Riding the wave of success of the first two editions, Les Voiles de Saint Barth will be back in the Caribbean from 2 to 7 April 2012. Principal partner of this prestigious sailing event since its inception, Richard Mille will once again be part of the event.
For this third edition, the organizers of Les Voiles de Saint Barth expect an ever more attractive line-up: 70 of the world’s most beautiful yachts are already registered to compete in this breathtaking regatta. With registrations up by 30% on 2011, the little port of Gustavia will be jampacked next April. This is a remarkable success for Les Voiles de Saint Barth, which right from the start has set its sights on spectacular, highly challenging courses, a seascape like no other in the world and a fabulous atmosphere of camaraderie.
With more classes in 2012, 6 altogether this year, the program promises some sensational racing. In addition to the participation of remarkable boats, such as the newly-arrived 112-foot Nilaya that, joining “regulars” like Sojana (Farr 115) or Highland Breeze (Swan 112), making ten or so altogether in the spectacular Maxi Yacht category, there is competition waiting in the other yacht classes in the lists such as the Classic, IRC 52, Spinnaker 1 and 2, Non-Spinnaker and Racing-Multihull craft. We can look forward to some exciting duels!
After Patrick Demarchelier and Jimmy Buffet, the principle partner of Les Voiles de Saint Barth 2012 will be Peter Harrison, the well-known British businessman, owner of the 115-foot Maxi ketch Sojana.
For several years now, the nautical world has been one of the favorite domains of the Richard Mille brand. This is perfectly illustrated both in the partnership with Les Voiles de Saint Barth, and in the arrival in the Richard Mille collection of its succession of diving watches, the RM 025 Tourbillon Chronograph, the RM 028 Automatic, the RM 028 Voiles de Saint Barth Automatic and the RM 032 Chronograph. The brand is proud to have its name associated once again with this nautical event, which has become a meeting place for internationally-renowned skippers.