I am off to Sao Paulo Brazil for Travelweek where I am meeting with luxury travel agents for two days followed by a two day trade show with the Brazilian people. In the meantime, the second annual Les Voiles de St. Barth is underway. Organized by the St. Barth Yacht Club (SBP’s gérant (manager) Benoit Meesemaecker is the President) and sponsored by boat manufacturer, Richard Mille, the opening ceremony was fun. St. Barth’s President Bruno Magras gave the opening speech followed by a speech by Benoit. Even Jimmy Buffett gave a welcome speech. This annual event gets better and better.
The race began today and continues every day though Saturday. Over 55 boats have registered and there are 5 categories: Super/Maxi Yacht (9 boats) Classic (6 boats), Racing (15 boats), Racing-Cruising (23 boats), and Racing-Multihull (6 boats). Each evening there is a sound and light show followed by live music on the quai. You can buy some wonderful top quality commemorative clothing. And purchase a beer or a drink for only 3 euros apiece! Saturday evening April 09, 2011 is the awards ceremony followed by fireworks and live music.
You can follow the events via Livecam http://solutech.net/vsb/index1medium.html.
Les Voiles de St. Barth has become an annual event. Think about coming to St Barth in early April and join in the festivities. Better yet, why not come for the St. Barth Bucket towards the end of March and stay on for Les Voiles de St. Barth? Call us at 1-800-421-3396 or email [email protected] .