Caribbean season shifts to Saint-Barth >> Scuttlebutt Sailing News

Saint-Barth (April 8, 2018) – The French West Indies island of Saint-Barth is teeming with activity as hundreds of sailors prepare for the ninth edition of Les Voiles de Saint-Barth Richard Mille, which kicks off racing tomorrow.

The regatta, which runs through Saturday, April 14, draws an esteemed international crowd of competitors with five days of exceptional on-the-water competition complemented by a flurry of shoreside fun and entertainment. This year, many new maxi, monohull and multihull teams are also joining in on the action.

“After Hurricane Irma, we wanted to do everything we could to help the islands this season,” said Jeremi Jablonski (Westport, Conn.) who will be racing his Hanse 430 Avanti at the regatta for the first time. The team is just off winning its…

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