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      Date: Apr  2, 2012
     Title: Les voiles de Saint-Barth 2012

Kick-off Les Voiles de Saint Barth 2012 Caribbean regatta in the magical French West Indies sailing paradise!

Les Voiles de Saint Barth 2012

Today the pres­ti­gious and top-class Caribbean sail­ing regatta Les Voiles de St. Barth 2012 with Gaas­tra Sports­wear as the offi­cial part­ner starts: At the third edi­tion run­ning from 2nd to 7th april in the French Caribbean sail­ing par­adise Saint Barth, this year more high-class yachts and inter­na­tional sail­ing teams than ever will chal­lenge. The sail­ing classes have been extended to six in total, within which the Les Voiles de St. Barth 2012 Entries will rise the chal­lenge fac­ing the Caribbean trade winds: Maxi, Clas­sic and IRC 52, Spin­naker 1 & 2, Non-Spinnaker as well as Rac­ing Mul­ti­hull. To the power house entries in the Maxi Class belong this year amongst oth­ers the Hoek 115′ Fire­fly with Skip­per Mark van Gelderen, Swan High­land Breeze Yacht with Albert Keu­larts, Ram­bler 90 with George David, Sojana Yacht with Peter Har­ri­son and also the rel­a­tively new Nilaya Yacht with Filip Bal­cean as skip­per and sail­ing expert Bouwe Bekking as tactician.

Another high­light at the exclu­sive Saint Barth sail­ing event: The 52′ yawl Dorade, called by many the world’s most promi­nent yacht of all time. Launched in 1930 and designed by Olin Stephens, Dorade influ­enced nearly all devel­op­ments in yacht design for the next three decades. Pur­chased in 2010 by Matt Brooks, she will now set sail on her chal­leng­ing maiden voy­age at Voiles Saint Barth 2012 in the clas­sic boat class. The dream­like St. Barth sail­ing con­di­tions obvi­ously have spread the word: The extended sail­ing classes and the num­ber of inter­na­tional entries big­ger than ever to the third edi­tion speak for them­selves. It’s not sur­pris­ing, that Les Voiles de Saint Barth with Gaas­tra as the offi­cial part­ner is called the shoot­ing star amongst all Caribbean sail­ing regat­tas! Dis­cover now your per­sonal fash­ion high­lights of the Gaas­tra Voiles de Saint Barth Lim­ited Edi­tion Col­lec­tion 2012 – the Gaas­tra Blog and Shop Crew wishes all teams ‘Good speed’!