hole Sailing Association continued its summer season of handicap sailboat racing from Vineyard Haven harbor with a Thursday night race on July 28 and a Sound race on July 31.

Colored oil on canvas by joan kennedy.

The Holmes Hole Sailing Association continued its summer season of handicap sailboat racing from Vineyard Haven harbor with a night race on July 7.

Thursday night was a nice evening with a 5 knot south wind. Seventeen boats posted for the 6 p.m. start at red nun 6. The course took the fleet to nun 4 at West Chop, then to green can 23a at East Chop and back to nun 6. The first leg was a run downwind. After rounding the nun, a starboard reach to the can was followed by a beat to windward to the finish line.

Come Sail Away With Me, Lads

The Holmes Hole Sailing Association continued its summer season of handicap sailboat racing from Vineyard Haven harbor with a night race on June 30 and a Sound race on July 3.

Thursday night was a nice evening with a 15 knot west-southwest wind. Eleven boats posted for the 6 p.m. start at red nun 6. The course took the fleet to nun 4 at West Chop, then to green can 23a at East Chop and back to nun 6. The first leg was a broad reach on the port tack. After rounding the nun, a starboard reach and run to the can was followed by a beat to windward to the finish line.

Sailors Take to Harbor for Friendly Races

The Holmes Hole Sailing Association continued its summer season of handicap sailboat racing from Vineyard Haven Harbor with two Harbor races on June 26.

Summer Sailing Season Comes About

By JOHN AMABILE

The Holmes Hole Sailing Association commenced its summer season of handicap sailboat racing from Vineyard Haven Harbor with a tune-up race on June 18.

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