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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....

Holmes Hole Sailing Association hands out awards

The Holmes Hole Sailing Association (HHSA) announced its 2015 awards at the always lively potluck dinner held in Vineyard Haven on Wednesday, Sept. 9....

Steve Besse at helm of Apres claims second Moffett Race victory

Apres, a J/120 skippered by Steve Besse, was the winner of the 2015 Moffett Race held Saturday. This was his second Moffett win, the...

Holmes Hole Sailing Association season ends with potluck

The final three 2015 races of the Holmes Hole Sailing Association were held on Thursday and Sunday. The final awards for the season were...

Holmes Hole update: Off to Chappy by sail

The annual Holmes Hole Sailing Association (HHSA) race to Chappaquiddick was held on August 30th, another picture-perfect Sunday. Fourteen boats made the trip. The...

Holmes Hole update: Strategy wins the fickle wind day

Shifty winds, confusing currents, and mysterious waves presented challenges to the 24 boats racing at 6 pm on Thursday, August 20. Most sailors of...

Holmes Hole sailors report a beautiful day on the water

While it’s always hard to identify the “most beautiful day of the summer,” August 13th was certainly a contender. Twenty-three boats materialized for the...

Holmes Hole report: Exciting race capped off Thursday start

Seventeen enthusiastic sailors lined up for the HHSA Thursday-evening race on August 6. An equally enthusiastic breeze of 15 knots diminished to a less...

Holmes Hole Sailing Association August series begins

It was another wild and windy, overcast Thursday-evening race to finish off the July series on the 30th. Most of the 14 boats were...

Holmes Hole update: To reef or not to reef

On Thursday evening, July 23, 19 boats enjoyed a 15-knot breeze as they circled the triangular course in Vineyard Haven Harbor after beating to...

Holmes Hole coffee cup goes to Tom and Laurie Welch

On Thursday, July 16, Tom and Laurie Welch in the J/100 Escape won the highly coveted Holmes Hole Sailing Association (HHSA) Cup — coffee...

Holmes Hole race results: Light winds, fresh breezes

On July 2nd the third Thursday Harbor Race rallied 19 Holmes Holers to an overcast start. A perfect 10-knot breeze came out of what...