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PRESS RELEASE The Round Jamaica Yacht Race 2018, with title sponsors Info Exchange and Toyota Jamaica, started promptly at 12 noon from the Grand Port Royal Hotel on November 30, 2018. The rain which started the day, certainly did not cause a damper on the...read more
Java Knight is the first vessel across the finish line with a 7:00pm arrival on Sunday...read more
Just In: Perseverance is out of the race. The vessel is currently disabled along the south coastread more
Breakaway, Jazz and Perseverance face strong winds and rough conditions coming in on the home stretch. Java Knight is just off Morant Point and expected to cross the finish line somewhere around 7:00pmread more
Momentum's continued participation in the race is now in doubt as their broke their rudder. The vessel was travelling at 23 knots in a 25 knot wind when the damage occurred. Meanwhile, Java Knight seems to have covered the most mileage of any vessel so far. Will their...read more
Track the race in real time...read more
Java Knight: The sun rises on Java Knight having had a 15 to 25 knot wind assisting them overnight to reach south of Negril Point. The are currently fighting the doldrums off negril. The crew reports having eggs and bacon for breakfast and PHRF before the next head...read more
As of 8:35pm on Friday November 30th these are the locations of our vessels.read more
New Race Tournament Date
A pleasant day everyone
After a review, it is determined that the new date for the race tournament will be Friday, November 30th, 2018 at 12 noon. We are terribly sorry for any and all inconvenience that may result due to this announcement.
We hope to see you there.
Good day everyone
Due to a stream of recent unforeseen and unfortunate events, the race for February 2nd, 2018 is postponed until further notice. We are terribly sorry for any and all inconvenience that may result due to this announcement.
Skedaddle leading after the first day in Round Jamaica Yacht Race
At 8:30 PM on Saturday, January 23, the sailboat Skedaddle, with skipper by Peter Harper, was leading the fleet of sailboats racing around the West end of Jamaica, seeking to be the first winners of the Round Jamaica Yacht Race. Trailing at Hopewell, Hanover was Breakaway with skipper Mark Shields, and very close by in third place was Maniac with Paul Worthington at the helm.
Pulling along Orange Bay, Westmoreland was Full-a-style with skipper Rupert Bent 111 and watch captain Ricardo Fuller, and close by in Negril was the Jamaican built Perseverance with PB Scott and Scott Clarke.
Harry Hirsche, which was showing promise in the early hours of the race, has turned back and at 8:30 was at Portland Cottage, Clarendon, all crew accounted for.
Skedaddle seems to be using its trimaran hull and the current cold front whether to best effect as it was consistently clocking 13 Km/hr between Lucea around twilight, and offshore Montego Bay at 8:30 PM.
Six boats crossed the starting line at the signal of the official starter, Governor General Patrick Allen, in Kingston Harbour for the Round Jamaica Yacht Race, at 10:3AM on Friday, January 22. The race is an event of the Royal Jamaica Yacht Club
Of the nearly 40 crew members in the race, six are women, and four out of the six boats that started had at least one female crew member on board.