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.

Finishing first was Roger Becker in his C& C 24, Gloria. In second was Phil Hale in the Alerion sloop, Mischief. In third were Tom and Laurie Welch in the Vineyard Vixen, Eastaway. In fourth was Dan Culkin in the Vixen, Magic Time.

The summer racing series will continue with the two harbor races at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Sunday, June 22. The association encourages new members as well as guest boats. More information is available by calling Diane Hartmann at 508-693-6592.