How The Record Works

How The Record Works:

  • Competitors can choose a time that gives them the best weather window to break the record (For 2017, Competitors have between May 29 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.

Outright Record Holder

Outright & Perpetual Record Holder:
Foiling Kiteboard - Florida Pure Premium Express - October 28, 2016 - Elapsed Time: 00:53:37

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#FBF ORACLE TEAM USA's Joey Newton going for a swim during the 34th America's Cup in San Francisco #FoilingFriday ...

#TBT to the 34th America's Cup in San Francisco, when ORACLE TEAM USA's Joey Newton went for a swim! 🏊

Don't have a foiling kiteboard? Don't worry! In addition to kites and foiling craft, annual awards are given for entries in each of the following categories: Monohulls 32' and above, Monohulls below 32', Multihulls 32' and above, and Monohulls below 32'! ...

#TBT Zach Marks setting the new outright record last October! ...

The 2017 Mount Gay Rum Around Jamestown Record opens one month from today! Will a new outright record be set this year? ...