St Barts, West Indies Position 17:54.059N 062:51.313W
Bill and Judy Stellin
Thu 27 Mar 2008 22:35
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 imaginable.
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 fearsome wake.
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 the dollar.
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.