Holmes Hole Sailing Association
Performance Handicap sailboat racing in the Vineyard Sound since 1976!

The Holmes Hole Sailing Association
The 2015 Season’s Schedule

Thursday Evening and Sunday races all count towards Season's awards.
There are New Division assignments and there will be two starting sequences,
one for Division B, then, 10 Minutes later, one for Division A.

Watch for new starting line to north of Nun 6 in Southernly Winds in order
to facilitate a Windward Start.
Refer to 2015 Circular for all instructions

28 Races only $60.00!
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 14TH at 12:00 Noon.  There will be three Rendezvous races, three across the sound races and Five Sundays of round the buoy harbor races.  In addition, Thursday evening racing will commence June 18th with a 6 PM start at nun 6.  Members are invited to meet for results and picnic 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 $60 or send a check to the Treasurer, Kathy Logue, Box 804, West Tisbury, 02575.  (508 693-7074)  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. 9th.

Moffett Race (9/12/2015)  and Gaff Rigger’s Race (9/19/2015)
Requires a separate entry, so watch for the Announcement in August.

Holmes Holers are invited to sail on  July 10th, 11th and 12th in the Expanded
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

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Holmes Hole Race Committee Boat Assignments 2014
Please report to the VHYC at least 45 minutes before the start of the race and please plan to attend the post race results for the race you are officiating. In order to qualify for awards, each skipper must serve on the committee boat. These assignments were selected randomly from the 15 sailors who participated in the most races last year, with
the next 4 as alternates.

HHSA 2015 Season's Race Schedule                                                                            Committee Boat
2015-06-14 Sun 12:00 (Noon) Tune-up Course #4, 5, or 6                                             Michael Loberg
2015-06-18 Thu 6:00 PM
2015-06-21 Sun 08:59 12:00 (Noon) Sound Course #4, 5, or 6                                      Roger Becker
2015-06-25 Thu 6:00 PM
2015-06-28 Sun 10:00 AM and 2:00 PM Harbor Course #1,2,or 3.          Stephen Besse AM, Dan Culkin PM
2015-07-02 Thu 6:00 PM
2015-07-05 Sun 12:00 (Noon) Sound Sound Course #4, 5, or 6                                    Jim Dixon
2015-07-09 Thu 6:00 PM  CANCELLED!
2015-07-12 Sun http://www.sailmv.org/vineyard-cup/
2015-07-16 Thu 6:00 PM
2015-07-19 Sun 10:00 AM and 2:00 PM Harbor Course # 1,2 or 3.                 John Stout AM, David Lott PM
2015-07-23 Thu 6:00 PM
2015-07-26 Sun 10:00 AM Tarpaulin Cove Rendezvous                                           David McDonough
2015-07-30 Thu 6:00 PM
2015-08-02 Sun 10:00 AM and 2:00 PM Harbor Course #1,2,or 3.        Adam Hayes AM, Jerry Goodale PM
2015-08-06 Thu 6:00 PM
2015-08-09 Sun 10:00 AM Robinson's Hole Rendezvous                                             Stuart Halpert
2015-08-13 Thu 6:00 PM
2015-08-16 Sun 12:00 (Noon) Sound Course #4, 5, or 6                                                  Bow Van Riper
2015-08-20 Thu 6:00 PM
2015-08-23 Sun 10:00 AM and 2:00 PM Harbor Course #1,2,or 3.     Mo Flam AM, Laura & Tom Welch PM
2015-08-27 Thu 5:30 PM
2015-08-30 Sun 10:00 AM Chappy Rendezvous                                                              Phil Hale
2015-09-03 Thu 5:30 PM
2015-09-06 Sun 10:00 AM and 2:00 PM Harbor Course #1,2,or 3.  Andrew Berry AM, Woody Bowman PM
2015-09-12 Sat        MOFFETT RACE      Separate entry required

Beck Colson, Irving Gates, Ed Cerrullo,
Alex Pardo, Dan Pesch, Mary Worrell

Scoring notes:
1. Tune-up race is not included in season's scoring.
2. 28 races are included, 40% of completed races can be discarded.
3. Half Season awards will be given for first place for June-July races, and Aug-Sept races.
4. All races will be scored by division.
Division A for Performance boats, Division B for Cruising boats.
Talk with race officer Becker if you have questions concerning division assignments.
5. Score for "did not compete" will be equal to total number of different boats in each division
that attended throughout the season.
6. Score for "did not finish" is equal to the number of boats competing in that race and division
plus one.
7. Any contender for season's awards, must serve once on the committee boat on a Sunday.
Regular racers will be scheduled for service but new contenders should make sure they are included.
8. Handicap numbers for boats which have competed in fewer than 10 races in the last 3 three years
or which have been significantly altered from previous years could be changed during the season.
This page was last updated: September 14, 2015

The following is the list of people who are interested in joining the HHSA fun and want to help crew on your boat. 

Jill White writes:  Hi ,
I'm interested in crewing. I have never raced before and my interest in crewing is to move towards mastering skills.  I'll tell you about my sailing experiences, now I live in VH, I am 58.        508-265-6734     vtmvjill@gmail.com     Jillwhite@discoverymap.com

Jim Jones writes:
I am looking for a crew position for the 2014 season.  Have been a sailor all my life.  20+ years of experience campaigning 33 to 41 foot boats in PHRF.  VHYC member with experience racing Solings and Sonars over the past ten years.  Foredeck experienced.  Jib trimmer and spinnaker flyer.  Also tactics and navigation experience. 781-395-2266

Susan Waldrop :  973-879-9813 and swaldrop@me.com
    May be available for Thursdays and Sunday afternoon races when not on Avanti.

                   If you would like to be posted as available crew, simply send info to                                                                                  email@Holmeshole.org. 

Skippers looking for Crew: