The Holmes Hole Sailing Association
The 2018 Season’s Schedule
Dues increase, first since 2006!
Regular Membership now $100
New courses! Watch for 2018 circular on May 1st.
Pusuit start, trial run for Tarp, July 8th. Starting times will be emailed prior to date.
The Dan Culkin Cup will be awarded this year for best attendence of season's races. The award will be shared in the event of a tie.
Pay dues and enter 2018 Moffett Race with one payment of $140!
Select: Membership type = Boat owner including Moffett.
Thursday Evening and Sunday races all count towards Season's awards.
Check your Division assignments. There will be two starting sequences,
one for Division B, then, 10 Minutes later, one for Division A.
Watch for starting line to north of Nun 6 in Southernly Winds in order
to facilitate a Windward Start.
25 Races only $100.00!
You can now pay your dues with Pay Pal or Credit Card by going to
Update your address, email, phone and boat information also.
Racing begins with the annual Tune-Up race Across the Sound, Sunday June 17TH at 12:00 Noon. There will be three Rendezvous races, two across the sound races and Five Sundays of round the buoy harbor races. In addition, Thursday evening racing will commence June 21st with a 6 PM start at nun 6. Members are invited to meet for results and the snack bar will be open on the VHYC deck after the evening races.
With this variety of racing, every sailor should find something to enjoy!
Use the regattanetwork.com address above to pay your dues of $100 or send a check to the Treasurer, Wendell Colson, Box 2263, Oak Bluffs, 02557. (508 878 9061) New members please submit an entry form so we can “fit” a handicap. Any monohull boat within reach is welcome for the entire season or just a race or two. Ratings are updated after several races based on performance relative to the group.
Winners are often decided by seconds after racing for an hour and a half!
The ISAF Racing Rules of Sailing apply but remember this is Handicap racing for fun and we hope people self-administer the rules and do the two circles when necessary. Keep in mind the differences in the maneuverability of the various classes of boats and note the Life Jacket requirement for all racers.
On harbor race Sundays, the Vineyard Haven Yacht Club welcomes Holmes Holers to raft up and take
the noon break at the lunch counter as desired. Harbor and Sound race results are announced about
5 PM or one hour after the committee boat has docked, which ever is earlier, at the Vineyard Haven Yacht Club. Stop by to commiserate with friends.
Please help each other improve their sailing skills by joining in the after race discussion of tactics, strategies and the Racing Rules of Sailing.
Cups are awarded for first place for each race in two classes and seasons awards are awarded
at the annual meeting and pot luck dinner at the Stout's on Sept. 5th.
Moffett Race (9/8/2018)
Requires a separate entry, unless using the new $140 joint entry method so watch for the Announcement in August.
Holmes Holers are invited to sail on July 12-15th in the
Sail Martha’s Vineyard Vineyard Cup Racing weekend!
Consult www.Sailmv.com for schedule and instructions.
Brock Callen can help you get a PHRF certificate.
Holmes Holers are encouraged to participate in the Edgartown Yacht Club’s “Round the Island Race”
PHRF-NE Rating certificate required.
Go to www.rtirace.org and www.phrfne.org for entry information