Amhas, an Akilaria Class 40 RC3, completed and commissioned by Maine Yacht Center and co-skippered by MYC GM Brian Harris finished first in Class and second in fleet in the 2015 Pineapple Cup. The Pineapple Cup is an 811 mile, bi-annual ocean race from Fort Lauderdale to Montego Bay, Jamaica.
In this edition of the race the fleet experienced strong upwind conditions at the start followed by a rough crossing of the Gulf Stream before heading east and then south through the Bahamas towards the eastern tip of Cuba and then on to Jamaica. Strong upwind and reaching conditions prevailed for the race.
Other than Shockwave, the scratch boat, Amhas led the fleet from start to finish.
The expert commissioning and preparation of Amhas by MYC allowed the crew to push the boat hard in rough conditions, experience no breakages or gear failure and produce a win!!!