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Home Destinations What to expect from Les Voiles de St Barth Richard Mille Regatta

What to expect from Les Voiles de St Barth Richard Mille Regatta

by Wanda Rich
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By Ella Neale

Throughout April, St. Barths comes alive with fierce competition between some of the best sailors in the world. Taking place between April 17-22, 2022, the Les Voiles de St Barth Richard Mille Regatta is expected to impress showgoers with its challenging, diverse courses, fine dining and internationally renowned beach parties. 

While St. Barth’s charming natural beauty and idyllic sailing conditions provide the ideal backdrop for competitive racing, this island is unlike any other Caribbean island, offering crystal clear waters, exclusive St. Barth luxury villa rentals, and a unique combination of French sophistication. Take a look at what to expect from this superb regatta during your visit to St. Barths this April. 

Les Voiles de St Barth Richard Mille

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Each year some of the most talented sailors and race enthusiasts return to the chic islands of St. Barth, calling Les Voiles a must-see event. The 12th edition of Les Voiles de Saint-Barth Richard Mille will welcome no fewer than 80 boats to the famous Route du Rhum. In a truly mesmerising display, guests can expect to see more than 1,000 sailors from around the world carve up the turquoise seas in Maxis, Spinnakers, Multihulls and Melges 24s. 

Showgoers can expect to watch 21 possible courses, all starting and ending along the beautiful Port of Gustavia. Some courses do a complete circumnavigation of Saint Barthélemy, while others sail around the neighbouring islands — allowing for great variety over the week. 

Concluding the races at the end of each day, guests can enjoy the live music in the Port of Gustavia’s race village and a few superb parties intermixed. There is also the much needed Lay Day in the middle of the regatta, perfect for unwinding at the famous Nikki Beach, where you can soak up the chic French lifestyle in the heart of the Caribbean.

Following the extensive damage caused by Hurricane Irma in the Antilles in September 2017, an outstanding level of local commitment has helped this prestigious event give back to the community. The Les Voiles de Saint Barth is more environmentally conscious than ever before, with a ‘zero plastic’ racing village that gives pride of place to local and responsible food and drinks options and promotes awareness to change attitudes towards sustainability among crew members.

The magnificent turquoise waters, the convivial atmosphere, and the undeniable French charm make Les Voiles de St. Barth Richard Mille a truly unique experience for all.

Make the most of Les Voiles de St. Barth with a luxury villa rental

Amidst all the excitement of the Les Voiles de St. Barth regatta, seek a little peace and tranquillity in one of Premier Properties St Barth’s luxury villa rentals. St. Barth’s is home to a desirable selection of villas for rent throughout the island, offering the finest amenities, beautiful furnishings and sublime views of the regatta from the heights of Gustavia.

Alternatively, the island’s beach villas offer the ultimate stay for lounging by the pool or with your feet on the sand. With 14 idyllic beaches – each with its distinct character, there is a beach to suit everyone’s needs. Sink your toes in the warm powdered sand of St. Jean Beach as you walk along one of the most picturesque beaches on the island. Enjoy a cold drink at the harbour beach club while the boats slide-in, or stroll the vibrant streets of Gustavia beneath the iconic red-roof buildings for a world-class shopping experience. 

Whatever you are after, a St. Barth luxury villa rental during April’s regatta has everything you need to make your upcoming stay a real once-in-a-lifetime experience.

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