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2011 Pineapple Cup Montego Bay Race - Jamaica bound!

by Montego Bay Race on 7 Feb 2011
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2011 Pineapple Cup Montego Bay Race.

We had two great all-clear starts, both of which were very punchy. The PHRF class was actually a bit closer to the line than the IRC class, with a minute to go, but both were right on the line at the gun.

Sjambok wanted the boat and got it, front row start with speed. Very nicely done, followed by a fight with Bella... Pita, second row at the boat. Rambler 100, Ken Read at the helm, did a very nice job of locking the fleet into the upper 2/3 of the line, and then put the bow down and rumble rumble rumbled to a leeward end start with speed and a LOT of room to themselves.

The PHRF class saw Musica, the Aerodyne 38, right at the boat, front row, with almost full speed, with Different Drummer to leeward. The whole class bunched into the top half of the line in a very tight pack. Good action, four or five rows deep.

Check out the race tracking and race coverage for more information, including some videos at the start of both the IRC class and the PHRF class.

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