Les Voiles de St. Barth sets sail in two days, and the pre-planning is almost finished. That means we are ready to welcome some 80 participating boats, 1,200 sailors, and the 120 people it takes to help run the event.
“The challenge for this type of competition is to always attract more boats from around the world, without forgetting those that have been with us since the beginning,” explains event director François Tolède. “After our fifth anniversary last year, we hope that this 6th edition will be a big success at sea, as well as on shore, with as much of a challenge, the same emotional impact, and excitement! Les Voiles 2015 have some great surprises up its sleeves, with the presence of nautical celebrities, a majestic flotilla of boats, and an agenda of festive events every day.”
New this year: the race village will be open as of Saturday, April 11 in order to welcome the first participants. For 3 evenings, a cabaret show will feature dancers from the legendary Ti St Barth. The famous lay day will add activities such as jousting on stand-up paddle boards, and a treasure hunt for caviar
A Speed Record For Les Voiles
For the first time, the organizers of Les Voiles de St. Barth have decided to launch, weather conditions permitting, a 44-mile race of between Saint Barth and the island of Tintamarre for the Maxis and Multi-hull classes. “The goal is to create a record for Les Voiles de St. Barth. This could become a kind of challenge, each year, for the competitors in the top classes,” comments race director Luc Poupon.