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Ellen Lampert-Greaux

Ellen Lampert-Gréaux lives in Saint Barthélemy where she is editor-in-chief of Harbour Magazine. She writes regularly about entertainment design and technology for Live Design magazine, and about Caribbean architecture for MACO, a Trinidad-based lifestyle magazine.

Les Voiles de Saint-Barth: It’s All About Proteus

Photo: Christophe Jouany

Last year’s winner proved itself a true champion, as Proteus, the Maxi 72 owned by Ameresco CEO George Sakellaris, once again sailed into first place at Les Voiles de Saint-Barth. The race conditions were challenging during the week of April …

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SPIIP Wins 2017 St Barth Bucket

Photos Rosemond Greaux

Six J Class boats were among the star attractions at the 2017 St Barth Bucket, in which a fleet of 38 yachts, all over 100ft long, raced over the weekend of March 16-19 in St Barthélemy. There is really nothing …

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WinWin Sails Into the Year a Winner

New Year’s Eve Regatta

Saint Barth kicked off the New Year’s Eve celebrations with the annual New Year’s Eve Regatta sailed under cloudy skies with occasional squalls and gusty winds. The wet weather did not deter WinWin, a 108ft carbon Baltic that was built …

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St Barth Cata Cup 2016

St Barth Cata Cup 2016

The ninth annual St Barth Cata Cup took place in November. Jeff Ledée, Vincent Jordil, and Thierry Lhinares launched this regatta in 2008 and it has developed into a premier event on the calendar for top Formula 18 catamaran racers. …

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Spring Racing in Saint Barth: Buckets & Sails

Racing Saint Barth

March and April have become hot months for sailboat racing in Saint Barth, with The St. Barth Bucket and Les Voiles de Saint Barth attracting a fabulous array of boats, a cadre of top-notch sailors, and some pretty serious sailing. …

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Phaedo3 Wins 2015 New Year’s Eve Regatta

New Year's Eve Regatta Phaedo 3:Lloyd Thornberg and the winning team from Phaedo3, a record-setting MOD70 trimaran. Photo: Rosemond Gréaux

It was no surprise to anyone keeping an eye on Phaedo3, Lloyd Thornburg’s high-tech, high-speed MOD70 lime green racing trimaran (Michel Desjoyeaux’s ex-Foncia), that this speed demon won the 2015 New Year’s Eve Regatta in Saint Barth, setting race and …

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St. Barth Cata Cup: Belgians in First Place

2015 St. Barth Cata Cup Teams from around the world competed in the 8th edition of the Saint Barth Cata Cup. Photo: Rosemond Gréaux

The weekend of November 18-22 marked the eighth annual St Barth Cata Cup, a competition for F18 catamarans. Organized locally, the event has attracted attention on an international basis, with competitors from a dozen countries coming to this tiny French …

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Les Voiles de Saint Barth

Making waves - Rambler 88. Photo by Rosemond Greaux

Over 70 boats were on the starting line for the sixth edition of Les Voiles de Saint Barth, with four days of spirited racing from Wednesday, April 13 through Saturday April 18 (Thursday was the official day off). In the …

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Visione Wins 2015 St. Barth Bucket

Win Win finished fourth in class A - Les Gazelles des Mers

After three days of competitive sailing, Hasso Plattner’s beautiful 147ft Reichel/Pugh deign Visione, took top honors as overall winner of the 2015 St. Barth Bucket, which took place March 20-22. Visione was also the class winner for Les Gazelles des …

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Taty Frans Wins Annual Saint Barth Fun Cup

The Fun Cup blasts off. Photos by Rosemond Gréaux

For Taty Frans the 2015 Saint Barth Fun Cup was a thrill. The freestyle champion from the island of Bonaire took first place, beating French competitors Antoine Questel (a St Barth native who won the Fun Cup in 2013 and …

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Saint Barth New Year’s Eve Parade

The owner of WinWin, (center) and his wife share the podium with skipper Clive Walker during the awards ceremony. Photo by Rosemond Gréaux

The 20th edition of the New Year’s Eve Parade in Saint Barth is the final regatta of the year. It takes place on the morning of December 31st, as the Port of Gustavia prepares for the biggest night of the …

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The Sixth Annual West Indies Regatta

Keeping the spirit alive. Photo: Rosemond Gréaux

The West Indies Regatta, which takes place in Saint Barth the first weekend in May each year, adds a touch of old time sailing to the island’s nautical calendar. The last official event of the season, this charming little regatta …

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Les Voiles de St. Barth 2014

Near Miss – winner of Spinnaker Class. Photography by Rosemond Gréaux

For Alex Schaerer, owner of the 69ft IRC Racing yacht, Caol Ila R, Les Voiles de St Barth was an exhilarating experience, winning all but one race in the maxi class and finishing as the overall top boat in the …

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Marie Wins 2014 Saint Barth Bucket Regatta

Red sails are always a winner. Photo: Rosemond Gréaux

Thirty-eight! That’s the number of sailboats that raced in the 2014 Saint Barth Bucket Regatta, which really is an unusual event for unusual boats. Most of these boats were not built for racing, yet there they are competing in some …

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Saint Barthélemy 2013 New Year’s Eve Parade

Off the wind – the Melges 24 Crash Test skippered by Mowgli Fox of St. Barth’s Boost ‘n’ Sail sailing school, and Cielo, a 66FT custom sloop. Photography by Rosemond Gréaux

On December 31, 14 boats crossed the start line off Gustavia for the annual New Year’s Eve Parade, an informal regatta with staggered starts for a handicapped pursuit race. “It was a beautiful sail out there,” says Mark Del Giudice, …

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