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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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Les Voiles de St-Barth

Les Voiles de Saint-Barth 2012 © Christophe Jouany / Les Voiles de Saint-Barth

Created in 2010 by two old friends, François Tolède, organizing director, and Luc Poupon, race director, the first year of the regatta comprised 27 boats and had an exceptional ambassador, the legendary photographer Patrick Demarchelier.

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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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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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Caribbean Regatta Schedule: April to December 2015

Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta. Photo courtesy of Antigua Classics Regatta

Every season is regatta season in the Caribbean. Here is a sampling of some of the events happening for the rest of 2015. For a full list of events please confirm on our calendar: http://www.allatsea.net/calendar/   April 2-6: Bequia Easter Regatta Some …

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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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Caribbean Regatta Preview: April to October

Aruba Regatta. Photo: Eric Mijts

Regatta season doesn’t stop when the winter finishes. The spring, summer and fall all feature racing events that offer a mix of competition, camaraderie and celebration.   April 7-12 Oyster Regatta – Antigua 2014: Scheduled to follow the celebrations marking …

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Spring Preview: A busy season in St. Barth

West Indies Regatta where tradition rules. Photo courtesy of West Indies Regatta

As of January, over 35 maxi yachts had registered for the annual St Barth Bucket, a prestigious regatta for sailboats over 100ft in length. With a captain’s briefing and owner’s party on March 27, plus three days of challenging sailing …

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Cruising Guide to Saint Barth

Bucket boats at the dock in Gustavia. Photo: Rosemond Gréaux

The French island of St Barthélemy (St. Barth) has many ingredients that make it the perfect port of call, from unspoiled beaches with soft white sand to luxurious villas and intimate hotels. The island’s steep, rugged terrain has winding mountain …

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62 Sail the Les Voiles de Saint Barth

The 2013 edition of Les Voiles de St Barth broke the event’s record in numbers, with 62 sailboats of various sizes racing the week of April 8-13. With winds up to 20 knots, the racing was tough for some, with …

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Les Voiles de Saint Barth Set for April 2013

Les Voiles de Saint-Barth 2012 © Christophe Jouany / Les Voiles de Saint-Barth

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 …

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Les Voiles de Saint Barth Growing Rapidly

On the start line. Photo by Rosemond Gréaux

Jumpstarting a new regatta can be a risky business. The Caribbean racing circuit is jam-packed with various kinds of races, from Cuba to Aruba, with everything from classic J-boats to the latest carbon-fiber racing sloops on the start lines. The …

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