Congratulations to Peter & David Askew and the rest of the crew of "Wizard" a 2008 Reichel Pugh 74 out ofBaltimore, MD. They just took line honors for this year's Pineapple Cup and are surely enjoying some Goombay Smash's or other rum concotions on the Island of Jamaica right now.
Among the crew is Long Island Sound transplant Ralf Steitz, President of the United States Merchant Marine Sailing Foundation, This organization takes donations of previously loved yachts and re-purposes tehm as training vessels for the USMMA in Kings Point, NY. Ralf is also active as a member on the Safety at Sea Committee for the Storm Trysail Club in Larchmont, member of US Sailing and Storm Trysail Club.
Way to Go Guys, Great Racing!
Landfall announces sponsorship of the 2017 Pineapple Cup - Montego Bay Race (MOBAY)
Landfall is proud to continue our commitment and support of offshore safety and racing by sponsoring the Pinapple Cub, Miami to Montego Bay, Jamaica. The race starts on February 3rd. Just the right time to warm a sailors soul. The race begins with a gulf stream crossing and entering the Northwest Providence Channel. Than a fetch down the eastern side of the Bahamas. The final stretch is something most sailors only dream about. A 240 mile downwind sleighride through the windward passage with the finish at Montego Bay Jamaica. The course record has been held since 2015 when Tom Hill's Titan 12 finished the race in less than 2-1/2 days. Will the record hold? Stay Tuned...
This year's race also offers a second leg of Montego Bay to Havana, Cuba. Starting February 17th. This inaugural race will provide added excitement to the mix and provides added incentive to race the Pineapple Cup. Whether this race becomes an expanded portion of the Pineapple Cup or whether it is a one-time feature, being able to say you raced to Havana from Montego Bay is a sea story that will survive for years to come.