St Barths Bucket
Setting sail from the harbour of Gustavia on the scenic island of Saint Barthélemy, the St Barths Bucket is among the world’s most famous sailing yacht regattas. With a history that spans over three decades, this invitational regatta attracts a small fleet of racing sailing yachts over 28m for three days of intense competition. This is a unique gathering for passionate sailors, famed for the spirit of participants and the convivial atmosphere.
About the St Barths Bucket sailing yacht regatta
Open to ‘J Class,’ ‘Pursuit Class’ and ‘Corinthian Spirit Class’ (Les Voiles Blanche) sailing yachts, the St Barths Bucket 2019 will see the world’s most impressive superyachts go head-to-head as they race around this stunning Caribbean island, completing courses that vary between 16nm and 30nm, approximately. With such a wide variety of sailing yachts competing in the regatta, the classification is key to ensure fair and safe competition.
Which sailing yachts will be competing?
Among the preliminary entrants for the St Barths Bucket 2019 are the 59m S/Y SEAHAWK, built by Perini Navi; the 56m Aquarius, built by Royal Huisman; and the 52m Dubois-designed S/Y Q. Other entrants include S/Y HETAIROS, S/Y ATHOS, S/Y BAYESIAN, and S/Y ROSEHEARTY, to name a few.
What is there to do during the St Barths Bucket?
For spectators, the St Barths Bucket 2019 will also offer the chance to unwind with like-minded yachting enthusiasts, with the Bucket Bar and other hotels and restaurants hosting race viewing parties. Awards ceremonies and parties bring this Caribbean island to life, while the invite-only Bucket yacht hop sees participants and guests enjoy evenings aboard the yachts. Whether staying in a local hotel or chartering a yacht for the event, attending guests are guaranteed a memorable occasion.
When is the 2019 St Barths Bucket?
The next St Barths Bucket takes place 21st – 24th March 2019.