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Holmes Hole season finale

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Both of the final HHSA races saw perfect summer weather and serviceable, if fickle, 10-knot breezes. Thursday evening brought 10 boats out to sail...

Nearing the end

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There are only two more races in the official 2022 season for the Holmes Hole Sailing Association. In terms of this year’s championship, Mo...

Winds variable for Holmes Hole races

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Thursday evening, crystal clear and sparkling, sported a quite robust breeze in the high teens with heavier gusts, but that didn’t discourage three competitors...

Beating the heat

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Artful Dodger from Falmouth took the cup on Thursday evening. Mike Powers’ Tartan 3500 beat Tom Wescott’s Alerion 28 by 2½ minutes on corrected...

July’s breezy finish

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Eleven HHSA sailors enjoyed the snappy 15- to 20-knot southwest wind for the entire Thursday evening race on July 28. All finished in about...

Sunday sailapalooza

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After Thursday’s race was canceled due to high winds, patience paid off on Sunday with a perfectly glorious sailing day. Roger Becker describes the...

A week for optimists

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Both of last week’s races called for a spirit of optimism. Thursday, the last day of June, was quite still all day, but in...

Beauty is deceiving

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The second week of the Holmes Hole sailing season started with an ideal evening sail on Thursday: no clouds, a nice 10- to 15-knot...

A stormy start

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The HHSA 2022 started off on the blustery Thursday evening of June 16. The strong 12- to 15-knot breeze was stronger than that of...

Siren wins Moffett Race

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Updated 9/14 September served up one of her perfect days on Saturday, Sept. 11, for the 44th annual Moffett Race, sponsored by Holmes Hole Sailing...

Dropping sail on summer

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The final two races of the 2021 Holmes Hole sailing were emblematic of this year’s summer series. Thursday’s race was a slog, with dying,...

Patience, after the storm

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After a week with no races because of too much wind and weather commotion, Thursday, August 26, brought an end to the waiting game...

Reversal of fortune

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The sailing last week was just as good as the week before was bad. Despite rather insipid forecasts for both Thursday and Sunday, both...

Uncooperative weather slows races

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The past week was a disappointing one for HHSA sailors. The Thursday evening race started and ended in the rain, but eight undaunted souls...

At the halfway point of the season

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The July 29 race completed the first half of the Holmes Hole sailing season. An appropriately representative evening brought out 12 boats in the...

Every shape and size welcome

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Holmes Hole Sailing Association welcomes vessels of all shapes and sizes over 15 feet in length. The largest boat in the fleet is Aileen,...

On the water

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The next best thing to being in the water during last week’s oppressive heat was being on the water. After a day when almost...

Windy, wet, and wild

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A sporty east-northeast wind produced short, steep waves on Thursday evening, making for some sloppy seas and strategic thinking as the harbor triangle course...

And the last shall be first

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The inaugural week of Holmes Hole Sailing Association turned out to be exactly what everyone was dreaming of last February: Thursday evening presented an...

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...