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