The depths of winter are upon us and Vineyard Haven Harbor shows an empty canvas. Few boats are still at anchor, mostly those with wooden hulls. The twin masts of the Shenandoah are topped by Christmas trees for the holiday season and the docks of the inner harbor are quiet and vacant.
On a New Year's visit to the Vineyard I snapped some photos of what summer visitors never see--a harbor devoid of activity. However, while on the Vineyard I received news of the construction of a new Alerion Express 28 (see photos below) that will be skippered by Mo Flam in next summer's Holmes Hole races. Just the thought of Holmes Hole activities gets my blood racing and my hands ready to grab a sailing bag. See below for all images.
Below, Mo Flam's new Alerion Express starts to take shape.