Mount Gay Rum Round Barbados Race
Mount Gay Rum Round Barbados Race (Pebbles Beach, Aquatic Gap, St. Michael Parish) – this yachting event, held every January and conducted from the Barbados Cruising Club, 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. Whilst most boats sailed for the honor of the fastest time, the consolation prize of a barrel of Mount Gay Rum for the slowest certainly spurred on some captains, and had to be discontinued after two boats remained out at sea for days stalling to take the prize.
For further details, please visit the event website: www.mountgayrumroundbarbadosrace.com