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Sunday, November 30, 2014

79th Annual Mount Gay Round Barbados Race


January 16th - 24th 2015
Organized by the Barbados Cruising Club in association with The Barbados Tourism Authority and Mount Gay Rum

ALL PHOTOS COURTESY OF MOUNT GAY ROUND BARBADOS RACE


The Tradition

This infamous race around the island of Barbados dates back to the 19th century, and is based upon bragging rights for the fastest “Trading Schooner”. This was a prize worth its weight in gold to captains in an era where prices for cargo arriving ahead of rival ships commanded a massive premium. The consolation prize was a barrel of Mount Gay Rum, and some captains would remain at sea for days for the barrel of rum prize. 



Mount Gay Rum, the finest, oldest brand of rum in existence has been produced on Barbados since 1703. 

Since it's origin Mount Gay Rum has been intimately linked to the sailing world, and every year Mount Gay Rum proudly sponsors over 120 regattas around the globe. Competing sailors earn the "red cap" and wear it with pride. 

Schedule of Events for January 2015:

  • January 16 - Registration and Skippers Briefing
  • January 17 - Coastal Racing Day 1
  • January 18 - Coastal Racing Day 2 
  • January 19 - Coastal Racing Day 3 
  • January 20 - Lay Day
  • January 21 - Mount Gay Round Barbados Race
  • January 22 - Prize Giving
  • January 23 - Antigua Race Briefing
  • January 24 - Ocean Passage Race to Antigua

Get all the race details here - http://www.mountgayrumroundbarbadosrace.com/


Happy Travels,
Linda