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Vineyard Cup weekend featured races
Among the many programs and events that filled the inaugural three-day Vineyard Cup Weekend, July 7-9, were sailboat and windsurf races.
Onawa, the Grand Prix winner, sails hard on the wind. Photos by Louisa Gould
Winner in the Green Fleet was Sam Shannon. Greg Fligor was second and Olivia Berman, third.
Six gigs competed in the Pilot Gig races on Saturday.
Solvig Sayre was first to finish the course in the under-15 division.
The Windsurfing long distance race was held Sunday, in 15-10 knot winds and was open to all windsurfers. Fourteen reported to the starting gate off East Chop and sailed to a turning mark off Big Bridge then back to Vineyard Haven Harbor, a distance of some eight miles.
First to complete the sail was Nevin Sayre of Vineyard Haven, followed by Steve Besse also of V.H. Then came Bruce Metzger of Marblehead, Dennis Rawley of Salem, Jeremiah Malina of Middleborough, Chris Johnson of Newport, R.I., Gary Harcourt of Oak Bluffs, Andy Weiner of Oak Bluffs, Stina Sayre and Solvig Sayre of Vineyard Haven.