Thanks to all our Members for having participating to this great event at Sag Harbor in the Hamptons ! 

This was a lovely evening with friends and some live music.

The food that came out was excellent. They had put out and amazing cheese & crudites plates. The wine was excellent and varied. The staff was attentive courteous. 

Everyone thanked Benjamin, our Club Manager throughout the evening for a wonderful opportunity to get together.

 We hope you enjoyed it ! 

 

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What an amazing America's Cup! 


With everything on the line and Team Oracle down 5-1 against the Kiwis it was a perfect opportunity for the members of the Club who were there to see it all unfold. On Friday they gathered at the Royal Bermuda yacht club to discuss the competitors and the conditions which were plagued with high winds early on. Several members pointed out the distinct advantage the Kiwis had with their new pedal powered hydraulics, see http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sailing/2017/05/24/new-zealand-embrace-pedal-power-americas-cup-bid/ while others criticized few but grave mistakes the Americans made in a few races one of which cost them penalties for racing out of bounds. It looks like the next America’s cup gathering will be in Auckland where we should all be to cheer on the competitors.


Special thanks to our Social Committee representatives Mai Norton and Doug Foregger for hosting. 

Les Voiles are over And we had a great time at the Clubhouse. For those members wishing to know what the results are we have copied from the official website to make it easier for our members.

 

And The Winners Are…

After three days of tight competition on the waters off the French West Indies island of St. Barth, many of the teams racing in Les Voiles de St. Barth headed into the final day today with the hopes of either dismounting class leaders or fending off competitors that were climbing up in the rankings. However, due to lack of wind the Race Committee was forced to make the difficult decision to cancel the final day of racing. Nevertheless, the eighth edition of the regatta didn’t dissapoint, with a week of fun and entertainment satisfying sailors both on and off the water. In the end, winners were crowned in all nine classes.

In Maxi 1, the competition was tight between the eight boats, but George Sakellaris’ Proteus shined throughout the week, defending its 2016 class win and finishing off the regatta with a solid three-point lead over second-place finisher Prospector. Also, for overall best performance among all Maxis competing, Sakellaris took home the regatta’s most coveted prize, the Richard Mille 60-01 Regatta Flyback Chronograph timepiece.

“We arrived here this week, knowing that it was going to be a super tough event like it always is here, with really high-caliber competition in the maxi fleet, and obviously we weren’t disappointed,” said Proteus Tactician Stu Bannatyne. “ A few different boats, have strengths in different conditions and we had to work really hard to get the results we did.”

Maxi 2 Class Winner: Windfall

Ian Walker, Tactician

“It was great for us because last year we had damaged the rigging after having won one of the earlier races so there was a bit of unfinished business for Mike, the owner of the boat. He steered the majority of the races and we had pretty much the same team back from last year, so it was very satisfying to win.”

CSA 0 Winner: Sorcha

Phil Harmer, Backstay Trimmer

“Les Voiles de St. Barth this year has been a really cool regatta. We’ve had lighter wind than you normally get here but that suits the TP52 style of boat. It has been great to have the owner Peter Harrison* racing here for a few years and be representing the title sponsor and great for us to win for Richard Mille watches and for Peter who is always trying something new and always wanting to fit in more and more events. We love it here and hopefully we’ll be back again next year.” *Harrison is CEO of Richard Mille for Europe, the Middle East and Africa

CSA 1 Winner: Fortunata

Kenneth Howery, Owner/Driver

“We’re very excited to place like we did. This is my first time winning any type of regatta, and I credit it toward our amazing team and Tommaso Chieffi, our tactician who’s sailed in the Olympics and the America’s Cup. Overall it was a fantastic week, with great racing and lots of fun off the water.”

 

CSA 2 Winner: Oystercatcher XXX1

Sir Richard Matthews, Owner

“This week, we had a good sail on the first day with breeze, but the truth is, our boat is quite slow in light air, and yesterday we were the slowest boat in our class for sure, but out of desperation, we tried something different and took a big chance on the last leg. It was better to be lucky than good on this occasion. Our tactician Saskia Clark, who has a gold medal in the Olympics and is the ISAF World Sailor of the Year, was very helpful in making the boat point in the right direction, and we’re all very happy. It’s our first time in St. Barth and we really enjoyed the courses and sailing around the island. It’s a really great event, and I hope we have the opportunity to come back. We’re going away with a lot of good feelings about St. Barth and about sailing here.

CSA 3 Winner: Blitz

Peter Corrs, Owner/Driver

“We got three bullets last year and another three this year at Les Voiles de St. Barth. Coming back here and doing this well is fantastic. I think our team sailed even better this year. Our team is so good, and I’m always excited to compete here. It’s a great way to end our Caribbean season.”

CSA 4 Winner: Pasco’s Jaguar

Chris de Glanville, Owner

“We got a third, a first and a second, so we managed to keep the consistency at the top. For us, the best day was Wednesday where there was good breeze and we had a fabulous race, and we raced the boat as well as we could have done. Basically we had a wonderful time; we really enjoyed it and would love to come back, and that’s genuine. It has been a different experience for us because we tend to just sail windward-leeward races at home, but this was very different and quite challenging at times.”

Melges 24 Winner: Team Island Water World

Frits Bus, Owner/Driver

“I’ve been a Melges 24 sailor for 20 years. We’ve been coming here every year and have won a few times and have broke our mast twice when we were winning so we have a little bit of history here. This year it was nice to win again and there was very good competition from the other islands. We come here to win and to have a great time with friends and we did just that.”

Multihull Winner: Fujin

Greg Slyngstad, Owner/Driver

“We love St. Barth so no matter what happens in the regatta we have a great time. Our boat does better when the wind blows. When the wind was blowing this week we were out in front. When it was less windy like yesterday it was difficult. It turned out great, we’ll be back, we had a great time.”

Sunday 4th June:
«Saint Barth Clean Up» : Organised by the Lions Club and the Rotary Club, it will take place on Sunday, 4 June. Meet-up is scheduled at 7am on the parking in front of Tom Beach Hotel. Gloves, bags, water and croissants will be given to each participant. People doing deep diving are expected by Serial Divers on the Colléctivité Quay at same time.
Benjamin will be at Tom Beach with a Gustavia Yacht Club Cap and will be representing the Club for the beach clean up day.
Celia will be with Serial Divers at the Colléctivité Representing the club there.
St-Barth Clean Up organisé par le Rotary Club et le Lions Club aura lieu le
Dimanche, 4 Juin prochain en partenariat avec la Collectivité, les clubs de
plongée Serial Divers et Splash, et Saint Barth Essentiel. Le rendez-vous est
donné à 7h sur le parking en face du Tom Beach, à Saint-Jean. Sacs, gants,
eau, croissants seront remis à chacun des participants. Les apnéistes seront
attendus par Serial Divers sur le quai de la Collectivité à la même heure. Un
pique-nique sera organisé au Zion le même jour pour remercier tous les bénévoles
impliqués dans cette action. Venez nombreux nous aider à rendre cette
île plus propre.

CONCERT DE FIN D'ANNÉE
DE ST BARTH HARMONY : The School of Music St Barth Harmony is pleased to invite you to the final concert of the year with violins/violincelles taking place on Sunday 4th June at 4pm in the Anglican Church. Free entry.
L'école de musique St Barth Harmony a le plaisir de vous convier à son concert de fin d'année de violons /violoncelles qui aura lieu le dimanche4 juin à 16h00 à l'église anglicane.
 

Tiki Cocktails
Thursday, 8th June at the Clubhouse there will be Pina Colada's being poured for thirsty members 1800h-2100h. Usual snacks and beverages will be served as well. 
Jeudi 8 Juin au Clubhouse, Pina Coladas sera versée pour les membres assoiffés de 18h00 à 21h00. Des collations et des boissons habituelles seront également servies.    Clubhouse Hours:
Monday-Friday 900h-2100h
Saturday-Sunday 1100h-2100h
*Boutique will have the same hours as the Clubhouse*
**please note that while these are the posted hours the club is always accessible to members with the keycode to enter. 

SCHEDULE OF SAILING EVENTS DURING LES VOILES
SATURDAY, April 08, 2017
5.00 pm Opening of the race village
SUNDAY, April 09, 2017
1.00 pm Registration opens
5.00 pm Opening of the race village
MONDAY, April 10, 2017
9.00 am Registration opens
3.30 pm Opening of the race village
4.00 pm Closure of registrations
5.00 pm Skippers briefing
TUESDAY, April 11, 2017
11.00 am Racing
5.30 pm Daily prize-giving
WEDNESDAY, April 12, 2017
10.00 am Racing
5.30 pm Daily prize-giving
THURSDAY, April 13, 2017
DAY OFF
FRIDAY, April 14, 2017
10.00 am Racing
5.30 pm Daily prize-giving
SATURDAY, April 15, 2017
10.00 am Racing
6.00 pm Final Prize giving

SCHEDULE OF ON-SHORE EVENTS FOR LES VOILES
SATURDAY APRIL 08
05.00 pm Bar opens - Race Village, Quai Général de Gaulle
07.00 pm Live Music - THE UNION
SUNDAY APRIL 09
01.00 pm Registration desk opens - Capitainerie
05.00 pm Bar opens
05.30 pm Live Art – ROTATING CADAVER by VERONIQUE VANDERNOOT & FRIENDS
07.30 pm Live Music – HIDDEN DREAMS
08.30 pm Hip Hop - MISS BE & JAY
09.00 pm DJ Set - MAMZEL-SO
MONDAY APRIL 10
09.00 am Registration desk opens
03.30 pm Bar opens
04.00 pm Registration desk closes
05.00 pm Skippers briefing – Race Village
05.30 pm Live Art - Graffiti by BONTÉ
06.00 pm Opening ceremony at Quai de Gaulle
07.00 pm Ti St Barth Cabaret Show & Pole Dance by Aya - Carole’s Places
07.30 pm Live Music - SOLEY & FRIENDS
TUESDAY APRIL 11
11.00 am Start of the race – 1st day
03.30 pm Bar opens
05.30 pm Live Art – Drawing by CAROLINE AYRAULT
06.00 pm Daily prize giving
06.30 pm Video projection images of the day
07.30 pm Live concert – POP ROCK FUSION
WEDNESDAY APRIL 12
10.00 am Start of the race – 2nd day
03.30 pm Bar opens
06.00 am Daily prize giving
06.30 pm Video projection images of the day
06.30 pm Crew Party on beautiful Shell Beach (dinner for Crews only)
11.30 pm Pirate Night at Ti St Barth - DJ Franck N & Maxime Cheval - Carole’s Places
THURSDAY APRIL 13 : DAY OFF
05.30 pm Opening of the Bar - Race Village
06.30 pm Video projection images of the day
FRIDAY APRIL 14
10.00 am Start of the race – 3rd day
03.30 pm Bar opens
05.30 pm Live Art - Graffiti by BONTÉ
06.00 pm Daily prize giving
06.30 pm Video projection images of the day
07.00 pm Ti St Barth Cabaret Show & Pole Dance by Aya - Carole’s Places
08.00 pm Hip Hop - MISS BE & JAY
08.30 pm Live Music - POP ROCK FUSION
SATURDAY APRIL 15
10.00 am Start of the race – 4th day
03.30 pm Bar opens
05.30 pm Live Art – Painting by CORINNE DURIN
06.00 pm Award ceremony (proper dress code for winning crews)
07.45 pm Fireworks
08.00 pm Ti St Barth Cabaret Show & Pole Dance by Aya - Carole’s Places
08.30 pm Live Music - SOLEY & FRIENDS
11.30 pm Closing Night at Ti St Barth - DJ Franck N and To