Shenandoah Launched
Marianna Winslow
There was a feeling of excitement and expectation in the air as one arrived at the shipyard of Harvey F. Gamage in South Bristol, Me., Saturday morning.
 
Arriving at the same time were MacPherson’s Pipers, a seventeen-piece bagpipe band handsomely attired in full dress kilt regimentals of colorful tartan, their immaculate gaiters gleaming white in the water sun.
 
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Becalmed for the Holidays? Set Sail With a Nautical Feast
Virginia Crowell Jones
One thing we islanders all have in common, of course, is boats, and each year I take to the sea with a list of books about boating and sailing.
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Shifting Weather Kept Sailors Busy at Shields National Championships
Noah Asimow
The 54th Shields class national championship ended on Saturday with Ted Slee’s Newport-based boat Maverick taking home the first place prize.
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Stiff Winds Fuel Moffett Cup
Steve Myrick
Aileen, skippered by Brian Roberts, won a windy 41st edition of the Moffett Cup Saturday over a fleet of 32 competitors. The custom Sparkman & Stevens 65-footer was best on corrected time over a course that ran from East Chop to Edgartown and back to Vineyard Haven.
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Moffett Race Turns Forty-One
Steve Myrick

Competitors are ready to set sail in the 41st Moffett Cup Race Saturday morning, the annual end of season competition sponsored by the Holmes Hole Sailing Association.

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Shields National Championships Sail Into Edgartown
Steve Myrick
The Edgartown Yacht Club will host the championships beginning Sept. 5, a competitive regatta.
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To the Sea and Beyond, The Seeker Is Launched
Noah Asimow
On Saturday Ted Box launched The Seeker. The event stopped traffic as passers-by watched a historical event in the making.
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Seeking Fair Winds and Some Water
Noah Asimow

A sea-weathered, 70-year-old master-woodworker and shipwright named Ted Box is undertaking the ambitious project of a lifetime.

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Return of the Schooner Valora
Steve Myrick

Eight years ago, the schooner Valora broke loose in a vicious August storm and smashed against the Vineyard Haven breakwater. Valora was gone.

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Explore Your Inner Commodore, Summer Sailing Season Is Here
Steve Myrick

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

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