Jamaica Logistics

2019 WESTERN CARIBBEAN SERIES

​​Jamaica Accomodations 


​WIMCO Villas


WIMCO Villas is a full service concierge company representing the best villas on the island and in the most prestigious neighborhoods. Their concierge service has the best reputation in Jamaica and they can get or arrange any activity you can think of.

Barbara Pierce and her team at WIMCO are ready to book you a wonderful villa in Montego Bay. She can be reached directly at 401-236-9014 or bpierce@wimco.com to discuss the many options they have for you and your crew in Jamaica.

Hotels:
Secrets St. James Montego Bay
Secrets Wild Orchid Montego Bay
Sunscape Splash Montego Bay

MONTego Bay Yacht Club

General Information 


MONTEGO BAY YACHT CLUB DOCKAGE – The Montego Bay Yacht Club welcomes all competing yachts to moor at the Yacht Club docks during their stay in Jamaica. The Club is located on the Freeport Peninsula, with dockage in the protected basin that forms the Montego Bay Harbour. There is enough water depth for all competing yachts. Yachts are berthed stern-to using their own anchors.

QUARANTINE – Yachts may lower their “Q” flags after handing over their entry documents to the Boarding Officer at Montego Bay Yacht Club if free of all sickness. If any crew had or is suspected of having a contagious disease, the flag shall remain hoisted and all crew members must remain on board until the yacht is cleared by a Medical Officer.

HOSPITALITY – Each yacht will have it’s own personal host in Montego Bay. Your host will be a member of the Montego Bay Yacht Club, and will follow your progress in the race, meet your boat when you arrive, and get you acquainted and oriented.

WATER / DIESEL FUEL – Water and diesel fuel supplies are available on the Montego Bay Yacht Club pier.
        
GARBAGE – Will be collected daily from large bins along the club pier.

TELEPHONE / FAX / INTERNET – International and USA direct telephone services, as well as internet services, will be available to skippers and crew at Montego Bay Yacht Club.

LAUNDRY – Laundry service is available at the Montego Bay Yacht Club. Check with the Nerve/Info Centre.
        
RESTAURANT & BAR – Breakfast, lunch and dinner will be available daily at the Montego Bay Yacht Club at reasonable prices. The Bar is open daily. All food and beverages purchased at the Club must be paid for directly with the concessionaire, Sea Horse Grill.

CLUB HOUSE RULES – Children under 16 are not permitted in the Bar. Bathing suits, wet clothing and bare chests are not permitted in the Yacht Club rooms. Daytime attire is informal – shorts, slacks, etc.Cocktail attire is normal for evening functions. Otherwise – strictly casual!

TRANSPORTATION AND TOURS – The Nerve/Information Center at the Montego Bay Yacht Club will help you with your transportation & tour inquiries and needs.

SHIPS STORES – Groceries, food, liquor supplies and drug store items are available at the nearby Mega Mart, Hilo, Progressive supermarkets in the Fairview shopping area approximately 2 miles from MBYC by road. It is recommended that yachts be fully provisioned for their return voyage.

WEATHER – Weather information is available at the Airport Authority Met Office at Montego Bay Sangster International Airport, phone (876) 952-0181.

BANKING AND EXCHANGE CONTROL – Existing currency regulations are contained in the immigration landing cards and must be strictly adhered to. Currency can be exchanged at the Montego Bay Yacht Club. Other banking services are available at Bank of Nova Scotia, located in the Westgate Shopping Plaza, and there are branches of CIBC, Bank of Nova Scotia, and National Commercial Bank, in the City of Montego Bay.​

​​Jamaica Race Headquarters


The Montego Bay Yacht Club will be the center of activities for competitors and their families upon arriving to Jamaica.


Montego Bay Yacht Club

Montego Freeport,
P.O.Box 1133, Montego Bay, Jamaica



REQUIRED DOCUMENTATION FOR TRAVELING TO JAMAICA 


The documents for each boat include:
• Maritime Declaration of health

•Shipmasters Declaration and Warning Notice
• Movement Report for Visiting Vessels

•Crew list (Jamaican Official)
• Sentry Movement Report
•Evidence of clearance from port of departure (Non USA vessels)

The documents for each person include:
• Immigration and Customs Declaration (C5) Card - One per person on board


**Please note the Montego Bay Yacht Club will assist with all necessary documentation**


Jamaica Services Contacts


Contacts for services (accommodations, banking, restaurants, etc.) in Jamaica can be found in this document.