Holmes Hole SA Sailors Make Their Mark on the 2014 Vineyard Cup

Holmes Hole SA Sailors Make Their Mark on the 2014 Vineyard Cup

Undine and masquerade
Morris 36 sailboats Masquerade and Undine competed in the 2014 Vineyard Cup.

The just completed 2014 edition of the Vineyard Cup featured 66 competitors

and a full third of that number—22 boats--came from the ranks of the Holmes Hole

Sailing Association. Over the 3-day, 3-race event weekend (July 11-13), the hometown

fleet captured one first, two seconds and two thirds. Overall, HHSA skippers finished

in the money in all of the four divisions in which they competed.

The races featured a Jekyll-Hyde wind profile with Friday's race being canceled

due to winds so benign that the fleet was becalmed. The wind turned on its

heels mid-race Saturday to allow bobbing boats that had remained on the water
to suddenly come alive and finish. Sunday, the pursuit race enjoyed southwest
winds which rose to 25 knots and more as the fleet finally had some power to show

off its skills.

Spinnaker

Frank Satula led the way aboard Soma Holiday, taking first place in the Spinnaker

Division followed by Steve Besse in 3rd in Apres.

The PHRF - Non-Spinnaker - Class 1 Division was a near-HHSA convention with 10 of
18 boats participating. Mo and Pam Flam guided their Alerion 28 Penelope to second

while Commodore Jerry Goodale came in fifth on Stormalong. Positions 8 and 9 and

11 through 18 was all HHSA.

In PHRF -Non-Spinnaker - Class 2 it was Andy Berry who skippered his Cal 33 Isobar to

a third-place finish. Trinity (David McDonough) and Escape (Tom and Laurie Welch)

battled each other all weekend and finished tied for fifth.

And in the One Design Division, John and Lisa Stout helmed Isabella to a second place

finish.

Beck Colson returned home to skipper the family Nonsuch Silhouette in the competition
and escaped a scary moment in Sunday's pursuit race when the steering cable broke. The

crew smartly threw out an anchor and then pulled out an emergency tiller (!) which enabled

the boat to return home safely.

**Sunday Robinson's Hole
**The next HHSA race will be on Thursday with a 6 PM start. Sunday features the annual

Robinson's Hole Rendezvous Race with a 10 AM start.

--David Lott

Pos                     Name            Type            Skipper/Owner    Race 1      Race 2    Race 3

        PHRF -Non-Spinnaker - Class 1

2.     USA 437     Penelope     Alerion Xps 28     Mo & Pam Flam     19/TLE     3     3                25.0

5.     USA 65       Stormalong     Pearson 31     Jerry Goodale            19/TLE     4     4                27.0

8.     USA 442     At Last     Alerion 28     James Dixon                  19/TLE     19/DNF     8       46.0

9.     USA (Blank)Providence     Alerion 28     Stuart Halpert       19/TLE     19/DNF     9      47.0

11.     USA 13      Magic Time     Vnyd Vixen 29     D J Culkin        19/DNC     19/DNF     11     49.0

12.     USA 22      Myfanwy     Sloop                      Jim Pringle         19/DNF     19/DNF     12     50.0

14.     USA 22703 Lagoonah     Columbia 32   Frank DeSimone 19/TLE     19/DNF     14       52.0

15.     USA 4         Avanti          CD 270                 David Lott          19/TLE     19/DNF     15        53.0

17.     USA 635     Flying Bugster CD 25 Bill Coogan 19/DNF     19/DNF     19/DNF                57.0

18.     USA 51       Silhouette     Nonsuch     Beck Colson       19/TLE     19/DNF     19/DNF     57.0

PHRF -Non-Spinnaker - Class 2

3.     USA 42805     Isobar      Cal 33     Andrew Berry                        20/TLE     4     4               28.0

5.     USA 93035     Trinity     C&C 37  David McDonough                 20/TLE     7     10              37.0

6.     USA 89             Escape             J 100     Thomas Welch             20/TLE     8     9                37.0

9.     USA 57       Undine             Morris     Edward Cerullo            20/TLE     20/DNF     2     42.0

12.     USA 22      Masquerade     Morris36M/M Loberg               20/TLE     20/DNF     6     46.0

13.     S38             King Kiwi     Sloop     Irving Gates                      20/TLE     20/DNF     7     47.0

19.     USA 50             Tango             J 100     Philip Hale
20/DNC     20/DNS     20/DNS     60.0

PHRF - Spinnaker

1.     USA 307     Soma Holiday     Hanse 355 Francis Sutula                3         3               2     8.0

3.     USA 50454     Après             J 120     Stephen Besse                     5         6              1    12.0

7.     USA USA 598     Amonini     J 70     Daniel Pesch                   10/DNC     10/DNS     3    23.0

Sound Courses Racing    One Design Division    PHRF - Catboat

2.     USA 4     Isabella     Bella     John Stout                     2             2.0

6.     USA NA     Julia Lee     Catboat Charles Bowman      6             6.0

FULL STATS - 2014 The Vineyard Cup Regatta on Yacht Scoring  http://bit.ly/1nm9Kwz

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