The 66.8-metre sailing yacht Hetairos has won the St Barths Bucket 2022. The Baltic Yachts flagship was able to successfully defend her crown, having triumphed at the regatta the last time it was held in 2019.
Racing wrapped up on Sunday following an action-packed three days of sailing. Sailing was called off on the final day of racing due to windy conditions, but between 17 and 22 knots of trade winds greeted the fleet on the remaining days.
Prior to this edition, the regatta had been postponed in 2020 and 2021.
Awards were handed out after the final day of racing. The 28-metre Sonny III, delivered by Brooklin Boat Yard in 2018, was commended with the Wolter Huisman Memorial Award. The 38.8-metre Vijonara, part of Pendennis' Truly Classic 128 Hoek-designed fleet, was recognised with the Owner Driver award.
Hetairos scooped up a second award for Best Starter, which is presented to the yacht that executes the closest start over the course of the regatta. The Dykstra-designed superyacht relied on a carbon composite hull, lifting keel, and nearly 3,000 square metres of sails to help her perform to the best of her capacity.
Meanwhile in the J-class category, it was 41.5-metre Ranger that took home the crown.
The St Barths Bucket will take place again next year in Gustavia, with a fleet of around thirty sailing yachts set to participate.