St. Barths Bucket Regatta

8 12 2008

26-29 March 2009

In 1995, the first St. Barths Bucket Regatta sailed with a fleet of 4 yachts. This fun event has grown into a weekend with over 30 gorgeous, sleek large yachts racing through brisk wind and crystal waters, continuing into balmy evenings with parties and intimate gatherings.  

Tim Wright

With a limit of 30 yachts – just increased to 33 in 2008 – the Bucket exceeds expectations every year, with applicants even before the Notice of Race is published!

The regatta organizers and participants empahsize that the primary focus of this competition is wholesome fun and networking within the yachting community. 

Schedule of Events (Provisional)

Thursday, March 26th
5:00 – 7:00 pm
Skipper’s Meeting
Limit, three persons per racing yacht – by invitation only.

7:00pm – 9:00 pm
Fleet Welcome Party at the Quay

Friday, March 27th
Fleet briefing at the Quay

First Gun/First Race – “Around the Island Race”

7:00pm – 9:00pm
Fleet Open House: Cocktails and hors d’oeuvres served aboard the yachts, stern to at the quay. Each yacht is encouraged to share their best libation and fare with the other yacht owners, crews and local dignitaries.

Saturday, March 28th
Fleet briefing at the Quay

First Gun/Second Race – “The Wiggley Course”

7:00pm – 9:00pm
Owner’s Cocktail Party, 4 representatives per yacht, by invitation only.

10:00pm – Whenever …
Bucket Bash at the Quay

Sunday, March 29th
Fleet briefing at the Quay

First Gun/Third Race – Around the Island Clockwise

Awards Presentation and Cocktail Party at the Quay

19th Annual Showboats International Rendezvous in Monaco

4 12 2008

25-29 June 2008

Every June, for nearly 20 years, the World’s Elite converged on the Côte d’Azur for the most elegant of events: The ShowBoats International Rendezvous in Monaco. This premier event includes the ShowBoats International Awards (Bal de la Mer benefiting the International SeaKeepers Society and CIESM). 

  Showboats International - Monaco

During four unforgettable days of gala balls, dinners and receptions, megayacht owners,  friends and families, and the luminaries of yachting,  blend business and pleasure while ensconced in the most magnificent of Monaco’s venues – the famed Monte Carlo Sporting Club.

Attended by the best luminaries, owners and international VIPs and celebrities in the megayacht world, the Showboats International Awards highlight the elevation of standards in yacht performance including technology, innovation and design.

Stay tuned for 2009!