Great Official Start of the 2010 Holmes Hole Sailing Association season brings 13 boats to the starting line...all finished in the 18 knots of West South West wind. The HHSA is based in Vineyard Haven, MA, and runs races on Sundays and Thursdays in Vineyard Sound and Vineyard Haven Harbor.
Congratulations to Diane and Tim who started and finished their first HHSA race in Triumph, formally owned by Holmes Holer Herm Belmont. Prior to this Diane and Tim had been crewing for several years for Jerry Coe on Indian Summer, the New York 40.
Rebecca Colson's Nonsuch 26 took to the strong winds and found a nice lifting westerly along West Chop to finish well ahead of the fleet.
Other top finishers: 2. UNDINE CERULLO, ED MORRIS 36; 3. MASQUERADE LOBERG, M&M, MORRIS 36; 4. WICKED, HALE, ROB, SOLING; 5. STORMALONG, GOODALE, JERRY, PEARSON 31