As every year, the Bucket is the most important nautical event in Saint Barth. And this year, 34 sailboats took the start for three days of exceptional racing.
The event is spectacular. Admire 34 sailboats over 30 metres in races around the island. The event is festive every evening on the quays where Saint Barth and tourists meet the most beautiful sailing boats in the world. The event is charitable because the organizers make donations. This year, two structures will benefit from this generosity. Help St Barth, which is rebuilding several houses destroyed by Irma and Coral Restoration Saint Barth which is fighting for the preservation and reconstruction of coral reefs.
Every year, it is always a perfect event, even if every Bucket is different from year to year, the organizers do their best to make this event unforgettable. It has been a course of action for 25 years.
Four of the largest yacht builders, Perini Navi, Royal Huisman, Rybovich and Vitters play a major role every year. Indeed, the majority of the sailboats participating in this regatta are leaving their workshops.
Everyone will certainly have had the opportunity to notice Pink Gin VI, a 54 meter sloop of the carbon hull is candy pink. Of course, there are also the great regulars such as Perseus, Nilaya, Visione, Adela, Axia, Rebecca, Sojana etc….
This year’s big winner is Hetairos, but let’s not forget either that the whole island of Saint Barth is a winner with this regatta: hotels, villas, restaurants, shops, service providers, etc….. fill up for a few days.