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
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
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

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
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
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

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

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

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

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She Roars, She Sails, She Is the Tigress
Holly Pretsky

Capt. Kurt Peterson tuned up his guitar and sang, his right leg holding the wheel of his catboat, Tigress, steady.

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