As if to ensure that competitors had seen all the beaches and sights that St. Barth has to offer, race officers today sent the 48-boat Les Voiles de St. Barth fleet on its final circumnavigation counter-clockwise around the eight-square mile island: a 30-nautical mile course for the Maxis, and a 23-nautical mile course for the Racing, Racing Cruising, Classics, and Multihulls. This morning, rain clouds scudded over the island, which by the 1100 start time caused some impressive shifts in wind direction and velocity on the right side of the race course. Once around the southern end of the island, the boats were into a 17 knot east-southeasterly with a three-foot sea. While it qualified as the lightest wind speeds for the week, it still ranked as great sailing conditions. Continue reading
We are proud to announce that MaxSea International will sponsor the second edition of Les Voiles de Saint Barth also called the French West Indies Regatta, which is scheduled from the 4th to 9th April 2011.
MaxSea International will work with the race direction team by providing the complete navigation software MaxSea Time Zero and Mapmedia electronic charts that will allow real time monitoring of the fleet and up to date progress reports of the competition as it unfolds. Continue reading