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Start of St. Barths Bucket Regatta

March 16, 2017

This year’s Bucket not only has a fleet of almost 30 competing superyachts, including many of last year’s Class winners returning to defend their titles; 46mm Unfurled, 38m P2, 38m Axia and 56m Rosehearty, but also the addition of two other special Classes; the J-Class - with six of the fleet there in St Barths to race, and the Corinthian Spirit Class.

The Corinthian Spirit Class ( Les Voiles Blanche ) makes its debut at the 2017 St Barths Bucket. This new Class has been established by the SuperYacht Racing Association (SYRA), in conjunction with the Offshore Racing Congress (ORC). It aims to attract more owners to several international regattas by focussing on close, fun racing, with reduced regatta expenses, modified eligibility criteria (no spinnakers), streamlined access to a superyacht handicap, and minimal impact on a captain’s resources in the lead up to a regatta. There are many owners who enjoy the excitement and atmosphere of a superyacht regatta, but without a focus on competitive racing. Peter Craig, SYRA Executive Director & Event Director/Race Chairman of the Bucket Regatta commented, “An important part of our mission is to ‘enhance enjoyment for superyacht owners’ and this initiative is all about that. The expected increase to the fleet will not only be good for yacht owners, but the industry as well.” Safe racing has been and will continue to be a top priority of event organizers and the SYRA, who have Pantaenius’ full support.

Look for our daily updates on the races.