Bucket Regatta Blog

As the Winch Turns: Day 4

  Lots of champagne, Perrier-Jouet Belle Epoque to be specific, rained on top-three finishers when they took the stage at the Bucket awards ceremony last night. Chelsea Clock awards were raised high with pride by class winners, while the ultimate prize, the slightly...

As the Winch Turns: Day 3

Last night was a night to remember for both sailors and townies alike who numbered in the hundreds at the Bucket “Yacht Hop.” For those who had wrist bands, onboard inspection of the magnificent machines was a privilege and a treat, and for those who did not, there...

Big Wins, Close Finishes

t is hard to remember a Bucket Regatta where so many trophies were at stake going into the last day. As it was, today’s one long race, running clockwise around the island of St. Barths and punctuated by a colorful downwind finish, determined podium...

Working to Win

The pursuit classes at the Bucket enjoyed mild conditions today for their kick-off race in St. Barths, with mostly 15-16 knots of breezes and a manageable sea state prevailing on a 19.5  - 23.9 nm course that circled the island in a counter-clockwise direction....

Six Classes, Six New Winners

The second day of the Bucket Regatta saw six new winners in six classes after the 38-strong fleet sailed a long “Not So Wiggly” course around and through the smaller islands and prominent rock formations lying to the north and west of St. Barths. Performances turned...

As the Winch Turns: Day 2

  Sam Von Schwarz, whose father John sails aboard Hanuman, found a new friend in David Wegman, the local artist who splits his time between here and Key West and has a special connection to the Bucket.  Some years ago, when Rebecca blew out a spinnaker and didn’t know...

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...

2017 St Barths Bucket Regatta: Welcome!

2017 St Barths Bucket Regatta: 16-19 March 2017 On behalf of the Event Stewards, our loyal Friends of the Bucket, and the Bucket management team, welcome to the 2017 edition of the St. Barths Bucket. The Bucket has grown and evolved over the...