American Eagle and Nefertiti race cheek by jowl in a classic traditional contest. Photo by Louisa Gould
Twelve meter regatta
Weatherly, skippered by David Edwards, was the clear winner of the Classic Traditional class at the Edgartown Yacht Club's annual 12 meter regatta, Saturday and Sunday, winning three of the four races and coming in second in the fourth for a low score of 5, followed by Nefertiti (12), American Eagle (13), Onawa (15) and Columbia (15).
Courageous (5) also won three of four races to beat Intrepid (9) and Freedom (10) in the Modern class.
Hisar and Wright on White finished with the same score of 7 in the Grand Prix class, with Kiwi Magic (10) and USA (16) trailing.
The Kay Hubner Memorial Trophy was awarded to Nefertiti and Captain Sears Wullschleger of Nantucket.
Holmes Hole sails
The start of Sunday's HHSA race was delayed two hours and moved from the Sound to the Harbor to allow a southwest wind to replace the morning's inadequate northerly breeze. Ten boats posted at red nun 6 for the 2 pm start as the wind shifted as expected but remained light. A triangular course to West Chop, then to East Chop, and back to the red nun outside the breakwater was set to be sailed twice around. As the fleet reached the first mark the wind died and the vessels slatted and drifted in the outer harbor limping toward East Chop. After an hour of frustration the wind filled in from the southwest and the fleet made the can and beat to windward toward nun 6.
The committee prudently shortened the course to one lap.
Winner in the A division was Jerry Goodale in Stormalong, and the B division winners were John and Lisa Stout in Isabella.
Bridge of Dukes Cty.
Top MV Bridge Club scorers sitting north-south, Saturday at the Tisbury senior center were Gloria and Ted Manning. Jocelyn and Duncan Walton were runners up.
At east-west the top pair was Ann Brown and Art Flathers. Gerry Jones and Francis Finney were second.
Tossing the javelin
Meredith Smith, daughter of Beth and Gary Smith of Edgartown, placed second in the women's javelin throw at the USA Track and Field New England Championships, at M.I.T on June 17, with a heave of 123'2". In July she was third at the 2007 Bay State Games in Boston, also at M.I.T. She tossed the javelin 120' 8"
After graduating from MVRHS, Meredith earned a bachelor's degree from UMass Boston, graduating summa cum laude. She plans to attend the Connecticut School of Broadcasting in Beverly, Mass., this fall.
The 30th annual George Moffet race, always a high point in the Holmes Hole Sailing Assn. racing season, will be Saturday, September 8.
Entry forms, available on line at www.holmeshole,org, or from Kathy Logue, 508-693-7074, must be delivered to HHSA c/o Gates, 28 Ocean View Farm Road, Chilmark, MA, 02535 before 1200 hours, Friday, August 31. Late entries will not be accepted.
Spinnakers and loose-luffed sails are not permitted.
Roller skating bears
The Boston Bruins are coming to town - well, former Bruins anyway - to play an MV team in a demonstration of street hockey at the MV Arena parking lot. It's a fund-raiser for M.V. Youth Hockey. Autographed jerseys will be auctioned. There will be burgers and hot dogs and a raw bar. The street hockey demo begins at 3 pm. The ice hockey game is scheduled to start two hours later at 5 pm.
Tickets are $15 and are available at the Cutting Edge in the Arena, at deBettencourt's garage in Oak Bluffs, at Up-Island Automotive in West Tisbury, and at the Plane View Restaurant in the airport
In the final week of Riverhead Field Summer League competition, disc golfers played a round from the intermediate white tee boxes. First place trophies were presented to Jake Gifford in the Amateur One division and to Junior Brazil in Amateur Two.
Fall league play begins immediately, adding a Pro division while continuing Am1 and Am2.
Last Tuesday Sports Haven edged Broadway, 1-0 on a goal by Ben Sprayregan. The next day they did it again, besting the Atlantic Football Club, 1-0 as Sprayregan did the honors once more.
Thursday's game ended in a 2-1 win for Atlantic over Broadway. Leigh Hammond and Jeff Taylor scored for Atlantic; Sam Griswold put Broadway on the board.
This Tuesday Sports Haven won its third game in a row, 2-0, over Broadway.
Group A standings
Team G W L T Pts GF GA GD
Sports Haven 3 3 0 0 9 4 0 4
Atlantic FC 3 2 1 0 6 3 2 1
Broadway 4 0 4 0 0 1 6 -5
In Group B, on Tuesday, Shirley's Hardware shut out Coop deVille, 1-0, with a goal by Erly Pinheiro. Wednesday it was Lath & Plaster 1, Coop deVille 0, the goal by John DeWitt. On Thursday Shirley's Hardware embarrassed Coop
deVille, 7-0 with four goals by Pinheiro and singles by Jared Jernegan, Pat Rolston, and Adrian Villavicencio.
This Tuesday Shirley's and Lath & Plaster tied, 3-3. Pinheiro scored all three of Shirley's goals. Jay Evens, Rinchen Khampa and Charles DeWitt shared the L&P glory.
Group B standings
Team G W L T Pts GF GA GD
Shirley's 4 3 0 1 10 12 3 9
Lath & Plaster 3 1 1 1 4 4 4 0
Coop deVille 3 0 3 0 0 0 9 -9
The Times erred by misdating the start of the MV Tennis Open this week. It is Thursday, August 16, at the Farm Neck Tennis Club, when a cocktail party and live and silent auctions will kick off the lively weekend. The silent auction includes Patriots tickets, plane fare to Hawaii, and other big-ticket items. At the live auction bidders will vie to play with the Jensen brothers and Island tennis pros for Saturday's Pro-Am event.
Vineyarders meet in finale
A team composed of Highlanders and Loose Cannons won the Richie Madeiros Memorial softball tournament, Sunday by defeating a Wildcat/Treds combo. It was the first time that two Island teams reached the finals of the two-day tournament. Last year's winners, Riviera of Bridgewater, finished third.
Some $4,000 was added to the Richie Madeiros Children's Fund.
Oar & Paddle
The popular annual Oar and Paddle regatta on Sengekontacket Pond will be held Sunday, August 26. Registration at the Pond begins at 8 am and racing starts two hours latter. This year the regatta is a fund-raiser for the YMCA, which is in charge of arrangements. Any boat that can be rowed or paddled is welcome: canoes, rowboats, kayaks, gigs, et alia.