Tough but fun rac­ing at Les Voiles de St. Barth

SAIL - - Contents - Photo by Christophe Jouany

The Voiles de St. Barth re­gatta, held each April around the shores of the French is­land of St. Barthelemy, attracts all kinds of boats, but is best known for the high-end rac­ing ma­chines whose own­ers take part in the se­ries of re­gat­tas held in the Caribbean be­tween Feb­ru­ary and the end of spring. The sun beats down, the wind blows hard, there’s a party ev­ery night and the usu­ally bois­ter­ous seas make for some tough but hugely en­joy­able rac­ing. Here, Jim Vos’s HH66 cata­ma­ran, Nala, flies a hull dur­ing one of her bat­tles with her sis­ter­ships, R-Six and Flash, and a hand­ful of other Gun­boats that all con­tested a strong mul­ti­hull class.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from USA

© PressReader. All rights reserved.