We are in St Barts awaiting the "Bucket" which is their
premier regatta. Only boat over 31 meters can be invited.
(Thats over 100 feet). The fleet is limited to 30 boats and they are
something to behold. Some of the worlds most important sailing yachts are
here and the excitment is building.
We are at anchor in the most rolly spot
All the "big girls" had to leave the port and come out to
anchor so there would be room for the regatta boats.j This means they race back
and forth in their high power tenders which can be 30 feet long and put up a
More later as the regatta progresses.
St Barts is a French island and for once, it seems we've
reentered civilization. The store are stocked with fresh fruit and veggies
all at reasonable prices even though we are dealing with the euro at $1.55 to
Our sail here was a reach with the genoa only. Nice
and fast with no muss or fuss. From here it is west to the BVI and that
should be downwind.