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San Francisco, CA, May 20, 2022 - The Pacific Cup is excited to announce that Goslings Rum has joined as the official Rum sponsor of the 2022 Pacific Cup Race to Hawaii. 

Since 1806, Goslings Rum has been synonymous with quality, craftsmanship, and the legendary Dark ‘n Stormy cocktail, a favorite of sailors the world over.  Now, after finishing the 2,070 mile trans-Pacific crossing from San Francisco to Kaneohe on the island of O’ahu, Pacific Cup race participants will celebrate their achievement with a premium Goslings Rum cocktail and an official 2022 Pacific Cup Goslings cap at the Goslings Rum party at Kaneohe Yacht Club with their friends and family. 

“The Pacific Cup and Goslings Rum share a strong commitment to quality, leisure, and promoting the sport of ocean racing,” said Caitlin Gutekunst, Sponsorships and Marketing chair for Pacific Cup. “We are thrilled that we have the opportunity to partner with Goslings this year to enhance the overall experience of the race for our competitors.” 

“Goslings has long been a favorite of sailors since it got its start in Bermuda,” said Ted Carmon, Western Regional Manager for Castle Brands, exclusive U.S. Importer of Goslings Rum. “We’re excited that our Dark ‘n Stormy cocktails will be part of the official welcoming celebration for race participants finishing such a challenging and rewarding voyage from San Francisco to Hawaii.”



The Pacific Cup has taken thousands of sailors downwind from San Francisco to the welcoming shores of Kaneohe Bay in Hawaii.  Dubbed “the FUN Race to Hawaii,” the Pacific Cup draws sailors from near and far to form the ranks of a 70-boat fleet with 400 competitors across them.  Running every even year, the race starts on July 4, 2022, with the Goslings Rum party on July 21, 2022 and the awards ceremony held at the Kaneohe Yacht Club on July 22, 2022.