Tough Sailing for 2014 Vineyard Cup Racers

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Photo/Vineyard Cup Vineyard Cup competitors were tested Friday [July 11] by the strong and unruly currents of Vineyard Sound, and for the most part, the current won. Under the rules of the race, the first boat in each of the 3 classes must finish in less than 3 hours.

All went well for Class 1, with Bob Cunningham’s J30 Ruffian finishing first on corrected time. But with the current pushing hard to the west, the other 2 classes had a tough time on the last leg of the race, from a buoy outside of Woods Hole, back to Vineyard Haven Harbor.

Read more about the challenging conditions faced by the 2014 Vineyard Cup sailors.