An Event Like No Other
Martha’s Vineyard is in full swing this time of year and it’s not just the island thats hot! On July 10-12 the waters off of Martha’s Vineyard played host to one of the most unique regattas ever to take place. Eighty-eight boats ranging in size from 12 feet to 81 feet shared the water with 30 foiling kiteboards, competing for $10,000 in cash, compliments of Lynch and Associates.

Sustainability for the Future
For 2015, the Vineyard Cup built on its sustainable roots. For the past three years Sail Martha’s Vineyard has been moving up the ranks in the Sailors for the Sea Clean Regatta initiative, but this year, decided to go a step further by serving all local food at the event; all of it either grown or raised on Martha’s Vinyard. This included greens and tomatoes from Island Grown Initiative, Chickens from Morning Glory Farm, Oysters from Honeysuckle Oysters and Pigs from The Good Farm, among with many other island purveyors. In addition, the Vinyard Cup attempted to be a Zero Waste event, meaning that all food was be composted, all containers were recycled and anything that could be reused was be reused. In the end, they had a minimal impact and 1 yard of trash, 90% of which was from the packaging of materials provided by outside companies.

Results:

Foiling Kiteboard
1. Nico Landauer
2. Jon Modica
3. Ty Reed

PHRF Spinnaker
1. Stephen Besee – Apres
2. Tom Tertault – Facet
3. Mark Scheffer – Legacy

PHRF Classics
1. Matthew Barker – The Blue Peter
2. Jeffrey Robinson – Phra Luang
3. Jim Malabar – Malabar