U.S. Naval Academy's Integrity Flies With the Wind
Steve Myrick
Competing in the 79th Round the Island Race Saturday, the shipshape crew aboard the U.S. Naval Academy vessel Integrity made every second — and every wisp of wind — count.
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Pat West Race Gets a Second Wind
Lisa Stout

The conditions for the Pat West Gaff Rig and Schooner Race, held on Saturday, Sept. 19, were very like those for the Moffett Race on Sept. 12.

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Heading Out to Sea to Share the Bounty
Katherine Scott
On the day after Thanksgiving Nat Benjamin and a four-man crew cast off the stern lines of the gaff-rigged schooner Charlotte and set sail for the Caribbean. But it will be more than a cruising adventure.
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From Duluth to Vineyard Haven, Island Family Sees America by Sail
Ivy Ashe

When Tim and Trisha Colon bought a sailboat in Duluth, Minn., bringing the 45-foot boat home became a family adventure. With their two children, the Colons sailed the boat through the Great Lakes, down the Hudson River and across Long Island Sound to Vineyard Haven harbor.

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Wind in Her Hair, Sea Beneath; Traveling the Old School Way
Phyllis Meras
Every once in awhile when I was a child summering at East Chop, a four or five-masted schooner would come into sight, white sails filled with wind.
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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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Holmes Hole Summer Sailing Season Opens

Charlie Felder, longtime manager at the Vineyard Haven Yacht Club and the co-owner of a new J/70, got the Holmes Hole Sailing Association summer series underway last Sunday with a first-place finish (A Division). Eleven boats came to the line for a noon start at Buoy 6 on a stunning Vineyard day.

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Holmes Hole Sailing Association Opens Season
David Lott

The Holmes Hole Sailing Association kicked off the summer season on June 14 with its first-ever opening-weekend potluck supper, followed by an annual tune-up race on Sunday, June 15.

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Wind at Her Back, Full Sail Ahead
Ivy Ashe
Casey Blum, 24, is about to embark on her first season as captain of Alabama. She’s the first woman to captain the 90-foot schooner, and the youngest captain to sail Alabama since the ship began its second life on the Vineyard.
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Surveying the Sound
Mark Alan Lovewell
For many fishermen, boaters and sailors, Nantucket Sound is a neighborhood. It is an inland sea with personality where stories abound. The sound ranges in size from 500 to 700 square miles, depending on who is doing the measuring. Nantucket Sound is the water that separates Cape Cod from Nantucket and much of the Vineyard.
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