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Penelope wins the Moffett

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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....