The Holmes Hole Sailing Association­­­­­— a group of skippers that has sponsored friendly competitions since 1970 — has announced its 2012 summer schedule of handicap sailboat racing from Vineyard Haven Harbor.

The association will sponsor a series of 27 races, in a variety of formats, beginning with a tune-up race in Vineyard or Nantucket Sound on June 17 and concluding with the annual George Moffett Memorial Race on September 8.

The weekly races are divided up into four categories; Harbor, Sound, and Rendezvous races, which are run on Sunday, and Thursday night races, which begin at 6 p.m. All races start outside of the breakwater in Vineyard Haven Harbor.

In addition to the association race schedule, the club hopes to field a large fleet to compete in the Vineyard Cup on July 13-15.

The Holmes Hole Sailing association actively seeks new participants. A complete schedule for the season and information on how to join the sailing association is available at or by calling 508-693-7074.