The annual pilgrimage of superyachts. A glimpse of what lies ahead at the 30th edition of the St Barths Bucket Regatta.
From 16-19 March, more than 40 superyachts will descend on the pristine island of St Barths in the Caribbean, the French-speaking Caribbean island, known for its white-sand beaches, chic hotels and designer shops, forthe 30th edition of the St. Barths Bucket Regatta.
St.Barths Bucket Regatta was, and still is, a super sailing event conceived and hosted purely for the pleasure and enjoyment of the sailing superyacht owner. There is no other regatta of magnitude on the superyacht racing circuit with the same goals.
Among this year’s participating sailing yachts are seven stunning Perini Navi sailing yachts: P2 (38m), Aquarius (46m), Bayesian (56m), Rosehearty (56m), Perseus^3 (60m), Zenji (56m) and The Maltese Falcon (88m). A fixture on the yachting calendar, the St. Barths Bucket is an invitation only event for sailing yachts over 100ft in length, hosted by four stewards, of which Perini Navi is one.
Founded in 1983, Perini Navi has been designing and building superyachts for more than three decades, with a fleet of 58 sailing yachts delivered to date including S/Y Aquarius. A classic Perini, S/Y Aquarius was built in 1990 and her new owner will be participating for the first time in this prestigious event.
The magic in St Barths takes place both on and off the water, when the owners and crews fill the yacht haven before and after racing, with the special yacht Hop taking place on the Saturday evening. In keeping with the tradition, Perini Navi will host owners and guests at Casa Perini for memorable evenings overlooking Gustavia throughout the week.
The entire fleet will compete to take home the ‘Bucket’ trophy. While the stunning silver Perini Navi trophy will also be presented to the best classified Perini Navi competing in St Barths, won in 2016 by the talented crew onboard P2.
“We continue the commitment to maintaining the legendary “Spirit of the Bucket” — that wonderful balance of camaraderie,competition, sportsmanship and, of course, fun,” say the Event Stewards.
“Magnificent yachts from around the world are here for incomparable racing in the unspoiled waters off St Barthélemy. With many of the world’s most elegant and impressive superyachts in attendance, a fantastic J Class, and the debut of the Les Voiles Blanche (Corinthian Spirit) class, together we will write another distinguished chapter in the history of this regatta,” added the organizers.