LES VOILES DE ST. BARTH

LES VOILES DE ST. BARTH
LES VOILES DE ST. BARTH

above: Gustavia

LES VOILES DE ST. BARTH
LES VOILES DE ST. BARTH
LES VOILES DE ST. BARTH
LES VOILES DE ST. BARTH

LES VOILES DE ST. BARTH
LES VOILES DE ST. BARTH
LES VOILES DE ST. BARTH
LES VOILES DE ST. BARTH

above: The ledgendary Lipbone Redding

LES VOILES DE ST. BARTH

LES VOILES DE ST. BARTH

LES VOILES DE ST. BARTH
LES VOILES DE ST. BARTH
LES VOILES DE ST. BARTH

above: Shell Beach party

LES VOILES DE ST. BARTH
LES VOILES DE ST. BARTH

above: Nikki Beach!

LES VOILES DE ST. BARTH
LES VOILES DE ST. BARTH
LES VOILES DE ST. BARTH
LES VOILES DE ST. BARTH
LES VOILES DE ST. BARTH
LES VOILES DE ST. BARTH
LES VOILES DE ST. BARTH
LES VOILES DE ST. BARTH
LES VOILES DE ST. BARTH
LES VOILES DE ST. BARTH
LES VOILES DE ST. BARTH
LES VOILES DE ST. BARTH
LES VOILES DE ST. BARTH
LES VOILES DE ST. BARTH

above: Another 1st for S/Y Music 

LES VOILES DE ST. BARTH
LES VOILES DE ST. BARTH
LES VOILES DE ST. BARTH
Anchoring in crystal clear turquoise water with tropical fishies and turtles welcoming our arrival made the bumpy ride from St. Maarten worth the trip. Les Voiles Regatta was held in the beautifully quaint town of Gustavia in St. Barths with cobble stone roads, perfectly manicured gardens and high-end boutiques on a picturesque landscape that collides into the sea - St Barths is definitely worth a visit.

The week was  loads of fun,  filled with great racing around the Island with Music coming 2nd the first day, 3rd the second day and taking the cake in our class by winning the last three races. I was even promoted to spinnaker packer and ''button presser'' for Mike while he trimmed the kites - I'm moving up in the world :)  On the lay day the team was treated to an amazing lunch at the famous Nikki Beach where we enjoyed some fantastic sushi, plenty of ice cold rosé and to the boys delight, a hot girl dancing on our table - Thank you James,  it was an absolute blast!

While we were in St. Barths we had the awesome chance to meet up with the peeps from Phaedo before they headed off  to Panama. It was great seeing Paul, Sandra and Dave and meeting Lloyd - thanks for the great time guys and happy sailing!

We finally had to say good bye to Music and the crew after a fantastic racing season in the Caribbean. It was an incredible experience to be a part of such a great (proudly South African) team and having the opportunity  to be involved in the regattas. Thank you to everyone in the crew, we are sure going to miss you all as we carry on with our own adventure.

Wil and I are back in St Maarten and will be hanging around here until early May, finding some work before Janneman and Robyn join us later in the month.

Viv