Sports Highlights

Sports Highlights

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Holmes Hole sailing

Fifteen boats came out Sunday for the 10 am race. The wind was 10-15 knots from the southwest. The six-mile course took the fleet to East Chop then to West Chop and out around the R6 buoy at the west end of the Hedge Fence shoal.

Brian Roberts sailed Aileen to victory in the A Division with a corrected time of 1:11.00. Mo Flam in Penelope was second (1:12:16), followed by Frank Sutula in Soma Holiday (1:12:34), Mike Loberg in Masquerade (1:13:43), and Jim Dixon in At Last (1:13:53) rounding out the top five. In the B Division, Frank Desimone skippered Lagoonah to the win in 1:05:23. Beck Colson in Silhouette was second (1:11:51) and Bow Van Riper in Tyche took third (1:13:41).

In the afternoon race Sunday, the committee boat called for a course reverse, a 6.5-mile trip two times around the harbor buoys. As in the morning race, the wind was 10-15 knots from the southwest.

Mo Flam steered Penelope to the A Division win with a corrected time of 1:03:50. Jim Dixon in At Last was the runner-up (1:06:43) and Jerry Goodale in Stormalong placed third (1:07:08). Woody Bowman sailed the Julia Lee to a B Division win in 56:51. Beck Colson in Silhouette was second (1:02:16).

Thirteen boats started in the Thursday night series race on August 29. Stuart Halpert guided Providence to first place. Ed Cerullo in Urdine was second. Jim Dixon in At Last was third.

Lifejackets required

People in kayaks and canoes are reminded that from September 15, 2013 to May 15, 2014 and every year, paddlers must wear their life jackets or personal flotation devices (PFDs) while boating. According to the Massachusetts Environmental Police, most boating fatalities in Massachusetts are due to boaters who fail to wear PFDs while in small craft in cold water or cold weather situations. Waterfowl hunters using canoes or kayaks are reminded that this law also applies to them.

Boys and Girls Club fall golf tourney

Limited space is still available for the 29th annual Martha’s Vineyard Boys and Girls Club golf tournament Saturday, September 7, at the Edgartown Golf Club. The format is four-player scramble, with shotgun starts at 8 am and 1 pm, rain or shine. The tax-deductible entry fee is $100 per player, $400 per team. Entry includes 18 holes of golf, a player gift, greens and cart fees, practice green time, continental breakfast, on-course contests and prizes, and trophies for the top three teams. Lunch is provided between morning and afternoon groups. Players must register by phone at 508-627-5343 or in person at Edgartown Golf Club. The field is limited to 100 players (25 foursomes). For more information, email bgclub@vineyard.net.