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14th April 2022 to 23rd April 2022

Les Voiles De St. Barth 2022 – Volvo 70 “Hypr”

£2795 per person

Deposit £150. Deposit balance due after 8 weeks. Trip balance due 12 weeks before departure.
If you’re looking to add a touch fo class to your Caribbean racing, then Les Voiles De St. Barth is the regatta for you.

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Pay a deposit of £150.00 per item
Suited to
Solo, Couples, Groups
Difficulty
Some offshore racing experience required
Nights onboard
9
Vessel type
Modified Volvo 70 "HYPR"
Vessel length
70ft
Skipper
Professional Skipper
Crew
Professional Navigator & 2 Watch Leaders
Berth Style
Racing Bunks
Insurance Required
Yes

If you’re looking to add a touch of class to your Caribbean racing, then Les Voiles De St. Barth is the regatta for you.

9 Nights: 14 - 23 April 2022

£2,795 per person

The island of St. Barthélemy will be hosting their young, but incredibly successful regatta again. Begun in 2010, this stunningly beautiful island will be celebrating the 11th edition of Les Voiles de St. Barth. With its perfect sailing conditions for competitive racing, fine dining and incredible beaches, this is not one to miss.

High-performance boats with crews made up of some of the best international sailors will be returning to the turquoise waters around St. Barths for five days of challenging, yet diverse racecourses. Expect to be a part of close battles in all classes, in every race, with suspense right up to the finishing line.

There is a choice of 26 possible courses ranging from 17 to 60 miles, with the decision of which course to race being dependent on the weather. The plan is two races a day, without starting too early or finishing too late, reflecting the laid back atmosphere of the island.

Afterwards, there’s a schedule of special events and evening concerts for the sailors as well as the local population. The Port of Gustavia will be the hub of the fun and festivities with a central Race Village catering for the competitors. There is also the signature Lay Day in the middle of the regatta spent at the famous Nikki Beach where you can soak up the Classic French lifestyle in the middle of the Caribbean.

All of these elements come together to create this ‘must-do’ event which makes up Les Voiles de Saint-Barth.

Hypr

Specifications

Overall 10% faster than standard Volvo 70’s due to upgrades that have been added. The key upgrades are:

  • Keel extension by 0.4m and a keel bulb weight reduction from 5 tonnes to 4 tonnes
  • 2016 complete refit
  • Hydraulic-actuated Trim Tab added to keel fin

History

Previous name whilst competing in the Volvo Ocean Race was ‘Warrior’

  • 2018 Bermuda Race Line Honors 2nd (1st VO70 to finish)
  • 2018 Antigua-Bermuda Race Line Honors 1st *New Record 2018 Antigua Sailing Week 1st in Class
  • 2018 Caribbean 600 3rd Overall IRC, Line Honors 2nd
  • 2nd Place Volvo Ocean Race 2011-2012

Days 1 – 3 – Arrival and training

Arrival in Gustavia, St Barth for a welcome onto the boat at the marina. This is when you will meet your skipper and your fellow crew and go over the safety brief and the race program. You’ll spend the rest of the day preparing the boat and getting to know the rest of the crew to help build you all into a unique racing team.

The bar in the Race Village is open from 3pm on Saturday 10th and there will be live music from 7pm as a nice unwind after your four days of training.

Day 3 – Opening Ceremony

After breakfast, there will be a full day of making any last-minute enhancements to the boat. By the end of today you should all be feeling happy with the boat and with working together as a team.
At 6pm the Opening Ceremony will be held at Quai de Gaulle and from 7:30pm, there will be more live music to enjoy.

Day 4 – Race Day 1

Fill up with a hearty breakfast as today is what you’ve you’ve been preparing for. Today is Race Day 1 for Les Voiles De St Barth. Time for any last tweeks to boat or crew before the race kicks off at 12pm. Then the evening is celebrated with prize giving from 6pm and live music from 7:30pm.

Day 5 – Race Day 2

It’s an earlier start to the races today with a 10am kick-off and an evening of prize giving and live music.

Day 6 – Race Day 3 and Crew Party

After an early breakfast, it’s another 10am race start. After this evenings prize giving there will be a Crew Party on Shell Beach which is open to everyone from 6:30pm. Enjoy your evening of socialising!

Day 7 – Lay Day

A free day to see the sights and embrace the culture of St Barth.

Day 8 – Race Day 4

Hope you didn’t go too crazy with your day off as it’s another 10am start for the penultimate Race Day 4, with the days prize giving in the evening and a live concert from 7:30pm.

Day 9 – Race Day 5

After an early breakfast, it’s another 10am race start.

Day 10 – Race Day 6 and Awards Ceremony

This is the last chance to push yourselves and have a great last racing day. It’s another 10am race start. Prize giving is at the usual time of 6pm, with the Awards Ceremony starting at 7pm, fireworks at 8:15pm and live music from 8:30pm. It should be a fabulous evening in the race village to wrap up celebrations on another successful Les Voiles De St Barth.

  • Race Entry and fees
  • Yacht Charter
  • Accommodation onboard
  • Meals at sea
  • Certified Professional Skipper
  • Basic Training
  • Consumables for the yacht (diesel, fuel and water)
  • Mooring Fees
  • Insurance for the yacht
  • Lifejacket
  • Personal locating beacon
  • Travel to or from the boats
  • Food ashore
  • Onshore meals
  • Wet weather gear
  • Shore-based accommodation
  • Some offshore racing experience required.
  • A good level of fitness recommended.

Gustaf III Airport

Gustaf III Airport

Hypr

Specifications

Overall 10% faster than standard Volvo 70’s due to upgrades that have been added. The key upgrades are:

  • Keel extension by 0.4m and a keel bulb weight reduction from 5 tonnes to 4 tonnes
  • 2016 complete refit
  • Hydraulic-actuated Trim Tab added to keel fin

History

Previous name whilst competing in the Volvo Ocean Race was ‘Warrior’

  • 2018 Bermuda Race Line Honors 2nd (1st VO70 to finish)
  • 2018 Antigua-Bermuda Race Line Honors 1st *New Record 2018 Antigua Sailing Week 1st in Class
  • 2018 Caribbean 600 3rd Overall IRC, Line Honors 2nd
  • 2nd Place Volvo Ocean Race 2011-2012

Days 1 – 3 – Arrival and training

Arrival in Gustavia, St Barth for a welcome onto the boat at the marina. This is when you will meet your skipper and your fellow crew and go over the safety brief and the race program. You’ll spend the rest of the day preparing the boat and getting to know the rest of the crew to help build you all into a unique racing team.

The bar in the Race Village is open from 3pm on Saturday 10th and there will be live music from 7pm as a nice unwind after your four days of training.

Day 3 – Opening Ceremony

After breakfast, there will be a full day of making any last-minute enhancements to the boat. By the end of today you should all be feeling happy with the boat and with working together as a team.
At 6pm the Opening Ceremony will be held at Quai de Gaulle and from 7:30pm, there will be more live music to enjoy.

Day 4 – Race Day 1

Fill up with a hearty breakfast as today is what you’ve you’ve been preparing for. Today is Race Day 1 for Les Voiles De St Barth. Time for any last tweeks to boat or crew before the race kicks off at 12pm. Then the evening is celebrated with prize giving from 6pm and live music from 7:30pm.

Day 5 – Race Day 2

It’s an earlier start to the races today with a 10am kick-off and an evening of prize giving and live music.

Day 6 – Race Day 3 and Crew Party

After an early breakfast, it’s another 10am race start. After this evenings prize giving there will be a Crew Party on Shell Beach which is open to everyone from 6:30pm. Enjoy your evening of socialising!

Day 7 – Lay Day

A free day to see the sights and embrace the culture of St Barth.

Day 8 – Race Day 4

Hope you didn’t go too crazy with your day off as it’s another 10am start for the penultimate Race Day 4, with the days prize giving in the evening and a live concert from 7:30pm.

Day 9 – Race Day 5

After an early breakfast, it’s another 10am race start.

Day 10 – Race Day 6 and Awards Ceremony

This is the last chance to push yourselves and have a great last racing day. It’s another 10am race start. Prize giving is at the usual time of 6pm, with the Awards Ceremony starting at 7pm, fireworks at 8:15pm and live music from 8:30pm. It should be a fabulous evening in the race village to wrap up celebrations on another successful Les Voiles De St Barth.

20-25 litre dry bag
Wet weather gear top and trousers (optional, can be provided if required)
Thin thermal/breathable base layer x 1
Fleece top
Deck shoes
Sea boots (optional)
Sailing gloves
Warm hat
Sun hat
Sailing knife
Head torch with red lens
Sleeping bag (super lightweight, not to save weight, but because the Caribbean is warm!)
T-shirt x 3 preferably a quick-dry, breathable UV protection type
Shorts x 2
Sunglasses x 1

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