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2009 MARKS BIGGEST BUCKET


Taking place this
weekend, the 14th
edition of the St.
Barth Bucket has the largest
fleet in the history of the
event. The sister race to the
Newport Bucket, which
takes place every July in
Newport, Rhode Island, the
St. Barth Bucket is an
unusual event in that the
majority of the boats are
over 100', except for a few
smaller entries who are
invited to participate. From
classics and replicas of leg-
endary sailboats to the latest
examples of high-tech,
these beauties come from
the world's greatest yacht
builders.
Over the years, the Bucket
has become a "must" for the
owners, captains, and crews
of these magnificent sail-
boats, with boat builders,
naval architects, designers,
reporters, photographers,
and guests arriving from the
four corners of the globe.
An expected 800 people
will be in Saint Barth for as
part of the race, not count-
ing those who come just to
watch the fabulous show
put on by these yachts as
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they sail around the island.
With 35 boats participating,
the 2009 edition of the
Bucket is the biggest to
date, with nine yachts par-
ticipating for the first time:
Baracuda (186'), Salute
(184'), Adela (180'), Mete-
or (170'), Saudade (148'),
Ganesha (128'), Moonbird
(126'), Varsovie (100') and
the sleek new Perini Navi
racing sloop, P2 (125').
Let's hope the weather
cooperates for this excep-
tional event, which adds a
festive air to the island for
the weekend. Details below:

Three days of racing
After a captain's briefing
aboard one of the yachts
and an opening night party
on the dock on Thursday
evening, the racing got
underway Friday morning,
with the first day an around-
the-island race in a counter-
clockwise direction. The
first boats set out as of
11am, and are expected
back at the dock by 3pm.
On Saturday, March 28, the
second day of the regatta
comprises an Olympic tri-
angle around the little


islands to the north of Saint
Barth-Fourchue, Pele,
Boulanger, Bonhomme, and
Fregate. The third and final
day is a clockwise around-
the-island race on Sunday,
March 29. The staggered
starts are based on the
Bucket's rating system.

Bucket organizers in Saint
Barth include Wendy Kro-
nenberg of Nautica FWI
and Chantal De Rosny,
while Hank Halsted, Timo-
thy Laughridge, and Ian
Craddock head the Bucket
Regatta committee. Orga-
nized in close collaboration
with the Collectivity and
the Port of Gustavia, the
Bucket is one of the major
nautical events of the sea-


TO DATE
son in Saint Barth. And as
of this year, the event is
recognized by the French
Sailing Federation and list-
ed on the calendar of offi-
cial French regattas.

Weather Forecast
If the weather forecast
proves true, the conditions
for the regatta will create a
less than ideal scenario.
Winds from the East-North-
east, along with large swells
from the north, could slow
down the speed of the boats.
Friday and Saturday, the
winds should be around 16-
18/mph, and weaken on
Sunday to near 13/mph. The
swells could hit 10' to 12'
on the first two days, and
under 8' on Sunday.


ENTRIES FOR THE 2000 ST BARTH BUCKET:
Maltese Falcon (289'), Baracuda (186'), Salute (184'),
Adela (180'), Parsifal III (177'), Meteor (170'), Perseus
(163'), Andromeda La Dea (154'), Antara (154'), Win-
drose (152'), Saudade (148'), Helios (148'), Timoneer
(147'), Rebecca (141'), Ranger (137'), Destination Fox
Harb'r (134'), Ganesha (128'), Moonbird (126'), P2 (125'),
Freedom (124'), Axia (124'), Whisper (116'), Sojana
(115'), Unfurled (112'), Paraiso (108'), Shamoun (108'),
Kalikobass II (104'), Virago (100'), Varsovie (100'), Leo-
pard III (100'), Sapphire (100'), Windcrest (98'), Symme-
try (96'), Wild Horses (76')

St Barth Weekly n174




















First established on Paris left bank in the mid-seventies, we are now
the prime source on the island for high end antiques and works of arts.
We offer a permanent choice of prime and hand-picked,
small to large "treasures", mostly coming from private collections worldwide,
of eclectic origins (from Tibet to Papua New Guinea,
and from Gabon and Africa, to Cambodia or the old Shan Kingdom,
part of present Burma)...
But private collectors from Europe, as well as from the Americas,
also call us to sell some very unique works of art, from classic
to contemporary: we presently have a fantastic Rubens available !




By appointment, call Jean-Pierre Hennequet, owner
011-590 690 400 195 or locally: 0690 400 195
Or visit us while on the island, in Gustavia's rue Samuel Fahlberg
(opposite Beta'zailes or Sibarth), every afternoon from 3.45 pm to 7pm


G A L E R I E


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Three days of racing




SFRIDAY, March 27h --
11 am: First Gun/ First Race: "Around .
the Island Race" Course

*SATURDAY, March 28th
11 am: First Gun / Second Race
"The Wiggley Course" Course: .,

SUNDAY, March 29th '. .-
11 am :First Gun/Third Race
"Around the Island Clockwise" BA I H

Around The I.slad Couw
THE BEST SPOTS TO WATCH
THE RACE
From the top of the hill in Gustavia or
Lurin; the lighthouse in Gustavia; Grand
Fond; Pointe Milou; Anse des Cayes (the.
road toward Colombier); Flamands; the
lookout point in Colombier. And this -
year, the Gendarmerie decided to open its
doors to the public during the Bucket,
which means the start and finish of the "
race can be seen from Fort Oscar, at the
top of La Pointe (behind the Hotel de la
Collectivite) in Gustavia!

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SECURITY NOTICE '.St EARTH
-i, sl. BARTmH6Ln
U For all Bucket spectators in boats: It T Cu- ~
is a wonderful and rare opportunity to Tha v copa ."" .-
be able to follow the progress of the
Bucket fleet in your own boat. However,
please be aware that these giant sail-
boats move at great speeds and their
capacity to maneuver quickly in case of
emergency during the regatta is extre-
mely limited- that is to say, virtually
impossible!
For your safety, you must keep well
clear of the security zone which is 100 .
meters from all racing yachts, turning
marks of the courses, Start/Finish line -
and the Committee Boat.
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O Notice to the captains of all boats on
moorings: During the weekend of the .
Saint Barth Bucket, March 27- 29, for BARIH
security reasons, you are requested not
to move your boat between 9am-l am The Ot r Wa, Aron "l
and 2pm-5pm.

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A Brief History

of the Bucket Regattas


The first Bucket regatta was organized
in Nantucket, Massachusetts, in August
1986 by Roger Janes, Captain of the
82' Huisman Ketch, VOLODOR; Peter
Goldstein, owner-Captain of the 65'
Derecktor Sloop, FLYING GOOSE,
and John Clyde Smith, Captain of the
92' Bill Garden designed sloop, MAN-
DALAY, to coincide with MAN-
DALAY owner Nelson Doubleday's
birthday celebrations. During an
evening that evolved into a rather torrid
Rum Squall, debate raged as to what
each yacht and crew could accomplish,
and the stage was set for bragging
rights.
The following day, seven yachts sailed
the first Nantucket Bucket, a fifteen
mile course in Nantucket Sound. Recol-
lections are hazy as to exactly which
yacht won, but records clearly indicate
that no yacht finished worse than sev-
enth !
Between 1986 and 2001, the Nantucket
Bucket flourished, becoming a premier
Mega Yacht Regatta that invited owners
and crews of the world's largest sailing
yachts to sail to peak performance in a
safe venue, in the spirit of wholesome
competition. The concept of pursuit
racing was brought to life by the Buck-
et, with each Yacht assigned its own
start time on a clear starting line for
safety, and the start time calibrated to
induce the yacht's speed handicap.
Consequently, the first yacht to cross
the finish line, wins.
Following the announcement that 2001
was to be the last Nantucket Bucket,
the founders passed the torch to the
present Bucket Race Committee :
Hank Halsted, Ian Craddock and Timo-
thy Laughridge. The summer venue
was shifted in 2002 to Newport, RI,
where the event has since been well
hosted by the Newport Shipyard.
The first St. Barths Bucket was sailed
in 1995 with a fleet of 4 yachts :
SARIYAH, the 131' S & S ketch, Tom
Taylor's 108' Ron Holland ketch,
GLEAM, Nelson Doubleday's 130'
Palmer Johnson ketch, MANDALAY
and PARLAY, the Alden design 127'
Ketch.
As with the Nantucket Bucket, the St.
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Barth's Bucket concept was encouraged
and fully supported by Tom Taylor
(owner of Gleam) and Nelson Double-
day (owner of Mandalay). The original
organizers Tim Laughridge (Sariyah),
John Clyde-Smith & Ian Craddock
(Mandalay) and Mike Frierbend
(Gleam) arranged a mostly informal
event for the first few years. Fishing
was a big part of the first races around
St. Barths, with GLEAM, the usual
winner in that department.
The turning point came during the year
of the famous LeMans start, surely a
first in any kind of yacht racing. With
the fleet at anchor in Colombier, one
crewmember was required to drink a
Daiquiri then take a high speed tender
ride out to their vessel... The yachts
were required to sail off their anchor
(no engines), then at the end of the race
sail onto their anchor for another high
speed tender ride to the beach. For
obvious safety reasons this was the first
and last time the "LeMans" start/finish
was attempted.
It was at this time the local authorities
suggested that it appeared there was an
annual regatta happening on their island
and it would be best for all involved if
the event was formalized with all
appropriate permissions requested and
requirements followed with the hosts,
the St. Barths government, and the Fed-
eration Francaise de la Voile for formal
permission to hold a Regatta in French
Waters. This was the dawn of the mod-
em Bucket format. Hank Halsted was
brought in as Managing Director and
with much help from St. Barth's local
Melanie Smith, the event has evolved
into what it is today.
Within a decade, the St. Barths Bucket
expanded beyond all reasonable expec-
tations. With a limit of 30 yachts
required by the local Authorities to
keep a handle on the event, the Bucket
has been all but full every year since
2005. In recent years, the fleet has
overflowed with applicants even before
the Notice of Race is published!
As the Bucket Regattas have evolved,
the organizers have kept a tight focus
on maintaining the original, non-com-
mercial flavor of the event. Sponsor-


BUCKET 2009
SCHEDULE EVENTS
Thursday, March 26th
D 5- 6,30pm : Skipper's meeting
by invitation only
7-9 pm : Fleet Welcome Party
under the marquee at the Quay

Friday, March 27th
A 9 am: Fleet briefing at the Quay
Start times & sailing instructions
distributed
d 1 lam : First Gun/First Race -
"Around the Island Race"
0 7-9 pm : Fleet Open House:
Cocktails and hors d'oeuvres ser-
ved aboard the yachts, stern to at
the quay Each yacht is encouraged
to share their best libation and fare
with the other yacht owners, crews
and local dignitaries.

Saturday, March 29th
A 9 am: Fleet briefing at the Quay
Start times & sailing instructions
distributed
A 11 am : First Gun/Second Race
"The Wiggley Course"
0 8 pm: Bucket Bash Cocktails,
light fare, music & dancing; under
the marquee at the Quay

Sunday, March 29th
D 9am : Fleet briefing at the Quay
Start times & sailing instructions
distributed
0 11 am : First Gun/Third Race -
Around the Island Clockwise
0 7 pm : Awards Presentation and
Cocktail Party at the Quay

ship is funded exclusively from the
Marine Industry. The major shipyards,
Perini Navi, Royal Huisman Shipyard,
Alloy Yachts, Holland Jachtbouw and
Vitter's Shipyard have been particularly
generous in their sponsorship of the
event. The clear understanding
between the Bucket Race Committee
and all sponsors is that these Regattas
present a magnificent opportunity for
networking within the fleet. They are
explicitly not, an opportunity for over
marketing.
The primary reason for the success of
the Bucket Regattas is that the empha-
sis is more upon wholesome fun than
about winning. The stated goal is to
"win the party". The omnipresent, over
riding conundrum for the Bucket Raced
Committee is to convince the most
competitive owners on planet (demon-
strated by the fact that they own these
things in the first place) that winning
isn't important!!
St Barth Weekly n174













4th edition of the Saint Barth Bucket, 1999. The crew
of the 125'Mandalay (photo), comprisedprimarily of
women, tied for first place with the 142', Andromeda. .. -
Who won in 2000? Mischievous arrivesfirst but because of its
small size 1,'I 65) it was not an Noti iil entry in the Bucket: at
the end of the day it was Endeavour who won the Bucket 2000,
the first in the new millennium.





2002: First appea-
rance in the Bucket.
First victory. The 112'
yacht, Unfurled, at the
time the lightest boat
2001: Sariyh wins! Left to right: Mark Del Guidice, skipper time the fleet
of Mischievous, Timothy Laughridge, co-organizer and then in the fleet.
skipper ofSariyah, Assam Kabbani, the owner ofSariyah, and Hochart Philippe
Ian Craddock, co-organizer.


PAST INNER


SergioArdrade and Clive Youlten, respectively
owner and skipper of Zingar, a custom
112' \ \i erecktor sloop that took top honors 2004: The crew with Carlo Falcone,
in 2003. owner of the 80' ketch Mariella, celebra-
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; 2005







Freedom
ofFlight,
winner in
2005
participated 2006: No wind, no races: all three
pfor thefirst no winner the trophy was awarded
time. founder of the Nantucket Bucket an
call killed in a snowmobile accide.


* 1996 Andromeda,
* 1997 Valador,
* 1998 ex-eaquo
Never Say Never &
Mirabella III,
* 1999 ex-eaquo
Andromeda &
Mandalay,
* 2000 Endeavour,
S2001 Sariyah,
* 2002 Unfurled,
* 2003 Zingaro,
* 2004 Mariella,
* 2005 Freedom Of Flight,
* 2006 No Wind, No races
* 2007 Kaori
*2008 Windroses


days were cancelled. Since there was
in the memory of Tommy Taylor co-
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French Overseas Secretary of State

Visits Saint Barth


rench flags, traditional white
bonnets, and island crafts were
part of the warm welcome that
was appreciated by Yves Jego, French
Overseas Secretary of State, who
made an official visit to the island on
Saturday, March 21. During his speech
at the Collectivity, he said:
"I saved the best for last during my
overseas trip." This was his first stop
in St Barth since he was named to this
post on March 18, 2008. His prior trips
to the French Antilles-especially
recently to Guadeloupe-were diffi-
cult to say the least. His first trip, on
May 1, 2008, was disturbed by a gen-
eral strike by those contesting new
overseas laws, and in February 2009,
he was confronted by a crisis ii,.:.ui
precedent in the French Antilles. As a
result, Jego's visit, originally planned
for June 2008, had been postponed
several times.

Greeted on the tarmac at the airport
by COM president Bruno Magras and
senator Michel Magras, Yves Jego
began his visit with an inspection of
the border police office at the airport,
a task taken over by the gendarmes as
of January 1, 2008. He was then
greeted by a large crowd as he left the
airport, and headed to Gustavia,
where he met with the population:
shaking hands, advice to a young
mother, words of welcome to a young
Swedish couple on vacation, souvenir
photos-all along the way to the
Route des Boucaniers, where he
stopped for coffee.


Woven palm fronds, a craftpopular in St
were presented to Yves Jego.
10


This provided the opportunity to meet
with Bruno Magras as well as certain
members of the executive council and
discuss such subjects as sustainable
development and the role of renew-
able energies on the island. A subject
that is important to Jego, and a topic
he brought up once again at the Col-
lectivity, which was the next stop on
his agenda, and where he was awaited
by additional elected officials, mem-
bers of the CESC (Economic, Social
and Cultural Council), the staff, and
representatives of different businesses
and organizations on the island.

Jego spoke after listening to Bruno
Magras, Michel Magras, and
Christian Led6e, representa-
tive of the national economic
and social council. He made
few announcements, prefer-
ring to compliment the posi-
tive model of development
exhibited by Saint Barth,
unique in the Caribbean. Jego
then returned to the subject of
sustainable development,
challenging the Collectivity to
be a pioneer in terms of using
Barth, new forms of energy: "I
dream of an island 1 ilho.u


gasoline, where the cars are all elec-
tric, and the energy is produced by the
sun," he indicated. "This may seem a
little utopian but it is not so unrealistic
in terms of the mobilization of the
planet in favor of the environment, and
industries that are promoting better
products. If Saint Barth wants to, and I
don't doubt that it does, it could
become a true leader in this area and
play not only the role of a good citi-
zen, but also play an important part in
shaping the image of its future."

To close the ceremony at the Hotel de
la Collectivite, the overseas secretary
presented the insignia of the Cheva-
lier of the National Order of Merit to
Jean-Pierre Ballagny. The official part
of Jego's program concluded by a
luncheon with the island's politicians,
but before lunch he made a stop at
Ligne Saint Barth in Lorient. This
visit allowed him to examine the
strategy of growth envisioned by the
government for the overseas collec-
tivities; a strategy that comprises the
increase of small, local businesses
such as Ligne Saint Barth, whose
production reached one million
products sold and is exported
throughout the world.
St Barth Weekly n174


The official cortege along the waterfront. Yves Jego was accompanied
by his wife (right).






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Jean-Pierre Ballagny Awarded French National Order of Merit
t was an emotional moment last Peace Poster Competition. In 2002,
Saturday morning when the ...1 he was also the creator of an aware-
Overseas Secretary of State pre- ness campaign to increase courtesy
sented Jean-Pierre Ballagny with on the island, a value that has been
the insignias of a chevalier in the lost over the years.
French National Order of Merit. As president of the association,
These insignias (medal and ribbon) Saint B'Art, which was created in
were presented to Ballagny for 2002 Ballagny has helped develop
"your service, the depth of your various cultural activities, includ-
commitment, the values that you .. ing a short story contest, a painting
believe in, the diversity of the *1 and poster competition, the start of
efforts you have undertaken on i French as a second language for
behalf of the common interest, and = the Portuguese residents of the
also your service to humanity, island, and a filmmaking work-
through art and culture," according shop. Last but not least is the
to the secretary of state. newest association he runs, Avenir
Before presenting the medal, Yves Plus, which goes even deeper in its
Jego briefly summed up Ballagny's over the world, community implications as it hopes
accomplishments: He will be 70 next In St Barth, he is known for his ongo- to help juveniles find active roles in
September 30, and his travels have ing humanitarian work and leadership society.
taken him to Africa, South America, with the Lions Club, as well as with Following Jego's presentation, Bal-
then Saint Barth, where he settled in such non-profit associations as Saint lagny said a few words, noting that
1987 to pursue his passion for paint- B'Art and Avenir Plus. On behalf of he was "choked by emotion," before
ing. From 1988 to 2005, he painted the Lions, he started free painting saying thank you for "this great hon-
more than 800 canvases, which are classes and organizes the annual stu- or," which made him feel a little
now part of private collections all dent participation in the International more like a local.


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Key Biscayne, FL hosted
the 2009 Profile Design
Miami International
Triathlon (MIT) on March
15, 2009. Patrick Jannota,
Hugo Munoz, Gilles Rey-
nal, and Jean-Marc Outil,
four athletes from Saint
Barth were among the
1,500 competitors from 28
countries divided into three
categories-professional,
amateur, and tri-athletes.
The first event on the annu-
al triathlon calendar includ-
ed the traditional athletic
challenges-0.9-mile
swim, 24.8 miles on a bicy-
cle, and 6.2-mile run. The
weather conditions were
almost perfect-with the
water temperature at 66
degrees F, and the air at 75
degrees F-excepting a lat-
eral wind blowing on the


cycling path.
"Typical American organi-
zation (i.e. perfectly orches-
trated down to the last
detail). National anthems
for very country present, it
was really great," says Outil
with enthusiasm, upon his
return to the island.
At the end of the day, the
results for our four repre-
sentatives-who were in the


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amateur category with 596
participants-were not too
bad. For the 35-39 year-
olds, Gilles and Hugo fin-
ished respectively in 21st
(93rd place overall) and
40th out of 112 competitors


in their class.
Gilles, at 39, completed the
event in two hours, 24 min-
utes and 11 seconds. Hugo,
at 35, was not far behind
with two hours, 35 minutes,
and 5 seconds. In the 40-44
group, 40 year-old Jean-
Marc finished 13th out of
113 participants, completing
the three events in two
hours and 20 minutes. He
came in 55th overall. Final-
ly, 22nd place out of 80 ath-
letes for Patrick, age 49, in
the group for 45-49 year-
olds, and 230th in the over-
all listings, having finished
in two hours, 36 minutes,
and 50 seconds.


SAINT BARTH APPEALS DECISION
OF THE COURT


Last January, the adminis-
trative court of Saint
Barthelemy annulled two
deliberations by the Execu-
tive Council, which hoped
to exercise its right of pre-
emption on a property that
was for sale in Gustavia.
The seller and the buyer
could not come to an agree-
ment so the sale ended up
in court. Arguing that there
were three basic prob-
lems-lack of motivation


for the decision, lack of
notification of the proposed
price, and lack of consider-
ation on the advice of
France Domaines, the court
decided to annul the delib-
erations, and in doing so,
made impossible the pre-
emption of the land by the
Collectivity. After almost
two months of reflection,
the COM has finally decid-
ed to appeal the decision of
the court.


FIRST WORK PERMITS ISSUED


Authorized to create a
service to deal with foreign
workers, the Collectivity-
or more precisely, the
Executive Council-has
issued its first work per-
mits. In fact, last February
26, the council gave out
one work permit good for
an indefinite length of
time, another permit good
for one year, and refused a
third request.
Since there are no specific
laws covering this area,


those applied are the same
as in France, yet this
should change in the
future. During the last Ter-
ritorial Council meeting,
an ad hoc commission was
created to reflect on laws
that would cover foreign-
ers who are not part of the
European Union, as Euro-
peans benefit from the pos-
sibility to legally work
anyplace within the Euro-
pean Community.


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FOLLOWING SEA TURTLES
On January 27,
diver Marc
Mangel was
able to observe

R sa banded
... Hawksbill Sea

h Pain de Sucre.
This turtle had
also been seen on July 7, 2008 by the Splash diving cen-
ter and on December 20, 2008 by La Bulle diving center.
Research shows that it was banded in the Turks &
Caicos, and most likely comes to feed and reproduce in
Saint Barth or the northern islands of the Antilles archi-
pelago. A similar turtle, this time with a GPS chip, was
seen near Pain de Sucre in 2006. At the time, its travels
indicated that it laid its eggs in Saint Eustatius and feed
the rest of the year in the Cayman Islands. A loggerhead


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sea turtle, a species near extinction, was seen near Pain
de Sucre, where it surprised divers with its prehistoric
appearance and the simple fact that is was a male, as
male sea turtles are very rare in this zone. One of its
paws had been amputated, most likely due to an
encounter with a shark when the turtle came to the sur-
face to breathe. It was judged to be 30 to 40 years old.
Less good news: we had to recover a sea turtle found
dead on the beach in St Jean on Sunday, February 22 at
2pm. It was seriously injured around the throat, which
could have been from a net or a fishhook. In any case, it
was a sad encounter.

WHALE SEASON
The Marine Park has had
many emails and calls to
notify us to the presence of
whales near the island.
Skippers, fishermen, and
boaters have encountered
these marine mammals at
sea and enjoyed watching
them. Please let us know if
you see any whales, and
feel free to send your pho-
tos, as we catalogue them
and share them with other
researchers and marine
parks who follow their
movements.
Photo: J Le Quellec

POLICE REPORT
On Sunday, February 22, 2009, two infractions of the
marine park regulations took place just 10 minutes apart
in Grand Cul de Sac. A man with a harpoon was stopped
on the beach near the lagoon. His bag did not contain
fish, but Elkhorn coral, damaged but certainly alive. A
written report was sent to the magistrate in Saint Martin,
and the coral was put back in the water. It is strictly for-
bidden to collect coral, even outside of the marine park
zones.
Ten minutes later, a man came out of the lagoon with
four conch shells. Newly arrived on the island, he was
unaware that they were conch and that he was within the
limits of the marine park. Once again, the fishing of
conch is strictly reserved for professionals, outside of the
marine park, and within certain dates in order not to dis-
turb their reproduction.
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Bte a Z'Ailes 05 9029 74 09
Carl Gustaf Lounge 05.90.29 79 00
Cafe Victoire 05.90.29.02.39
Caviar Island 0990524611
Cuisine 05.90.27.73.56
Do Brazil 05.90.29 06 66
Eddy's Restaurant 05.90.27 54 17
L'Entracte 05.90.27.70.11
L'Isola Ristorante 05.90.51.00.05
La Creperie 05 90 27 84 07
La Cantina 05.90.27.55.66
La Mandala 05.90.27 96 96
La Marine 05.90.27 68 91
La Route des Boucaniers 05.90.27 73 00
Le Bistro 05.90.27 5151
Le Sapotiller 05.90.27 60 28
Le Vietnam 0590278137
Pipiri Palace 05.90.27 53 20
Repair des Rebelles 05.90.27 72 48
The Strand 05.90.27.63.77
Ti Zouk K'fe 05 9027 90 60
Victoria Restaurant (Carl Gustaf) 05.90.29.79.00
Wall House 05.90.27 71 83

Esprit Saline 05.90.52 4610
Grain de Sel 05.90.52 46 05
LeTamarin 0590277212
Pacri 05.90.29.35.63

K'fe Massai 05.90.29 76 78
Le Bouchon 05 90277939
Le Wok 0590275252
Le Portugal a St Barth 05 902768 59

Le Regal 05.90.29 85 26

Chez Ginette 05.90.27.66.11
Chez Yvon 05.90.29 86 81
Fellini Ristorante (H6tel Le Manapany) 05.90.27.66.55


EXCOINCE IN TErc IS

PROFESSIONAL TENNIS LESSONS


ON THE BEST SOFT
TENNIS COURT
ON THE ISLAND


Hostellerie des 3 Forces 05 90 27 61 25

Le Gaiac (H6tel Le Toiny) 05.90.27.88 88

Eden Rock 05.90.29 79 99
Hideaway 05.90.27.63.62
Kiki e Mo 05.90.27.70.47
Le Diamant 0590292197
Le Jardin 05 90 27 73 62
Le Glacier 05 90 27 71 30
Le Piment 05.90.27.53.88
La Plage 05.90.27.53.13
Le Cesar 05.90.27 70 67
Nikki Beach 05.90.27.64.64
"Z" 0590275300


Mango Bar restaurant (Lunch) 05.90.27.63.63
Ti St-Barth 05.90.27 97 71

Bartolomeo (H6tel Guanahani) 05.90.27 66 60
Indigo (H6tel Guanahani) 05 90 27 66 60
Restaurant des pecheurs (Le Sereno) 05.90.29.83.00
O'Corail 05.90.29.33.27

Les Bananiers 05.90.27.93.48

Chez Rolande 05.90.29 76 78
La Case de 1'Ile 05.90.27 61 81
La Langouste 05.90.27.63.61
Talwana 05.90.27 65 01

Santa Fe 05.90.27.61.04

Maya's 05.90.27.75.73


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IN SAINT BARTH.


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Schedule

St Barth Bucket
I Thursday, March 26th
A 5-6,30pm: Skipper's
meeting by invitation only.
A 7-9 pm : Fleet Welcome
Party under the marquee at
the Quay
I Friday, March 27th
,9 am: Fleet briefing at the
Quay- Start times & sailing
instructions distributed
11am: First Gun/First
Race "Around the Island
Race"
&7-9 pm: Fleet Open
House: Cocktails and hours
d'oeuvres served aboard the
yachts, stern to at the quay.
Each yacht is encouraged to
share their best libation and
fare with the other yacht
owners, crews and local
dignitaries.
I Saturday, March 28th
0A 9 am: Fleet briefing at the
Quay Start times & sailing
instructions distributed
A 11 am: First Gun/Second
Race "The Wiggley
Course"
A 8 pm: Bucket Bash -
Cocktails, light fare, music
& dancing; under the mar-
quee at the Quay
) Sunday March 29th
0 9 am: Fleet briefing at
the Quay Start times &
sailing instructions distrib-
uted
A 11 am: First Gun/Third
Race Around the Island
Clockwise
A 7 pm: Awards
Presentation and Cocktail
Party at the Quay

Live Music
I Every Evening
-Lounge mix by Jacques
Dumas, 7:30pm to lam
Bar't6, Hotel Guanahani
I March 23-29
Evan Goodrow, blues, soul,
funk up street jazz
from 9pm to midnight,
Bet'A Z'ailes, Gustavia
I Thursday March 26
- Courtney Williams in live
from 8pm at La Mandala,
Gustavia
I Friday March 27
- PapaGuyo & Charlee
Marlee LIVE reggae'pOp
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TIME OUT


Where to go dancing? See an art exhibit?
Listen to live music? Time Out keeps you up to date on local happenings. Let's party i


from 8pm at La Mandala,
Gustavia
- After Work Party, Music by
Yo-one Sutter / Chill out,
Bossa, Nu Jazz and Deep at
Caviar Island From 7pm
) Saturday March 28
- Live Music with PapaGuyo
& Charlee Marlee, from 7pm
at Caviar Island, Gustavia
- Live music with DJ Patris
Gero, La Mandala, Gustavia
-After Work Party, Music by
Yo-one Sutter / Chill out,
Bossa, Nu Jazz and Deep at
Caviar Island From 7pm
I Sunday March 29
- PapaGuyo & Charlee
Marlee "Reggae Pop" from
1pm at D6 Brazil, Gustavia
- Ibiza Sunset Cocktail by
Patris Gero from 4pm
at D6 Brazil, Gustavia
I Wednesday April 1st
- PapaGuyo & Charlee
Marlee LIVE reggae'pOp
from 8pm at La Mandala,
Gustavia

Night Club
-Yacht Club, Gustavia
-Eleven 12, Gustavia
-The Strand Supper club
-Hot Spot Caf6, Lurin


Let's Party
-New suggestions every
nights: Fashion show & dance
show at le Ti St Barth, Pointe
Milou
I Thursday, March 26
- Overkitch 70-80-90 (compli-
mentary Champagne for
ladies till 1pm) at
the Strand Supper Club
- Latino rhythm with DJ
Nando at Hot Spot Caf6
I Friday March 27
- M&M Evening: DJ Maxx
(Nikki Beach St Barth) & DJ
Mick of "Z" at the Strand
Supper Club, Gustavia
- Ritmo Latino with DJ
Roberto at Hot Spot Caf6,
Lurin
I Saturday, March 28
- Caribbean Vibes, on two
dance floors at Hot Spot
Caf6, Lurin
- Saturday Night Fever at


The Strand, Supper Club
- Love Music for a lovely
night at Yacht Club, Gustavia
I Sunday March 29
- Djoul from St Barth at The
Strand Supper Club
I Monday March 30
- Disco Night avec Fabien
Kouffach, at Yacht Club,
Gustavia
I Wednesday April 1st
- Bling Bling (R&B Deluxe)
Old Skol meet the future at
the Strand Supper Club
- Bad girls with DJ Piro at
Eleven 12, Gustavia
I Thursday, April 2nd
- Overkitch 70-80-90 at
the Strand Supper Club
- Latino rhythm with DJ
Nando at Hot Spot Caf6

Fashion Show
I Every Tuesday
- 6:30pm: Fashion show by the
pool, from the boutique at the
Isle de France, Flamands


- 9:30 pm, Fashion Show &
Dance Show at Ti St Barth, I
Everyday
-1:30- 2 pm, Case de l'ile,
Isle de France, Flamands
- 1.30pm & 8:30pm, fashion
show featuring Wild Side,
La Plage, St Jean
- Fashion show at le Ti St
Barth, Pointe Milou
- 1:00pm Fashion show at Le
Tamarin, Saline


Exhibitions
I March 27- April 2
Nicole Morel & Angela
Gr6aux at la Porta 34
I Permanent exhibits
- Works by Cyrille Margarit
at Nikki Beach, St Jean
- Paintings by Suzanne Mac
Nally, Les Artisans, Gustavia
- Photography by Wolfgang
Ludes, at Clic Bookstore and
Gallery, Gustavia.
- Alain le Chatelier, Les
Artisans, Gustavia


HOTEL BAIE D ANGELS

Michel and his staff are
happy to welcome you to their
pool-side restaurant for lunch & dinner.
Lobsters Fresh From The Tank
100 g for 6 euros


H6tel Baie des Anges Flamands 0590 27 63 61






Through April 2nd


Paints & photography at the Gallery Porta 34 in Gustavia
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Wind NE 17mph / 28km/h Wind ENE 20mph. /32 km/h.
Night: Clear Night: Scattered Clouds
Low: 73 F. /23 C. Low: 770 F. / 250 C.
Wind ENE 17mph /28km/h Wind ENE 20mph/32km/h


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High: 77 F. /25 C
Wind ENE 17 mph. /28 km/h.
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Low: 73 F. /23 C.
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Night: Scattered Clouds
Low: 77 F. / 250 C.
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* Driving in St Barths
ROUND-ABOUT AT LA TOURMENTE
The traffic circle at La
r- Tourmente (the top of the
hill near the airport) has
Altered the traffic patterns
S' \for who has the right-of-
way. Now, vehicles
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to help you figure out
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* Puzzle Q at www.sudokustar.fr
There's no math involved. The grid has numbers, but
nothing has to add up to anything else. You solve the
puzzle with reasoning and logic. It's fun. It's challenging.
It's addictive!"Fill in the grid so that every row, every
column, and every 3x3 box contains the digits 1 through
9."That's all there is to it. (Solution page 23)

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Land
For sale: 1,000 square
meters of land with building
permit for a villa with swim-
ming pool. Private inquiries
only, no brokers.
harrissonb@ohotmail.com

Rental
Mature couple looking tor
one year rental, 1-2 bedroom
furnished Villa/ apartment
anywhere on hillside. St
Jean, Lorient, Gustavia pre-
ferred retiring to St Barts,
know island and everyone
well. Need year, maybe two.
Ron at drfederici@aol.com
or US 703-963-8861

Real Estate
Villa for Sale: Jlamands 3
BR, 2.5 Bath spectacular
views from 2 large terraces-
walk to beach. Flawlessley
maintained, beautifully dec-
orated, rented weekly.
$1,950,000 USD -
ct2415@yahoo.com

For sale, this 3 bedroom villa
is set on the hillside of Anse
des Cayes with wonderful
views. It is a perfect invest-
ment opportunity to either
renovate or construct a new
villa as it is sold with a per-
mit for a 3 bedroom resi-
dence and a caretaker/ guest
house; St. Barth Properties


Sotheby's International
Realty : 0590 29 75 05
For sale, a 3 bedroom house
under construction that is
situated on the tranquil hill-
side of Petit Cul de Sac and
offers pastoral views. Good
opportunity;
St. Barth Properties
Sotheby's International
Realty : 0590 29 75 05
For sale, several commercial
leases very well situated in
Gustavia and St Jean. Each
receives excellent exposure
and offers a great opportu-
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Sotheby's International
Realty: 0590 29 75 05
Services
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French biographer and jour-
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French. Lyne at 05 90 29 38
11 or 06 90 53 17 23.

Looking for...
... Housekeeper
Rental villa in Colombier.
Rented most weeks high and
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FOR SALE


CUL DE SAC, Contemporary, new 3-bedroom villa,
1400 sq ft, good rental possibility, exceptional island views
(Pinel, Tintamarre, Saint Barth) and the beach at Orient Bay.
Close to tourist attractions.
Asking price 695.000 Euros Including agency fees
Let us manage your property for seasonal rentals.
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