Les Voiles de St Barth Regatta 2023

Les Voiles de St Barth Regatta – a glorious week of sailing in the paradise that is St Barth, April 16 – 22, 2023


Les Voiles de St. Barth is a sailing competition open to all who wish to register. Touted as an eco-friendly event, this 5-day race offers a gamut of challenging coastal courses and a sailing village built for après sailing fun. For those not directly involved in the competition, the festivities and general vibes of the island during Les Voiles are electric. Each day you can go to Gustavia and see the boats in each class jockeying for position, and then racing off around the island.


Through the course of the day, visitors can stop at many outlooks across the island to see the boats racing along the rocky coastline. Then in the afternoon, as the races finish, the race village in Gustava swells in size…the champagne begins to flow, live music begins to play, and Gustavia comes alive.


Interested in experiencing life on St Barth during the Les Voice Regatta?  Your WIMCO Villa Specialist is ready to help you find the ideal villa, assist with your international and local flights, set-up restaurant reservations, book boat charters, and more. Start here.


The Richard Mille, Les Voiles de St. Barth


The History of Les Voiles de St. Barth

Created in 2010, Les Voiles de St. Barth was founded on a love for yachting on the island of St. Barth. Harkening back to Regattas past (such as Loulou’s Regatta, from the 1970s, the Route du Rose, and the Bucket Regatta), Les Voiles was set up to inspire friendly competition to all who wished to enter. Since then, the event has grown to become today an important regatta in the Caribbean.

In 2019, Richard Mille became the title partner of what is now called Les Voiles de St. Barth Richard Mille. Les Voiles de St. Barth is an eco-responsible event, something the creators hold very dear to the race’s foundation.


Les Voiles de St. Barth 2023 News

November 18, 2022

Maxi-Trimaran Sails Of Change: First Participation at Les Voiles In 2023

Maxi-Trimaran Sails Of Change:
First Participation at Les Voiles In 2023

“37 meters long, 23 meters wide, and weighing 21 tons, Sails Of Change has a long list of accomplishments to its credit. Launched in 2008, the record holder for the Jules Verne Trophy between 2012 and 2017 (45 days, 13 hours), was purchased by the Spindrift team in 2013. They went on to set the record for Route de la Découverte (between Cadix and San Salvador), as well as competing twice in the Rolex Fastnet Race and the 2016 Transat Québec–Saint-Malo.

In addition to being a competitive maxi trimaran, Sails of Change also works hard to promote the foundation of the same name, dedicated to the regeneration of the earth’s biodiversity through its efforts in sports and art. The Spindrift team share also the ‘30×30’ message supported by more than 100 countries. They relay the call from the scientific community to fully protect at least 30% of the ocean and the earth by 2030, through networks of protected zones to help prevent massive extinctions and reinforce resilience to climate change.
Since the end of October 2022, Dona Bertarelli, Yann Guichard, and their team have been on stand-by for their fourth attempt at setting a new record for the Jules Verne Trophy. They will also be participating for the first time in Les Voiles de St. Barth Richard Mille next April.”

– Les Voiles de St. Barth Richard Mille Team, November 18, 2022

Caribbean Maxi Challenge

Caribbean Maxi Challenge

“The Caribbean Maxi Challenge 2023, launched by International Maxi Association (IMA) in 2022, comprises three main events this year: The RORC Caribbean 600 in Antigua setting sail on February 20, 2023, the St Maarten Heineken Regatta on March 2-5, and Les Voiles de Saint-Barth Richard Mille on April 16-22.

Last year, the Maxi, I Love Poland, won the Caribbean Challenge. In 2023 the perpetual trophy will be given to the winner during the awards ceremony for Les Voiles, to be held on April 22 to conclude the regatta.

As a reminder, the IMA Caribbean Maxi Challenge is open to all Maxi yachts and not just members of IMA. If the number of races in the Challenge is superior to the minimum as required, then the worst score will be removed. Only the two best races will be taken into account for the final results.”

– Les Voiles de St. Barth Richard Mille Team, November 18, 2022




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