A Sailing Spectacle Guaranteed for the 6th edition of Les Voiles de St. Barth


With the starting gun of the 6th edition of Les Voiles de St. Barth due to be fired in a little less than two months, the list of entries is continuing to be fleshed out.

Already the presence of some extraordinary craft like Comanche and Rambler 88 has been announced, with the skippers of a wealth of others also confirming their participation in the event.

As such it promises to be a battle royal in the Spinnaker and Non Spinnaker classes, where the fleet is incredibly well matched and the suspense generally lasts right up to the final tack of the final race.

Enough to delight the organizers who, for the second year running, have decided to offer the support of Les Voiles de St. Barth to the ICM, the French Brain and Spinal Cord Institute.

For the 6th edition of Les Voiles de St. Barth, nearly half of the more than 1,000 sailors on 80 plus boats will race in the Spinnaker and Non-Spinnaker classes. These classes group together racing monohulls designed specially for coastal or offshore racing and, as has been the case every year since the first edition back in 2010, offer a series of white-knuckle rides to their crews.

The upshot is a spectacle that never ceases to amaze both sailors and spectators alike. These are particularly competitive classes with a large number of boats, a fact demonstrated by the 2015 edition, which already boasts nearly 50 entries.