Sail MV Returns to the Water
The Vineyard's not-for-profit sail training center is offering one-on-one classes this summer.
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Lark Wins Round the Island Race
Aaron Wilson
Former Secretary of State John Kerry aboard Lark took home the Verona trophy for the best overall corrected time in the spinnaker division of the Edgartown Yacht Club’s Round the Island race.
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Round the Island Race Sets Sail in Ideal Conditions
Aaron Wilson
It was near perfect weather Saturday morning as 46 boats in seven different groups set off for the 2020 Round the Island race.
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Round the Island Race Set for August 1
Aaron Wilson
Sailors from around New England are expected to convene for the Edgartown Yacht Club’s annual Round the Island race on August 1.
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Strong Winds Smile on Pat West Race
Will Sennott
Winds blew strong and steady through the 31st annual Pat West gaff-rigged race last Sunday.
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Pride of Baltimore II Makes Brief Stop in Vineyard Haven
Will Sennott

After four months at sea, sailing through the Great Lakes and down the coast of Maine, the historic vessel pulled into Vineyard Haven Sunday afternoon.

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Strong Tailwinds Propel Moffett Race
Will Sennott
Alan Wilson took first place in this year's Moffett Race aboard his 28-foot Stuart Knockabout, Altius. It was his third win, captaining three different boats.
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The New York Yacht Squadron in the Harbor of Edgartown
Vineyard Gazette
A Newport correspondent of the New York Post says: -
 
“The members of the yacht squadron which arrived here on Monday night from the East gave a funny account of their adventures,” and he goes on to state the particulars of their forming an acquaintance with the ladies of Edgartown, the ball, &c. Being detained by the weather from proceeding to Nahant, and feeling ennui in their protracted stay, they hoped to obtain some relief by reception on shore. We quote as follows: -
 
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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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