Jerry Kirby weighs a total of five cases plus one bottle of Mount Gay Rum
Published on November 13th, 2013
Sailors and crews who successfully completed and set new records for the Mount Gay Rum Around Jamestown Record were recognized at a prize giving party hosted by the IYAC in Newport, RI this past Saturday, November 9th. With five months of attempts and record breaking only one crew came out on top, setting the new outright record. A total of 194 pounds of Mount Gay Rum was awarded to Skipper Jerry Kirby and his winning crew on Ultimate Pressure for their record-breaking attempt.
On October 24, 2013, just seven days before the 2013 window closed to attempt the record, Jerry Kirby and his crew of Ken Read, Kimo Worthington, Mark Kroening and Chris Fortin crossed the Around Jamestown Record finish line in 1hr 07min 59sec. This new and final outright record for 2013 shaved 5 minutes 18 seconds off the previous record. As per the make up of the event the skipper gets their weight in Mount Gay Rum so Jerry Kirby was awarded as well as a spot on the Mount Gay Rum Around Jamestown perpetual trophy.
The Around Jamestown Record presented by Mount Gay Rum in association with Café Zelda and IYAC is a perpetual all out record for sailing around Conanicut Island (also known as Jamestown) in lower Narragansett Bay, Rhode Island.