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  Photograph of St BArths harbor at night, with yachts docked

2013 St Barths Bucket Regatta: Awards

Chelsea Clock  

America’s Authentic Nautical Timepiece.

For more than a century, the Chelsea name has been as much a part of the sea as the tides; as much a part of the sailing life as the call to explore and discover.
Chelsea Ships Bell  


The Ship’s Bell Clock     

This distinctive, handcrafted timepiece signals the passing of time with gentle, rich-sounding chimes – eight bells at 4, 8 and 12 o’clock to mark the end of a mariner’s four-hour watch, with one bell the first half-hour after, plus one additional bell with each subsequent half-hour. Behind its classic, hand-silvered dial, 364 precision brass parts – many plated with gold – and an 11-jewel movements, all of which are made in Chelsea, Massachusetts, ensure accuracy in time and enduring quality for years to come. Since the first patented Ship’s Bell left our factory in 1900, it has been held as the standard by which all other Chelsea clocks are measured. 4.5” dial; lacquered solid forged brass case; hinged bezel; solid American hardwood mahogany base. Dial custom engraved with Bucket Regatta insignia.




ALLOY YACHTS TROPHY                      GEORGIA

ALL STAR CREW AWARD  presented by Holland Jachtbouw AXIA


PERINI NAVI CUP                                    P2

Vitter's Shipyard Seamanship Trophy    ZENJI

J Class 1st Place            HANUMAN 
2nd Place                        LIONHEART
3rd Place                        VELSHEDA

Grandes Dames 1st        GEORGIA
2nd Place                        PARSIFAL III
3rd Place                        AXIA

Mademoiselles 1st          ADELA
2nd place                        SALPERTON
3rd place                        ZEFIRA

Les Gazelles 1st    UNFURLED
2nd Place               P2
3rd Place               VISIONE




Daily awards for first place in each class will be presented following racing that day Friday and Saturday and at the final awards ceremony venue on Sunday.

Series awards for first, second and third place in the Les Gazelles des Mers, Les Mademoselles des Mers and Les Grandes Dames des Mers classes and the Overall Bucket Winner will be presented on Sunday, 31 March.

The Alloy Yachts Trophy, the All Star Crew Award presented by Holland Jachtbouw, the Wolter Huisman Memorial Spirit of the Bucket Trophy, the Perini Navi Cup and the Vitters Seamanship Trophy will also be awarded on Sunday, 31 March.

There will be special trophies awarded for meritorious acts, yacht handling and other notable behaviour.


The prestigious “Bucket Trophy” will be presented to the overall winner of the 2013 St Barths Bucket Regatta on Sunday, 31 March.

The Bucket Directors and sponsors have collaborated again to establish new criteria for the coveted Bucket Trophy.  With the racing format changed quite significantly this year, and the competitive emphasis now directed to class racing, it has provided an opportunity to reestablish the criteria for the overall winner of the Bucket Trophy.

The yachts eligible for the overall trophy will be the winners of the three Pursuit Classes – the Grandes Dames, Mademoiselles and Gazelles.  The class winner with the fewest points will be the winner.

Should there be a tie, sailing clean and by the rules (determined in part by the daily Declaration Forms) will be the determining factor.


Alloy Yachts Trophy

Best Performance by an Alloy Yacht

All Star Crew Award presented by Holland Jachtbouw

At each Bucket Event, every yacht is asked to cast a ballot for the yacht crew among the fleet that demonstrates the most professional service in all tasks, while maintaining the best voie de vivre, camaraderie, teamwork and respect among the crew.  This is the crew that displays the pinnacle of the profession and has the most fun at it – the yacht that everyone wants to work aboard.   Because the award is earned by peer recognition, it has earned serious stature within the marine industry.

Wolter Huisman Memorial Spirit of the Bucket Trophy

This award is presented each year by Alice Huisman, to the yacht that best exemplifies the spirit of the Bucket Regattas.  The selection is absolutely subjective, but considers sportsmanship, safe seamanship, best hospitality and overall contribution to the event. 

The Bucket Regatta was really started as a Club of yacht owners who loved nothing more than sailing their yachts well, getting the best out of them, and then sharing great yarns and libation at the end of the day.  There are a group of owners who have contributed a lot to the event over the years, from tenders to parties, committee boats, etc.  It is this Spirit that sets this event apart from all others.  It is in recognition of this Spirit that the Wolter Huisman Memorial Trophy is awarded.

Perini Navi Cup

Perini-Navi Yacht with the best result.

Vitters Seamanship Trophy

Awarded to the yacht that demonstrates the best seamanship and sportsmanship in the interest of promoting safety on the race course.  All participants in the Bucket acknowledge that superyachts have serious limitations operating safely in close quarters and therefore, the RC has always valued safety well above performance.  This award will recognize the yacht that best demonstrates that understanding.  It also goes to prove that nice guys don’t always finish last!!

Skullduggery Cravat

The Skullduggery Cravat is a perfectly tied Admiralty Noose, framed, with instructions in elegant calligraphy on how to tie a proper, 13 turn noose.  This was originally awarded to the owner of SARIYAH in 2002, so his captain, Timothy Laughridge (Bucket Committee) could be hung at the pleasure of the Fleet.

The award was renamed and put forward by the Committee to reinforce the Bucket premise that we are NOT here to promulgate adult behavior.  The Cravat will be awarded to the yacht and crew who display the best bucket humor.  As a guideline, we again focus on SARIYAH, where one year they spent the evening prior to the last race, slaughtering a down feathered mattress, then they packed the feathers in with their spinnaker so when they set their ‘Chute with the Hawk logo the following day, they not only dusted the horizon with feathers, but left a rubber chicken hanging from their spinnaker pole!!!

Click here for the 2012 St. Barths Bucket awards.