Holmes Hole races for the third week in August

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A file photo of the Holmes Hole races. - Lisa Stout

With August coming to a close, the Holmes Hole Sailing Association race on Thursday had high participation on another beautiful evening, with 25 boats competing.

Escape once again won the A division. This is Tom Welch’s J100. In second place was another J100, Phil Hale’s Tango, followed by Source Holiday, a Hanse 335 skippered by Frank Sutula, in third.

Silhouette, Beck Colson’s Nonsuch 26, led the B division. Mo Flam’s Alerion, Penelope, came in second. And Altius, Tom Wilson’s Stuart Knockabout, was third.

On Sunday, 12 boats competed in each of two races using course 2. Thanks to brisk, steady east winds, this course included the red nun navigational buoy at the western end of the Hedge Fence shoal.

In the A division, Escape (Tom Welch) won the 10 am race, and due only to an increased handicap came in second in the afternoon. Scheggia, Tim Gollin’s Brenta 38, was second in the morning and third in the afternoon. Michael Loberg’s Masquerade finished third in the morning. The winner in the afternoon was Soma Holiday, a Hanse 335 skippered by Frank Sutula.

The B division winner in both races was Altius, Tom Wilson’s Stuart Knockabout. In the morning Stormalong, Jerry Goodale’s Pearson 31, came in second, followed by Mead Wyman’s Alerion, Heimkehr. Heimkehr placed second in the afternoon and another Alerion, Mo Flam’s Penelope, came in third.

HHSA races are held on Thursdays and Sundays. All are welcome. For further information, please visit holmeshole.org.