Rain and Cloudy Skies Don't Deter Sailors
David Lott

A dour day of clouds and threatening rain greeted the Holmes Hole fleet for last Sunday’s annual race to Robinson’s Hole.

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Holmes Hole Rocks the Vineyard Cup
David Lott
The just completed 2014 edition of the Vineyard Cup featured 66 competitors.
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Shifting Winds Challenge Weekend Regattas in Edgartown, Vineyard Haven
Derek Schwartz

Sails dotted the horizon from Cape Pogue to West Chop from Thursday to Sunday, but fickle winds and currents were the main theme this year in the annual Edgartown Yacht Club Regatta and Vineyard Cup races.

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Weekend Rendezvous at Tarpaulin Cove
David Lott

Thirteen boats took to the water last Sunday on a glorious post-Fourth of July and Hurricane Arthur visit to race to Tarpaulin Cove. Replicating America’s first yacht race of 1833, HHSA’s yearly rendezvous race to Tarpaulin Cove is always a treat when the weather behaves.

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Holmes Hole Fleet Rides the Elements
David Lott
West northwest winds and a flooding tide combined to create a tough go on Sunday as the Holmes Hole fleet took to the Sound for two races. HHSA racers have already seen more of Course #2 in 2014 than in the previous 10 years, and the elements made it memorable.
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Menemsha Sails Away With Win in First Vineyard Herreshoff Cup
Ivy Ashe

Sunny skies and crisp summer breezes combined with two full days of stellar competition as the Menemsha Pond Racers won the inaugural Vineyard Herreshoff Cup this weekend.

The competition was held June 28 and 29 on Menemsha Pond and featuring sailors from the Edgartown Yacht Club and the Menemsha Pond Racers.

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First Vineyard Herreshoff Cup Arrives
Ivy Ashe
The first-ever Vineyard Herreshoff Cup takes place this weekend. "The spirit of it all is to have fun and enjoy it," Edward Miller said. "We hope this will become an annual event that grows in popularity."
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High School Sailors Head to National Invitational
Ivy Ashe
After qualifying for the Fritz Mark trophy race in Hyannis last weekend, the Vineyarders thought they had missed the chance to move on to the national invitational, despite a hard-fought comeback at the end. Now another team has dropped out and Island sailors will race in Cambridge this weekend.
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Gannon and Benjamin Boats Take Top Honors in Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta

Nat Benjamin’s Juno and Ross Gannon’s Eleda placed first in their class at the Caribbean regatta held over the weekend. Races concluded Monday. Eleda also won the Arne Frisell Prize for greatest attention to structural integrity and safety.

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Speed, Skills and Controversy Swirl as America's Cup Concludes
Louisa Gould
Wow! The new generation of AC 72 yachts (America’s Cup-designed, 72 feet long) are impressive in both design and speed. These new racing machines are sexy, fast and dangerous. They are also exciting and fun to watch at the match race in San Francisco Bay.
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