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Steve Besse lands a hat trick

If there is such a thing as a hat trick in the sailing world, Steve Besse accomplished just that last Saturday with an unprecedented...

Holmes Hole gives out annual awards

The Holmes Hole Sailing Association awards for 2017 were announced on Sept. 6 at the potluck dinner that marks the end of the official...

Sun sets on HHSA season

The last day of August was the last day of the Holmes Hole racing season. With races canceled on Sunday due to blustery, wet...

Whispering winds

Sixteen optimists drifted to the Holmes Hole Sailing Association start line on Thursday evening. The forecast wasn’t encouraging, but determination to sail grows proportionately...

Approaching the finish

Just two more weeks of racing are left on the Holmes Holes Sailing Association schedule. Beautiful Thursday evenings have been the rule this summer,...

Holmes Hole August series begins

It is hard to imagine a more auspicious start to the Holmes Hole Sailing Association August/September series than the most recent race days. Thursday...

Holmes Hole is back on the water

After a week's hiatus because of the Vineyard Cup and a canceled Thursday race, the Holmes Hole Sailing Association (HHSA) was back on the...

Holmes Hole racing update

The Holmes Hole Sailing Association race on Thursday, June 29, was a challenging one for the 13 participating boats, with an overcast sky and...

Holmes Hole season underway

The first official Thursday-evening race of the Holmes Hole Sailing Association proved to be a fine start to the season, with a better-than-forecast breeze,...

Tune-up race opens 2017 season

A potluck supper on Saturday night, June 17, at the home of Steve and Pam Besse, preceded the tune-up race opener for the Holmes...

Holmes Hole Sailing Association wraps up season

After a summerlong dance with Tango, Escape won the 2016 Holmes Hole Sailing Association Jewett Cup for best overall performance. Both are J100s. Escape...

Steve Besse wins unprecedented third Vineyard Moffett race

Steve Besse won an unprecedented third trophy in the 39th annual Moffett Race held Saturday. It was his second victory in a row. His...

Martha’s Vineyard sailors anticipate upcoming Moffett Race

The 39th annual Moffett Race will be held on Saturday, Sept. 10, in the waters off Vineyard Haven Harbor. Always an exciting race, it...

Wind conditions ruled the week in HHSA competition

There was a striking contrast between the Thursday and Sunday Holmes Hole Sailing Association (HHSA) races last week. Thursday was a clear but blustery...

Fickle weather trips up HHSA racing schedule

Due to gusty winds and imminent squalls, the Holmes Hole Sailing Association race last Thursday evening was canceled. Gloom prevailed.On Sunday, 13 boats started...

Holmes Hole sailors benefit from clear sailing weather

How long can the perfect sailing weather for the Thursday and Sunday Holmes Hole Sailing Association (HHSA) races continue? There was a great turnout...

Newport to Bermuda in 103 hours for Vineyard winning crew

Steve Besse, captain and owner of Après, a 22-year-old J120 sailboat, never picked up his trophy for finishing first in his class, and 19th...

Troubador wins first Holmes Hole Sailing Association race of the season

The lovely evening of Thursday, June 23, brought the first official Holmes Hole Sailing Association (HHSA) race of the season, with scores earned according...

Holmes Hole Sailing Association tunes up for racing season

Sunday presented itself as a sparkling, picture-perfect day for the Holmes Hole Sailing Association tune-up race of the 2016 summer season on Martha’s Vineyard....

Gaff rig race featured breathless morning, late-day winds, skilled captains

Updated 1:30 pm, FridayIn some ways the Pat West Gaff Rig & Schooner Race, held on Saturday, Sept. 19, evolved into two separate contests....