It was the night before the big three-day Vineyard Cup and sailors and friends of sailors were out in force. But they weren’t on the water. They were at the 24th annual Seafood Buffet and Auction to benefit Sail Martha’s Vineyard.
Sail Martha’s Vineyard will change its headquarters to the Tisbury Marketplace next month. The new offices will be on the second floor of the building occupied by Hospice of Martha’s Vineyard. The nonprofit provides instruction to Island youth.
Sail Martha’s Vineyard is dedicated to preserving the Vineyard’s maritime history and passing it on to a new generation of sailors. On Monday night, Sail MV's newest teaching tool, a 41-foot Concordia yawl, arrived in Vineyard Haven harbor.
The last one of the season, this dinner and lecture benefiting Sail Martha's Vineyard features Tim Fallon of Falmouth who will present the story of Kathleen, an experiment in re-creating one of the fastest racing catboats ever.
With a cool, brisk breeze rippling the waters of Vineyard Haven harbor, perhaps the most surprising feature of the annual Sail Martha’s Vineyard seafood buffet and auction was the number of sailors who were not out on their boats for the evening.