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About The Montego Bay Race

This year sees the 34th edition of Pineapple Cup set into operation. This is one of the oldest races that has been going on and sees world-class sailors coming in to participate in every edition. 2019 sees 14 teams participating this time. The race takes place around Montego Bay and it is a biennial race comprising of 811 nautical miles. This is considered one of the oldest races and the celebrated trophy has been given out from 1961. The trophy is a handcrafted treasure that is brought down from London. It has gone to several famous sailors such as Ted Turner, Robert F Johnson and John Kilroy.

The course record was set for 2 days, 24 minutes and culminates in 42 more seconds which was completed by a maxi boat designed by Reichel and Pugh. This year the edition includes a vessel design MOD70 which team Argo is sailing and they are hoping that the weather conditions would hold for them to be able to break it.
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