Challenging conditions prevail for Holmes Hole racers

Holmes Hole Sailing Association racers make the best of a stiff breeze. – Susan Waldrop

The Holmes Hole Sailing Association’s Thursday race took place in heavy wind and seas, and proved to be challenging for the 22 boats that participated.

According to race officer Roger Becker, the A division first place went to Ed Cerullo in Undine, a Morris 36. In second was Apres skippered by Stephen Besse, and third went to Tim Gollin’s Scheggia, a Brenta 38.  

In the B division, out of 14 boats competing, Altius, Alan Wilson’s Stuart Knockabout, came in first, followed by two Alarion X 28s, Mo Flam’s Penelope, and Jim Dixon’s At Last.

On a hot and humid Sunday, 10 boats raced to Robinson’s Hole, a distance of 13 miles.

First place in the A division went to Tom Welch’s Escape. Michael Loberg’s Masquerade, a Morris 36, was second, and Phil Hale’s Tango came in third.  

The B division was led by Altius, Alan Wilson’s Stuart Knockabout.  Second place went to Tamu, an Alerion skippered by Tom Wescott, and in third place was Beck Colson’s Nonsuch 26, called Silhouette.

Moffett race time approaches. Tell your sailing friends to link up to the HHSA website for all the information on how to sign up. HHSA races are held on Thursdays and Sundays. All are welcome. For further information, please visit