Herreshoff Cup Race Welcomed Vineyard Haven Into the Mix
The traditional end of summer Herreshoff Cup Race included a twist this year, with the Vineyard Haven Yacht Club competing in the race for the first time and playing host.
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Camaraderie High, Winds Low for Round the Island Race
Clear skies and fair seas but not much wind met the 66 sailing teams that set out Saturday in the Edgartown Yacht Club’s annual ‘Round-the-Island race, a Vineyard tradition since 1938.
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E.Y.C. Ball Has Theme of Denizens of Deep

The Edgartown Yacht Club’s gala festivity of the year took place Friday night at the club when children from 10 to 18, and an even greater number of adult spectators, gathered for the annual fancy dress ball. Carrying out the theme of Denizens of the Deep in Fact and Fiction, the decorations, painted by Ruth Appledoorn Mead’s art class, consisted of flat models of fish and other sea animals hung from the ceiling and adorning the walls. Balloons were also strung above the dance floor.

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Editorial: Interlude of a Hundred Years
Vineyard Gazette
It’s just a hundred years ago that the cruising squadron of the New York Yacht Club paid its first visit to Martha’s Vineyard, and the schooner America was among them. And so the rendezvous set for today in Edgartown harbor completes a sort of neat historical package, even to the coming of the yachts from among which the defenders of the America’s Cup will be selected.
 
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The Fleet Comes In: New York Yacht Club Arrives Today at Edgartown
Vineyard Gazette
Boat watchers, prepare yourselves! The New York Yacht Club’s annual cruise will arrive in Edgartown today. The yearly progress, which touches at several southeastern New England ports, has been an eye-catching summer spectacle for at least 116 years. This year’s fleet includes 106 sailboats and a collection of more than 60 power craft.
 
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Yacht Club Demolition Attracts Attention on Harborfront
Noah Asimow

The Edgartown Yacht Club broke ground — or more accurately broke wharf — last week on a project to renovate the historic clubhouse.

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Shields National Championships Sail Into Edgartown
The Edgartown Yacht Club will host the championships beginning Sept. 5, a competitive regatta.
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Explore Your Inner Commodore, Summer Sailing Season Is Here

New races and new venues highlight the upcoming summer of competitive sailing on Martha’s Vineyard.

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Edgartown Yacht Club
Vineyard Gazette
At a special meeting of the Edgartown Yacht Club, held at the Club rooms on Tuesday evening, Aug. 1st, the following named persons having been approved and recommended by the Membership Committee, were elected by a unanimous vote as members of the Club: Edward R. Trowbridge, Providence; Francis M. Rachemann, Readville; Schofield Thayer, Worcester; Gurdon S. Mumford, New York; Warren Weston, Weymouth; Charles L. Hill, Boston; Frederick T. Bontecou, New York.
 
Lott Norton, Sec’y.
 
 
 
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Round the Island Race Cut Short in Light Winds

Plagued by light air, Saturday’s Round the Island race finished less than halfway round the Island. Only 13 of 56 entrants were able to finish.

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