A highlight of the superyacht sailing regatta calendar, the St Barths Bucket (held 28-31 March) welcomed a fleet of nearly 40 superyachts for four days of exciting racing. These included a spectacular fleet of Doyle powered yachts including 30m Leopard 3 and 38m P2 in the les Gazelles class; 62m Athos, 43m Koo, 52m Prana, 45m Salperton IV and 29m Symmetry in les Mademoiselles; and 48m Andromeda La Dea, 38m Axia, 34m Blue Too, 56m Rosehearty, 50m Silencio and 56m Zenji in the Grandes Dames.
Also competing was a large Doyle team, from many of Doyle’s 80 lofts around the world. Richard Bouzaid and Jud Smith raced on P2; Robbie Doyle and Nick Bonner on Axia; Glenn Cook on Athos; Peter Grimm on Panthalassa; John Baxter on Blue Too; Quinny Houry on Salperton IV; Matt Bridge on Leopard; Phil Maxwell on Prana; Andrew Schneider on Zenji; Richard Hulston on Koo; and Justin Ferris on Ranger.
Doyle Sailmakers is a proud sponsor and long-time supporter of the Bucket regattas and Doyle has supplied sails to yachts built by the world’s leading sailing yacht builders including fellow sponsors Alloy Yachts, HJB, Perini Navi, Royal Huisman and Vitters. Increasingly, Doyle and Stratis sails are being seen as the sails of choice for anyone looking for a performance focused yacht and racing success.
With racing concluding on Easter Sunday, there were some excellent results from the Doyle fleet: P2 took home the Perini Navi Cup, Axia received the All Star Crew Award and the Wolter Huisman Memorial Spirit of the Bucket Trophy and Zenji earned the Vitters Shipyard Seamanship Trophy.