St Barth's Bucket 2010

Thirty-nine sailing yachts that if placed bow to stern, would be nearly a mile long battled it out on the beautiful waters of St Barthelemy in the Caribbean for the St Barth’s Bucket last month. A gentleman’s race for, you guessed it, nothing but a bucket and the right to say you had won it. “Bucket Races” started on the island of Nantucket, Massachusetts twenty-four years ago and pit some of the largest and most beautiful sailing vessels in the world against each other. Vessels from 76 feet to 184 feet (24-56M) sailed three races around the island.

GMT was very well represented with its Director of Sales, Jay Kiley sailing aboard HELIOS, a 148 foot Perini Navi sloop. The 137 foot J Class, RANGER, with a GMT carbon fiber boarding ladder took first prize. AVALON, the 108 foot perennial favorite in both the racing and party events came in a very respectable eighth with her GMT passerelle. While first time entrant, TOTO, sailing with a GMT furling mast, got to see what real superyacht competition was all about.

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