Montego Bay Yacht Race is one of the prestigious yacht race in the world. This yacht race has been started since 1961 and some racers have set the records for the 811 nautical mile race. Here are some incredible previous records in Montego Bay Yacht Race.
Titan 12 in 2005
Back on February 8, 2005, Titan 12 with the racer named Tom Hill successfully beat the record of the previous racers. This yacht is based on the Reichel/Pugh designed maxi boat with 75’ foot Shockwave. In this race, he can reach the finish line in only 2 days, 10 hours, 24 minutes, 42 seconds. It is a shocking record since he beats the previous record only by 13 minutes difference.
Zephyrus V in 2003
The second best record is set by Zephyrus V back in 2003. It is also a shocking record since it breaks a long-standing record by Windward Passage after 32 years. This racer of this yacht is Robert McNeil and other 17 crew members make this happen and the yacht reaches the finish line in 2 days, 23 hours, 5 minutes, 57 seconds.
Windward Passage in 1971 and 1969
Another record is set by Windward Passage in 1971 and 1969. In both periods, the racer is R. Mark Johnson and he beats his own record after his victory in 1969. The elapsed time in 1971 is 3 days, 3 hours, 40 minutes, 7 seconds, while in 1969, the elapsed time is 4 days, 10 hours, 22 minutes, 29 seconds.
Montego Bay Yacht Race is meant for the racers to enjoy the Gulf Stream. Beating the previous records in Montego Bay Yacht Race will be a precious reward for the racers, but again, you need to enjoy the race with your crew members to experience the race the most.