2013 St Barths Bucket Regatta
March 28 - 31, 2013
St Barths, Caribbean
or the first time in the Caribbean, 5 J Class yachts will be racing together in St Barths this year.
Velsheda, Hanuman, Ranger, Lionheart and Rainbow will be fleet racing for 4 days starting on 28th March. It promises to be a tremendous spectacle.
You will be able to follow the tracking, results and race reports from these pages.
In another development for 2013, the Bucket regatta has a staggering five J class entries. This will be the first gathering of five or more J’s since 1937! The J Class Association has requested their own class start, which actually works nicely with our intent to break out a ‘racing oriented’ performance class to enhance both safe and fair racing for the entire fleet (based on lessons learned in 2012).
The J Class will start and finish first, race on a similar course as the Gazelles, have a conventional fleet start, and race under standard ISAF Racing Rules of Sailing. In determining racecourses each day, the race committee will make best efforts to maintain separation between the racing class and pursuit classes. There will be written contingencies provided in the unlikely event the J’s encounter any pursuit yachts on the racecourse. This 2013 change provides yet another layer of safety to the St Barths Bucket Regatta.
Source: Regatta Event Website.