Every year the world’s most spectacular superyachts gather in Gustavia’s harbor for the prestigious St. Barths Bucket.

This three-day invitational regatta features top-notch racing and exclusive shore side social events,
all in a breathtaking Caribbean setting.


15 – 18 March 2018


As the Winch Turns: Day 1

While some Bucketeers started practicing as early as Monday (especially the J Class sailors who started their regatta a day before the rest of the teams), others began later in the week, with their rides arriving one-by-one until the inner and outer harbors of...

A Good Day to be an Old J

A Good Day to be an Old J: Velsheda Tops her Newer Counterparts Velsheda’s clean, smart start at the race committee end of the line this morning foreshadowed her brilliant performance to come over the rest of the race and the day, as the J...

A Bucket of a Special Kind

38 Superyachts Prepare for Competition in St. Barths Every sailor knows what a bucket is, but only some are lucky enough to know the true definition and spirit of the Bucket: an annual pilgrimage of sailing superyachts to the French West Indies for a regatta of...

Official Charity

Each year the Bucket Regatta designates a portion of the entry fee for donation to a meaningful non-profit program in St Barths.

The Youth Sailing Program at the St Barths Yacht Club will receive the 2017 donation.

The St Barths Yacht Club is an active sailing school and their priority is the youth of St Barths. Here the children learn to respect each other and their environment, the sea. They also learn how to be responsible and cooperative in the pursuit of their goals.

SBYC offers many programs starting at very early ages. On an island learning to sail is as important as learning to swim. The St Barths Yacht Club tries its best to motivate and support its young people. Over 400 children participate every year.

The SBYC is not a conventional yacht club. Resources and budgets are far more limited than what one would expect to find in a typical club. The Bucket donation makes a significant and meaningful difference.

Future Bucket Regatta Dates:

15-18 March 2018

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2019 Bucket Regatta

21-24 March 2019

2020 Bucket Regatta

19-22 March 2020

2021 Bucket Regatta

18-21 March 2021

2022 Bucket Regatta

17-20 March 2022