Last Holmes Hole Race of the Fall A Beauty with Stunning October Light & Memorable Views

Last Holmes Hole Race of the Fall A Beauty with Stunning October Light & Memorable Views

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Avanti heads for the finish and the setting sun.

Thursday Oct. 25th was the final fall race for the Holmes Hole Sailing Association on Martha's Vineyard. Light winds from the SE and a flooding tide provided yet another lesson in how to use the tides in the approach to bouy 23A at East Chop. The opposing wind and tide created a lee bow on the leg from West to East Chop and the alert skippers tacked towards the bouy earlier than those not paying attention and were rewarded with an easy fetch thanks to the 2 knot tide.

But the best part of the race was the final leg into Vineyard Haven where boats sailed into the setting sun to create a lasting image that will inspire thoughts about next year, which can't come soon enough!

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