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St Barth’s and Newport Bucket Regattas under New Ownership

Four of the world’s leading sailing yacht builders have come together in joint ownership of the St Barth’s Bucket and Newport Regattas in a bid to continue the ‘Spirit of the Regatta’ for years to come.

During this year’s Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, Perini Navi, Royal Huisman, Vitters and Rybovich announced that they have joined forces in stewardship of the world-renowned regattas. Each of the superyacht builder’s represent the highest levels of quality and innovation in yacht design and engineering in their own right so this exciting move seems a perfect match with events that are so richly steeped in yachting heritage.

The azure waters of St Barth's
Impressive display of sailing yachts racing in the St Barth's Bucket RegattaCrew racing in the St Barths Bucket Regatta

The Bucket Regatta’s were launched in 1986 with a fleet of seven competing sailing yachts, and in the last two decades have grown into the best-known and most beloved sailing events in the world.  The four shipyards have been devoted supporters of the event for many years and have been entrusted by a core group of loyal and current Bucket sponsors to maintain the ‘special character of the Bucket’. In a statement issued they commented:

‘The Buckets will continue to be an opportunity for great racing in great venues, where socialising and networking, rather than sales and marketing, will set the tone for the industry professionals who participate. Furthermore, wherever practical, owners’ aspirations, ideas and concerns will be at the very heart of decision-making regarding any changes to the format, organisation and evolution of Bucket Regattas over the years to come.’

It is this sense of comradery that encompasses the sailing regatta community that makes regatta yacht charters a fantastic option for both novice and seasoned sailors. The unique experience of racing on board and alongside some of the world’s most impressive sailing yachts in settings such as the beautiful Caribbean island of St Barths is truly unforgettable.

For more information about booking a regatta charter contact your preferred yacht charter broker. Alternatively take a look at what else is on offer during a Caribbean luxury yacht charter and the yachts available for crewed vacations in the region.

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	<span style="font-size: 12px;">You could come across everyone: from honeymooners to families and from rock stars to A-list actresses here who come to enjoy its beaches and party atmosphere. Be sure to visit Baie St. Jean on your St. Barts yacht charter for the best of what the island has to offer and move on for drinks at Nikki Beach.</span></p>
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	The&nbsp;<a href="/events/st-barths-bucket-regatta-453.htm">St. Barts Bucket Regatta</a>&nbsp;is&nbsp;an event that grows in popularity each year since its conception in the mid-90&#39;s. Originating with 4 yacht contenders, within ten years a 30 yacht threshold was put in place due to the regatta&rsquo;s overwhelming popularity.</p>
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	Due to more people own charter <a href="/sailing-yacht-charter-fleet.htm">sailing yachts</a> and&nbsp;become passionate about regattas, the Bucket has been at full capacity each year since 2005. With a traditional regatta atmosphere that is based on the taking part and delightfully non-commercial, the St. Barts Bucket Regatta is a memorable experience for any yachtsman looking to charter in St. Barts.</p>
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	New Year&rsquo;s Eve celebrations in St. Barts are must for any event calendar, as each December the dock comes alive with music and dancing and a spectacular midnight fireworks display. Join the likes of billionaire Roman Abramovich, and line your superyacht next to his to enjoy the sights of Quai G&eacute;n&eacute;ral de Gaulle or the parties taking place in the exclusive restaurants along the shore.</p>
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	Each Christmas and New Year St. Barts plays host to A-list stars such as Denzel Washington, Bon Jovi, Jay Z and Beyonc&eacute; and Puff Daddy - often chartering or cruising their own superyacht to the harbour for the most important social event of the year.</p>
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	A favourite destination of billionaire and owner of one of the world&#39;s largest yachts, Roman Abramovich, St. Barts is the ultimate charter destination for living the luxury lifestyle. The island offers an extremely desirable blend of a sun-soaked, shopping-filled and adventure-packed experience.</p>
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	Gustavia Port is the number one place to be seen with your superyacht, lined with the best designer boutiques, 5-star restaurants and charming, quaint&nbsp;<span style="font-size: 12px;">caf&eacute;s. Take an exclusive spot in its inner harbour, with room for up 60 yachts up to 61m and join the elite who enjoy the finer things in life on a St. Barts charter vacation.&nbsp;</span></p>
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