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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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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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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Schooner Celebrated at Pat West Jr. Sailing Race
Mark Alan Lovewell

Ten sailboats participated in last Saturday’s 25th annual Pat West Gaff Rig and Schooner Race. The race from the outer Vineyard Haven harbor to Tarpaulin Cove and back began at 11 a.m. in light and variable winds. Zoli Clarke and Ryan Payne of Vineyard Haven sailed the Gannon and Benjamin Hazel 18 to victory.

Of the 10 boats, six were schooners. The Soros/DiBiaso team won the schooner class in their 65-foot Gannon and Benjamin schooner Juno.

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A Fast and Flawless Sail Wins Moffet Race
Dan Culkin
It was a bright, late summer day as the fleet sailed north from Vineyard Haven on an 18.7-mile course that would take the boats across the sound then off to the east to Wreck Shoal where they would continue on southward and westward legs that would test each skipper’s ability to cope with differing winds and tides. - See more at: http://mvgazette.com/news/2013/09/12/fast-and-flawless-sail-wins-moffet-race#sthash.heOGm8du.dpuf
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Moffett Race Returns
Mark Alan Lovewell

The 36th annual George Moffett Race, the premiere end-of-summer sailboat event, returns Saturday, Sept. 7.

The monohull race is a late morning, all afternoon handicapped contest involving sailboats of all sizes, from 16 to more than 40 feet.

Registration is $40, and must be received in the mail no later than August 30. For more information, visit the Holmes Hole Sailing Association website at holmeshole.org.

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