Holmes Hole Sailors Make Their Mark in Annual Vineyard Cup Regatta

Holmes Hole Sailors Make Their Mark in Annual Vineyard Cup Regatta

The annual Vineyard Cup for the benefit of Sail Martha's Vineyard ended its 3-day regatta on Sunday with a flourish. Winds gusting up to 25+ knots buffeted the fleet as it passed East Chop en route to the finish line for the 17.7 mile final race.

Boats heeled sharply in the heavy winds off East Chop.

The weather was flawless for the weekend with cloudless skies, temps in the high '70s and winds 5-10 Friday and Saturday with a heavier go on Sunday that saw boats heeling severely in the face of occasional heavy blasts and swells from the SW winds.

Perception with John Amabile aboard bearing down.

Holmes Hole SA boats made their mark with Andy Berry (Isobar), Ed Cerullo (Undine), Mo Flam (Penelope) and Jerry Goodale (Stormalong) all finishing in the money in their respective divisions.

Sunday 1st leg
_Sunday's first leg, running off East Chop to first mark, belied what was to come later in the afternoon: building seas and heavy wind.

Nonsuch pair
Final leg, a pair of Nonsuch boats come upon Trinka, a Bristol Channel Cutter.


Trinka up close with skipper John Rose, an accomplished sailmaker, at the helm.

Sunday 23a
__Magic Time on the far left, Mischief, and Gloria, far right, on Sunday's first leg.

Vynd Cup1
Avanti crew David McDonough, a future Holmes Holer and Vineyard Cup competitor (Trinity, Morgan 37), accepts an Avanti burgee from its grateful skipper.

Trinka heeling on the last leg.


Vynd Cup4.
Avanti skipper David Lott with crew Elise Ryan: Wait 'til next year!

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