Holmes Hole Sailors Race in Vineyard Haven Waters

Holmes Hole Sailors Race

In Vineyard Haven Waters

The Holmes Hole Sailing Association continued its Thursday evening series of handicap sailboat racing from Vineyard Haven harbor with a 6 p.m. race on July 10. 

It was a warm, hazy evening with a fresh southwest wind of 10 to 15 knots. Ten boats posted for the start at red nun 6 outside of the Vineyard Haven breakwater.

Holmes Hole Sailors Compete in Thursday Night, Sunday 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 3 and two harbor races on July 6. 

Thursday night was overcast with the threat of rain, and a 10-knot southwest wind. Six boats posted for the start at red nun 6 outside of the Vineyard Haven harbor breakwater.

Finishing first was Bob Jewett in his Soling, Andiamo II. In second was Dan Culkin in the Vineyard Vixen, Magic Time. In third was Jerry Goodale in the Pearson 31, Stormalong.

Holmes Hole Sailors Embark On Summer Season of Races

The Holmes Hole Sailing Association has launched its series of handicap sailboat races from Vineyard Haven harbor.

On Sunday, the association held its Robinson’s Hole Rendezvous Race. Robinson’s Hole is a passage from Vineyard Sound to Buzzards Bay at the west end of Naushon Island.

It was a mostly sunny morning with a brisk southwest wind filling in for the 10 a.m. start outside of the Vineyard Harbor breakwater. Six boats posted for the start.

Holmes Hole Sailors Begin Summer Season

Holmes Hole Sailors

Begin Summer Season

The Holmes Hole Sailing Association started its summer season of handicap sailboat racing from Vineyard Haven harbor with a tune-up race in the harbor on June 15.

 The weather was cool, with a gray overcast sky and intermittent rain. The wind was east-northeast at about eight to 15 knots. Four skippers posted at the start. The race committee opted for a 5.3-mile course.

Holmes Hole Sailors Set Summer Race Schedule

Holmes Hole Sailors Set

Summer Race Schedule

The Holmes Hole Sailing Association has announced its schedule of handicap sailboat racing from Vineyard Haven harbor for the summer season.

The association will be sponsoring a series of 24 races, in a variety of formats, beginning with a tune-up race in Vineyard or Nantucket Sound on June 15 and concluding with the annual George Moffett Memorial Race on Sept. 6.

Holmes Hole Sailors Begin Summer Races

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 14. Six boats posted at the start at red nun six outside the breakwater for the noon commencement of the 35th season of the association races. Hugh Swarz, one of the founders, was on the race committee boat.

Holmes Hole Sailboat Races Continue

The Holmes Hole Sailing Association continued its summer season of handicap sailboat racing from Vineyard Haven harbor with a Thursday night race on August 20 and two harbor races on August 23.

Thursday, August 7, was a hot, humid, summer evening with a southwest wind of 5-10 knots. Thirteen boats posted for the start at red nun 6 outside of the Vineyard Haven harbor breakwater. The fleet sailed a triangle from nun 6 to nun 4 at West Chop, then to green can 23A at East Chop and back to the finish at nun 6. The first leg was a run downwind.

Get Set to Join Holmes Hole Sailboat Races

The Holmes Hole Sailing Association announced its schedule of handicap sailboat racing from Vineyard Haven Harbor for the 2009 summer season. The association will be sponsoring a series of 26 races, in a variety of formats, commencing with a tune-up race in Vineyard or Nantucket Sound on June 14 and concluding with the annual George Moffett Memorial Race on Sept. 12, 2009.

George Moffet Sailing Race Rides East Setting Current

The Holmes Hole Sailing Association sponsored the 33rd running of the George Moffett Race on Saturday, Sept. 11.

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.

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