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2014 St Barths Bucket Regatta: Awards

 
       
Chelsea Clock  

CHELSEA CLOCK
America’s Authentic Nautical Timepiece.

For more than a century, the Chelsea name has been as much a part of the sea as the tides; as much a part of the sailing life as the call to explore and discover.
 
       
Chelsea Ships Bell  

THE CLASS WINNERS OF THE 2014 ST BARTHS BUCKET REGATTA WILL EACH RECEIVE

The Ship’s Bell Clock     

This distinctive, handcrafted timepiece signals the passing of time with gentle, rich-sounding chimes – eight bells at 4, 8 and 12 o’clock to mark the end of a mariner’s four-hour watch, with one bell the first half-hour after, plus one additional bell with each subsequent half-hour. Behind its classic, hand-silvered dial, 364 precision brass parts – many plated with gold – and an 11-jewel movements, all of which are made in Chelsea, Massachusetts, ensure accuracy in time and enduring quality for years to come. Since the first patented Ship’s Bell left our factory in 1900, it has been held as the standard by which all other Chelsea clocks are measured. 4.5” dial; lacquered solid forged brass case; hinged bezel; solid American hardwood mahogany base. Dial custom engraved with Bucket Regatta insignia.

 

SPECIAL BUCKET AWARDS -2014 ST BARTHS BUCKET

SKULLDUGGERY CRAVAT  PARSIFAL III

THE GOLDEN PINEAPPLE SEAHAWK

ALLOY YACHTS TROPHY BLUE TOO

ALL STAR CREW AWARD  presented by Holland Jachtbouw AXIA

WOLTER HUISMAN MEMORIAL TROPHY SAUDADE

PERINI NAVI CUP                                    SEAHAWK

VITTER'S SEAMANSHIP TROPHY   GENEVIEVE

OVERALL WINNER - MARIE

 

AWARDS DESCRIPTIONS

Overall Bucket Winner

The prestigious 'Bucket Trophy' will be presented to the overall winner of the 2014 St Barths Bucket on Sunday, 30 March.

Yachts eligible for the Bucket Trophy will be the four Class winners. The class winner with the fewest points will crowned be the overall winner.

Should there be a tie, the remedies provided in Appendix A of the Racing Rules of Sailing will be applied. In the event the tie remains unbroken, starting prowess will determine the overall winner (total time for all starts, from scheduled start to crossing the line – with the smallest total time prevailing).

DESCRIPTIONS OF THE SPECIAL TROPHIES

New to the 2014 Bucket –
The Golden Pineapple Award, Sponsored by Hotel St Barth Isle de France

The Bucket Directors have added the Golden Pineapple Award to the 2014 edition of the St Barths Bucket to reward an essential element of the event, who will WIN THE PARTY? Since the very beginning, the Bucket Regattas have been fully focused on sharing the boundless fun of this magnificent sport, with hospitality among the fleet a core value. Hence, the Pineapple Logo, the symbol of hospitality. Therefore, this year the yacht that puts forward the best "Open Boat" party spirit will be the recipient of the Golden Pineapple Award.

Alloy Yachts Trophy

Best Performance by an Alloy Yacht

All Star Crew Award presented by Holland Jachtbouw

At each Bucket Event, every yacht is asked to cast a ballot for the yacht crew among the fleet that demonstrates the most professional service in all tasks, while maintaining the best voie de vivre, camaraderie, teamwork and respect among the crew.  This is the crew that displays the pinnacle of the profession and has the most fun at it – the yacht that everyone wants to work aboard.   Because the award is earned by peer recognition, it has earned serious stature within the marine industry.

Wolter Huisman Memorial Spirit of the Bucket Trophy

This award is presented each year by Alice Huisman, to the yacht that best exemplifies the spirit of the Bucket Regattas.  The selection is absolutely subjective, but considers sportsmanship, safe seamanship, best hospitality and overall contribution to the event. 

The Bucket Regatta was really started as a Club of yacht owners who loved nothing more than sailing their yachts well, getting the best out of them, and then sharing great yarns and libation at the end of the day.  There are a group of owners who have contributed a lot to the event over the years, from tenders to parties, committee boats, etc.  It is this Spirit that sets this event apart from all others.  It is in recognition of this Spirit that the Wolter Huisman Memorial Trophy is awarded.

Perini Navi Cup

Perini-Navi Yacht with the best result.

Vitters Seamanship Trophy

Awarded to the yacht that demonstrates the best seamanship and sportsmanship in the interest of promoting safety on the race course.  All participants in the Bucket acknowledge that superyachts have serious limitations operating safely in close quarters and therefore, the RC has always valued safety well above performance.  This award will recognize the yacht that best demonstrates that understanding.  It also goes to prove that nice guys don’t always finish last!!

Skullduggery Cravat

The Skullduggery Cravat is a perfectly tied Admiralty Noose, framed, with instructions in elegant calligraphy on how to tie a proper, 13 turn noose.  This was originally awarded to the owner of SARIYAH in 2002, so his captain, Timothy Laughridge (Bucket Committee) could be hung at the pleasure of the Fleet.

The award was renamed and put forward by the Committee to reinforce the Bucket premise that we are NOT here to promulgate adult behavior.  The Cravat will be awarded to the yacht and crew who display the best bucket humor.  As a guideline, we again focus on SARIYAH, where one year they spent the evening prior to the last race, slaughtering a down feathered mattress, then they packed the feathers in with their spinnaker so when they set their ‘Chute with the Hawk logo the following day, they not only dusted the horizon with feathers, but left a rubber chicken hanging from their spinnaker pole!!!

Click here for 2013 award winners