811 nautical miles Miami to Montego Bay
One of the oldest offshore races on the calendar, The Pineapple Cup – Montego Bay Race started in 1961, making 2021 the 35th edition of the venerable 811 nautical mile race. Immediately after the start, racers cross the Gulf Stream for the Northwest Providence Channel. The middle of the race offers a fetch down the eastern side of the Bahamas Island Chain toward the tip of Cuba. The final stretch is typically a sailor’s dream: a 240-mile downwind sleigh ride from Cuba’s eastern tip, known as the Windward Passage, to the finish at Montego Bay.
May 13, 2021
Storm Trysail is proud to be a partner club for the Pineapple Cup. It contributes advice on safety, race management and race documentation in support of the Organizing Authority composed of Montego Bay Yacht Club and the Jamaica Sailing Association. Storm Trysail recognizes and values the deep history and legendary race course that is the Pineapple cup.
ABOUT THE EVENT
Proud Partnership with Montego Bay Yacht Club
A Bi Annual Event
Storm Trysail Club is happy to support this biannual event by supporting the starting line in Miami with a Race Committee. Many past Storm Trysail Members
Registration is done via Yacht Scoring before the event.
IRC rated boat with 30 feet minimum. PHRF with a LOA of 30 ft and 150 rating. Multihulls at least 30 feet.
The course to be sailed shall be from a Start line in the vicinity of Government Cut, Miami, through the Bahamas Islands to the finish line off Montego Bay, Jamaica.
At the Awards, there are many Trophies including a favorite: THE JAMAICA TOURIST BOARD LOG AWARD for the
most interesting log, to be determined at the discretion of the Montego Bay Yacht Club Race Committee.