Holmes Hole Stages a Wet & Exhilerating Moffett Cup to End the 2010 Season

Holmes Hole Stages a Wet & Exhilerating Moffett Cup to End the 2010 Season

The annual Moffett Cup race was held on Saturday, Sept. 11 in Vineyard Sound under cloudy and blustery conditions. Facing winds gusting up to 28 knots and a steady 20+ knot breeze, a fleet of 43 boats came to the line in two divisions to run a course of 18.1 miles. (Photography by Elise Ryan)

Committe boat
Brock Callan, Charlie Felder, Eleanor Morad and honorary chairman Hugh Schwartz man the committee boat.

After nearly five hours of racing up and down Vineyard Sound, the winner was announced at the Vineyard Haven Yacht Club with skippers and crews in attendance and gratefully gulping down hot clam chowder and sharing stories of what had been a challenging day. Sally Culkin organized the sumptuious post-race buffet that included shrimp, smoked salmon, salads and more.

James Weisman's Perception was declared the winner on corrected time with Stormalong, skippered by Jerry Goodale, second. Six boats did not finish.

Gloria isabella
Gloria (Roger Becker) and Isabella (John Stout) ready for the start.

Hearts desire
Heart's Desire.

Jockeying
The fleet jockeying for position.

Marmalade
Marmalade (Ian McColgin) throws up a fine bow wave.

Near start
Vineyard Vixen Magic Time (dark hull, Dan Culkin) with Stormalong (#65,Jerry Goodale) in the foreground.

Perception
Sanderling (Mal Jones), a sharp looking Alden design.

The winner
The winner, Perception.

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