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 Around Jamestown Record was established. The record, a 17.8 nautical mile loop around Jamestown, 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. Monohull 32′ and over
  2. Multihull 32′ and over
  3. Monohull under 32′
  4. Multihull under 32′
  5. All Kiteboarders and Foiling craft

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 2020, competitors have between May 25 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 “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 the season to award trophies. The IYAC in Newport, RI will host the annual Awards Party.

Ready to take your shot? Enter the competition here!

Outright Record Holder

Outright & Perpetual Record Holder:
Foiling Kiteboard – Wyspa Tech – Casey Brown – October 30, 2021 – Elapsed Time: 00:47:48


47 min 42 sec 😳🤯Congratulations Casey Brown on a new Around Jamestown Record! 🎉👏🙌 ... See MoreSee Less
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A strong easterly this morning means another record attempt. Casey Brown is heading out on his foiling kiteboard to attempt the record. Stay tuned for updates! ... See MoreSee Less
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We have a new outright record holder! Coming it at 50 minutes 48 seconds Rob Spets has set the Around Jamestown Record. Congratulations! ... See MoreSee Less
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