Caribbean dance

Soaring and upheaval at Les Voiles de St. Barth 2015


Les Voiles de St. Barth was held in the French West Indies for the sixth time. There were 70 boats in ten different classes - from fast multihulls like Lloyd Thornberg's Mod 70 Phaedo 3 to technologically sophisticated single-hull maxi beginners like George Davids' Rambler 88 or Jim Clark's Comanche. The smallest competitors were Megles 24s. All the boats put up a fine fight; Phaedo 3 set a new record in the trimaran class, Comanche and Odin in the Maxi 1 and Maxi 2 classes. The last day of the event brought a few unpleasant surprises as the Gunboat G4 turned over. Fortunately there were no injuries. The results of the regatta can be seen here.

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