2021 Pineapple Cup cancelled
Published on September 28th, 2020
The 2021 Pineapple Cup-Montego Bay Race, planned for January 23-30, has been cancelled due to health regulations pertaining to COVID-19. Held biennially, the new race dates will be January 22-29, 2022.
“As we all continue to watch the Covid-19 pandemic develop, the one thing that is clear is that there is still too much uncertainty to be able to move ahead with full confidence that we will be able to host international teams in both Miami and Jamaica in just a few short months,” explained Montego Bay Yacht Club Rear Commodore Nigel Knowles.
With the current continued spread of the pandemic, it was not possible to hold the Pineapple Cup safely, plus there remain significant travel and logistical restrictions in place which are forecast to remain in the coming weeks and potentially months adding to the difficulty in moving forward with the race in 2021.
Established in 1961, the Pineapple Cup is a classic 811-mile “beat, reach and run” ocean race starting in Miami by Biscayne Bay Yacht Club and finishing in Montego Bay by the Montego Bay Yacht Club. The course record is 2 days, 0 hours, 7 minutes and 44 seconds set in 2019 by the MOD70 Argo.