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

The Holmes Hole Sailing Association
The 2019 Season’s Schedule


No more Sunday Morning Harbor Races.
Besides the 3 Rendezvous races, Sunday racing will start at 1:00 PM.
The course will be chosen from the 8 available courses depending
on weather conditions.

No more June/July, Aug/Sep series awards. 
1st place finishers in each division will receive awards for
the 10 race Sunday series and also for the 10 race Thursday Evening series.
As usual, 1st, 2nd and 3rd place finishers will receive award at season's end and the Jewett award will still go to best overall performance.

Committee Boat Service no longer required!
The VHYC will be providing all the necessary manpower for this. 
Voluntary contributions will be accepted to cover the expense.

Pusuit start will be the standard for Rendezvous racing.  Slowest boat to start at about 10 AM  Starting times will be emailed prior to date.

The Hugh Schwarz Cup will again be awarded this year for best performance
in combined Pre and Post Season racing. 

Pay dues and enter 2019 Moffett Race with one payment of $140!
Select:  Membership type = Boat owner including Moffett.

Check your Division assignments which will be determined when entries are received.

  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.

Refer to 2019 Circular for all instructions

21 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 16TH at 1:00 PM.  There will be three Rendezvous races and seven Sundays of round the buoy harbor or sound races.  In addition, Thursday evening racing will commence June 20th 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. 

  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. 4th.

Moffett Race (9/7/2019)  
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

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