Arrival Day at Montego Bay Race
Published on February 7th, 2017
(February 7, 2017) – The finish line for the 811nm Pineapple Cup – Montego Bay Race is getting busy with the IRC fleet all finished and the PHRF fleet now arriving.
Tom Slade’s Santa Cruz 52, Renegade, was first across the finish line today, followed by the Class40 Amhas skippered by Micah Davis, crossing the line 29 minutes 47 seconds later.
Later, in a flurry of finishes, Dragon, White Rhino and Hermie Louise all crossed within 10 minutes and 16 seconds of each other.
“How often do you sail 800 miles and finish with two other boats in sight, that was amazing,” remarked Leah Harris, Co-Owner of Hermie Louise, a Little Harbor 78. “This was a special time for us, we filled the boat with old friends. But, we have to give credit, we affectionately call [the boat] out fat bottomed girl, and she definitely sailed very well and we had a fabulous crew.”
The provisional PHRF standings show Hermie Louise in first place on corrected time.
The Mills 68 Prospector is confirmed as winner of IRC.
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