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Charter yachts storm to victory at 2019 St Barths Bucket Regatta

By Katia Damborsky | 25 March 2019

After an action-packed three days of sailing around the Caribbean island, the results from the 2019 St Barths Bucket Regatta are in.

Drawing to a close on 24 March, the 32nd edition of the prestigious St Barths Bucket Regatta attracted a fine fleet of 34 sailing yachts to the Caribbean for three days of racing alongside a glitzy social programme.

Charter yachts enjoyed considerable success this year’s event; the 34m/116ft charter yacht SOJANA, the 56m/184ft sailing yacht ROSEHEARTY and the 50m/163ft superyacht  OHANA all took home victories in their respective classes.

Charter yacht competing in St Barths Bucket Regatta, with sailors on yacht as she turns
Sailors on stern of boat at St Barths Bucket Regatta
Charter yachts in the water at St Barths Bucket Regatta

Both racing in Class B, SOJANA and the 32m/104ft sailing yacht FARFALLA were keen to replicate their winning streaks from last year, when they raced in separate classes.

The race was tight, but it was SOJANA which came out on top with an impressive first place in all of her races, leaving FARFALLA to take second place in all three.

Taking home the gold in Class E was ROSEHEARTY. A former class winner, this year saw the popular charter yacht come in first place in two out of three races.

The race was tight, but it was SOJANA which came out on top with an impressive first place in all of her races.

Meanwhile, the non-spinnaker class, known as the Corinthian Class, made a triumphant return to St Barths for the 2019 event. Just three yachts competed for first place in this category, and it was 50m/162ft charter yacht OHANA which claimed victory this year.

The overall winner of the regatta was announced to be the 67m/219ft sailing yacht HETAIROS, the longest yacht on the line-up. She raced in A class alongside last year’s winner, the 34m/112ft sailing yacht NILAYA.

Also going to head with them were two new additions to the Bucket line-up; the 54m/177ft sailing yacht ‘Pink Gin VI’ and the 40m/ 130ft sloop ‘My Song’.

Woman pours champagne at after-party at St Barths Bucket Regatta
Awards ceremony at St Barths Bucket RegattaSailors enjoying their victory at St Barths Bucket Regatta

As ever, the St Barths Bucket 2019 featured an excellent social programme that allowed sailors and sailing enthusiasts to socialise and enjoy the festivities in the idyllic setting of St Barths.

It’s this that makes the Bucket a popular event for yacht charter vacations, whether it’s on a superyacht watching from the sidelines or getting straight to the action with a regatta charter.

The St Barths Bucket featured an excellent social programme that allowed sailors and sailing enthusiasts to enjoy the festivities together.

Among the yachts on the scene, the 65m/212ft classic charter yacht SHEMARA was at anchor, alongside the 47m/155ft charter yacht LOON.

Making plenty of waves with her distinctive profile, the 143m/468ft sailing yacht ‘A’ had also dropped anchor to enjoy the racing action.

Sailing yachts at anchor in St Barths

In order to discover more about any of the charter yachts at the 2019 St Barths Bucket, please get in touch with your preferred yacht charter broker.

Alternatively, view all superyachts for charter in St Barths.


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