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Unfurled takes the Bucket!

Unfurled takes the Bucket Action Photo

 

We are thrilled to announce that our 46-metre high performance aluminium sloop, Unfurled has won the 2016 St Barths Bucket.

 

 

 

The win is particularly exciting as this is the first St Barths Bucket Regatta the new launch has competed in. The Bucket Trophy was presented to her as the pursuit class winner which prevailed in the ‘most competitive, closely contested class’.
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Vitters yachts put in a strong showing on day two of the St. Barths Bucket

©Vitters Shipyard – Claire matches

Saturday, March 19, 2016:
As the fleet headed out on day two of St Barths Bucket racing, the battle was anyone’s, with plenty of competition vying for the leaderboard. Race officials chose the “Not so Wiggley’ course, which belied its name and took the fleet on a zig zagging path through the small islands and rocks north of St Barths. (more…)

Shirley Ann Robertson

Saturday, March 19, 2016:

Shirley Ann Robertson, OBE (born 15 July 1968) is a Scottish sailor and Olympic gold medallist. She made it into the history books by becoming the first British woman to win two Olympic gold medals at consecutive games, Sydney 2000 and Athens 2004.

..Shirley was driving Lady B today! (more…)

Unfurled crosses the line first in her first day of St. Barths Bucket racing

Friday, March 18, 2016:

It might have been her first St. Barths Bucket race, but Unfurled showed no intention of easing into the regatta, as she took first place in her class on day one of racing.

The 46-metre, launched last year, is competing in the Bucket Regatta for the first time, fresh from a successful campaign in the 2016 Loro Piana Caribbean Superyacht Regatta where she took third place overall in her class. (more…)

Vitters yachts are ready to race

Thursday, March 17, 2016:
Thursday 17 March saw the J Class yachts take off in the first race of the St. Barths Bucket. While the J Classes raced, the other classes were preparing for a busy three days of racing, starting with a training day where competitors were treated to a good breeze and clear, sunny conditions.

Back on the dock in the Port de Gustavia, it was a flurry of action as yachts made their last-minute preparations. One yacht in particular turning heads at the dock, was Vitters’ newly-launched Unfurled, preparing for her first St Barths Bucket. (more…)

Impressive Vitters fleet lines up to race in the 2016 St Barths Bucket

Bucket contestants

Wednesday, March 16, 2016:

As the sun comes up on St. Barths this morning, it will be greeted by six Vitters yachts, ready to put their best foot forward in the 2016 St. Barths Bucket.

The entire Vitters team is looking forward to seeing the six entries take to the course over 17-20 March, and with a clear forecast, each yacht is expected to perform in the style for which Vitters is known. (more…)

Newly launched Unfurled at St. Barths Bucket 2016!

Unfurled by Stuart Pearce

Wednesday, March 16, 2016:
Unfurled was a remarkable project to work on for the Vitters’ team. She carries a great number of innovative and in-house developed elements that all have been carefully engineered and built to give the ultimate clean appearance and add to the safety of crew and guests. (more…)

Welcome to the island of St Barth

Bucket

Wednesday, March 16, 2016:
“Welcome to the island of St Barth, where we are looking forward to a week of exciting and fun racing combined with a number of several social events.

We celebrate this year the already 25th edition of the event and a respectful number of 39 yachts will turn up at the start line each day. (more…)

The Bucket through our eyes

Wednesday, March 2, 2016:
The St Barths Bucket Regatta is back, running from the 17-20 March, and Vitters is proud to announce it has six yachts competing in the event.

The Bucket, run as a collaboration between shipyards Vitters, Rybovich, Perini Navi and Royal Huisman, has an enviable reputation for fun, safe sailing, and exceptional shore-side events. Running for over 20 years, the event has forged a reputation as the key Caribbean regatta for superyacht owners, serious about racing.

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