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August 28, 2012

Sailing Superyachts Catch Some Wind at St. Barths Bucket Regatta

By Pardhasaradhi Gonuguntla

(Top to Bottom): Windrose gets a puff, The crew of winner J-Class sloop Ranger celebrate by performing New Zealand traditional dance, Rebecca catches some wind, The festive awards ceremonyFrom March 22 to 25, 2012, a fleet of nearly 50 modern and classic sailing yachts gathered in St. Barths for the annual race known as the Bucket. The event originated in 1986 when three yacht owners decided to race an informal regatta in Nantucket, though the summer Bucket, held in August, has since been moved to Newport. The event has become one of the most successful regattas in the world and is more about wholesome fun than about winning.

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