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Holmes Hole races reach finish line

The final Thursday evening race for the Holmes Hole Sailing Association produced an unexpectedly sporty northeasterly breeze on August 30, making for a competitive...

Nearing the finish

Only three races remain on the Holmes Hole Sailing Association schedule — a harbor race on Thursday, August 30, and two harbor races on...

Smooth sailing for Holmes Hole

An ideal evening for any sort of sail, Thursday, August 9, brought 20 Holmes Hole competitors to the start of a triangular race around...

Brisk start to the series

The Holmes Hole Sailing Association August/September series began on Thursday, August 3, with a windy once-around-the-harbor race. The 18-mph Southwest breeze brought everyone to...

Altius finishes ahead of 10 competitors

Nineteen Holmes Hole skippers waited out the alarming radar reports to sail a triangle around the harbor on Thursday, July 26. The evening proved...

Threatening winds cause problems for sailors

It was an abbreviated week for Holmes Hole sailors. Gusty winds and predicted thunderstorms caused the cancellation of the pursuit race to Robinson’s Hole...

Good wind, good turnout

Because both races were abandoned the previous week, sailing enthusiasm was running high, as was the tide, on Thursday evening, July 5. The were...

Off to the races

Despite a rather insipid breeze, the first Holmes Hole Sailing Association Thursday evening race of the season was held on June 21. An enthusiastic...

Holmes Hole season about to begin

A tune-up race across the Sound on Sunday, June 17, at 1 pm will open this year’s Holmes Hole Sailing Association season. The first...

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...