Entry Deadline for Moffett Race is Friday

The deadline for entry into this year’s 35th annual George Moffett Memorial Race is approaching. Friday, Aug. 31, is the last day for entry forms to be mailed to the Holmes Hole Sailing Association.

While the race is still more than a week away, organizers of the event need to do their handicap work in preparation for the race on Saturday, Sept. 8. Last year there were 40 boats participating in the race.

Captain Courageous: Robert S. Douglas and Shenandoah Remain as One

It's said that her name is Indian by origin and means Daughter of the Stars, but in truth she is more like the daughter of Capt. Robert S. Douglas. He planned for her, he provided everything she ever needed, and in return, she has never gone anywhere without him.

Holmes Hole Sailors See End of Summer For Thursday Night Harbor Race Series

The Holmes Hole Sailing Association concluded its summer season of handicap sailboat racing from Vineyard Haven harbor with a Thursday night race on August 28 and two harbor races on August 31.

Holmes Hole Sailors Post Race Results

The Holmes Hole Sailing Association continued its summer season of handicap sailboat racing from Vineyard Haven Harbor with a Thursday night race on August 14 and a Sound race on August 17.

Tracking the Tacking of Holmes Hole Sailors

The Holmes Hole Sailing Association continued its summer series of handicap sailboat racing from Vineyard Haven Harbor on Sunday, August 3, with the Chappy Rendezvous Race.

It was a cloudy morning with a west wind of five to 10 knots and a forecasted threat of rain. Twelve boats posted for the start at red nun 6 outside of the Vineyard Haven breakwater.

Holmes Hole Sailors Race in Vineyard Haven Waters

Holmes Hole Sailors Race

In Vineyard Haven Waters

The Holmes Hole Sailing Association continued its Thursday evening series of handicap sailboat racing from Vineyard Haven harbor with a 6 p.m. race on July 10. 

It was a warm, hazy evening with a fresh southwest wind of 10 to 15 knots. Ten boats posted for the start at red nun 6 outside of the Vineyard Haven breakwater.

Holmes Hole Sailors Compete in Thursday Night, Sunday Races

The Holmes Hole Sailing Association continued its summer season of handicap sailboat racing from Vineyard Haven harbor with a Thursday night race on July 3 and two harbor races on July 6. 

Thursday night was overcast with the threat of rain, and a 10-knot southwest wind. Six boats posted for the start at red nun 6 outside of the Vineyard Haven harbor breakwater.

Finishing first was Bob Jewett in his Soling, Andiamo II. In second was Dan Culkin in the Vineyard Vixen, Magic Time. In third was Jerry Goodale in the Pearson 31, Stormalong.

Holmes Hole Sailors Embark On Summer Season of Races

The Holmes Hole Sailing Association has launched its series of handicap sailboat races from Vineyard Haven harbor.

On Sunday, the association held its Robinson’s Hole Rendezvous Race. Robinson’s Hole is a passage from Vineyard Sound to Buzzards Bay at the west end of Naushon Island.

It was a mostly sunny morning with a brisk southwest wind filling in for the 10 a.m. start outside of the Vineyard Harbor breakwater. Six boats posted for the start.

Holmes Hole Sailors Begin Summer Season

Holmes Hole Sailors

Begin Summer Season

The Holmes Hole Sailing Association started its summer season of handicap sailboat racing from Vineyard Haven harbor with a tune-up race in the harbor on June 15.

 The weather was cool, with a gray overcast sky and intermittent rain. The wind was east-northeast at about eight to 15 knots. Four skippers posted at the start. The race committee opted for a 5.3-mile course.

Holmes Hole Sailors Set Summer Race Schedule

Holmes Hole Sailors Set

Summer Race Schedule

The Holmes Hole Sailing Association has announced its schedule of handicap sailboat racing from Vineyard Haven harbor for the summer season.

The association will be sponsoring a series of 24 races, in a variety of formats, beginning with a tune-up race in Vineyard or Nantucket Sound on June 15 and concluding with the annual George Moffett Memorial Race on Sept. 6.

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