Bucket Regatta Blog

As the Winch Turns 2018: Day 4

It was another special night at the Bucket when owners, crews, sponsors, volunteers, families and friends gathered at the Collectivité to recognize deserving winners at the Awards and closing party. Bruno Magras, president of St. Barths, helped kick things off by...

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What the Winners Said

Nilaya – Will Oxley, Navigator It’s never easy when you have sailors like you have on Unfurled constantly breathing down your neck; we were constantly looking over our shoulder. All week a convergence line existed over the top of the island and out to the lee, and our...

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Winning Ways

In today’s splendid Caribbean sunshine and 8-12 knot breezes, 26 Superyachts sailing in six classes at the St. Barths Bucket Regatta made their final plays for podium positions. The four-day event started on Thursday, March 15, with fleet racing for J Class yachts and...

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As The Winch Turns 2018: Day 3

Green was the color du jour on Saturday, which happened to be St. Patricks Day, and Bucket sailors thanked their lucky charms for an awesome day on the water (win or lose) followed by daily awards on the stage at the Capitainerie and a rockin’ Bucket Bash across the...

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A Wiggley Test of Wits

In 12-15 knot mid-morning breezes that weakened to about seven knots in the afternoon, the Bucket fleet sailed 22-25 nm “Not-so-Wiggley” courses that seemed quite the opposite of that as they zig-zagged around Ile Fourchue, Roche Table and other natural turning marks...

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As The Winch Turns 2018: Day 2

Better than a postcard…that’s what the folks at SunBarth had in mind when they dressed their downtown store window with rows of sailing shorts, imprinted with a panoramic of the Port of Gustavia and complete with Superyachts located front and center. No Bucket sailors...

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All the Right Moves

It couldn’t have been a more beautiful day to have a distance race around the 14-square-mile island of Saint-Barthelemy, and there couldn’t have been a more spectacular fleet to sail in the sunshine and 13-15 knot breezes than this year’s 26-strong Bucket fleet of...

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As The Winch Turns 2018: Day 1

As this beautiful island is still getting back to normal, the excitement of the Bucket is the same as ever. St Barths is a close-knit community that has been working non-stop to be ready for us, and as the sailors and guests arrive, we realize we are part of this...

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Smooth Sailing for Svea

ST. BARTHS (March 15 2018) – In glorious conditions, the 31st edition of the St. Barths Bucket Regatta started today with the elegant and historically significant J Class yachts Svea, Velsheda and Topaz completing two windward/leeward races in a planned four-day...

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Paradise is Not Lost

The Bucket is Back and So is St. Barths ST. BARTHS (March 14 2018) – After being devastated by back-to-back hurricanes (Irma, José and Maria) six short months ago, the island of Saint-Barthélemy is open for business and back with its usual zeal to host the annual St....

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