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GENTLEMEN 2017: THE WINNERS ARE INVITED TO ST-BARTH
Mercredi 21 Juin 2017
France’s Formula 18 Association (AFF18) has been part of the wonderful adventure of the St Barth Cata Cup since its beginnings in 2008. In the interest of getting the word out about the regatta to members of the class, the idea came to offer a spot to the crew who finished first in the amateur ranking of the F18 National Cup.


 
EDEN ROCK VILLA RENTAL BECOMES GRAND PRIZE PARTNER OF THE FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 17 RACE DAY
Mercredi 14 Juin 2017
For the 10th edition of the St Barth Cata Cup, we are delighted to welcome Eden Rock Villa Rental as Grand Prize Partner of the Friday, November 17 race day. As such, the entire day, from sunrise to sunset, will be dedicated to Eden Rock Villa Rental, both on land and on the water. In addition to its committment to the Friday, Eden Rock – St Barth and Eden Rock Villa Rental have also renewed their partnership with two boats, a sign of confidence in the St Barth Cata Cup organization


 
Looking Forward To An Exceptional 10th Anniversary!
Jeudi 18 Mai 2017
The Saint-Barth Cata Cup will celebrate its 10th anniversary on November 13-20, 2017. To make it a truly great event, the organizers have decided to offer wild cards to all duos that have won this regatta since it was created.


 
AT LAST ! MITCH BOOTH GETS TO SAIL THE ST BARTH CATA CUP
Vendredi 18 Novembre 2016
It will be Mitch Booth’s first St Barth Cata Cup. Booth has an impressive track record. He has sailed on just about every type of craft and won dozens of world and national championships, in addition to two Olympic medals on Tornado in 1992 and 1996. 


 
The 9th edition of the St Barth Cata Cup is … now!
Lundi 14 Novembre 2016
All of the racers have arrived on the island. While some have been busy preparing their boats at Public beach, others have already gone out to test the waters of St Jean Bay. The sailing conditions have been ideal to start off the week for those who were able to go out early.


 
WATCH THE COURSE LIVE, VIA GEORACING
Dimanche 13 Novembre 2016
This year, fans will be able to follow all of the races in the ninth edition in 2D on the Web and digitally via GeoRacing. Developed by Trimaran, GeoRacing is a unique GPS tracking solution for watching outdoor sporting events.


 
DIDIER FLAMME: VETERAN OF THE ST BARTH CATA CUP
Vendredi 11 Novembre 2016
A familiar face at the St Barth Cata Cup, Didier Flamme ended up heading the race committee for the past eight years strictly by happenstance. He first found out about the event when replacing a colleague, then serving as race manager, who was unable to make it to St-Barth. That was in 2009 and he’s been there every year since.


 
THE CNSB: AT THE HEART OF THE ST BARTH CATA CUP
Jeudi 10 Novembre 2016
The Centre nautique de St-Barthelémy (CNSB) is the local club affiliated with the Fédération Française de Voile. It organizes all the events on the water—and a few on land—associated with the regatta itself. The CNSB’s flagship events are the St Barth Fun Cup, Le Tour, an annual catamaran and windsurfing championship, and, of course the St Barth Cata Cup. All week long, its main players will be hard at work ensuring the safety of participants as well as giving them plenty of varied, fun courses.


 
ARGENTINES AT THE F18 CHAMPIONSHIPS
Jeudi 27 Octobre 2016
The F18 World Championships will take place from October 28 to November 4, 2016, at the Yacht Club Argentino.   Three of the participating crews will then make the trip to the St Barth Cata Cup: Ferioli Federico/Gonzales Smith Lucas, Faustin Juan/Aragones Nicolas and Gonzales Smith Cruz/Heuser Mariano. Gonzales Smith Cruz/Heuser Mariano, who came fifth in the 2015 St Barth Cata Cup, were the champions of Buenos Aires Week in early October.


 
THE CHRISTOPHER: A HOTEL THAT EMBRACES THE ISLAND'S NAUTICAL IDENTITY
Mercredi 26 Octobre 2016
Hotel Christopher in St Barth is teaming up this year with the amazing adventure of the St Barth Cata Cup. The event, a favourite with locals, with its high level of competition in  relaxed ambience.   These two characteristics are a perfect match with the Christopher’s positioning: provide five-star service to their guests, while remaining unpretentious and accessible.


 
IORDANIS PASCHALIDIS: FRIENDS, WINDS, WAVES AND SAILING
Mardi 25 Octobre 2016
Iordanis Paschalidis has three Olympic Games in a Tornado to his credit (Sydney, Athens and Beijing). He has been a member of the Greek national team since 1985 and won several national championships between 1988 and 2009 on a 470 and a Tornado.   Iordanis, whose nickname is Dannyboy, is also the youngest Greek sailor to cross the Atlantic Ocean on a 42-footer, in 1997. He has six consecutive podium finishes in the European championships a victory of the Worlds in 2011 in a Tornado, with his teammate Kostas Trigonis.


 
CANADIANS LOVE THE ST BARTH CATA CUP!
Lundi 24 Octobre 2016
There’s no doubt Canadians have embraced the St Barth Cata Cup, with no fewer than eight sailors from Canada taking part in the ninth edition.   Nedim Alca and his teammate John Cunning will be competing for the first time, while Luke Ramsay, Olympian in the Nacra17 (Rio) and 470 (London), will be back in St-Barth for a second time, and he’s very enthusiastic about it. 


 
KING OCEAN : CARRYING ON THE TRADITION
Mercredi 5 Octobre 2016
King Ocean (Nicolas Monocandilos) has been a logistics partner of the St Barth Cata Cup for many years.   The company has been instrumental in ensuring that the American and Canadian sailors boats arrive in St Barth on time.   Here is how King Ocean takes charge of loading containers every year with the special and essential help of sailor and logistics specialist John Casey.


 
O CORAIL
Mardi 4 Octobre 2016
The O'Corail beach restaurant has been welcoming participants of the St Barth Cata Cup for the past 2 years for its kick-off evening.   Located on the beautiful beach of Grand-Cul-de-sac, it is the perfect place to have a drink facing the lagoon in a friendly atmosphere.   O’Corail will once again play host to the 120 sailors of this 9th edition in addition to giving the daily prizes, bottles of their famous rhum.


 
LEGENDARY MITCH BOOTH TO ATTEND THE ST BARTH CATA CUP
Lundi 3 Octobre 2016
His track record is very impressive. He has sailed on just about every type of craft and won dozens of world and national championships, in addition to two Olympic medals on Tornado in 1992 and 1996.   In 40 years of sailing, Mitch Booth has never had the opportunity to compete in the St Barth Cata Cup even though he is very familiar with the F18.   He will be in St Barth this year with crew Andy Dinsdale. Mitch kindly agreed to answer our questions.


 
ST BARTH CATA CUP : A VISION OF LONGEVITY
Mercredi 13 Juillet 2016
The organizing committee has finalized the list of registered crews and is already looking forward to welcoming you all on the island for another closely fought regatta. This will be a ninth lap for the organization that could not have imagined such enthusiasm for the event from its humble beginnings. Summary of a conversation with one of it’s three founders, Jeff Lédée.


 
AUBERGE DE LA PETITE ANSE : A PLACE OF HISTORY
Mardi 12 Juillet 2016
L’Auberge de la Petite Anse has been welcoming lucky crews and family of the St Barth Cata Cup for the past 8 years. Founded by Mr Gréaux Florville in the 70s, the perenity of the inn is now in the hands of his son Suger. Interview.


 
ORION AND CHARLES : A CREW THAT HAS AGED WELL…TOGETHER !
Lundi 11 Juillet 2016
Orion Martin and Charles Gaté leave do not go unnoticed with their contagious cheerfulness. At the 2015 edition, while no one was expecting them to be at the top (ok maybe the Hobbicat-lovers), there came Orion and Charles with a 2nd place, closely fought with the winners Patrick and Olivier. We were lucky enough to catch up with them at the begining of their sailing season, still on a « high » from their podium finishes at Eurocat and Nationals in Pornic. 


 
NEW CREWS FROM SWITZERLAND AND GERMANY
Dimanche 10 Juillet 2016
Registration period is now completed, the list of crews that will take part in the next edition of the St Barth Cata Cup is available in the Race section of our Website. The organisation would like to thank all of those who have once again this year expressed their desire to attend the event.


 
THE F18 CLASS BACK IN ACTION
Jeudi 19 Mai 2016
Sailing season is well underway and there is a chain of events in the Spring calendar of the F18 Class. Needless to say, there is an F18 regatta somewhere in the world every weekend and it will be like that all summer!


 
THANK YOU MIGUEL DANET
Mercredi 18 Mai 2016
Every year, we are lucky to count on the generosity of Miguel Danet who makes available a large sailing catamaran that serves as the committee boat during the St Barth Cata Cup. But did you know that Miguel also sailed the Transat AG2R twice (2008, 2010) including a 3rd place finish with Eric Peron? Miguel is a native of the Island where he operates a boat rental business called SAINT BARTH SAILOR.


 
FAMILIAR FACES IN ST-BARTH
Mardi 17 Mai 2016
All agree that St-Barth offers sailing aficionados ideal conditions. Whereas some only have the chance to visit the Island once per year at the Cata Cup, others are lucky enough to attend other events happening in St-Barth during the year. We were lucky to catch up with Sam Goodchild who sails on Phaedo during Les Voiles de St-Barth.


 
OLIVIER AND PATRICK: THE CREW TO BEAT!
Lundi 16 Mai 2016
Let’s rewind to the 2015 edition when Belgian crew Patrick Demesmaecker and Olivier Gagliani took home the honours after their 7th year sailing the regatta. In their own words, it seems that the secret of their success is to sail together only once per year in St-Barth!


 
NEW DEADLINE FOR PAYMENT OF THE REGISTRATION
Samedi 14 Mai 2016
Crews who are currently on the provisional list of those registered for the St Barth Cata Cup now have until May 31 to pay the registration fees. Starting June 1st 2016, places will be redistributed to the racers on the waiting list. We invite you to send your payment as soon as possible.   See you soon in St-Barth!


 
YOUNG FOILERS HIT THE ST BARTH CATA CUP
Jeudi 12 Mai 2016
The 9th edition of the St Barth Cata Cup will bring a wind of renewal as a trio of young sailors is set to compete. Arthur Boc-Ho, Cantin Roger and Tim Mourniac are young French sailors who’s performances on foiling boats have impressed many. The three have just recently taken part in the first event of the Flying Phantom Series in Cannes. Arthur and Cantin finished first, closely followed in second by Tim Mourniac and his crew.


 
THE REGISTERED 2016
Jeudi 5 Mai 2016
The list of registered crews for the 9th edition of the St Barth Cata Cup is now available in the « Race » section of the Website. For a definitive registration, crews have up until May 15, 2016 to send their bank transfer or cheque to the SBMH. A confirmation of your registration will then be sent to you be email. After this date, we will unfortunately have to redistribute your spot to a crew on the waiting list. We look forward to seeing you on the island in November! 


 
THE BELGIAN CREW…AT LAST !
Samedi 12 Décembre 2015
They sail together only once a year at the St-Barth Cata Cup. After seven editions, Belgian crew Patrick Demesmaeker and Olivier Gagliani finally take home the honors. According to other competitors, it was a well deserved victory : « They sailed very well at each and every race, and that’s saying something because there were high-calibre sailors in the top group », said Gurvan Bontemps, who finished 3rd overall with crew Benjamin Amiot.


 
2015 EDITION : ABOUT FIRST TIMES
Samedi 12 Décembre 2015
Between a counterclockwise round-the-island race that ended at nightfall, Orion Martin and Charles Gaté’s three consecutive wins, a first podium on day 3 for a local crew and constantly changing winds, the 8th edition of the St-Barth Cata Cup was filled with surprises and firsts.


 
CELEBRATING CARRIBBEAN STYLE
Samedi 12 Décembre 2015
It is the organization’s wish to share with its guests the musical culture of the Carribbeans and put together a festive event for the Island. Once again this year, evening entertainement featured groups from the Carribbeans. Michèle Henderson, an artist from Dominica and one of the most prominent voices of the region, set the ball rolling with a  boisterous musical performance. DJ Patris Gero & Jimmy Sax had guests dance the night away on the Saturday, transforming the Nikki Beach into a gigantic dance floor. This was followed by an improvised jam session with various local musicians. The action at the Cata Cup is not only on the water!


 
TO OUR PARTNERS WE SAY «THANK YOU»
Samedi 12 Décembre 2015
As another great edition of the St-Barth Cata Cup comes to an end, the organization wishes to thank all of its partners without which this long standing adventure would not be possible: Major partnersSt-Barth Assurances/Allianz, Nikki Beach, Diamond Genesis Oris, RMP Caraïbes, Julbo, Gill, Avis, Budget


 
TO BRING THE 2015 EDITION TO A SPECTACULOR CLOSE
Samedi 12 Décembre 2015
Our videographers Emmanuel Duclos (Easy Ride), Théo Reynal and Yannis Delvas have made us live an unforgettable 2015 edition through images of the races and of the Island. Before we say farewell, here is the last video of the team.


 
St-Barth Cata Cup 2015 : St-Barth Assurances/Allianz Prize
Samedi 21 Novembre 2015
Orion Martin and Charles Gaté winners!


 
St-Barth Cata Cup 2015 : St-Barth Assurances/Allianz Prize, Saturday
Samedi 21 Novembre 2015
A successful race strategy for Delnooz and Van Leeuwen


 
St Barth Cata Cup 2015 : Design Affairs Prize
Vendredi 20 Novembre 2015
John Casey wins first raid  


 
The St-Barth Cata Cup starts today!
Jeudi 19 Novembre 2015
All the big names of F18 Class are on-site


 
ST-JEAN : A TOURIST GEM
Mercredi 18 Novembre 2015
There is not only the St-Barth Cata Cup that makes St-Jean vibrate! Even if the racers get to enjoy lively evenings at the Nikki Beach in November, St-Jean remains animated all-year round. As one of the tourists gems of the Island of St-Barth, the city overflows with boutiques, restaurants and luxury hotels. In addition to the several species of migratory birds, what strikes tourists are the beaches of St-Jean and the breathtaking view on the airport from the top of Col de la Tourmente.


 
FOLLOW THE RACES LIVE THANK TO DOTVISION
Mercredi 18 Novembre 2015
New this year at the St-Barth Cata Cup: races in live! Thanks to Dotvision Motion and its GPS and GPRS tracking system, it will be possible to follow all of the action in St-Jean Bay. Each boat will be identified by name and country, all you have to do is click on the icon to see the position, speed and ranking. For those who have missed the live, you can also go back to see the races. The round-the-island race will undoubtedly be most interesting this year ! For more on Dotvision : .motion.dotvision.com


 
DIAMOND GENESIS AWARDS THE WINNERS
Mercredi 18 Novembre 2015
Located in the heart of Gustavia, Diamond Genesis originally opened in 1983 when creative artisan Dominique Elie was looking to set up in a peaceful, quiet spot. Diamond Genesis has been sharing its passion for watchmaking and haute joallerie for 25 years. Diamond Genesis now joins the St-Barth Cata Cup as a major partner for this eighth edition. The jewellery will be offering to the 3 winning crews an Oris watch. In addition, they will set up a raffle, open only to competitors, enabling two people to win their renowned « Island of St-Barth » bracelet.


 
WATER WARRIORS
Mercredi 18 Novembre 2015
Yvan Bourgnon, Darren Bundock and John Holmberg are all sailing legends in their own times and countries. Whereas Yvan Bourgnon is better known for his round-the-world solo race, Darren Bundock is passionate about Olympism and F18. He is currently training to qualify for the 2016 Summer Games in Rio. He will be racing with his life partner and also sailor Carolijn Brouwer (Volvo Ocean Race, Team SCA). John Holmberg comes from a family where sailing has been enjoyed for three generations. John has two always enjoyed both one and two hulled boats, he has sailed with his son on a IC24 Stinger, Hobie 16 et now on F18. A native from St-Thomas, he will be racing at the St-Barth Cata Cup for the first time, with local Sylvie Pollien.


 
AND HERE WE GO FOR THE 8TH EDITION !
Mercredi 18 Novembre 2015
The organization has been preparing for the past several months and now the racers have all arrived on the Island. The time has come to launch the eighth edition of the St-Barth Cata Cup. In total, 114 racers will be converging in St-Jean Bay to compete against the best of the F18 Class for 4 race days. Organizers are expecting another exciting edition and one during which high speed and technical prowess will be featured.


 
THE F18 CLASS IS ALIVE AND WELL
Mercredi 4 Novembre 2015
As an event par excellence for both amateurs and professionals in the F18 Class, the St- Barth Cata Cup has risen to the top ranks of regattas that offer a high level of competition. Many of the world’s sailing greats have competed in the Class, including Franck Cammas, Thierry Fouchier, Darren Bundock, Billy Besson, Yvan Bourgnon, Morgan Lagravière, Jérémie Lagarrigue and Marie Riou. The success of the F18 Class is founded on events such as this, according to James Baeckler, president of the Association Française de F18. “These regattas ensure the success and longevity of a class. Without great races, there would be no boats or happy sailors,” says Mr. Baeckler.


 
GILL AND THE LOVE OF SAILING
Mercredi 4 Novembre 2015
Since 2014, Gill has been supplying all racers with rash vests. We caught up with Ryan Jamison, marketing executive for Gill, Europe.   What does Gill like about it’s partnership with the St-Barth Cata Cup ?   Gill is delighted to once again be a title sponsor to the St-Barth Cata Cup. It’s really a great regatta to be involved in with 120 competitors expected to take part across 15 nationalities and regions of the Caribbean. This diversity of sailors gives the brand an ideal opportunity to engage with the sailing community.


 
OSTEOPATHY UNDER THE TENT!
Mercredi 4 Novembre 2015
Once again, we are happy to count on the skills of Stephanie Grevin, osteopath, and physical trainer. Stephanie will be on-site during the competition to suggest appropriate care, osteopathic treatments, massages, straps, etc.


 
FOLLOW THE #STBARTHCATACUP
Mercredi 4 Novembre 2015
The St-Barth Cata Cup is now on Instagram.   Like the STBARTHCATACUP page to see photos and videos of the 2015 edition.   You can also follow us on Facebook and Twitter #stbarthcatacup. Please share with your friends and family!


 
A VETERAN OF THE ST-BARTH CATA CUP
Mardi 3 Novembre 2015
Pascal Marchais is a veteran of the St-Barth Cata Cup. The racer from Guadeloup, who never misses a chance to sail with his friends, will be in St-Barth for his 8th consecutive year. This is what he had to say about the regatta.


 
THE EVENT FOR F18 AMATEURS AND PROFESSIONALS
Mardi 20 Octobre 2015
For the past 8 years, hundreds of amateur and professionals have been impatiently awaiting the opening of online registrations for the St-Barth Cata Cup, a landmark event of the F18 class. From inception, the organizers wanted to put together and international event for F18 lovers and a place to share the best practices on this support that had well evolved over the past couple of years. Despite the advent of foils, the F18 class has maintained an enviable sailor base.


 
ALLIANZ ST-BARTH ASSURANCES: A LOYAL PARTNER
Mardi 20 Octobre 2015
Allianz St-Barth Assurance is the the St-Barth Cata Cup's founding partner, dating back to 1992 when it all started. Unfortunately, the event was held for three years only before it was interrupted by hurricane Luis.


 
JULBO AND INNOVATION
Mardi 20 Octobre 2015
See the world better. That is Julbo's leitmotiv, a group that has been developing innovative eyewear for 126 years, particularly with products most adapted for sailing. With polarized sunglasses and floating frames, Julbo can tackle all seas and oceans of the world. Julbo is joining the St-Bart Cata Cup this year by making sure that skippers and seamen are well protected with their glasses. We are happy to treat our dedicated group of volunteers !


 
TRANSPORTATION, FIRST LEG OF THE RACE
Mardi 20 Octobre 2015
It is a long awaited moment, a time when racing in St-Barth becomes a reality: the day containers are loaded and sent off to their final destination. European racers started to load containers on October 9 in Toulon and October 13 in Le Havre. Thanks EFIE, a new partner with RMP Caraibes, both operations ran smoothly. Next stop, the St-Barth Cata Cup


 
CRUZ GONZALES SMITH
Lundi 12 Octobre 2015
Two teams from Argentina are sailing at the St-Barth Cata Cup for the first time in the regatta's history. We wanted to know how they have heard about the event and why they registered. Interview with Cruz Gonzales Smith.


 
CATSAILING : A FAMILY AFFAIR!
Dimanche 11 Octobre 2015
According to the Blin family, the St-Barth Cata Cup is an exceptional promotional event for the F18 class. A solid performance from the Blin brothers at the Gentlemen's Cup de Loctudy last May gave them their ticket to the St-Barth Cata Cup. Since Vincent was not able to attend, daddy Blin happily jumped in!


 
SAM GOODCHILD (UK)
Jeudi 1 Octobre 2015
For this 8th edition of the St-Barth Cata Cup, we thought it would be fun to profile some racers. We star our serie with a newcomer : Sam Goodchild. Sam will be teaming with girlfriend Milena Schoenahl who has previously raced in the event with none other than Yvan Bourgon.


 
ARGENTINA AND ENGLAND
Mercredi 30 Septembre 2015
For the first time in the history of the St-Barth Cata Cup, teams from Argentina and England will be making the trip to compete against the 15 other countries that have sailed in past editions of the regatta. In addition, one team from Australia is set to be back in St-Barth this year. In total, close to 60 teams from all parts of the world will be sailing in the 8th edition of the F18 event.


 
BONDING ON THE WATER
Mercredi 30 Septembre 2015
Darren Bundock and Carolinj Brouwer make for a very special crew. The first is a silver medallist at the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney and is currently in the heart of his Rio Olympics campaign. The latter was a SCA Team crew member on the 2015 Volvo Ocean Race and also an Olympian in Sydney, Athens and Beijing. Together, they form a team in life and on the water.


 
A BOUTIQUE UNLIKE ANY OTHER
Mercredi 30 Septembre 2015
Nested in the heart of creole villa in St-Jean, Filles des Iles is a must for all the fashionistas and those who are looking for a special island look for the festive evenings of the St-Barth Cata Cup. Besides being a fashion destination, the owners Karine and Laurent Lesecq have been sponsoring a crew from Quebec (CAN) for the past 4 years. They also generously had out the first prize to the best mixed team. All the more reason to go visit their boutique!


 
TOURISME COMMITTEE
Mercredi 30 Septembre 2015
Did you know that France one day traded St-Barth to Sweden before Sweden decided to resell it to France? Known for its stunning beaches, the small island of St-Barth is also replete with history. The Territorial and Tourism Committee of St-Barth is dedicated to promoting St-Barth's cultural diversity. As a partner of the event, the CTTSB gives us the opportunity to spread the word about our event beyond borders by hosting international media.


 
TEASER 2015
Mercredi 23 Septembre 2015
You were waiting for it, here it is. Our 2015 teaser which features fabulous views of the Island and great images on the water. Produced by our own very talented team of videographers Theo Reynal and Emmanuel Duclos. Enjoy!


 

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