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.  

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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





2008-2009 Volvo Ocean Race

6 12 2008

11 October 2008 –  June 2009

Ahoy Darlings!

The Volvo Ocean Race , an around-the-world yacht competition, is held every three years with routes changed to accommodate various ports of call; 2008-2009 routing for the first time includes stopovers in the Middle East and Asia. Starting in Alicante, Spain on 11 October 2008, race will run over 39,000 nautical miles in nine months.  

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Usually departing Europe in September or October, the Volvo Ocean Race encompasses 9 or 10 legs with in-port races at many stopover cities. 2008-2009 race legs include:   

 

 

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Leg 1: 11 October – 15 November 2008- Alicante, Spain to Cape Town, South Africa

Leg 2: 15 November – 13 December 2008- Cape Town, South Africa to Cochin, India

Leg 3: 13 December – 18 January 2009- Cochin, India to Sentosa Island, Singapore

10 January 2009: Singapore In-Port Racing

Leg 4: 18 January 2009 – 14 February 2009- Sentosa Island, Singapore to Qingdao, China

7 February 2009: Qingdao In-Port Racing

Leg 5: 14 February – 11 April 2009- Qingdao, China to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

4 April 2009: Rio de Janeiro In-Port Racing

Leg 6: 11 April – 16 May 2009- Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to Boston, Massachusetts USA

9 May 2009: Boston In-Port Racing

Leg 7: 16 May – 6 June 2009- Boston, Massachusetts USA to Galway, Ireland

30 May 2009: Galway In-Port Racing

Leg 8: 6 -14 June 2009-Galway, Ireland to Göteborg / Marstrand

Leg 9: 14 -25 June 2009- Göteborg / Marstrand to Stockholm, Sweden

21 June 2009: Stockholm In-Port Racing

Leg 10: 25 June 2009- Stockholm, Sweden to St. Petersberg, Russia 





Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show is Now The St. Petersburg Boat Show and Strictly Sail

5 12 2008

4-7 December 2008

Veteran show producers Show Management of Ft. Lauderdale, FL and Sail America of Middletown, RI have merged two successful, long-standing boat shows into one all-new “super show” now called St. Petersburg Boat Show and Strictly Sail™. 

The show is sponsored by Boater’s World and endorsed by Sail America.

Just a reminder of the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show in years past….we bid you adieu!





2009 Cannes International Boat and Yacht Show

4 12 2008

9 – 14 September 2009

The 32nd Cannes International Boat and Yacht Show is Europe’s hottest in-water showcase with international visitors delighting, discovering and enjoying the latest in yacht models, fabulous fetes and, of course, seeing and being seen.





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). 

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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!