Saint-Barth Cata Cup 2015 : Another quickly booked up edition‏

Pierrick ContinWhile the sailing season reaches its height, organizers of the St-Barth Cata Cup have completed the registration process for the next edition of the event, held from November 18 to 22, 2015. Sure sign that the F18 class is in good shape, 78 teams have pre-registered, of which 60 will navigate in St-Jean Bay, as determined by the draw. In total, 10 teams from France, 15 teams from Europe outside of France, 20 boats from West Indies, Americas and other parts of the world and 15 teams to be selected by the organisation.
New countries represented

For the first time in the history of the St-Barth Cata Cup, teams from Argentina and England will come and compete against the 15 other countries that have sailed in the past editions of the event. “It is a pleasant surprise for the organisation and proof that we have been somewhat successfull at putting together an event that appeals to sailors. Clearly, the word is getting out!”, said Vincent Jordil, organizer of the event. In addition to the English and Argentinian sailors, one team from Australia will be back for this 8th edition.


Where amateurs and professionals come together

With one third of professional sailors and two third amateurs, the St Barth Cata Cup brings together the global elite of Formula 18 sailing and other classes like GC32, AC45 and Nacra17. Attracting sailors from the four corners of the world, 60 teams compete in 7 rounds of races in optimal conditions and an idyllic setting. The last edition was won by Morgan Lagravière, skipper for Safran and Arnaud Jarlegan, crew member for Groupama.



Program of the 8th edition of the St Barth Cata Cup
For this edition of the event, organizers are promising the usual festive atmosphere and as ever challenging races.

  • Wednesday November 18th – Registration and free sailing
  • Thursday, November 19th
    • 2 p.m., Design Affairs Prize
    • 8 p.m., presentation of the day’s winners at Nikki Beach
  • Friday, November 20th
    • 9:30 a.m. and 2 p.m., Allianz/St Barth Assurances Prize
    • 8 p.m., presentation of the day’s winners
  • Saturday, November 21th
    • 12 p.m., RE/MAX Prize
    • 4 p.m., match racing with country boats
    • 8 p.m., presentation of the day’s winners
  • Sunday, November 22th
    • 9:30 a.m., Marché U Prize
    • 2 p.m., presentation of the day’s winners
    • 8 p.m., Awards and closing ceremony

About the St. Barth Cata Cup
The ST. BARTH CATA CUP is a high-calibre sporting event where catamaran enthusiasts come together under the Caribbean sun. After three editions in 1992, 1993 and 1994, the St. Barth Cata Cup was relaunched in 2008 by Vincent Jordil, Jeff Ledee and Thierry Linares. The St. Barth Cata Cup brings together competitors of various nationalities, from world champions to Saint Barth residents. Follow the 8th edition of the St. Barth Cata Cup at and on Facebook , Twitter and Instagram.

Photos: Pascal Alemany and Pierrick Contin