2022 Pineapple Cup cancelled
Published on October 30th, 2021
The 2022 Pineapple Cup-Montego Bay Race has been cancelled due to travel restrictions and uncertainty around the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. After the January 2021 Pineapple Cup-Montego Bay Race was also cancelled due to the pandemic, the schedule shifted to 2022 for the 35th edition of the biennial race. The 811nm course from Miami to Jamaica was to have two starts: PHRF on January 22 and ORC/Multihull fleets on January 23. The new race dates will be January 21-28, 2023.
The Pineapple Cup trophy dates back to 1961 where it was handcrafted in London. Throughout the years, the trophy has been awarded to some of the most well known names in yachting including John Kilroy, Ted Turner, and Robert F Johnson. The winner of the 2019 Governor General’s Trophy was awarded to the first place team in IRC, which was British entry Lady Mariposa onboard their Ker46.
The current course record was set by the MOD70 Argo in 2019 at 2 days, 0 hours, 7 minutes and 44 seconds.
Source: Manuka Sports Event Management