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

The Holmes Hole Sailing Association
The 2014 Season’s Schedule

Jerry Goodale will serve as our new Commodore!

25 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. 

All starts at Nun 6, Vineyard Haven Harbor
Watch for starting line established to north of Nun 6 in Southern winds on an experimental basis.
In which case, leave Nun 6 to port as the first mark , and proceed to sail the course as usual.

    Racing begins with the annual Tune-Up race Across the Sound, Sunday June 15TH at 12:00 Noon.  There will be three Rendezvous races, three across the sound races and Four Sundays of round the buoy harbor races.  In addition, Thursday evening racing will commence June 19th 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. 3rd.

Moffett Race (9/6/2014)  and Gaff Rigger’s Race (9/13/2014)
Requires a separate entry, so watch for the Announcement in August.

Holmes Holers are invited to sail on  July 11th, 12th and 13th 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.

6/15  Tune Up-Sound                      12pm                         Roger Becker

6/22  Sound Race                            12pm                          Ed Cerullo

6/29  Harbor Race                            10am                          Beck Colson

6/29  Harbor Race                              2pm                         Steve Besse

7/6    Tarpaulin Cove                       10am                          Woody Bowman

7/20  Robinson’s Hole                     10am                          Bow Von Riper

7/27  Harbor Race                            10am                          Mo Flam

7/27  Harbor Race                             2pm                          Jim Dixon

8/3    Sound Race                            12pm                          Michael Loberg

8/10  Harbor Race                           10am                           Phil Hale

8/10  Harbor Race                            2pm                            Dan Culkin

8/17  Sound Race                           12pm                           Jerry Goodale

8/24  Chappy Rendezvous            10am                           David Lott

8/31  Harbor                                     10am                          Stuart Halpert

8/31  Harbor                                       2pm                          John Stout

Alternates: Alex Pardo,  Frank Sutula,
Mary Worrell,  Andrew Berry
This page was last updated: March 2, 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: