J Class Events

2017 St Barths Bucket

  March 16 - 19, 2017

A four day regatta for the J Class. Two days of windward leeward racing and 2 days around the Islands. 

Six J Class yachts have confirmed their participation – with regular participants Velsheda, Ranger, Lionheart, and Hanuman being joined by J8 Topaz who made her first appearance at this regatta in 2016 and JK3 Shamrock under new ownership. 

It is believed that this is the first time that six J Class yachts will be seen racing together in the history of the Class and much excitement surrounds this. A short film of the regatta will be made by OCT Films and published to this website, and Carlo Borlenghi, the world renowned yachting photographer will be recording the event.  

The yachts will either be berthed at anchor or in Gustavia (weather dependent). Racing starts on Thursday 16th March with a windward leeward race just for the J’s. On the water umpiring will be managed by Alfredo Ricci and Bill O’Hara. Live tracking for the racing will be provided by TRACTRAC. and up to date reports will also be available on Facebook

The racing will be under the JCA’s own handicap system and the results will be posted to this page.


JK7: Velsheda
J5: Ranger
JH1: Lionheart
J8: Topaz
JK6: Hanuman
JH2: Rainbow



2017 St Barths Bucket Regatta: THURSDAY
Mar 19, 2017

2017 St Barths Bucket Regatta: FRIDAY
Mar 19, 2017

2017 St Barths Bucket Regatta: SATURDAY
Mar 19, 2017

2017 St Barths Bucket Regatta: SUNDAY
Mar 22, 2017

Best of the 2017 St. Barths Bucket Regatta
Mar 24, 2017