The Record

 

What boat really owns the record for going around Jamestown the fastest? With the circumnavigation of Conanicut Island (aka Jamestown) being such a popular sailing course, the outright The Mount Gay Rum Around Jamestown Record was established. The record will reflect seasonal champions as well as the all-time record holders in four different classes. It is an open event for sailboats aimed to determine, an all out, official Around Jamestown Record!

How The Record Works:

  •  Records will be recognized in the following categories:

1) Outright Keelboat record

2) Outright Multihull record

3) All sailing craft 32 feet and smaller.

Note:  LOA is a yacht’s “Length Overall” measurement not including pulpits, bowsprits, boomkins, etc.

  • Competitors can choose a time that gives them the best weather window to break the record (For 2013, Competitors have between May 27 and October 31 to choose their window)
  • The boat with the best time in each class at the end of the season will be the record holder
  • If that time is not bested in subsequent years the boat remains the outright “Mount Gay Rum Around Jamestown Record” holder
  • Entrants must notify the Race Committee by 5pm the preceding day of a record attempt
  • Boats can sail around Jamestown in the direction of their choosing
  • A prize-giving party will be held at the end of every season to award trophies. The IYAC in Newport, RI will host the annual Awards Party.
  • A portion of each entry fee will benefit Sail Newport.

 

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