Legendary Mitch Booth will be in St Barth in November

The sailing season is already well under way and now it’s the St Barth Cata Cup organization’s turn to get ready to welcome sailors from around the world for its ninth edition. Sixty teams have already confirmed they will be competing in the event, which runs from November 16 to 20, 2016.

 

  Belgians Patrick Demesmaecker and Olivier Gagliani were the victors in last year’s event, and organizers expect another hotly disputed regatta in St. Jean Bay this year. In addition, the participation of the legendary Mitch Booth will definitely ramp up the excitement on the water! 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. In 40 years of sailing, Booth has never had the opportunity to compete in the St Barth Cata Cup even though he is very familiar with the F18.   « Each time I have raced in St Barth it’s been on big boats and I often think how nice it would be to race on a sports Cat. Now I get the chance and really looking forward to some action racing. I know conditions can be hard sometimes and the challenge to race against some of the best Cat sailors in the World will be fun...
 
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