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Holmes Hole sailing begins

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Delighted to be back on the water, the Holmes Hole Sailing Association (HHSA) will hold its tune-up race on Sunday, June 13. This inaugural...

Penelope wins the Moffett

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On Saturday, Sept. 12, Mo Flam took first place out of 29 contenders in the 43rd annual Moffett Race. The win, aboard his Alerion...

Holmes Hole’s final week

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It was another week of contrasts to finish up the official season for the Holmes Hole Sailing Association. Thursday’s race was eventually canceled due...

Holmes Hole Sailing weekly update: A variety pack

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On Thursday evening, August 13th, there wasn’t a breath of air, and with rain predicted even the most unremittingly enthusiastic sailors had to admit...

Sailors face the doldrums

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The word “doldrums” seems to have first appeared around 1802 to describe melancholy, sadness, ennui, or the blues. By 1824 it was transferred to...

Competition heats up along with weather

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A contentious, confusing, and competitive start on Thursday evening miraculously avoided any collisions. A strong west-southwest wind gusting up to 20 mph called for...

Trinity wins Chappy race

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David McDonough sailed his C&C 37, Trinity, to victory on Sunday in the Holmes Hole Sailing Association race to Chappaquiddick. Under cloudless skies, on...

Herreshoff debut at Holmes Hole

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Thursday evening saw the first appearance of the Herreshoff 12½ fleet for an inaugural race around Vineyard Haven Harbor. The three 12½s started 15...

Winning week for Holmes Hole

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Another perfect Thursday evening race and a spanking Sunday breeze gave Holmes Hole sailors two more memorable outings. Fourteen sailors turned out on Thursday,...

Complications at sea

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The perfect summer evening on July 2 presented 13 sailors with a steady, light breeze, a rising tide, and a clear sky. Unfortunately, the...

Unbeatable weather and wind

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The 42nd annual Moffett Race set a new standard of perfection that will be hard to even approach in years to come: a glorious...

The winds of change

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The conclusion of the 2019 Holmes Hole racing season was more of a sigh than a roar, or more of a whimper than a...

Rough-and-tumble Sunday

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Thursday’s 15-mph SW breeze made for a speedy and sporting Holmes Hole race around the harbor. Most of the 13 boats took about 40...

Fickle breezes

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Thursday, August 15, served up a focused and energetic 12- to 15-mph ENE wind that brought most of the 14 sailors around the scalene...

More wind than boats

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Quite the opposite of the week before, the Holmes Hole Sailing Association (HHSA) races on both Thursday and Sunday saw southwest winds in the...

‘More boats than wind’

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That was Roger Becker’s apt description of both of last week's Holmes Hole races. What breezes there were shifted here and there on both...

Honoring Bob Jewitt

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Sunday’s Holmes Hole Sailing Association (HHSA) race was dedicated to Bob Jewitt, who died recently. He was the son of Frank Jewitt, one of...

Best place to be

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On Sunday, July 21st, as temperatures and humidity soared, the best place to be was on the water (or perhaps in the water). Holmes...

Wet and wild

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The fact that it took the same amount of time to complete a triangle around the harbor on Thursday as it did a nine-mile...

Gentle breezes

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Mother Nature served up a balmy evening perfect for a leisurely sail on Thursday, June 27. Fifteen Holmes Hole sailors showed up for a...
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