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Les Voiles de St. Barth 2014 - Famine to feast

by Media Pro on 25 Apr 2014
Near Miss wins in the Spinnaker 0 Class at Les Voiles de St. Barth © Christophe Jouany / Les Voiles de St. Barth http://www.lesvoilesdesaintbarth.com/
With several classes still up for grabs, crews going into the final day of racing at Les Voiles de St. Barth were eager to get on the race course and best the score. The conditions remained fresh, with a 22 – 25 knot southeasterly producing an impressive swell on the island’s windward side.

Les Voiles de St. Barth Race Committee, led by Race Director Luc Poupon, carefully chose race courses to fit the conditions, sending the Maxi and Spinnaker Zero, 1 and 2 classes on a 22 nautical mile course and Spinnaker 3 and 4, Non-Spinnaker, and Multihull on a 16 nm course. To make up for a missed race yesterday, the six-boat Melges 24 class completed two races, which were run in the more protected waters on the western side of the island. As a further provision, the class mutually agreed not to use spinnakers.

As spectators watched from a sculpted rock plateau 500 feet above the pristine beach of Colombier, the sailing conditions on the northern most point of St. Barths seemed epic: strong, fairly steady wind, with flat water at the starting area and the first rounding mark. At the next mark, however, the fleet began its beat around the island’s northern end into the ocean swell. A two-knot current running counter to the prevailing wind produced six-to-eight foot seas that, while uncomfortable upwind, made for a rollicking ride off the breeze.



The conditions took their toll on some equipment and produced several blown-out spinnakers and sails. Even in the protected area where the Melges 24s were sailing, it was déjà vu for Frits Bus as his Island Water World lost its mast and, just like last year, missed out on a chance to seal a victory.

The change in conditions from the lighter wind of the regatta’s first two days (Monday and Tuesday) to the 20 plus knots on the latter two days (Friday and Saturday) affected several classes with boats that favored one range or the other.

One of these was the hard-fought Spinnaker 1 class, where Jim Madden’s (Newport Beach, Calif.) J/125 Stark Raving Mad IV edged out by one point Sergio Sagramoso’s (San Juan, PUR) Melges 32 Lazy Dog (class winner last year). The Puerto Rican sailor foretold the story on Tuesday when he said, 'This is the first time in this boat, but I’m sailing against much bigger boats so I’m thinking that perhaps conditions have a lot to do with it. It was very light yesterday, and we did well. We’ll see how we do in heavy winds. There is a 49-footer in our class, so things might change and you might be interviewing somebody else, but hopefully not!'

Class winner Jim Madden said of their battle with Lazy Dog, 'It’s a little bit of a luck of the draw. We give them great credit, they were great competitors and I think they sailed really well.'

He added, 'We had a fantastic week, one of the best weeks I’ve ever had. Conditions were beautiful the first two days and outrageous the second two days. It was a ton of fun, very competitive – and what a beautiful island and wonderful environment!



'Most of our crew are a core group from southern California that have been sailing together for maybe eight or nine years, and a few folks from Newport, R.I. So it’s a nice group who know their roles; they sail together, they trust each other, and most of all we have a great time, we come here to have fun. We’ll be back in St. Barth’s next year for sure!'

Winner of the Maxi class was Alex Schaerer (Bern, SUI), owner/skipper of the Mills 68 Caol Ila R. Schaerer and his team enjoyed close racing with Hap Fauth’s (Minneapolis, Minn./Newport, R.I.) Bella Mente for the first part of the week, until Bella Mente suffered a dismasting yesterday. Schaerer said, 'We had quite a good start of the regatta, because our forté against Bella Mente is light weather with our set-up on the boat. So we had a two - one lead after the light weather; then unfortunately we couldn’t compete with them in the strong winds (due to Bella Mente’s retirement), but I think that would have been tough to win two races, as their forté is reaching in strong weather. Up until then it was a nice, exciting sailing week here.'

Schaerer sails with a seasoned, mostly Australian crew (the lone exception this week was American Gary Weisman, past president of North Sails) from two different Australian boats: Loki which at 63 feet is close in size to the 69-foot Caol Ila R, and the super maxi Wild Oats XI, which has won line honours at the Sydney Hobart seven times. 'The Australians, of course, help us ‘little’ Swiss get the boat around the marks safely!,' Schaerer said.



A big fan of the ultra-competitive Mini Maxi class, Schaerer added, 'They are a great class. There will be two new boats built: one is Ran, and the owner already sold his old boat to a seasoned Italian team, and Stig was sold to the owner of Jethou, where Brad Butterworth is sailing, so it’s really a very competitive class. And next year there’s going to be a new German team, so there’s going to be one more very competitive team. So it’s a lot of fun to sail in this class!'

In Spinnaker Zero class, Franck Noël, owner/skipper of the TP52, Near Miss managed a near perfect score line (one – two – one – one - one) to finish first. Noël said, 'When Bella Mente dismasted yesterday, that told us that nothing is really over until the finish line is crossed. Today's race was very similar in wind and sea conditions as yesterday. We had to sail in a very conservative way in order to finish without breaking anything – there could be no useless chances taken.

'The crew has been very professional all week long. Most of all, I appreciate their excellent team spirit and good humor – this is to me the most important thing on board; I hate when people scream at each other. The crew has shown great concentration while at all times keeping its relaxed attitude. It has been perfect!



In Spinnaker 2, Jack Desmond (Marion, Mass.) took a long path to a well-deserved class win on his Swan 48 Affinity and had a story to tell about it. In fall 2012, Affinity fell off its stands at a boatyard in New England and sustained substantial damage, so for last year’s Les Voiles, Desmond chartered the Swan 56 White Rhino. This year, White Rhino was chartered by Steve Cucchiaro who became Desmond’s closest competitor, tying on point score with Affinity but finishing second on a tiebreaker countback.

Sometimes it takes a couple of tries to get it right. Returning this year was the English/Irish team on, Ramanessin, which managed a victory in Spinnaker 3 class, after finishing second last year to Lazy Dog. Nigel Young (Cork, IRL), tactician on board, said, 'Things could not be going better for us this year. Last year we came here and had a really tough fight with the J/122 Lazy Dog. This year we are on a Grand Soleil 43. We have been trying to play it conservatively because there is a nasty penalty for an early start, which your race is over if you do that.

'We were really surprised by the light winds on the first day. We were not expecting that, but this boat did us proud. We managed to get the upper hand on the second race by our sail selection and were able to take the lead over the J/111 J Boss (which finished second). We played it conservatively, but then we have an exceptionally good crew, so they do not make any mistakes.'



In Spinnaker 4, David Cullen’s (IRL) J/109, Pocket Rocket tied with Claude Roth’s Visiooptic (Guadeloupe, FWI), a First 40.7 and won on a count back.

Les Voiles de St. Barth includes quite a few competitors and boats that return for multiple editions. In the Non-Spinnaker class, Bobby Velasquez from Sint Maarten stands out. Velasquez, a well-known marina owner from the Dutch island, has competed at all five editions of Les Voiles, and this is his third class win. He said, 'We have done pretty good over the years. We have the same boat, same captain. We really enjoy it and had some good competition in the class with some Swans, some bigger boats like Hotel California (Santa Cruz 70), Speedy Nemo, and others.'

In the nine-boat Racing Multihull class, the smallest boat, Calle Hennix’s (SWE) SeaCart 26 Team All Stars, won overall. The Multihull class, which continues to grow each edition includes a diverse lot, which this year included the Irens-designed 63 foot trimaran Paradox; two 62-foot Gunboat catamarans; and two TS 50 catamarans.

In the Melges 24 class, with today’s two races providing the opportunity for the greatest gain or loss, Thierry LeFort’s Lefort Clim saved their best for last, scoring two bullets to upset prior leaders Team Island Water World and Budget Marine/Gill to take the overall class win.



The dates for the next edition of Les Voiles de St. Barth will be April 13 – 18, 2015.

Event Organizer François Tolède said, 'This has been another great edition, another success. I am really pleased with the level of competition and camaraderie among all competitors and partners. The professionalism both on the water and onshore has been amazing. Thanks to all our teams, Les Voiles de St. Barth is now running smoothly, while still maintaining welcoming scale for all to enjoy.'

This evening there was a prizegiving dockside in the Les Voiles de St. Barth race village, on the Quai General de Gaulle in Gustavia Harbor. Race organizers presented top-three finishers in each class with trophies, champagne and other prizes. Competitors and guests were treated to a spectacular fireworks display over Gustavia Harbor, accompanied by the live music of Joyful Noise.

Principal event Partner Richard Mille presented Alex Schaerer on Caol Ila R, the winner of the Maxi class, with a Richard Mille RM028 special edition 'Les Voiles de St. Barth' timepiece, one of a numbered and limited edition of 100 pieces.

Official event partner Gaastra presented Spinnaker Zero class winners Near Miss with Gaastra Pro crew gear.

West Indies Management Company (WIMCO), luxury villa rental management specialist, presented winners in eight classes (Spinnaker Zero – one – two - three, Non-Spinnaker, Melges 24, Racing Multihull) a week’s stay in a luxury villa in St. Barth.

Winners also were presented with magnums of Veuve Clicquot champagne and Mount Gay Rum.

Gold Partner: Collectivité de St Barthélemy, Banque des Antilles Française, Veuve Clicquot

Silver Partner: WIMCO, Lierac Paris, Mount Gay Rum, Highfield, Domaine Ott, Boatinox, San Pellegrino, Domaine du Tariquet, Air France, Segeco, RMP Caraïbes

Institutional Partners: Fédération Française de Voile, St Barth Yacht Club, Comité Territorial du Tourisme, Caribbean Sailing Association (CSA)





Voiles de Saint-Barth 2014 – Results:

Maxi:
1 - Caol Ila R / Alex Schaerer (SUI) / Mills 69
2 - Rambler / George David (USA) / R&P 90
3 - Aragon / Verder Van Nieuwland (NED) / Marten 72

Spinnaker Zero:
1 - Near Miss / Frank Noël (SUI) / TP 52
2 - Balearia / Bigamist T.G/J.B/P. Mendonca (ESP) Botin and Carkeek
3 - Otra Vez / William Coates (USA) KER 43

Spinnaker 1:
1 - Stark Raving Mad IV / Jim Madden (USA) / J/125
2 - Lazy Dog / Sergio Sagramoso (Puerto Rico) / Melges 32
3 - Kick ’em Jenny 2 Ian and Hope Ross (USA) Melges 32

Spinnaker 2:
1 - Affinity / Jack Desmond (USA) / SWAN 48
2 - White Rhino / Stephen Cucchiaro (USA) / Swan 56
3 - AronnaX / Alain Charlot (SBH) / X-482

Spinnaker 3:
1 - Ramanessin / Eamonn Rohan (GBR) / Grand Soleil 43
2 - J-Boss / Eddy Chalano (FRA) / J/111
3 - Salona Racing Team / Alex Sastre (USA) / Salona

Spinnaker 4:
1 - Pocket Rocket / David Cullen (IRL) / J 109
2 - Visiooptic / Claude Roth (FRA) / First 40.7
3 – Maelia / Raphael Magras (SBH) / X-yachts

Non-Spinnaker:
1 - L’Esperance / Sir Bobby Velasquez (SXM) / Beneteau 45
2 - Hotel California Too / Stephen Schmidt /Santa Cruz 70
3 - Speedy Nemo / Raymond Magras (SBH) / Dufour 34

Racing Multihull:
1 – Sea Cart 26 / Team All Stars / Carl (Calle) Hennix (SWE) / SeaCart 26
2 - Elvis / Scott Bradford (USA) / Gunboat
3 - Le CARRÉ Lounge (CAN) / Toro34

Melges 24:
1 - Lefort Clim / Thierry LeFort (FRA)
2 - Budget Marine/Gill / Andrea Scarabelli (AHO)
3 - Team Island Water World / Frits Bus (AHO)

Complete Results:

Spinnaker Overall series results Fri
18 Apr
  CSA Score Race 1
1st
Near Miss
SUI 1957
TP 52
Spinnaker 0
  1.191 asy 101% (2014) 1
1
1
2nd
Balearia / Bigamist
ESP 7396
Botin & Carkeek
Spinnaker 0
  1.173 asy 102% (2014) 2
2
2
3rd
Stark Raving Mad IV
52125
J/125
Spinnaker 1
  1.042 asy 146% (2014) 3
3
3
4th
True
USA 60206
Kernan 47
Spinnaker 0
  1.183 asy 104% (2014) 4
4
4
5th
Lazy Dog
PUR 007
Melges 32
Spinnaker 1
  0.988 asy 106% (2014) 5
5
5
6th
Scarlet Runner
Sm11
Reichel Pugh
Spinnaker 0
  1.193 asy 98% (2014) 6
6
6
7th
White Rhino
USA 52821
Swan 56
Spinnaker 2
  1.041 asy 155% (2014) 7
7
7
8th
Ramanessin
GBR 2215L
Grand Soleil 43
Spinnaker 3
  0.964 both 104% (2014) 8
8
8
9th
Salona Racing Team
BOW 31
Salona
Spinnaker 3
  0.937 both 138% (2014) 9
9
9
10th
Les Ptits Filous LIPTON
FRA 28918
A 40
Spinnaker 3
  0.935 spi 100% (2014) 10
10
10
11th
Jolt 2
GBR 4500N
Baltic 45
Spinnaker 1
  1.082 asy 98% (2014) 11
11
11
12th
Otra Vez
USA 61137
KER 43
Spinnaker 0
  1.117 asy 103% (2014) 12
12
12
13th
Affinity
US 50007
SWAN 48 CR
Spinnaker 2
  0.979 both 152% (2014) 13
13
13
14th
J-Boss
FRA 71
J/111
Spinnaker 3
  0.948 asy 105% (2014) 14
14
14
15th
Maelia
SBH 26120
X-yachts
Spinnaker 4
  0.849 spi 107% (2014) 15
15
15
16th
Visiooptic
FRA 97126
First 40.7
Spinnaker 4
  0.900 spi 99% (2014) 16
16
16
17th
Sunset Child
USA 28920
J/120
Spinnaker 3
  0.935 asy 94% (2014) 17
17
17
18th
Kick 'em Jenny 2
USA 143
Melges 32
Spinnaker 1
  0.988 asy 108% (2014) 18
18
18
19th
Puffy
BOW 26
Swan 53
Spinnaker 2
  0.988 asy 109% (2014) 19
19
19
20th
X-Files
GBR 2740 R
IMX 40
Spinnaker 3
  0.921 spi 100% (2014) 20
20
20
21th
Team Boston
GBR 6840R
Beneteau First 40
Spinnaker 3
  0.936 both 103% (2014) 21
21
21
22th
Pocket Rocket
GRN 7777 / IRL 11109
J 109
Spinnaker 4
  0.889 asy 104% (2014) 22
22
22
23th
Defiance
IVB 4915
Marten 49
Spinnaker 1
  1.091 asy 100% (2014) 23
23
23
24th
High Tension
TRI 19
Mumm 36
Spinnaker 3
  0.924 asy 87% (2014) 24
24
24
25th
Voiles au Féminin
1091
J/109
Spinnaker 4
  0.886 asy 102% (2014) 25
25
25
26th
AronnaX
SBH 030
X-482
Spinnaker 2
  0.957 asy 137% (2014) 26
26
26
27th
Selene
GBR 976R
Swan
Spinnaker 4
  0.877 spi 86% (2014) 27
27
27
28th
Triskell
BOW 25
Dufour 45 Classic
Spinnaker 4
  0.884 spi 136% (2014) 28
28
28
29th
Ballytrim
GBR 5046R
Swan 46
Spinnaker 2
  0.955 spi 108% (2014) 29
29
29
30th
St Barth Sail Racing
SBH 29
A 40
Spinnaker 3
  0.931 asy 100% (2014) 30
30
30
31th
Albacor V
FRA 43501
Grand Soleil 39
Spinnaker 3
  0.933 both 105% (2014) 31
31
31
32th
Optique Baumont
BOW 22
FIRST 310 S
Spinnaker 4
  0.831 spi 146% (2014) 32
32
32
33th
Voile 44
FRA 22
Pogo
Spinnaker 2
  1.022 asy 111% (2014) 33
33
33
=34th
Nix
IVB 612
X 612
Spinnaker 2
  1.042 asy 99% (2014) 37
37
37RET
=34th
Team Bloody Marie
1711
Lavranos 48
Spinnaker 2
  0.966 asy 97% (2014) 37
37
37DNS
=34th
Augustine
ANT 2908
Beneteau - First 42
Spinnaker 4
  0.879 both 125% (2014) 37
37
37DNS

 
Maxi series results Tue
15 Apr
Wed
16 Apr
Fri
18 Apr
Sat
19 Apr
  CSA Score Race 1
Race 2
Race 3
Race 4
Race 5
1st
Caol Ila R
60669 Alex SCHAERER
Mills 69
  1.349 asy 105% (2014) 6
6
1 1 2 1 1
2nd
Rambler
USA25555 George David
R&P 90
  1.488 asy 91% (2014) 17
17
4 4 4 3 2
3rd
Aragon
NED 8313 Verder VAN NIEUWLAND
Marten 72
  1.262 asy 100% (2014) 17
17
3 3 3 4 4
4th
Selene
CAY 80002 Wendy Schmidt
Swan 80
  1.217 asy 103% (2014) 20
20
5 5 5 2 3
5th
Bella Mente
USA 45 Hap Fauth
JV 72
  1.387 asy 96% (2014) 21
21
2 2 1 8DNS 8DNS
6th
Varsovie
CAY 104 Tomek Ulatowski
Swan 100S
  1.276 asy 109% (2014) 34
34
6 6 6 8DNS 8DNS
7th
Highland Breeze
888 Ben KOLFF
Swan/German Frers
  1.290 asy 103% (2014) 39
39
7 8DNF 8DNS 8DNS 8RET

Non-Spinnaker series results Tue
15 Apr
Wed
16 Apr
Fri
18 Apr
Sat
19 Apr
  CSA Score Race 1
Race 2
Race 3
Race 4
1st
L'Esperance
SXM 123
Beneteau 45F5
  0.886 pol 135% (2014) 5
5
1 1 1 2
2nd
Hotel California too
7016
Santa Cruz 70 CR
  1.021 jib 136% (2014) 13
13
4 6 2 1
3rd
Speedy Nemo
SBH 26
Dufour 34
  0.826 pol 134% (2014) 13
13
3 2 3 5
4th
J-aguar - www.caribbeanraces.com
NM 2477
custom j 120
  0.924 jib 133% (2014) 13
13
2 4 4 3
5th
Spirit
GBR 48L
Swan 65
  0.977 jib 100% (2014) 19
19
5 5 5 4
6th
Vanille
SX 1989
Beneteau 
  0.812 sec 102% (2014) 22
22
6 3 6 7
7th
Voilactus
ANT 1865
Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 44
  0.856 pol 120% (2014) 31
31
7 11DSQ 7 6
8th
GROIX
BOW 29
Harmony 47
  0.860 jib 101% (2014) 32
32
8 8 8 8
9th
Sigiriya
MLT 445
Dufour 44
  0.886 jib 129% (2014) 36
36
9 7 9 11DNF
10th
neptune les ptits filous
BOW 33
proto
  0.945 jib 152% (2014) 42
42
11DNF 9 11DNF 11DNS

Racing Multihull series results Tue
15 Apr
Wed
16 Apr
Fri
18 Apr
Sat
19 Apr
  TCF Score Race 1
Race 2
Race 3
Race 4
1st
SeaCart 26 Team All Stars
SWE 026 Carl (Calle) Hennix
SeaCart 26 Trimaran
  1.000 5
5
1 1 1 2
2nd
Elvis
6204 Scott Bradford
Gunboat
  1.233 12
12
2 2 4 4
3rd
Le CARRÉ Lounge
CAN 1 Design Catamaran Inc
Toro34
  1.024 17
17
4 10DSQ 2 1
4th
Paradox
CAY1 Peter Aschenbrenner
Irens Tri 63'
  1.472 17
17
7OCS 4 3 3
5th
Zenyatta
6203 Nils Erickson
Gunboat
  1.199 22
22
6 6 5 5
6th
Sanem
F 92 SANTONI
KL 28
  1.071 23
23
3 3 10DNS 7
7th
Dauphin Telecom
K1 Erick Clement
Trimaran Open 40
  1.177 25
25
5 5 7 8
8th
Pampero
11 Bertrand DE BROC
TS 50
  1.174 30
30
8 10DSQ 6 6
9th
Hallucine 2
-- Alexis GUILLAUME
TS 50
  1.082 34
34
10DNF 7 8 9

Melges 24 series results Tue
15 Apr
Wed
16 Apr
Sat
19 Apr
  Score Race 1
Race 2
Race 3
Race 4
1st
LEFORT CLIM
FRA 005
  9
9
4 3 1 1
2nd
Budget Marine/Gill
AHO 5
  11
11
2 1 4 4
3rd
Team Island Water World
AHO 29
  13
13
1 2 3 7RET
4th
French Connection
FRA 16
  15
15
5 5 2 3
5th
Boost'n Sail
SBH 380
  18
18
3 4 6 5
6th
No-Limit
FRA 207
  19
19
6 6 5 2






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