Forty-seven yachts will make up the fleet of this year’s St Barths Bucket Regatta, an international regatta that draws yachts and designers from all over the world to the Caribbean, for a fun yet competitive regatta where safety is held supreme. Ten participating yachts are Perini Navi yachts.
The 10 Perini yachts that will participate in the regatta are: Andromeda la Dea, Antara, Baracuda, Clan VIII, Fidelis, Helios, Panthalassa, Parsifall III, Zenji and P2. The Perini Navi yacht that places first will win, as every year, the Perini Navi Trophy.
The fleet, which will be made up entirely of yachts of over 100ft, will be racing in the beautiful waters around the Island of St Baths and will be divided into three categories: Les Gazelles de Mer is the Racing category and will have 20 yachts enrolled, Les Grandes Dames de Mer is the Cruising category and will have 15 yachts enrolled. Finally, Les Elegantes del Mers is the category reserved for J Class yachts and will have 12 yachts enrolled.
The regatta will begin on March 22nd and will have a full programme. Starting with registration and a J Class Exhibition Race, the Captain’s Meeting, the Fleet Welcome Party and the Owner’s Reception. The first regatta will follow the Around the Island course and will begin in the morning of March 23rd followed by the Dock Party & Fleet Open House in the evening. The second race will be the next day and will be along the Not so wiggley course and will be followed by the Bucket Bash. March 25th will see the last race along the Wrong Way Around course and will be followed by the prize ceremony and a cocktail party.