28 January, 2021 (09.30am)
Each year, the Stewards of the St Barths Bucket stage their international sailing event for the enjoyment of yacht owners and for the benefit of the people of St Barths. The “Spirit of the Bucket” is a time-honored tradition that has endured for 36 years.
Last year, the Bucket was cancelled at the last minute because the pandemic had just begun to spread. This year, a January resurgence has resulted in heightened health uncertainties and rapidly changing travel restrictions for prospective regatta participants. One by one, over the last few weeks, yacht owners decided that it had become impossible to attend the Bucket in 2021 and that they would postpone participation until 2022. With a committed field of less than five, the collective decision of the race participants had to be acknowledged and accepted by the Bucket Stewards. As a result, the 2021 St Barth’s Bucket is now officially cancelled.
We would like to recognize and thank the St Barth’s Bucket entrants, prospective entrants, Friends, volunteers and other supporters for their extraordinary cooperation through rapidly changing conditions all year. We would also like to extend a most heartfelt thank you to the residents and leadership of St Barths who once again made best efforts to welcome us to their home, even under the most difficult of circumstances.
We wish everyone good health until we gather again next year for the 2022 edition when the Spirt of the Bucket will once again shine bright.
The Bucket Stewards