Red Stripe is Jamaican pride in a bottle. The great Jamaican beer we know today has set the standard by which other beers are measured since 1928. Today the company is a subsidiary of one of the largest and most profitable beverage and alcohol conglomerates, Heineken.
Announcing Smatt's Rum as the official rum sponsor of the Pineapple and Cuba Cups! Smatt’s is one of the finest rums ever produced, dating back to the earliest days of rum production in the caribbean. Considered by many as the world’s best tasting rum due to its intense smoothness and unique flavors, Smatt’s epitomises the unrivalled quality that has made Jamaica the home of rum.
The Pineapple Cup & Cuba Cup are produced in association with the following organizations:
Announcing Budget Rent a Car Jamaica as the Official Car Rental Agency of the 2017 Pineapple and Cuba Cups! Support our sponsor by using Budget for your rental needs in Miami and Jamaica. Pineapple Cup & Cuba Cup competitors will receive a special discount for rentals in Jamaica!
Select Brands is supplying the wine for the Pineapple Cup cocktail parties at Montego Bay Yacht Club and for the top table at the Awards Ceremony!
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Founded in 1917, Bainbridge International is one of the longest established sailcloth manufacturers in the world. With nearly 100 years of experience in producing textiles and allied accessories, Bainbridge has all of our material needs covered. Bainbridge develops and supplies the highest quality, highest performance materials to the marine industry including Karver, manufacturers of sailing hardware, Plastimo, makers of safety equipment, and Bainbridge’s AIRX spinnaker cloth.
Cafe Blue offers the finest gourmet coffee drinks in Jamaica. AND all Pineapple Cup participants will get to try it once they arrive into Jamaica! Racers will receive a complimentary bag of Cafe Blue AND Cafe Blue will be fueling the headquarters in Jamaica by providing coffee to keep the race management team running during the week!
The Jamaica Tourist Board is charged with the mission of marketing the tourism product so that Jamaica remains the premier Caribbean tourism destination. We happen to agree with them that Jamaica is the most complete, unique and diverse warm weather destination in the world, which makes it the perfect destination for a sailing race!
Wright Maritime Group is the quiet giant with an underlying goal that everything and everyone it influences is better off. Whether or not you are a client of WMG, there is a high likelihood that any business or professional that serves your interest has been influenced or assisted by Wright Maritime to provide the best service and product value.
Wright Maritime is an industry leader in new construction, fleet operations, ISM management, charter management and crew employment. Well informed owner’s and their representatives call Wright Maritime for advice and support in ensuring that their yachting experience is the best it can be while protecting their financial interests.
Landfall has been providing top quality equipment to boaters since 1982 and on the web since 1997. Since that time Landfall’s unwavering commitment to safety has remained constant.
That commitment is reflected in the products they sell and the advice we give. Landfall is committed to meeting the needs of the marine community, including recreational boaters, professional mariners and law enforcement, & emergency personnel.
JetBlue offers direct service to and from Jamaica from many locations in the US. If you're sailing to Jamaica and haven't booked your return trip home yet, check out the jetBlue website to find the best deal! jetBlue is also one of the few airlines to offer flights to Cuba from the US! jetBlue is one of the limited number of airlines to offer flight service to Cuba. Enjoy nonstop routes from New York, Fort Lauderdale and Orlando to great Cuban destinations, jetBlue is connecting you to Cuba!
In 1906, Dr. Alexander James McCatty generously donated his Montego Bay property to found the Doctor's Cave Bathing Club. The club got its name because it was used by Dr. McCatty and his friends in the medical profession and, at the time, the beach could only be accessed through a cave. Years later, Sir Herbert Barker, a famous British Osteopath, visited the beach and declared that the waters had curative powers. This heightened the allure of the beach and Doctor's Cave became famous overnight as many rich foreigners came to try the water.
Today, while the Doctor's Cave facilities have been updated (including changing rooms, showers, lavatories and beach equipment that can be rented daily), the translucent waters which the doctors recognized as buoyant and invigorating remain unchanged. Come visit Doctor's Cave Beach when you're in town for the Pineapple Cup!
Quantum Sails is one of the premier sailmakers in the world, providing not only sails but a wealth of resources and expertise to their clients. Quantum Sails' mission is simple: to help sailors get the most from their time on the water by offering sails for every kind of sailing. At extreme levels of the sport, Quantum provides fully custom options that deliver the ultimate in speed, performance, and reproducible results. Quantum sails are sold at more than 60 lofts and made at four, state-of-the-art manufacturing centers around the world.
FitVine Wine was born when three friends discovered that they could make amazing wines that also fit their healthy lifestyle. Their team is always active, whether it’s CrossFit, cycling, running, skiing, paddle boarding or just enjoying the outdoors. They set about combining our love for wine and fitness with an ethic for sustainability.
FitVine's proprietary process delivers high-quality wine rich in antioxidants with no residual sugar, lower carbohydrates and fewer sulfites. Grown at high altitude in the Sierra Foothills of California, FitVine grapes naturally yield higher concentrations of beneficial compounds such as resveratrol, polyphenols and proanthocyanidins- resulting in a cleaner wine.
Yamaha Jamaica are proud to be a long-time supporter of the Montego Bay Yacht Club. They give first world support to all engines wearing the Yamaha brand. They keep a good stock of parts for all models they sell and support even more models with our Yamaha certified trained staff. They lead the industry in Jamaica with after sales support, ensuring clients' engine(s) will supply years and years of service!
RMK Merrill Stevens joins in supporting the Pineapple Cup and Cuba Cup as a Bronze Level sponsor! RMK Merrill-Stevens is a Miami-based full-service shipyard dedicated to the refit and repair of the world’s finest yachts and vessels. RMK Merrill-Stevens is happy to welcome the Pineapple Cup back to it's original roots of starting in Miami!
Wisynco is providing Tru-Juice juices and Wata water bottles for the Pineapple Cup competitors to enjoy while at the Montego Bay Yacht Club.
Sun Ice is providing the Pineapple Cup with ice to keep all the drinks cool for the racers at the Montego Bay Yacht Club!
The Pineapple Cup & Cuba Cup are sponsored by:
Used by VOR and America's Cup navigators, PredictWind is the world leader in wind forecasting, providing models that regularly perform better than the competition. PredictWind forecasts show wind weather updates every hour, including wind speed and direction map.
VIP Attractions is a world-renowned, multi-award winning Airport Concierge and Lounge Service company operating lounges in Jamaica’s two international airports. Under the brands Club Mobay located at the Sangster International Airport in Montego Bay and Club Kingston operating out of Norman Manley International Airport in Kingston, Jamaica, VIP Attractions built the first cultural lounges showcasing Jamaica to the world. The lounges feature photos of Jamaican celebrities, fruits, cultural icons, national heroes and fun facts about the island, all contained in uniquely themed rooms.