Just in time for the next St. Barth’s Bucket Regatta, there’s a coffee-table book celebrating more than two decades’ worth of spectacular superyacht racing.
The Bucket Book, written by Alessandro Vitelli, Dana Jinkins, and Jill Bobrow, takes a look back at how the Bucket Regattas started in 1986, and how things evolved to the point of last year’s 25th anniversary celebration. Dedicated chapters delve into the details on how the rating system for megayachts was calculated, for example, as well as how safety is always of primary importance.
Of course, The Bucket Book also emphasizes the fun that sponsors, participants, and other attendees have. You get an inside look at what the Bucket Regattas in the United States and the Caribbean are like, too, through the personal stories of the megayacht owners and others who’ve been to the events. And there are plenty of photos of the action on the water, plus the prize-giving ceremonies and other after parties.
The Bucket Book is available now, for $65 (€50), plus shipping. To order yours, visit The Bucket Book page on the Bucket Regattas’ website.
Alternately, you can reserve one to pick up at the St. Barth’s Bucket if you’ll be attending. The race, being held March 22 to 25, promises some real action, with 40 confirmed participants. Twelve of them measure 164 feet (50 meters) or more, with the 203-foot (62-meter) Athos being the biggest. However, arguably more exciting will be the competition among four J-Class yachts: Endeavour, Hanuman, Ranger, and Velsheda. It’s the first time the four are meeting one another in a race.