Monday finish for Montego Bay Race
Published on February 5th, 2017
Miami, FL (February 5, 2017) – On day three of the 811nm Pineapple Cup – Montego Bay Race, Prospector and Wizard, leading the IRC fleet, rounded the waypoints off Cuba’s east coast this morning and are currently south of Guantanamo in an ENE breeze of about 14 knots.
Prospector continues to lead on corrected time while Wizard is in contention for line honors. The PredictWind forecasts show this breeze staying in the 8-20 knot range from this same direction for their duration of the race. Expected arrival time into Montego Bay for Prospector and Wizard is tomorrow morning.
The tight PHRF fleet is making their way through the Bahamas and are certainly keeping things exciting! Renegade, Amhas and White Rhino are leading the fleet, all within a 5nm range of each other, but it’s Hermie Louise who is coming out on top when corrected time is taken into account. The fleet is forecasted to get into stronger breeze as they near Cuba so it’s a race to see who gets there first and can make some gains on the rest of the fleet. Stay tuned to see who can come out on top!
About the Pineapple Cup
Established in 1961, the Pineapple Cup is a classic 811nm “beat, reach and run” ocean race that has been dubbed “the best ocean race in the world” by its devotees, including three-time winner and media mogul Ted Turner. The 33rd edition starts in Florida on Friday, February 3. The race is hosted at the start in Miami by Biscayne Bay Yacht Club and at the finish in Montego Bay by the Montego Bay Yacht Club. The course record is 2 days, 10 hours, 24 minutes and 42 seconds set in 2005 by Titan 12, a 75’ Reichel/Pugh designed maxi boat. For more information, please visit http://pineapplecup.com
Source: Julianna Barbieri