POINT RICHMOND, CA, APRIL 13, 2018 – THE PACIFIC CUP YACHT CLUB IS PROUD TO ANNOUNCE MOUNT GAY RUM'S OFFICIAL SPONSORSHIP OF "THE FUN RACE TO HAWAII'S" BON VOYAGE EVENT FOR THE 2018 PACIFIC CUP ON JULY 7, 2018. “Mount Gay Rum has long supported premier sailing events worldwide and the Pacific Cup is excited to begin this inaugural partnership,” says Commodore Buzz Blackett.

Pacific Cup participants and their families and friends alike will enjoy Mount Gay Rum at the Bon Voyage Event on July 7 at the Richmond Yacht Club in Point Richmond, CA. Guests will be entertained with live music, food and of course sailing’s most iconic accomplice, craft Mount Gay Rum cocktails. “Mount Gay Rum is delighted to partner with the Pacific Cup — sailing represents an important element of our brand heritage and we are thrilled that participants will come together for this pre-race bonding experience while enjoying Mount Gay Rum,” says Dorothee Heriard Dubreuil, Brand Director Mount Gay Rum, "Time spent bonding with friends over shared passions such as sailing is time well spent."

This year marks the Pacific Cup’s 20th edition. The "FUN Race to Hawaii" runs every even year from San Francisco to Hawaii. Started in 1980, the race has been enjoyed by thousands of racers sailing well over a million miles in total. The 2018 Pacific Cup will begin the week of July 9, 2018, and invites well-prepared boats to race to the warm, welcoming shores of Kaneohe Bay on the island of Oahu.

Mount Gay Rum, the world's oldest premium rum, is proud to be the official Bon Voyage Event Sponsor of the 2018 Pacific Cup. The aged, craft spirit boasts a strong affiliation with sailing that dates back to the 17th century and continues today through its regatta sponsorships with the famous Mount Gay Rum parties and the iconic Mount Gay red caps.Mount Gay Banner