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More wind than boats

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’

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

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

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

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

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

Holmes Hole sailing season begins

Undaunted, 11 intrepid sailors turned out on a foggy, drizzly Thursday evening last week to kick off the 2019 Holmes Hole Sailing Association season....

Holmes Hole races reach finish line

The final Thursday evening race for the Holmes Hole Sailing Association produced an unexpectedly sporty northeasterly breeze on August 30, making for a competitive...

Nearing the finish

Only three races remain on the Holmes Hole Sailing Association schedule — a harbor race on Thursday, August 30, and two harbor races on...

Smooth sailing for Holmes Hole

An ideal evening for any sort of sail, Thursday, August 9, brought 20 Holmes Hole competitors to the start of a triangular race around...

Brisk start to the series

The Holmes Hole Sailing Association August/September series began on Thursday, August 3, with a windy once-around-the-harbor race. The 18-mph Southwest breeze brought everyone to...

Altius finishes ahead of 10 competitors

Nineteen Holmes Hole skippers waited out the alarming radar reports to sail a triangle around the harbor on Thursday, July 26. The evening proved...

Threatening winds cause problems for sailors

It was an abbreviated week for Holmes Hole sailors. Gusty winds and predicted thunderstorms caused the cancellation of the pursuit race to Robinson’s Hole...

Good wind, good turnout

Because both races were abandoned the previous week, sailing enthusiasm was running high, as was the tide, on Thursday evening, July 5. The were...

Off to the races

Despite a rather insipid breeze, the first Holmes Hole Sailing Association Thursday evening race of the season was held on June 21. An enthusiastic...

Holmes Hole season about to begin

A tune-up race across the Sound on Sunday, June 17, at 1 pm will open this year’s Holmes Hole Sailing Association season. The first...

Steve Besse lands a hat trick

If there is such a thing as a hat trick in the sailing world, Steve Besse accomplished just that last Saturday with an unprecedented...

Holmes Hole gives out annual awards

The Holmes Hole Sailing Association awards for 2017 were announced on Sept. 6 at the potluck dinner that marks the end of the official...

Sun sets on HHSA season

The last day of August was the last day of the Holmes Hole racing season. With races canceled on Sunday due to blustery, wet...

Whispering winds

Sixteen optimists drifted to the Holmes Hole Sailing Association start line on Thursday evening. The forecast wasn’t encouraging, but determination to sail grows proportionately...