Holmes Hole Sailing Association
Performance Handicap sailboat racing in the Vineyard Sound since 1976!
The Holmes Hole Sailing Association
The 2023 Season’s Schedule


Season's Awards will include Sunday and Thursday races. 
  Chance for a First Place Coffee Cup after any race.

Thursday evening racing will start at 5:00 PM as in 2022
VHYC Snack Bar will be open for Thursday gatherings.
Watch for announcements.

Racing will follow 2022's format.  See circular and schedule.
No Rendezvous race this year.  Every Sunday race to be decided based on Conditions. 
We will race as one class, same as 2022.

High point scoring will again be used allowing higher scores if doing well in
races with many participants.  The best scores of only 60% of scored races will be used
to determine season's awards.  This method could allow an irregular competitor to do well.  Any and all sailors are encouraged to join us at all times.
As usual, 1st, 2nd and 3rd place finishers will receive awards at season's end and the Jewett award will 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.

HHSA sailors are invited to join the VHYC racers for a chance at the Jewett Bowl on Saturday, August 5th.  Pursuit start using PHRF-NE ratings.

The Schwarz Cup will be awarded this year for best performance
in combined  Pre and Post Season racing if attendence allows. 

Pay dues and enter 2022 Moffett Race with one payment of $140!
Select:  Membership type = Boat owner including Moffett.
HHSA membership includes entry in VHYC Jewett Bowl Race, August 6th.

Racing for 2022 will be as one division, one starting sequence.  Watch for announcements.

Watch for starting line to north of Nun 6 in Southernly Winds in order
to facilitate a Windward Start.

Refer to 2023 Circular for all instructions

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 on Sunday June 18th at 2:00 PM. 
Thursday evening racing will commence June 22nd with a 5 PM start at nun 6. 

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, 115 Main Street, Vineyard Haven, MA 02568.  (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 and seasons awards are awarded
at the annual meeting and pot luck dinner to be announced.

Moffett Race (9/9/2023)  
Requires a separate entry, unless using the new $140 joint entry method so watch for the Announcement in August.

Sail Martha’s Vineyard Vineyard Cup Racing weekend has been scheduled for Saturday and Sunday July 8 and 9.

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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