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Posted by on Mar 31, 2014 in Boating Lifestyle, News and Events | 1 comment

2014 St. Barths Bucket Regatta: Final Race Around the Island

The final day of racing in the St. Barths Bucket sent the fleet around the island in a different direction than Friday.

The 2014 St. Barths Bucket Regatta has come to an end, but now everyone sailing this super fleet of superyachts has seen the magnificent coast and outlying rocks from both port and starboard.

The winds were not as light as predicted; we had a steady 16 knots with higher gusts. The staggered start was a downwind one and one by one these superyachts sailed across the line.

View of St. Barths Bucket fleet from Twizzle

The view from Twizzle: looking back at the St. Barths Bucket fleet

The fleet can roughly be divided into three different groups:

  1. Luxury super yachts. These are luxurious and spacious and always state of the art.
  2. Classic yachts like Rainbow and Meteor. These elegant superyachts evoke the past glories of sailing.
  3. The newer race boats like Visione and Inoui.

But all of these different superyachts have a display of purpose that is really cool. The sight of them all sailing around the rocky marks is a sight few would ever forget… I definitely won’t.

The final after party and awards ceremony was a Caribbean “how much fun is this.” And for those keeping score, the  overall winner of this years Bucket was Marie, a Hoek design built at Vitters.

More information, including official results, can be found at the St. Barths Bucket Regatta website.

Now, back to reality…

Read Jonathan Russo’s previous posts about the event:

Photos by the owner of Twizzle

1 Comment

  1. Jonathan,
    I enjoyed reading your blog. Sounds like your adventure aboard Twizzle was a huge success. Thanks again for delivering my bag. I hope our paths cross in NYC or Shelter Island this summer.
    All the best,
    Keith
    917-562-3262