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Sports­man­ship, beauty, drama and adren­a­line. Noth­ing—ab­so­lutely noth­ing—beats the an­nual Bucket re­gatta in St. Barths for ex­cite­ment and fun. As cap­tured here by pho­tog­ra­pher Neil Rabi­nowitz, it is no easy feat mov­ing gi­ant yachts around a race­course. No en­gines, no bowthrusters—th­ese 100-plus-foot­ers are pro­pelled by wind, waves, cur­rents and smart sail­ing. Clas­sic gaff-rigged schooners re­quire mus­cle, might and more, and even the newer per­for­mance rac­ing yachts need ex­cel­lence be­yond car­bon fiber and push but­tons alone. Sail­ing skill is ab­so­lutely es­sen­tial. Some own­ers hire Amer­ica’s Cup tac­ti­cians while oth­ers bring on ex­pe­ri­enced lo­cal knowl­edge. All count on well-or­ches­trated team­work. Whether you’re the helms­man, fore­deck crew, cock­pit bal­last or spec­ta­tor watch­ing from afar, the Bucket is a breath­tak­ing event that sets your heart rac­ing. ÑJill Bo­brow

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