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2024 Saint Barts Bucket Regatta Preview

Posted by wimcoreadmin on December 26, 2023
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As the sailing world turns its eyes to the upcoming 2024 St Barths Bucket Regatta, anticipation is at an all-time high. This prestigious event, renowned for its unique blend of competitive spirit and social festivities, promises to be a memorable experience for yacht owners, sailors, and spectators alike.

Unrivaled racing classes and formats

One of the most eagerly awaited aspects of the 2024 Bucket is the diverse range of racing classes. Highlighting the event will be the ORCsy class (Offshore Racing Congress Superyacht Rule, where yachts of similar design and performance will vie for supremacy in the highly acclaimed pursuit racing format. This competition is known for its intense, closely-fought races, offering an exhilarating experience for participants and viewers.

The Corinthian Spirit Class, a favorite among traditionalists, returns to its non-spinnaker roots. After a successful turnout in the previous year, this class emphasizes skill and teamwork, making it a compelling watch.

In a significant development, the 2024 edition will see the reintroduction of the 90-foot class. With a limit of six entries, competition for spots is expected to be fierce. This class brings together some of the most majestic yachts, offering a spectacle of elegance and power.

A notable addition this year is the 100-foot Racing Class, targeting performance-oriented sloops over 100’ LOA (Length Overall). This class is tailored for yachts that do not fit the conventional ‘cruising superyacht’ mold, adding an extra edge to the competition.

Related : The history of the Bucket Regattas

Social events and shore-side activities

While the races are the main draw, the Bucket’s social calendar is equally impressive. 2024 will see a departure from the traditional ‘Yacht Hop’, replaced by a vibrant, themed dockside party at the Capitainerie. This event, along with others in the official social schedule, promises unforgettable experiences both on water and on land.

Dock space in Gustavia, always in high demand, will be allocated on a first-come basis, adding to the exclusive nature of the event.

Inclusivity remains a key theme, with non-racing, social entrants invited to partake in the festivities. This initiative, building on the success of 2023, allows for a wider range of yachts to experience the Bucket spirit, regardless of their racing capabilities.

Save the date for a unique sailing experience

The 2024 Bucket Regatta is not just about racing; it’s a celebration of the sailing community, bringing together yacht clubs, owners, and sailing enthusiasts from around the world. Mark your calendars for this unmissable event where competitive spirit, camaraderie, and the joy of sailing converge in the beautiful waters of St Barths.

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