Le Voiles De St. Barth 2015
St. Barts at it's best. Fantastic racing, 09-17 April, 2016
About the race
One of the new regattas on the cirquit, but, as all of the Caribbean events, pretty spectacular. For a start, it’s the St. Barts island. The playground of the rich and famous. Then, there is the whole racing scene, which we know can set up pretty good parties. And then, of course, the most important thing, racing.
If you have a look at proposed schedules of racing, they are pretty impressive. Most races are around 30 miles long, not counting upwind, so it’s all pretty intense. You get 4 races during the week and a day off, to enjoy the island.
Dates: 09 – 17 April, 2016
Individual places are available on our race-ready super-tuned uber-fast racing machine – Intuition!! She is a Reflex 38 and was build to win. Her sistership Puma won the class at Cowes Week 2014!
Plan of action
|Saturday, 09 April, 18:00||Crew arrival. Mooring in St. Barts|
|Sunday, 10 April||Race training|
|Monday, 11 April to 16 of April||RACE, RACE, RACE! Plus some training days and one rest day.|
|Saturday 16th of April||Prizegiving|
|Sunday, 17th of April, morning||Depart|
What is it all about?
Well, this one is all about the racing, to be honest. It’s a relatively new event and the organisers are serious about their logistics and attracting good crowd of racers. So, as usual, it’s going to be brutal at day time.
In the evening though, we are in full party mode! The entertainment in the race village is spectacular, and on the final night there are some serious fireworks. Plenty to see, plenty to eat and drink, plenty of racing to be done.
What is included
- Professional skipper and first mate
- Accomodation aboard
- Mooring in St. Barts, on the de Gaulle quay
- Crew uniform
- Entry fee
- Training day
- Food aboard while racing
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I came for a 5 days course and it was freeezing! I did come in February though, so serves me right. There was a proper heater onboard though, so we we fine. The course structure was excellent, Aubrey [instructor] really knew his stuff and it was fun. Lots of mooring, which is what I was after. Feel much more confident now, and thanks for the pies, v. goodJames Clover
Staying in a different marina every night was the highlight for me. This is what cruising is about, I guess, so not coming back to Mercury was ideal, I got to know the Solent pretty well. Lee [instructor] was good at stepping back and letting us do it ourselves, which was very useful. Thanks again, and see you next year!Dan Collier
Hi guys, just a quick note to say THANKS! I was really nervous, but it was all good in the end. We just practiced every day and little by little I figured it out, I can moor! Still a little nervous, but the basics are there now, I understand what needs to be done. I’ll come back for the mile building, I think. All in all, the course was well structured, very much hands on and I liked the boat, very plush :J Thanks for a great week!Elena Godfrey