This 10th edition of Les Voiles looks like it will be a great one, based on the number of entries as of early November: Over 20 boats are already registered, a record since the first edition!
Other than the Maxi 72 entries in the running, the regatta is also looking forward to the participation of Raymond Magras’ Speedy Nemo, celebrating its 10th outing in the event: “We are pleased to have taken part in Les Voiles for the past ten years. The event has continued to grow, with more and more larger boats, but the organizers also take into account the need of the smaller ones, including shorter races, as will be the case next year!”
Team Island Water World, second in their class in 2018, will also return to race, along with Argentinean entry, Ventarron, class winner in 2018.
Newcomers from all over the world are also expected: the First 40, La Réponse, from Great Britain; the Ker 60, Phoenix, from Poland; the Martin 49 Summer Storm and Pata Negra from the United States; the Grand Soleil, Cachondo, from Puerto Rico, French sailors Jean-Pierre Dick with his JP 54 The Kid, and Pierre Jerome Bataillard with Sao Bernardo, a 63’ shipman. We are also looking forward to an entry from Belgium with Amalia and skipper Alexis Guillaume, a regular at Les Voiles de Saint-Barth.
Finally, several boats from the Route du Rhum could very well join Les Voiles after their arrival in Guadeloupe, such as Bertrand de Broc Pampero’s TS 42, the TS 42 Guyader Gastronomie, or Royan, the Team Delhumeau trimaran. Stay tuned!