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J/22 Jammin' Jamaica Regatta announcement

by J/Boats 5 Jul 2020 13:12 BST
30th Annual Jamaica International Invitational (JAMIN) Regatta © Jamin Jamaica J/22 Invitational

If there was ever any good news in the sailing world in the past few months, this one has to be one of the best... all things considered. The Montego Bay Yacht Club and the Jamaica J/22 fleet have been famous (or, perhaps infamous) for hosting one of the most entertaining and enjoyable regattas in the Caribbean circuit.

Started decades ago, the format is simple:

  • apply to sail the regatta with full crew or two persons (balance of local crew)
  • you get assigned a boat / team
  • then you simply go sailing!
Basically, the boat, sails, crew, and local host are provided (yes, they provide accommodations for you, too) and you also get to enjoy a simply amazing "theme party" on Saturday night way, way up high in the mountains where it is totally cool.

What is the catch? Nothing. Here is the hardest possible decision to make: "should I stay, or should I go?" LOL. How can you not take up that offer? Your only cost is round-trip airline tickets to Montego Bay, Jamaica. Doh! No question, your Montego Bay YC bar/cafe bill may be higher than that... the food and service is second to none in the Caribbean.

Here is a message from Regatta Chairman Richard Hamilton:

"I hope everyone is doing well and staying safe. This is definitely a crazy time to be alive. Jamaica has been stifled with Saharan Dust from across the Atlantic Ocean (crazy, huh?), Covid-19 is still a global threat, and there is civil unrest across the US that is creating tension and uncertainty elsewhere, even in Jamaica.

With all that said, we do have the J/22 Jamin' Jamaica Regatta to look forward to! 2020 promises to be a fantastic year and we look forward to welcoming some of our seasoned veterans and some new challengers!

Please see the NOR on our website. Our eyes are on the horizon and we will be Jamin' to the sweet tunes of this year's Carnival Edition in no time!

Mark these dates now- December 10th to 13th in Montego Bay, Jamaica! We would love to see you!"

Click here for more J/22 Jammin Jamaica Regatta information.

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