NEWPORT, RI, March 10, 2010 – New this year, the "Les Voiles de St. Barth" Regatta will include six classes of sailboats, from classic sloops to mega yachts. The event will be held on the island of St. Barthelemy from April 6-11, 2010. The organizers are staging a variety of parties and festive events, making it a great time to visit the island
Wimco Villas, exclusive representative for Sibarth managed villas, debuts as the official villa rental agency of the Regatta. Wimco is offering the owners of the winning yachts of four of the competing classes a free week in one of two luxurious private villas on St Barts.
Villa SIB MOZ, on the tip of Pointe Milou, commanding a view out over the Atlantic, and back towards St Jean Bay. This 4 bedroom villa sits on one of the most spectacular sites on the island, and has a front row seat for the sailing races.
Villa SIB AMH, a 2 bedroom gem in Corossol over looking Gustavia Harbor. Perfect for seeing the boats come in at the end of the day’s races
Villa SIB HES, a 2 bedroom villa on Pointe Milou, with sweeping ocean views
Villa SIB DOV, a 2 bedroom hideaway in St Jean
At the crossroads between the continent of North America, South America and the Caribbean islands, Saint Barthélémy has always included sailing races among its traditions and has made great use of its know-how. The desire to create a special event unique to Saint Barth, with the backing of François Tolède, member of the Saint Barth tourist board and in charge of special events at the Saint Barth Yacht Club, is the latest example in a long history of glorious yachting events on the island, dating back to Loulou's regatta in the 1970’s, which brought together up to 200 sail boats.
The sailing community in St Barts is skilled at organiszing complex regattas as evidenced by their leadership role in managing the Transat AG2R, the Route du Rosé and the St-Barth Bucket Regatta. This year they are adding Les Voiles, a week of racing in the best spirit of the sport with the finest yachts that can be found in this part of the world, including the Maxi Yachts, and Racing-Cruisers, and we hope that for this maiden event that no fewer than a hundred of the greatest Classic and modern yachts.
Throughout the week the organizers will set up a Voiles de Saint Barth “village” on the quayside in the Port of Gustavia. This special convivial area ashore will bring together the sailors and locals. The highlights of the day will be projected on a large screen and there will be live music when the sailors return, so that everyone can enjoy some great evenings together.
Wimco Villas is an award-winning luxury villa company, providing access to some of the world's most beautiful and exceptional private villas. In the Caribbean Wimco Villas represents over 270 villas on St Barts and offers an expansive selection of privately owned villas throughout the region including The US and British Virgin Islands, Turks & Caicos, Anguilla, Barbados, Mustique, Nevis, St Martin, Jamaica and Grand Cayman. In Europe, Wimco represents villas in Italy, the South of France, and Mykonos. In the Americas, there are villas on Nantucket, Maui and Oahu, Hawaii and Punta Mita and Cabo San Lucas, Mexico.
Voted 'Best Presented Villas' by the readers of Condé Nast Traveller, Wimco strives to make the best match between our clients and villas. Wimco's reservations agents take annual familiarization trips to our destinations to tour the villas, re-educating themselves on the amenities of each villa and ensuring they meet Wimco standards. As well as providing accommodation and destination information, Wimco Villas can tailor make the villa holidays to suit each client's needs, whether it be arranging for private chefs, yoga instructors, yacht charters or simply a restaurant reservation.
For additional information on Wimco Villas please visit www.wimco.com or call 800-449-1553.
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