Title: St Barth weekly
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Title: St Barth weekly
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Language: English
Publisher: Journal de Saint-Barth
Place of Publication: Saint Jean, Saint Barthelemy
Publication Date: May 16, 2008
Copyright Date: 2008
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Transat AG2R.

Two Winners From Saint Barth

Jean-Paul Mouren and Laurent Pellecuer of SNEF-Cliptol Sport (center), first place winners of the 9th edition
of the Transat ,1, with third place winners Miguel Danet and Eric Peron of Concarneau-Saint Barth (left) and
Ronan Guerin and Luc Poupon (right) who came in second aboard Solar Inox. A great showing for the three sailors
from the islands: Saint Barth native son Miguel Danet, the Saint Barth by "adoption" Luc Poupon,
and Ronan Guerin, who lives in Saint Martin.

Laurent Pellecuer and
Jean-Paul Mouren
Sport), who opted for a
.,IulI.'! ii route across the
Atlantic, took top honors
in the 9th edition of the
Transat Ag2r, arriving
Tuesday morning in Gus-
tavia, having set sail from
Concarneau (Finistere) on
April 20. When they
crossed the finish line five
seconds shy of 3:14am
(Saint Barth time), Pelle-
cuer and Mouren had
spent 22 days, 19 hours,
13 minutes and 55 seconds
at sea, traveling at an aver-
age speed of 6.78 knots
over 3,710.4 miles from
France by way of Porto
Santo in Madeira.

As they passed Porto Santo
and moved into seventh
position, the two sailors
made the decision to head

south, while the majority
of the fleet headed west.
Solar Inox and Concarneau
Saint-Barth opted for the
same V .uilc'in route, and it
paid off-they came in
second and third respec-
tively, with a large part of
the local population on the
dock and in the port to
welcome them. Each of
these boats had a local res-
ident aboard: Luc Poupon,
a French "local" by adop-
tion who sailed with Ronan
Gu6rin aboard Solar Inox,
and native son Miguel
Danet in tandem with Eric
P6ron on the Figaro Con-

After a very crowded
awards ceremony on
Wednesday evening on the
dock, a large party was
organized on Thursday at
the Route des Boucaniers
to celebrate all of the win-

ners. This is the first time Barth have been among the
that sailors from Saint big winners oftheAg2r.

Lucky Poupon:
Did Anyone Say South?

It wasn't just due to the
weather forecast that Luc
Poupon-second place
winner of the Transat Ag2r
aboard Solar Inoxdecided
to take an extreme Southern
route across the Atlantic. In
fact, this is the same route

taken by Christopher
Columbus when he discov-
ered the Lesser Antilles,
propelled by the trade
winds. For Poupon, it was
also a decision based on his
personality: "I am too used
to the tropics to face the
cold weather. I prefer
the sun and had no
desire to spend 15
days up north. And,
the ancestors of Saint
Barth came via the
trade winds." Another
motivation: "to set
myself apart from the
crowd. The Ag2r has
always been won by
taking chances, on dif-
ferent routes."

Barth Weekly n0152







Miguel is a little
like the Pagnol
character, Marius.
The same kind of populari-
ty. The same irrepressible
desire to go to sea. For this
native son of Saint Barth,
who has watched the finish
of almost every edition of
the Transat, to have partici-
pated is a childhood dream
come true. A dream he has
had since he was 13, and
watched the first duo from
Saint Barth-Kristofer Jon-
sson and Guillaume Bar-
raud-cross the finish line
in 1998. But it was really
two years later when he
really decided he wanted to
participate: Markku Har-
mala, the current president

of the Saint Barth Yacht
Club, who sailed in the
race with Richard L6d6e,
allowed 15 year-old Miguel
to climb aboard and sail the
Figaro to the dock once
they had crossed the finish

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line. Still too young in
2004, just starting a new
job in 2006, he had to wait
until the time was right in
2008. In hindsight, he does
not regret the wait: "with
Eric, it was fantastic. In
fact we are cIllir"1 married
tomorrow," he said joking-
ly on Thursday, May 15.
"And we invite everyone to
the party." Miguel does not
hide the high esteem he has
for his sailing partner" "I
had never sailed a Figaro
before this ag2r, and I had
no transatlantic sailing
experience to my credit.
Eric could have requested
to break the contract. But
instead, that tripled his
motivation. There is no "y"
in his name, but Eric is a
true "Peyron." (A reference
to the record breaking
sailor Bruno Peyron).
These guys are too much!

And now...?
"And now, I can't get car-
ried away. I have to remain
humble. If I want to contin-
ue, I have to leave Saint
Barth to go live in France. I
spent four great months,
but for the time being, it's
good to be home. One
thing is sure: I will race
again in 2010. I cannot

imagine anything else. That
would be a real shame not
to. And after that, why not
the solo Troph6e BPE, and
later a Solitaire. We'll see.
You have to climb up the
rungs of the ladder."

A big-hearted sailor
Miguel started sailing at
the age of seven with
Ing6nu Magras, who was
the head of the sailing
school until very recently.
Next came Jean-Paul
Berry, a teacher at the sail-
ing school. He and Miguel
are only eight years apart,
so Miguel was like the little
brother Jean-Paul didn't
have: "In a sailing school,
there are always some kids
who stand out, and show
strong potential. That was
the case with Miguel. He
has it in his blood. But he
was not happy just to be an
excellent sailor. He loves
:~i. !Ihi;i to do with sail-
ing: readying the boat, rac-
ing, training. He is a com-
plete sailor who loves
everything," notes Jean-
Paul. Further proof: "He is
employed by the company,
TopLoc, and skipper of
their catamaran, Wayayai.
He takes the sailing school
to race on neighboring
islands. We take our own
equipment and suddenly
the results are 1bclic," adds
Jean-Paul. In addition
Miguel has just offered two
racing sails to Louis and
Ollo, currently the best stu-
dents at the school. He
finds these generous ges-
tures completely normal:
"I do what others once did
for me. They gave me the
desire to make sailing my
profession. Today, it is my
turn to take their place."

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63rd Anniversary of V-E Day

Three students then read
the holiday message from
the French National Veter-
ans Union (UFAC), which
is read all across France.
Lacroix followed by read-
ing a speech by Jean-
Marie Bockel, the French

Secretary of State for
Defense and Veterans. The
group moved on to the
Hotel de la Collectivit6 for
the traditional champagne
reception that closes the
May 8 ceremony in Saint

elegate-prefect they placed a wreath at the
Dominique Lacroix war memorial in Gustavia.
and Bruno Magras, Philippe Enault, president of
president of the Collectivity the Saint Barth veterans of
of Saint Barth, presided over foreign wars association,
the May 8 celebration of the also placed a wreath in tri-
63rd anniversary of the bute to the victims of the
Allied Victory in WWII. As Nazis during the Second 4
is the custom in Saint Barth, World War.

Group From Saint Barth Makes Pilgrimage To Lourdes

group of parish-
ioners from Saint
Barth, including 17
altar boys and 15 adults,
recently went to Lourdes-
at the foot of the Pyre-
nees- the most important
pilgrimage destination for
the Catholic Church in
France. For Father Numa,
the island's Catholic priest,
there was a triple goal in
organizing the trip: "First,
-lii ..uigH.ul 2008, there is
the 150th anniversary of the
Virgin Mary (Our Lady of
Lourdes) appearance to
Bernadette Soubirous in
1858. The trip also gives
these children the opportu-
nity to share the spiritual
experience in this place of
apparitions and faith. And
lastly, they will meet other
altar boys, and participate
in the service. It is also a
time to create bonds."

In addition to visiting the
sacred site, the group also
took two excursions: the
first to the Pic du Midi
with its astronomy obser-
vatory and television
transmitters. The second
trip was to the Betharram
Caves, a series of grottos
to discover by foot, by

boat, and by a small train.
Before returning to Saint
Barth, the group spent the
day of May 14 in Paris,
not only to visit the French
capital, but also to have a
party: it was the day of
Father Numa's 50th birth-
day, and the next day
marked his 18 years of

priesthood. This was
another occasion he want-
ed to celebrate: "To show
these young people on the
trip that it is possible to
stay committed to some-
thing even if it is difficult
and you sometimes have
the desire to quit."

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Eleven Swedes-all
from Pitea, a small
fishing port on the
coast of the Baltic Sea-

came to Saint Barth from
May 4-11, with Thomas
Wallsten, president of the
Pitea Friends of Saint

Barth Association, of
which they are all mem-
bers. They stayed with six
local families who volun-
teered lodging for the
group, giving the guests a
true taste of Saint Barth
hospitality. Only four
members of the group had
been to the island previ-
ously-the other seven
were first-time visitors.
The goal of their trip-
which can almost be quali-
fied as a study trip-was
to get a greater under-
standing of the island in
terms of its distant
Swedish past. With this in
mind, they visited the jun-
ior high school, the hospi-
tal, and the "Hotel de la
Collectivity," as well
going on a sightseeing trip
organized by ASBAS, the
Saint Barth Friends of
Sweden Association. The
date for their trip was not
selected by chance. Creat-
ed three years ago, follow-
ing a visit to the island by
Peter Roslund, the mayor
of Pitea, the Pitea Friends
of Saint Barth Association

agreed to come back in
2008 to celebrate the 30th
anniversary of the "twin-
ning" of Saint Barth and
Pitea. This anniversary
will also be celebrated in a
big way in Pitea next
August 16. At that time, a
public park in front of the
town hall in Pitea will be
inaugurated and called The
Saint Barth-Pitea Friend-
ship Park. Placed in the
park will be a small, scale
model of a typical Saint
Barth cottage, which was
created for The Colony
Project-an exhibit about
Sweden's colonial past,
including Saint Barth, held
in August 2007 at the
Skansen open-air museum
Stockholm. The family of
Thomas Wallsten pur-
chased this tiny cottage,
took it apart, and will have
it rebuilt in the new park,
as a symbol of the friend-
ship between the island
and the fishing port of
Pitea. A delegation of offi-
cials from Saint Barth is
expected to go to Pitea for
the inauguration.
St Barth Weekly n0152




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I Alain le Chatelier,
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les Artisans, Gustavia
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- Carole G. Art Gallery,
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- Pipiri Boutique, art gallery,
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Three people who were ille-
gally fishing near Fourchue
took off rather rapidly on Sun-
day, May 11, at around 7am
when agents from the Saint
Barth marine park seized their
equipment. The three men, all
residents of Saint Martin, were
caught red-handed, fishing in a
zone protected by the marine
park, where such activities are
prohibited. They were actively
fishing when the agents
arrived at their side: their boat
was a small, unregistered
motorboat, which was

anchored nearby. While air
tanks for diving were found
aboard, the fishermen also had
harpoon guns, which were
immediately confiscated.
According to the director of
the marine park, Franciane
Lequellec, "we don't know
exactly what they planned to
do. There were no fish in their
coolers yet, which makes us
believe they had just arrived."
When the agents called the
gendarmerie to have the fish-
ing boat seized, the poachers
high-tailed it out of the zone.

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Published by "Le Journal de Saint-Barth" ISSN-1766-9278
Ph. : Fax:
email: stbarthweekly@wanadoo.fr
Director & layout: Avigadl Haddad Chief Editor: Pierrette Guiraute,
Translation : Ellen Lampert Greaux, Photographe : Rosemond Greaux
Impression : Daily Herald

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