It only took three years for Les Voiles de Saint Barth to impose sailors around the world the concept of a yachting entirely dedicated to pleasure and passion. Passion for beautiful sailboats, cruisers or elegant for Maxis, the passion of a water body to the extraordinary beauty and passion of the men who lend life to these yachts. Owners, yachtsmen and sailors are again invited from 8 to 13 April 2013 to a full week out of time totally dedicated to the joys of yachting.
Beautiful and sunny windy races to perfection, constantly renewed on the routes around the island of Saint-BarthÃ©lemy and warm conviviality ashore to discover the spirit of sharing the art of living in the Caribbean. This cocktail is addictive, since 2010, made many followers, who come to Europe now of course, but also the United States, Australia, New Zealand and around the Caribbean arc. For all the Voiles de Saint-Barth will be again, “the place to be …”
Since the end of the 2012 edition, the organizers of the 4th Voiles de Saint Barth, FranÃ§ois Toledo, Luc Poupon and Annelisa Gee, have promoted the Voiles de Saint-Barth around the world. From Antigua to Newport, Porto Cervo in San Francisco or next month at the Voiles de Saint-Tropez, they met again skippers and owners to confirm with them of the dates vintage 2013 and a significant change in the class of MAXI, in effect, a separate classification will now be established between the MAXI RACING and MAXI-RACING/CRUISING. Differentiation validated in consultation with the organizers and competitors of this class to attract new competitors and develop the interest of the event.
With the support of partners such historical qu’indÃ©fectibles, first and foremost watchmaker Richard Mille (main sponsor) and equipment Gaastra (Official Partner), the organizers are able to provide already the same level excellence and all the elements that made the success of previous editions, namely usability, reception, party and sports optimum exploitation of the extraordinary body of water.
The most beautiful yachts in the world of classic yachts for Maxi yachts, often crossed by huge personalities sailing offshore or rÃ©gatiÃ¨re (Peter Holmberg, Ken Read, Bouwe Bekking, Gavin Brady, Lionel PÃ©an, …), of course windy, attractive and spectacular desire, an atmosphere to land dedicated to the pleasures of life … Les Voiles de Saint-Barth will again focus the values of tradition and passion Classic yachts and the spectacular modernity of the newest Racer-cruiser or Maxi Yachts to offer lovers of beautiful shells, an appointment now etched golden letters in the international yachting calendar.
They talk about:
George DavidÂ (Rambler 90)
“Les Voiles de Saint-Barth is a great event for many reasons. Firstly, it is a wonderful island, with important reliefs which add to the complexity of the course. The race committee did an exceptional job great for wet his career. ras At the coast, the wind becomes very irregular and there are so many great strategies and maneuvers on board.
I am delighted to see the progress and growth of this event, today we see the spectacular development of the test that is already considered a classic Caribbean. Maxi Class also grows remarkably. It really is a great event in a dream place to race. ”
Clay DeutschÂ (Defiance)
“This is the best race we ever ran. Life on earth was great, as only the French know how to organize it. Defiance boat is very homogeneous, easy to use and works well at all speeds.’s Fight Decision was very involved with. IRC 52 Class tempts me a lot because the level is extraordinary. ago splendid units from 40 to 56 feet built today. I think to choose the best support for events such as Saint-BarthÂ “.
Lionel PÃ©anÂ (Sojana)
“This is my third participation at the Voiles de Saint-Barth, and the joy of being here is constantly renewed; joy of sailing on a boat great, Sojana happiness and enjoy this extraordinary island, with a plan water sublime, and who knows accommodate men sea is a place that thrives here the sea is sailing with warmth and deconcentration. Les Voiles de Saint-Barth are immediately entered into the small circle of “must “the regatta, places must navigate the equal of Saint-Tropez and its sails.”
Ken ReadÂ (Rambler 100)
“Les Voiles de Saint-Barth remains a very exciting race, very funny … a moment eagerly awaited by all …”
Bouwe BekkingÂ (Highland Breeze)
“I take great pleasure to steer a Maxi. Navigation conditions in St. Barts are absolutely fantastic, lots of wind, sea, sun … I fully intend to return next year with a boat certainly competitive. event has tremendous potential! ”
Gavin BradyÂ (Vesper)
“I particularly appreciate the conditions that are offered here. Fights are against the sea wind on the island but there are also many situations really nice portable to more than 20 knots. Everything here is very balanced. I am is very reminiscent of the conditions encountered in Hawaii, big waves, strong winds and sea very hot, but fun!Â ”
Notice of Race 2013:Â www.youblisher.com/p/426419-Avis-de-course-Notice-of-Race/
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