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
9:00am
Fleet briefing at the Quay

11:00pm
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
9:00am
Fleet briefing at the Quay

11:00pm
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
9:00am
Fleet briefing at the Quay

11:00am
First Gun/Third Race – Around the Island Clockwise

7:00pm
Awards Presentation and Cocktail Party at the Quay

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St. Barths New Year’s Eve

8 12 2008

31 December 2008

NikkiBeach.com

Truly must I explain this one? Really?!?

St. Barthélemy aka St. Barths, an 8 square mile Caribbean island featuring over 22 white sand powdered beaches, is one of THE winter playgrounds for Jet-setters, the Wealthy, Sophisticates and, bien sur, the Socialites among us. If you’re a True Socialite, or at least good friends with one of them, private beach access is de rigeur. 

No?

Pity… Then Toiny, Grand Cul de Sac, Lorient Beach, les Salines, Shell Beach, St. Jean, Gouvernor or Colombier Beaches will have to do. 

Top St. Barth Activities: lounging, yachting, watching the seaplanes land, laying out, more yachting, seeing and being seen but feigning indifference, mega-yachting and dancing the night away!

NikkiBeach.com

New Year’s Eve- the World’s biggest party- is no exception. The day begins with the St. Barth New Year’s Eve Regatta organized in conjunction with the St. Barth Yacht Club at the Port of Gustavia. An informal competition, the port typically host attendees with champagne and beer on the dock during the sundown awards ceremony.

In the evening, make your merry way over to Nikki Beach St. Barth and the Strand Restuarant in St. Jean to ring in the New Year, watch fireworks in the harbor and listen to the yachts blow at midnight…

The Faux Socialite© Note: Do save yourself from a trip in the puddle-jumper from St. Maarten…

Faux Socialites in-the-know leave from Miami or San Juan using charter plane service. Just sayin’ and you, Darling Friend, will thank me… ;o)