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SAINT BARTH BUCKET 2006

Record Participation


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compete this year.


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They are among the
world's most exqui-
site sailboats: sleek
and elegant with decks of
polished wood and tower-
ing masts. Magnificent
with their sails unfurled
and simply l'.! .iiii.ikirn,
with their spinnakers to
the wind, these superb
sailboats are lined up
along the docks of the Port
of Gustavia, as they com-
plete their preparations for
the llth annual Saint
Barth Bucket, which gets
underway with a first race
on Friday, March 31. For
the second time, the race
will take place over three
days, culminating on Sun-
day, April 2. The
Caribbean version of the
original Nantucket Bucket,


and since 2002, the New-
port Bucket, which takes
place every summer in
Newport, Rhode Island,
the Saint Barth Bucket is
one of the informal meet-
ings organized around the
world by the owners of
these fabulous single hull
sailboats. Reserved for
those over 100' long, the
Ilth edition of the Saint
Barth Bucket will feature
30 such great yachts.
Additional boats inquired
about entering the event,
but the race organizers, as
well as the director of the
port, felt it was important
to limit the number, both
for security reasons and
space at the dock. Yet this
is a larger fleet than last
year for the 10th edition


TRIBUTE TO TOMMY TAYLOR

The 2006 edition of the Saint Barth Bucket will be run
in tribute to Tommy Taylor, a co-founder of the Nan-
tucket Bucket 20 years ago, and owner of the 108'
Avalon. According to his family, Tommy Taylor would
have competed in the Bucket this year, but this
consummate athlete, at age 63, died tragically last
February 12 in a snow mobile accident in the Adiron-
dack mountains.


and confirms the populari-
ty of the event. In fact, to
date the only race to have
more boats of this size was
the Millennium Cup held
in 2000 in New Zealand.
Five hundred people are
expected to participate in
the event: sailors, guests,
and owners from around
the world, as well as archi-
tects, designers, represen-
tatives of shipyards, and
other nautical profession-
als from the United States,
Europe. Australia, and
New Zealand, who com-
bine business with pleas-
ure as they enjoy a vaca-
tion in Saint Barth.

184 FEET
THE LONGEST ENTRY

The 184' yacht, Rose-
hearty, makes its debut in
the Bucket this year and is
the longest sailboat in the
flotilla. It is also the baby
of the bunch as it was
completed by the Perini
Navi shipyard in Decem-
ber 2005. Built of alu-
minum, it marries comfort
and speed, housing the
owner's suite as well as


five guest cabins. Cele-
brated French designer
Christian Liaigre, who has
a boutique in Saint Barth
and recently completed the
d6cor for the Sereno Hotel
at Grand Cul de Sac, was
responsible for the interior
design. While Rosehearty
is anchored in the harbor,
its sister ship, the 178'
Perini Navi sailboat, Parsi-
fal III, is the longest boat
at the dock. The 2006
Bucket will also feature
two J Class boats (The J
Class has its roots in the
oldest sporting race in the
world, The America's
Cup): Endeavour, a boat
that dates from 1934 and
has recently been entirely
restored, and a copy of the
first Ranger (an America's
Cup defender in 1937)
built in 2002 by the Dan-
ish Yachts shipyard.
Vision, a sleek 148'
Reichel Pugh, is expected
to overcome the largest
handicap-a starting time
90 minutes after the first
boat- and head straight
for the finish line.


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Three days of racing


* FRIDAY, March 31st
11 am: First Gun / First
Race
"Around the Island Race"
Course
Leaving Les Saintes to
PORT, head SOUTH
around the Island, leaving:
- Ile Coco to PORT
- Roches Rouges to PORT
- Les Grenadiers to PORT
- Ile Chevreau to PORT -
leaving Ile Fregate to
STARBOARD
- Pass Ile Fourche to PORT
- To FINISH passing Le
Boeuf (Beef Barrel), either
side.

* SATURDAY, April 1" *
11 am: First Gun / Second
Race
"The Wiggley Course"
Course:
Heading NORTH, leaving:
- Ile de la Pointe to STAR-
BOARD and Le Boeuf to
PORT
- Ile de Boulanger and Ile
Pele to STARBOARD
- Ile Fregate to STAR-
BOARD, then BETWEEN
Ile Chevreau and Fregate
- Ile Fourche to PORT
- To FINISH, leaving Le
Boeuf, either side

SUNDAY, April 2""
11 am:First Gun/Third
Race
"Around the Island Clock-
wise" Course specifics to
be announced.



















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Schedule Events

FRIDAY, March 31
S8 am: Registration desk open
at the marquee
) 9 am : Skipper's meeting at the
marquee, start times distributed
) 11 am : First Gun/First Race
-"Around the Island Race"
) 6pm 8 pm: Cocktails and
hors d'oeuvres served aboard
the yachts (private), stern to at
the Quay (open to the public).

SATURDAY, April 1st
S9 am : Skipper's meeting at the
marquee, start times distributed
) 11 am : First Gun/Second
Race "The Wiggley Course"
) 7 pm: Crew Party at the Quay
open to the public

SUNDAY, April 2nd
19 am : Skipper's meeting at the
marquee, start times distributed
) 11 am : First Gun/First Race
-"Around the Island Race"
S6 pm : Awards Presentation
and Cocktail Party
at the Marquee


WHAT'S A It's when owners of
megayachts not designed for
racing get together for fun &
games with their boats.

RALPH LAUREN,
NEW SPONSOR
OF THE BUCKET
Some have to look for sponsors.
Other can choose among them.
This was the case for the
Bucket, whose increased popu-
larity has attracted new spon-
sors each year. Ralph Lauren is
one the major new names on
the list and is expected to parti-
cipate in the private party held
on Saturday evening for the
owners of the yachts racing in
the Bucket.


ort director, Bruno Gr6aux on
second floor of The image of the
Port of Gustavia that is best
known around the world is that of the
last few days of the year, when the
docks and harbor are filled to the brim
with mega-yachts one larger than the
next. To see the Quai General de
Gaulle, the Quai de la R6publique,
and for the first time, part of the dock
by the Wall House, overflowing with
some of the most magnificent sailing
yachts in the world, is n'iiciilii spe-
cial for Bruno Gr6aux, director of the
port: "It's fantastic that the port satis-


fies all the great yachtsmen we have
here this week."
As for the organization of the Buck-
et, in spite of the record number of
boats, the port director is not wor-
ried: "everything is almost ready.
Every boat has its assigned space.
Every skipper has, or will have, the
very precise safety regulations for
entering and leaving the port, in
order to avoid collisions! The port
staff is ready to welcome them. If
there is enough wind, the Bucket will
truly be spectacular."


SECURITYNOTIsC


For all spectators
going out
to watch the race
Going out on the sea to
watch the big Bucket
boats race is a very
beautiful sight. Howev-
er, please be aware that
these are very big boats
going at their maximum
speed. They cannot
maneuver quickly or
easily.


When you are out in
your boat or jet skis, for
security sake, do not cut
in front of these boats.
Give them plenty of
clearance please.
Do not place yourself in
a situation that will
endanger you or per-
sons on board the racing
boats.


Notice to captains
of all boats anchored
on moorings
During the weekend of
the Saint Barth Bucket,
from Friday, March 31
through Sunday, April
2, the Port has requested
that you not move your
boat from 9:00-11:00am
and from 2:00-5:00pm,
for reasons of safety
and to avoid accidents.


For Port Director Bruno Grdaux:

The Bucket reveals

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The Bucket History


he first Bucket regat-
ta was organized in
Nantucket (Mass.)),
in August, 1986 by Roger
Janes, Captain of
"Volodor", John Clyde
Smith, Captain of "Man-
dalay" and Peter Goldstein,
owner-Captain of the yacht
"Flying Goose". After an
evening that evolved into a
copious Mount Gay Rum
debate as to what each
yacht and crew could
accomplish, the stage was
set for bragging rights. Sev-
en yachts sailed the first
Nantucket Bucket, a fifteen
mile course in Nantucket
Sound that was handi-
capped by staggered starting
times. Recollections are
vague as to exactly which
yacht won, but records
clearly indicate that no
yacht finished worse than


seventh. A popular event
since the first sailing, the
Nantucket Bucket Regatta
expanded over the years,
along with the size of yachts
in the fleet. The event was
financially subsidized by
Nelson Doubleday, owner
of "mandalay", also by Tom
Taylor, owner of "Gleam"
(today "Avalon"), and the
famous 21 Federal Restau-
rant (headquarters), result-
ing in no initial entry fees
for the participants and a
completely non-commercial
venue.
Between 1986 and 2001,
the Nantucket Bucket flour-
ished, becoming a premier
Mega Yacht regatta that
invites owners and crews of
the world's largest sailing
yachts to sail to peak per-
formance in a safe venue, in
the spirit of wholesome


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competition. The concept of
the staggered start, where
each yacht is assigned its
own starting time, creates a
great safety net in allowing
the starting area to be clear
for maneuvering.
FIRST ST BARTHS
BUCKET IN 1995
The first St. Barths Bucket
was launched in 1995,
organized and supported by
Captain Timothy Laugh-
ridge and Isam Kabbani,
owner of "Sariyah", Captain
Mike Fireband, team
"Gleam", and Captain Ian
Craddock, team "Man-
dalay". In earlier years the
regatta started with a feeder
race from St. Eustacius with
all participants starting
together, which helped to
determine the relative
speeds of the new additions
to the fleet from Europe,
such as "Alejandra" and
"Never say never". The race
finished off Baleines Rock,
adjacent to Gustavia Har-
bour, St. Barths, after
which all the boats went
stem to at the Quay. In the
spirit of Bucket tradition, all
owners, captains and crews
enjoyed cocktails and
canap6s while the starting
positions for the following
day's race were negotiated.
Each night a different ves-
sel vied for the right to host
a cocktail party for all par-
ticipants. Rumor has it that
this may have influenced
the race committee's deci-
sion for the vessel's starting
time the next day...
FROM NANTUCKET
TO NEWPORT
Following the announce-
ment 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 Timothy


Laughridge. The summer
venue was shifted in 2002,
to Newport, RI, where the
event has been well hosted
by the Newport Shipyard.
The St. Barths Bucket has
evolved into a stellar event
as well, with fully 28 yachts
in attendance for the 2005
event and 26 yachts from
76' to 180' competing. As
the Bucket Regattas have
evolved, the organizers
have kept a tight focus on
maintaining the original,
non-commercial flavor of
the event. Although the cost
of producing a regatta of
this magnitude is not insub-
stantial, those costs have
been controlled and subsi-
dized by direct owner con-
tributions and their hosting
parties themselves, for their
competition. The yachting
industry has been generous
in putting forward sponsor-
ship for the event, particu-
larly the marine trades that
are directly involved in serv-
icing these mega-yachts. As
such, the Bucket maintains
the feel of an event put on
by owners, and by the busi-
nesses that are supported by
those owners and their
yachts. The Bucket Regattas
have had additional support
from a number of firms
from outside the marine
industry as well, but all in
keeping with the low key,
non-commercial flavor of
the event.
The reason for the success
of the Bucket Regattas is
that they are primarily about
having fun aboard the most
spectacular sailing yachts
ever launched, in the nicest
cruising areas in the world..
The Bucket provides a safe
venue in which these
yachts can sail to peak per-
formance, with equal focus
on winning the race and
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PAST WINNERS


4th . ofthe Sait Barth Bucket, 1999: The crew
of the 125'Mandalay (shown in photo), comprised
tied for place with the 142'
Perini Navi yacht, Andromeda.


Who won in .I Mischievous but because
size (just 65') it was not an entry in the Bucket:
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Edouard Magras


A "Weekly" look at interesting
island residents and guests


Former deputy mayor for Bruno
Magras and a former profes-
sional sailor, Edouard Magras
stated to sail at the age of 15, in an
era when motorboats had not yet
made their appearance in Saint
Barth. For the French language web
site, corossol.info, he agreed to write
part of his life story, found here in
English...

"Great-grandson, grandson, and son of
a sailor, I was born in Corossol on
April 30, 1933. I was 22 months old
when my father, Louis Emilien
Magras, passed away. On January 21,
1924, he set sail as a junior seaman on
the sailboat, Alice, then later as a sailor
on the Inese. His respect for the pro-
fessional, and the love with which he
accomplished his work, made him a
good sailor, a man liked by everyone.
They said he was "a seaman out of the
ordinary." A small sailboat of 50 tons
(gross registered tonnage) Inese was
anchored during the last week of
December 1934, in the bay of Gascon
(between Corossol and Colombier).
With a little rowboat, the sailors went
back and forth to load the boat with
stones they were to transport to Pointe-
a-Pitre for the construction of the large
docks there. It was on December 29
when my father was literally over-
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stomach. His colleagues took him to
the house. In those days, a doctor
came to Saint Barth once every two
weeks: as a result my father's illness
was fatal. He died on January 1, 1935,
from peritonitis at the age of 29.
The partial pension awarded to my
mother for a period of just 10 months
was miniscule. The declaration of the
Second World War did not help the sit-
uation any. Helped by her sister-in-law
in terms of daily chores, my mother,
who had a strong character, decided
not to give up, but to fight in the face
of adversity. With her head high and a
sense of pride, she was able to watch
us, Frangilia, my older sister, and me,


The Lockinvar, a ship that between and
Puerto Rico, in September 1955 when hurricane tossed it onto the
rocks below the site of the Sunset Hotel in Gustavia.


grow up in spite of tough times.
Enrolled in elementary school on
Colombier, at the age of 14 I received
my school diploma, which was equiv-
alent to high school in those days. Not
having the means to continue my stud-
ies off the island, I was resigned to
finding work here. It would be useless
to say that I had any thing other than
one idea in my head: to navigate. So
one day Captain Th6odore Danet
asked me to embark aboard the Inese
II (Rouby), a trading ship that sailed
between Trinidad and Puerto-Rico, as
a novice sailor. I was 15 years old.
With time, I evolved to a junior sailor,
then sailor. The boat sank after the pas-
sage of Hurricane Dog in 1950, on the
site where the new City Hall stands
today and was replaced by the Lockin-
var, where I served as a cook, replac-
ing Monsieur Zing, who was sick.
While the Lockinvar, just escaped
sinking on January 1, 1954, it was not
so lucky in September 1955 when Hil-
da tossed it onto the rocks below the
site of the Sunset Hotel.

Paid by the share
On these sailboats, there was a very
unique method for paying the salary of
the crew: the system of the share. After
two or three trips, the captain gathered
the crew for payment. Once general
expenses were taken out, the rest was
divided into seven shares: four of the
seven for the boat, and three of the
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PEOPLE WATCH : Edouard Magras


seven to be divided for the crew: one
and a half shares for the captain, one
and a quarter shares for the crew chief,
one share for each sailor and the cook,
one half share for the junior sailors,
and one quarter part for the novice
sailor.
The Funwood replaced the Lockinvar.
After serving as the crew chief for sev-
eral months, I enrolled in a correspon-
dence course. These classes allowed
me to take my baccalaureate exams,
but a little later I asked the school to
provide navigation classes. That is
how in 1959, I found myself in Fort de
France (Martinique) to take my first
exam: On November 24, I embarked
as second officer on a steam ship, the
Ino, with my diploma in my pocket.
After working on the Marie-Stella and
the Santa-Maria, I went into partner-
ship with Messieurs H. Magras and A.
Danet to buy, with three equal shares,
the Brindicate II.
In 1966, married and father of two
children, I left once again for Fort de
France for a period of 13 months to
take courses in preparation for my
next exam. On September 30, 1967, I
earned my second diploma. Unfortu-
nately, with the increase in employee
benefits, the ship owners in the
Antilles, like those in France, sold or
commissioned their ships. But I still
had to work: so I embarked succes-
sively on the Ino, le Mistral, the Mis-
tral II, the Brevedent, and Antifer, a
trading ship that transported cement
and livestock as far as Kourou (in


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French Guyana). After a shipwreck in
1971, I decided to abandon the most
beautiful, yet saddest, profession in the
world. In 1974, I opened a small gro-
cery business that I closed in 1986. At
the request of the director of the port in
November 1986, that I became the
pilot for the port zone. Not a full-time
job, it gave me time to renovate my
parents house: you can see the shin-
gles, the gutters carved into solid
wood, and the old urn that served as a
reservoir for drinking water. I wanted,
in a way, that the house kept its allure
from 130 years ago, or when it was
built. My father had bought from his
parents and repaired it before he got
married on September 4, 1930.
By presidential decree on June 16,
1980, I was named a Chevalier in the
National Order of Merit. Monsieur


Jacques Henry Limoge, the sub-pre-
fect for the N. iici'i I\l.inK\, presented
this medal to me on August 24, 1981.
By decree on August 23, 2001 by
Monsieur Jean Claude Gayssot, Minis-
ter for Equipment, Transport and
IH..ui 'LI2. I was named a Chevalier in
the Maritime Order of Merit. Mon-
sieur Olivier Mornet, Administrator
for Maritime Affairs in Guadeloupe,
presented me with this medal, as well
as one from the merchant marine, on
January 12, 2002.
The day of my 71st birthday, on April
30, 2004, I decided to retire from all
professional activities and devote
myself to my family, a difficult but
necessary decision.

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speciall
vents
St Barth's Bucket
) Thursday March 30
6pm: Captains'
briefing on the Quai
General de Gaulle
I Friday March 31
11am: Around the
island regatta
) Saturday April 1
11am: Regatta
around Peld,
Boulanger, Bon-
homme, Fr6gate, and
Fourchue islands.
) Sunday April 12
- 11am: Around the
island regatta in the
other direction
- 6pm: Awards cere-
mony and cocktail
reception on the Quai
General de Gaulle.


Live Music
) Every Evening
- Papa Guyo & Tanya Michelle,
from 9 pm to midnight, La Plage
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- "KJ Denhert Trio", from 9 pm
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Gustavia
- Lounge mix, 7 pm to 1 am,
Bar't6, hotel Guanahani,
Grand Cul de Sac
- All selected quality lounge music
by Philippe, Zanzibarth, St Jean
- Screen Live concert from
6.30pm, Caf6 Yacht, Gustavia
- Alan Landry, piano, 8pm, Gaiac
restaurant, Hotel Le Toiny
) From Tuesday to Saturday
Philippe Nardone on piano, from
the Copacabana to Montmartre,
from 7pm, Christopher H6tel,
Pointe Milou
I Thursday, March 30
- Bikini coca from 12pm,
La Plage, St Jean


Tension relief massage
Our signature deep tissue massage therapy uses a
blend of essential oils to ease aches and tensions. The
therapist will be working with deep movements on the
neck and shoulder areas, the back and the legs. This
thoroughly stimulating and recharging experience
releases the body of muscle stress.
Many more treatmt a available, Contact th Spa for Dtails
The Spa, Tel: 059o 27586o
email: spa.sbidfowanadoo.fr


- Hot Stuff Electronic Fashion
Show from 8:30 pm, ZanziBarth,
St Jean
- Nadge, sunset concert from
5:30pm, Carl Gustaf, Gustavia
I Friday, March 31
- Balearic Afternoon by Franky,
from 2 pm, La Plage, Saint-Jean
- RMI in live at 8 pm,
Ti Zouk K'f6, Gustavia
- Nadege, sunset concert from
5:30pm, Carl Gustaf, Gustavia
) Saturday, April 1st
- Grand merchant zouk,
Ti Zouk K'f6, from 8pm
- Special Dakar Rally evening:
film projection, plus the chance to
see the actual rally car, Bacardi
Caf6, Saint Jean, at 8pm
- Stephane Cano, sunset concert
from 5:30, Carl Gustaf, Gustavia
I Sunday, April 2nd
- Nadege, sunset concert from
5:30pm, Carl Gustaf, Gustavia
- "Emergency" party starting
at noon at La Plage, Saint-Jean
.I Tuesday, April 4th
Nadege, sunset concert from
5:30, Carl Gustaf, Gustavia
I Wednesday, April 5th
Nadege, sunset concert from
5:30, Carl Gustaf, Gustavia

Let's Party
I Monday
Monday Night Fever, 100%
disco, Ti St-Barth, Pointe Milou
Cream evening by Mateo,
Yacht Club, Gustavia
I Tuesday
Cabaret Show, with Kim &
Co, Ti St-Barth, Pointe Milou
"Laisse Parler les Gens",
Caribean party, by Chaya,
Yacht Club, Gustavia
) Wednesday
Plastic Boots Party by Carole,
Ti St-Barth, Pointe Milou
BBQ on the beach from
8 pm, Nikki Beach, St Jean
) Thursday,
-Angel Party, Ti St-Barth,
Pointe Milou
Hot Night, Only Girl, with
surprise, Yacht Club, Gustavia
) Friday,
The Real Ti Party, Ti St-Barth,
Pointe Milou


) Sunday
- Karaok6 Party, Yacht Club,
Gustavia

Night Club
) Every night
- Casa Nikki, mix by Jacques
Dumas & Pascal, Gustavia
-Feeling (except tuesday), Lurin,
-Yacht Club, Gustavia
-Bubbles Club, Gustavia

Exhibits
) Through April 27
Jesse Chapman, at galerie
Me.di.um Gustavia.
I Through April
Daniel Cosset at Central bART
Gallery, near Ti Zouk K'fe,
Gustavia
I Through March 31
Denis Perrolaz, at Jane's Gallery
Eden Rock, St Jean
) Through April
- Stphanie Leroux sculptures, Carl
Gustaf hotel, Gustavia
) Permanent exhibits
- Eve Ducharme Art Gallery
presents paints of PL. Bartoli,
Wall House restaurant, Gustavia
- Alain le Chatelier,
Les Artisans, Gustavia
-Pompi, Petit Cul de Sac
-Spidler, Christian Mas gallery,
Gustavia
-Zaza Noah, Tamarin, Saline
-Hannah Moser, Cul de Sac
-Antoine Heckly, Made in Saint-
Barth boutique, St-Jean
) Art Galleries
-Eve Ducharme Art Gallery,
05 90 27 88 41
-To-b.art galerie, Gustavia
-Me.di.um gallery, Gustavia
-Central bART Gallery, near Ti
Zouk K'f6, Gustavia

Fashion Show
I Everyday
- 9 pm, Lolita Jaca, La Scala
Restaurant, Gustavia
) From Tuesday to Sunday,
1.30pm, fashion show featuring
Geisha Vampire, La Plage,
St Jean
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t won't be long
before the anony-
mous person who
found three stars on their
"Millionnaire" ticket at
the Barnes bookstore
will be seen on televi-
sion as he turns the
wheel of fortune on the
French television show
"Millionnaire," which
airs on Fridays on
France 2. Winners can
take home up to one mil-
lion euros. The happy
winner unveiled the win-
ing ticket in February.
He usually just bought two
tickets for two euros each,
but since his daughter was
there at the time, he
bought a third ticket for
two euros. He waited a


week without scratching
the ticket... he then dis-
covered the three stars that
give you the right to go on
the television program and
win anywhere from 20,000
to 1,000,000 euros by


spinning the wheel of for-
tune. France 2 also pays
for a two-day trip to Paris,
with the companion of his
choice, along with the sell-
ers of the winning ticket,
where they are given VIP


treatment by La
Francaise des Jeux.
Since 1993, this is the
fourth resident of Saint
Barth to find the three
winning symbols and
to spin the wheel on
TV. On April 6, 1993, a
first winner brought
home 300,000 francs.
Fifteen days later, on
April 23, another hap-
py person won 100,000
francs. Then on
November 27, 2001, a
third winner also won
300,000 francs. How-
ever, the largest sum won
in Saint Barth remains the
39,073,195 francs won by
a resident of Lorient in the
French lottery...


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rue de la R6publique, Gustavia,
05 90 27 73 13


Each week the Marine
Park answers a question
concerning the marine
environment and environ-
mental protection.


WHY IS
THE OCEAN
SALTY?

At the time when dinosaurs
were but simple cells and
the earth was still in its
infancy, man would not
have been able to breathe
the air on our planet. Vol-
canic activity spewed forth
a mix of toxic gases and
steam. Once in the atmos-
phere, this mix fell back to
earth in the form of rain
that washed the earth,
cleansing it of the elements
needed to make salt. A hun-
dred million years of this
cycle was enough to defini-
tively add salt to our seas
and oceans.


WHY IS
THE SEA
BLUE ?
For two reasons: first
because it reflects the blue
of the sky, especially when
it is not cloudy. But that
explanation is not enough,
as the sea is also blue when
there are clouds. The blue
color also comes from rays
of the sun that scatter into
different colors when they
hit the surface of the water.
As the water gets deeper
the light is refracted differ-
ently. For the first few
meters, the color yellow
disappears, then red, then
green in turn. As a result
the variations in the depth
of the sea cause the
nuances of color as we per-
ceive them. When the water
is shallow, the blue is clear,
or green-blue. The deeper it
gets, the blue is darker, or
almost black.









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Archeology

A look at the world of the Amerindians


A look at the world of the
Amerindians Archeolo-
gist Dominique Bonnis-
sent, a specialist in
pre-Colombian
archeology, paid a
visit to the
island. This
gave Saint-
Barth Weekly
the opportunity
to speak with
her about the
Arawaks, the
first people that
populated the island.

Saint-Barth Weekly:
What is pre-Colombian
archeology?
Dominique Bonnissent: The study of
the Amerindian peoples who lived
and colonized the West Indies before
the arrival of Christopher Columbus.
These were the first inhabitants of
the islands. The first traces of their
habitation date to 5000 BC. and
were found in the Greater Antilles
(Santa Domingo, Cuba, and Puerto
Rico). This was a population
referred to as "pre-ceramic" (a peri-
od that lasted though 500 BC) and
are -h. 'uiill to have come either from
, ,iulh!'!ii Florida or Central America
by way of the Yucatan Peninsula. In
the Lesser Antilles, the first traces of
occupation are more recent, and date
from 2500 BC.

Saint-Barth Weekly: How would
you describe the Amerindians of
the "pre-ceramic" era?
Dominique Bonnissent : There were
nomadic peoples. The colonized the
islands by way of the sea, traveling
in pirogues. They lived in encamp-
ments that they stocked according to
their needs: flint for the fabrication
of stone tools; small animals and
shellfish for food or for the making
of tools such as axes chipped out of
conch shells; large trees for the
pirogues.


Saint-Barth Weekly:
What happened to them.
Did the pre-ceramic peo-
ples disappear?
Dominique Bonnis-
sent: As of 500
BC. a new
wave of
migrant peo-
ple called
the "Sal-
adoide "
came north
from South
America to
the Lesser
Antilles. They differed from
the pre-ceramic population in that
they knew how to make pottery. Lit-
tle is known of the transition
between the pre-ceramic and Sal-
adoide periods. We do not know if
there was assimilation of the pre-
ceramics into the new culture when
they came into contact with the Sal-
adoides, who were more technologi-
cally advanced, or if the pre-ceram-
ics simply disappeared when the
new population arrived.

Saint-Barth Weekly:
What were the characteristics of
the Amerindians of the Saladoi
de period?
Dominique Bonnissent: In contrast
to the pre-ceramic nomads, they
were a more sedentary population,
with a more developed social organi-
zation. They lived in villages with
small houses built of wood. They
practiced horticulture, cultivating
gardens. The Saladoide period
lasted until the ninth century
AD, at which time the
"post-Saladoides"
appeared in the Less-
er Antilles, coming
most likely from
South America.
Several post-Sal-
adoide phases, each
lasting approxi-
mately 200 years,
followed, until the


arrival of Christopher Columbus in
the West Indies. During that period,
due to wars, diseases, and the arrival
of the European settlers, the
Amerindians disappeared.

Saint-Barth Weekly:
Are there descendents of the
Amerindians alive today?
Dominique Bonnissent: Yes. Today,
the descendents of the rare surviving
Amerindians are grouped together in
Dominica where they live on a reser-
vation, on land that was given to
them. They have preserved their
Amerindian culture but for the most
part have mixed with the people that
came from Africa.

Saint-Barth Weekly:
What do we know about
Amerindian settlements
in Saint-Barth?
Dominique Bonnissent: Fifteen pre-
Colombian sites are listed on the
archeological map of the island. Lit-
tle is known about them as there
have not been any scientific digs.
The sites are generally along the
beaches, such as those in Saint-Jean
and Gouverneur; or a little further
inland such as the site found near the
airport. There were also shards of
pottery found in Saint-Jean Bay and
at the airport site, confirming the
occupation of Saint-Barth by the
Amerindians of the Saladoide or
post-Saladoide period.












La Bouillabaisse Marseille:

La Bouillabaisse, the most typical dish of Marseille, was originally
a fisherman's dish. While sorting out the fish intended to be sold
they used to put aside certain species which they would then
prepare for their families and themselves. It is a very simple family
dish which has evolved over the years.

Today there is a Bouillabaisse Chart that includes precise
ingredients which are important to maintain tradition
while respecting the culinary art of the Chef.

La Bouillabaisse Marseille must consist of at least 4 types
of Mediterranean rock fishes: scorpion fish, white scorpion fish,
red mullet, skate, conger eel, john Dory, cigale de Mer (Mediterranean
crustacean resembling a lobster) or spiny lobster.

The Bouillabaisse is served in two servings, the fresh fish soup
and the whole cooked fish.
There is, however, one fundamental rule: the fish must be cut up in
front of the guests. La Rouille, which is a typical sauce, accompanied
with croutons to be served both with the soup and the fish.

You can enjoy la Bouillabaisse Marseille at Restaurant des Pecheurs
where traditional Marseille Bouillabaisse is served for lunch and
dinner each friday.
reservations : (+590) 590 298 300. www.lesereno.com









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Ph. : 05.90.27.65.19 Fax: 05.90.27.91.60
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SPECIAL DAKAR RALLY EVENT
Saturday, April 1st

Film projection
and discussion
with Kiki
__ Rally vehicle
will be present.
African Menu
For each meal purchased one euro donated to the children of Mali
Mexican Food
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Glass Ground Back Into Sand


W ith lower trans- '..~
portation costs, -
less pollution, i: _.
and the utilization of
locally collected recycled
glass, the opening last
Wednesday of a glass
crusher in Saint Martin by -
the company, Antilles -
Recyclage run by Colin
Leese, is a perfect exam-
ple of an intelligent sus-
tainable environmental
project. This was the opin-
ion offered by Yvan
Liziard, director of the
recycling department of
Eco-Emballages in Paris, who came
to Saint-Martin to attend the inaugu-
ration of the glass crusher: "transport-
ing the glass long distances by boat
(as was done in the past) produced
C02 that was not good for the ozone
layer. This is also a solution to the
problem of over-saturation at existing
glass recycling centers."


The opening of the glass crusher will
be useful to Saint Barth as well, as
the island will be able to eliminate its
stock of recycled glass in a faster
manner. Instead of a bi-annual ship-
ment to a recycling center in France,
near Bordeaux, where the island's
glass was reused for new b," 'lkI. the
800 tons of household glass collected


S every year will now go to
C Saint Martin, with a ship-
ment every time a 20-ton
container is filled. Two
Containers have already
been sent. Another advan-
tage to the new system is
that the 66 tons of glass
S not usable for new 1;" 'iik.,
S and that until now have
been thrown into the
: -.- ocean, can also be recy-
-:'"''. cled, with the crushed
residue used for construc-
." tion and public works
projects, as the machine
can create two kinds of
granules, sand or gravel. The gravel
can be used for roadbeds, as a filter-
ing system in trenches, to lay tiles, or
as a multi-colored decorative sub-
stance. The municipality has taken
the lead in announcing that it will use
this recycled glass product on the
project of putting pipes underground
in Grand Cul de Sac.


U Local Weather


Thursday
Clear
High: 79 F/26 C
Wind ESE
13 mph / 21 km/h
Night: Clear.
Low: 77 F / 25 C
Wind ENE
8 mph /14 km/h

Friday
Clear
High: 79 F/26 C
Wind East
8 mph / 14 km/h
Night: Clear.
Low: 76 F / 24 C
Wind NE
13 mph /21 km/h

Saturday
Clear
High: 79 F/26 C
Wind ENE
8 mph / 14 km/h


Night: Clear.
S Low: 76 F/24 C
Wind NE
13 mph / 21 km/h

Sunday
Clear.
High: 78 F/26 C
Wind East
8 mph / 14 km/h
Night: Clear
w Low: 76 F / 24 C
Wind ENE
11 mph /18 km/h

Monday
Clear.
High: 79 F / 26 C
Wind East
8 mph / 14 km/h
Night: Clear
Low: 76 F / 24 C
w Wind ENE
11 mph / 18 km/h










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Gendarmerie
PAF / airport & port police
Hospital
Fire dept.
Doctor on duty
Pharmacy A6roport
Gustavia
Saint Jean
* Useful numbers


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Harbour
Boat company

Airlines company


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Winair
St-Barth Commuter
Air Caraibes
American Airlines
Gustavia
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Villa for sale Top hill
villa in St Jean, great
views, 2 bed/ 2 bath,
garage 1.185.000 euros.
Ref. : 06.252 Contact
les Vents Aliz6s: (590)
590 27 78 70 or email :
michele.alizes@
wanadoo.fr

Business for sale Easy
to run 190.000 euros


Ref. : 06.249 Contact
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Villa for sale- Villa near
St Jean, Lovely beach,
2 bed / 2 bath and pool
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N¡82 March 30, 2006 Local News in English FREE St-Barth LORIENTOPEN9 TO9 EVERYDAY05 90 29 72 46 WEEKLY Published by "Le Journal de Saint-Barth" 05 90 27 65 19 stbarthweekly@wanadoo.frWHO WILL WIN THE BUCKET ? WHO WILL WIN THE BUCKET ?

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St Barth Weekly n¡82 2They are among the world's most exquisite sailboats: sleek and elegant with decks of polished wood and towering masts. Magnificent with their sails unfurled and simply breathtaking with their spinnakers to the wind, these superb sailboats are lined up along the docks of the Port of Gustavia, as they complete their preparations for the 11th annual Saint Barth Bucket, which gets underway with a first race on Friday, March 31. For the second time, the race will take place over three days, culminating on Sunday, April 2. The Caribbean version of the original Nantucket Bucket, and since 2002, the Newport Bucket, which takes place every summer in Newport, Rhode Island, the Saint Barth Bucket is one of the informal meetings organized around the world by the owners of these fabulous single hull sailboats. Reserved for those over 100'long, the 11th edition of the Saint Barth Bucket will feature 30 such great yachts. Additional boats inquired about entering the event, but the race organizers, as well as the director of the port, felt it was important to limit the number, both for security reasons and space at the dock. Yet this is a larger fleet than last year for the 10th edition and confirms the popularity of the event. In fact, to date the only race to have more boats of this size was the Millennium Cup held in 2000 in New Zealand. Five hundred people are expected to participate in the event: sailors, guests, and owners from around the world, as well as architects, designers, representatives of shipyards, and other nautical professionals from the United States, Europe. Australia, and New Zealand, who combine business with pleasure as they enjoy a vacation in Saint Barth. 184 FEET THELONGESTENTRYThe 184'yacht, Rosehearty, makes its debut in the Bucket this year and is the longest sailboat in the flotilla. It is also the baby of the bunch as it was completed by the Perini Navi shipyard in December 2005. Built of aluminum, it marries comfort and speed, housing the owner's suite as well as five guest cabins. Celebrated French designer Christian Liaigre, who has a boutique in Saint Barth and recently completed the dŽcor for the Sereno Hotel at Grand Cul de Sac, was responsible for the interior design. While Rosehearty is anchored in the harbor, its sister ship, the 178' Perini Navi sailboat, Parsifal III, is the longest boat at the dock. The 2006 Bucket will also feature two J Class boats (The J Class has its roots in the oldest sporting race in the world, The America's Cup): Endeavour, a boat that dates from 1934 and has recently been entirely restored, and a copy of the first Ranger (an America's Cup defender in 1937) built in 2002 by the Danish Yachts shipyard. Visione, a sleek 148' Reichel Pugh, is expected to overcome the largest handicapÑa starting time 90 minutes after the first boatÑ and head straight for the finish line. TRIBUTETOTOMMYTAYLORThe 2006 edition of the Saint Barth Bucket will be run in tribute to Tommy Taylor, a co-founder of the Nantucket Bucket 20 years ago, and owner of the 108' Avalon. According to his family, Tommy Taylor would have competed in the Bucket this year, but this consummate athlete, at age 63, died tragically last February 12 in a snow mobile accident in the Adirondack mountains. SAINTBARTHBUCKET2006 Record ParticipationTuesday afternoon: five boats of the St Barth's Bucket fleet had already arrived.In the center, "Endeavour" & "Ranger", the two class J who will compete this year.

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Three days of racing • FRIDAY, March 31st • 11 am : First Gun / First Race "Around the Island Race" Course Leaving Les Saintes to PORT, head SOUTH around the Island, leaving: Ile Coco to PORT Roches Rouges to PORT Les Grenadiers to PORT Ile Chevreau to PORT Ð leaving Ile Fregate to STARBOARD Pass Ile Fourche to PORT To FINISH passing Le Boeuf (Beef Barrel), either side. • SATURDAY, April 1st• 11 am : First Gun / Second Race "The Wiggley Course" Course: Heading NORTH, leaving: Ile de la Pointe to STARBOARD and Le Boeuf to PORT Ile de Boulanger and Ile Pele to STARBOARD Ile Fregate to STARBOARD, then BETWEEN Ile Chevreau and Fregate Ile Fourche to PORT To FINISH, leaving Le Boeuf, either side • SUNDAY, April 2nd• 11 am :First Gun/Third Race "Around the Island Clockwise" Course specifics to be announced. St Barth Weekly n¡82 4

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St Barth Weekly n¡82 6For all spectators going out to watch the race Going out on the sea to watch the big Bucket boats race is a very beautiful sight. However, please be aware that these are very big boats going at their maximum speed. They cannot maneuver quickly or easily. When you are out in your boat or jet skis, for securit sake, do not cut in front of these boats. Give them plenty of clearance please. Do not place yourself in a situation that will endanger you or persons on board the racing boats. Notice to captains of all boats anchored on moorings During the weekend of the Saint Barth Bucket, from Friday, March 31 through Sunday, April 2, the Port has requested that you not move your boat from 9:00-11:00am and from 2:00-5:00pm, for reasons of safety and to avoid accidents. Port director, Bruno GrŽaux on second floor of The image of the Port of Gustavia that is best known around the world is that of the last few days of the year, when the docks and harbor are filled to the brim with mega-yachts one larger than the next. To see the Quai General de Gaulle, the Quai de la RŽpublique, and for the first time, part of the dock by the Wall House, overflowing with some of the most magnificent sailing yachts in the world, is something special for Bruno GrŽaux, director of the port: "It's fantastic that the port satisfies all the great yachtsmen we have here this week." As for the organization of the Bucket, in spite of the record number of boats, the port director is not worried: "everything is almost ready. Every boat has its assigned space. Every skipper has, or will have, the very precise safety regulations for entering and leaving the port, in order to avoid collisions! The port staff is ready to welcome them. If there is enough wind, the Bucket will truly be spectacular." Schedule EventsFRIDAY, March 31 8 am : Registration desk open at the marquee 9 am: Skipper's meeting at the marquee, start times distributed 11 am: First Gun/First Race Ð "Around the Island Race" 6pm 8 pm : Cocktails and hors d'oeuvres served aboard the yachts (private), stern to at the Quay (open to the public). SATURDAY, April 1st 9 am: Skipper's meeting at the marquee, start times distributed 11 am: First Gun/Second Race Ð "The Wiggley Course" 7 pm: Crew Party at the Quay open to the public SUNDAY, April 2nd 9 am: Skipper's meeting at the marquee, start times distributed 11 am: First Gun/First Race Ð "Around the Island Race" 6 pm: Awards Presentation and Cocktail Party at the Marquee For Por t Dir ector Br uno GrŽaux: The Bucket reveals another image of the port WHATSA«BUCKET»?It's when owners of megayachts not designed for racing get together for fun & games with their boats. RALPHLAUREN, NEWSPONSOR OFTHEBUCKETSome have to look for sponsors. Other can choose among them. This was the case for the Bucket, whose increased popularity has attracted new sponsors each year. Ralph Lauren is one the major new names on the list and is expected to participate in the private party held on Saturday evening for the owners of the yachts racing in the Bucket. SECURITYNOTICE

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The first Bucket regatta was organized in Nantucket (Mass.)), in August, 1986 by Roger Janes, Captain of "Volodor", John Clyde Smith, Captain of "Mandalay" and Peter Goldstein, owner-Captain of the yacht "Flying Goose". After an evening that evolved into a copious Mount Gay Rum debate as to what each yacht and crew could accomplish, the stage was set for bragging rights. Seven yachts sailed the first Nantucket Bucket, a fifteen mile course in Nantucket Sound that was handicapped by staggered starting times. Recollections are vague as to exactly which yacht won, but records clearly indicate that no yacht finished worse than seventh. Apopular event since the first sailing, the Nantucket Bucket Regatta expanded over the years, along with the size of yachts in the fleet. The event was financially subsidized by Nelson Doubleday, owner of "mandalay", also by Tom Taylor, owner of "Gleam" (today "Avalon"), and the famous 21 Federal Restaurant (headquarters), resulting in no initial entry fees for the participants and a completely non-commercial venue. Between 1986 and 2001, the Nantucket Bucket flourished, becoming a premier Mega Yacht regatta that invites 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 the staggered start, where each yacht is assigned its own starting time, creates a great safety net in allowing the starting area to be clear for maneuvering. FIRSTSTBARTHSBUCKETIN1995The first St. Barths Bucket was launched in 1995, organized and supported by Captain Timothy Laughridge and Isam Kabbani, owner of "Sariyah", Captain Mike Fireband, team "Gleam", and Captain Ian Craddock, team "Mandalay". In earlier years the regatta started with a feeder race from St. Eustacius with all participants starting together, which helped to determine the relative speeds of the new additions to the fleet from Europe, such as "Alejandra" and "Never say never". The race finished off Baleines Rock, adjacent to Gustavia Harbour, St. Barths, after which all the boats went stern to at the Quay. In the spirit of Bucket tradition, all owners, captains and crews enjoyed cocktails and canapŽs while the starting positions for the following day's race were negotiated. Each night a different vessel vied for the right to host a cocktail party for all participants. Rumor has it that this may have influenced the race committee's decision for the vessel's starting time the next day . . .FROMNANTUCKET TONEWPORTFollowing 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 Timothy Laughridge. The summer venue was shifted in 2002, to Newport, RI, where the event has been well hosted by the Newport Shipyard. The St. Barths Bucket has evolved into a stellar event as well, with fully 28 yachts in attendance for the 2005 event and 26 yachts from 76'to 180'competing. As the Bucket Regattas have evolved, the organizers have kept a tight focus on maintaining the original, non-commercial flavor of the event. Although the cost of producing a regatta of this magnitude is not insubstantial, those costs have been controlled and subsidized by direct owner contributions and their hosting parties themselves, for their competition. The yachting industry has been generous in putting forward sponsorship for the event, particularly the marine trades that are directly involved in servicing these mega-yachts. As such, the Bucket maintains the feel of an event put on by owners, and by the businesses that are supported by those owners and their yachts. The Bucket Regattas have had additional support from a number of firms from outside the marine industry as well, but all in keeping with the low key, non-commercial flavor of the event. The reason for the success of the Bucket Regattas is that they are primarily about having fun aboard the most spectacular sailing yachts ever launched, in the nicest cruising areas in the world.. The Bucket provides a safe venue in which these yachts can sail to peak performance, with equal focus on winning the race Ð and winning the party. The Bucket History

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St Barth Weekly n¡82 10 4th edition of the Saint Barth Bucket, 1999: The crew of the 125' Mandalay (shown in photo), comprised primarily of women, tied for first place with the 142' Perini Navi yacht, Andromeda.PASTWINNERS Who won in 2000? Mischievous arrives first but because of its small size (just 65') it was not an official entry in the Bucket: at the end of the day it was Endeavour who won the Bucket 2000, the first in the new millennium. 2001: Sariyah wins the 6th edition of the Bucket. Left to right: Mark Del Guidice, skipper of Mischievous, Timothy Laughridge, co-organizer of the Bucket and then skipper of Sariyah, Assam Kabbani, the owner of Sariyah, and Ian Craddock, coorganizer of the regatta. WEEKLY St-BarthStay in touch WHEREVER YOU ARE EVERY FRIDAY ON"www.st-barths.com"

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Sergio Ardrade and Clive Youlten, respectively owner and skipper of Zingaro, a custom 112' S&S/Derecktor sloop that took top honors in 2003. 2004: The crew with Carlo Falcone, owner of the 80' ketch Mariella, celebrating with joy after winning the 9th edition. Sam Byrne and the crew of Freedom of Flight, a 125' Perini Navi ketch, winners of the 10th anniversary Bucket in 2005. Twenty-five yachts over 100' in length participated in the regatta, the largest fleet of such sailboats except for the Millennium Cup held in 2000 in New Zealand. St Barth Weekly n¡82 11PASTWINNERS2002: First appearance in the Bucket. First victory. The 112' yacht, Unfurled, at the time the lightest boat in the fleet, and with Craig Perkins at the helm, beat the J Class boat, Shamrock. Photo Philippe Hochard Two of the four organizers of the Saint Barth Bucket, Melanie Smith and Hank Halsted, holding the Bucket on which the name of the winner of the 2006 edition will be inscribed.

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Rue du gÂŽnÂŽral de Gaulle GustaviaTel. : 05 90 27 88 04 Short & long sleeves, Men & Women Artist made tee-shirts Saint-Barth Bucket 2005Ranger, the fastest of the J Class boats, originally built to race in the America's Cup. The fleet sailing under spinnakers Visione, the modern 147-footer, easily the fastest boat in the fleet. Freedom of Flight, winner in 2005, participated for the first time. Boo Too at sea Destination Fox Harb'r crew

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St Barth Weekly n¡82 14Former deputy mayor for Bruno Magras and a former professional sailor, Edouard Magras stated to sail at the age of 15, in an era when motorboats had not yet made their appearance in Saint Barth. For the French language web site, corossol.info, he agreed to write part of his life story, found here in English... "Great-grandson, grandson, and son of a sailor, I was born in Corossol on April 30, 1933. I was 22 months old when my father, Louis Emilien Magras, passed away. On January 21, 1924, he set sail as a junior seaman on the sailboat, Alice, then later as a sailor on the Inese. His respect for the professional, and the love with which he accomplished his work, made him a good sailor, a man liked by everyone. They said he was "a seaman out of the ordinary." Asmall sailboat of 50 tons (gross registered tonnage) Inese was anchored during the last week of December 1934, in the bay of Gascon (between Corossol and Colombier). With a little rowboat, the sailors went back and forth to load the boat with stones they were to transport to Pointeˆ-Pitre for the construction of the large docks there. It was on December 29 when my father was literally overcome with pain on the right side of his stomach. His colleagues took him to the house. In those days, a doctor came to Saint Barth once every two weeks: as a result my father's illness was fatal. He died on January 1, 1935, from peritonitis at the age of 29. The partial pension awarded to my mother for a period of just 10 months was miniscule. The declaration of the Second World War did not help the situation any. Helped by her sister-in-law in terms of daily chores, my mother, who had a strong character, decided not to give up, but to fight in the face of adversity. With her head high and a sense of pride, she was able to watch us, Franilia, my older sister, and me, grow up in spite of tough times. Enrolled in elementary school on Colombier, at the age of 14 I received my school diploma, which was equivalent to high school in those days. Not having the means to continue my studies off the island, I was resigned to finding work here. It would be useless to say that I had any thing other than one idea in my head: to navigate. So one day Captain ThŽodore Danet asked me to embark aboard the Inese II (Rouby), a trading ship that sailed between Trinidad and Puerto-Rico, as a novice sailor. I was 15 years old. With time, I evolved to a junior sailor, then sailor. The boat sank after the passage of Hurricane Dog in 1950, on the site where the new City Hall stands today and was replaced by the Lockinvar, where I served as a cook, replacing Monsieur Zing, who was sick. While the Lockinvar,just escaped sinking on January 1, 1954, it was not so lucky in September 1955 when Hilda tossed it onto the rocks below the site of the Sunset Hotel. Paid by the shareOn these sailboats, there was a very unique method for paying the salary of the crew: the system of the share. After two or three trips, the captain gathered the crew for payment. Once general expenses were taken out, the rest was divided into seven shares: four of the seven for the boat, and three of the A"Weekly" look at interesting island residents and guestsPEOPLEWATCHEdouard Magras The Lockinvar, a trading ship that sailed between Trinidad and Puerto Rico,in September 1955 when hurricane Hilda tossed it onto the rocks below the site of the Sunset Hotel in Gustavia.

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St Barth Weekly n¡82 15seven to be divided for the crew: one and a half shares for the captain, one and a quarter shares for the crew chief, one share for each sailor and the cook, one half share for the junior sailors, and one quarter part for the novice sailor. The Funwood replaced the Lockinvar. After serving as the crew chief for several months, I enrolled in a correspondence course. These classes allowed me to take my baccalaureate exams, but a little later I asked the school to provide navigation classes. That is how in 1959, I found myself in Fort de France (Martinique) to take my first exam: On November 24, I embarked as second officer on a steam ship, the Ino, with my diploma in my pocket. After working on the Marie-Stella and the Santa-Maria, I went into partnership with Messieurs H. Magras and A. Danet to buy, with three equal shares, the Brindicate II. In 1966, married and father of two children, I left once again for Fort de France for a period of 13 months to take courses in preparation for my next exam. On September 30, 1967, I earned my second diploma. Unfortunately, with the increase in employee benefits, the ship owners in the Antilles, like those in France, sold or commissioned their ships. But I still had to work: so I embarked successively on the Ino, le Mistral, the Mistral II, the Brevedent, and Antifer, a trading ship that transported cement and livestock as far as Kourou (in French Guyana). After a shipwreck in 1971, I decided to abandon the most beautiful, yet saddest, profession in the world. In 1974, I opened a small grocery business that I closed in 1986. At the request of the director of the port in November 1986, that I became the pilot for the port zone. Not a full-time job, it gave me time to renovate my parents house: you can see the shingles, the gutters carved into solid wood, and the old urn that served as a reservoir for drinking water. I wanted, in a way, that the house kept its allure from 130 years ago, or when it was built. My father had bought from his parents and repaired it before he got married on September 4, 1930. By presidential decree on June 16, 1980, I was named a Chevalier in the National Order of Merit. Monsieur Jacques Henry Limoge, the sub-prefect for the Northern Islands, presented this medal to me on August 24, 1981. By decree on August 23, 2001 by Monsieur Jean Claude Gayssot, Minister for Equipment, Transport and Housing, I was named a Chevalier in the Maritime Order of Merit. Monsieur Olivier Mornet, Administrator for Maritime Affairs in Guadeloupe, presented me with this medal, as well as one from the merchant marine, on January 12, 2002. The day of my 71st birthday, on April 30, 2004, I decided to retire from all professional activities and devote myself to my family, a difficult but necessary decision. With the courtoisy of www.corossol.info The Lockinvar in MartiniquePEOPLEWATCH: Edouard Magras E E v v e eD D u u c c h h a a r r m m e eA A R R T T G G A A L L L L E E R R Y YBy appointment only Located in ToinyTel.: 0590278841 or 06 90 589403presents Monique Journod

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Live Music Every Evening Papa Guyo & Tanya Michelle, from 9 pm to midnight, La Plage Saint Jean "KJ Denhert Trio", from 9 pm to midnight, Bet'a Z'ailes, Gustavia Lounge mix, 7 pm to 1 am, Bar't™, hotel Guanahani, Grand Cul de Sac All selected quality lounge music by Philippe,Zanzibarth, St Jean Screen Live concert from 6.30pm, CafŽ Yacht, Gustavia Alan Landry, piano, 8pm, Ga•ac restaurant, Hotel Le Toiny From T uesday to Saturday Philippe Nardone on piano, from the Copacabana to Montmartre, from 7pm, Christopher H™tel, Pointe Milou Thursday , March 30 Bikini coca from 12pm, La Plage, St Jean Hot Stuff Electronic Fashion Show from 8:30 pm, ZanziBarth, St Jean Nadge, sunset concert from 5:30pm, Carl Gustaf, Gustavia Friday , March 31 Balearic Afternoon by Franky, from 2 pm, La Plage,Saint-Jean RMI in live at 8 pm, Ti Zouk K'fŽ, Gustavia Nadge, sunset concert from 5:30pm, Carl Gustaf, Gustavia Saturday , April 1st Grand mŽchant zouk, Ti Zouk K'fŽ, from 8pm Special Dakar Rally evening: film projection, plus the chance to see the actual rally car, Bacardi CafŽ, Saint Jean, at 8pm StŽphane Cano, sunset concert from 5:30, Carl Gustaf, Gustavia Sunday , April 2nd Nadge, sunset concert from 5:30pm, Carl Gustaf, Gustavia "Emergency" party starting at noon at La Plage, Saint-Jean T uesday , April 4th Nadge, sunset concert from 5:30, Carl Gustaf, Gustavia W enesday , April 5th Nadge, sunset concert from 5:30, Carl Gustaf, GustaviaLet's Party Monday Monday Night Fever, 100% disco, Ti St-Barth, Pointe Milou Cream evening by Mateo, Yacht Club, Gustavia T uesday Cabaret Show, with Kim & Co, Ti St-Barth, Pointe Milou "Laisse Parler les Gens", Caribean party, by Chaya, Yacht Club, Gustavia W ednesday Plastic Boots Party by Carole, Ti St-Barth, Pointe Milou BBQ on the beach from 8 pm, Nikki Beach, St Jean Thursday , Angel Party, Ti St-Barth, Pointe Milou Hot Night, Only Girl, with surprise, Yacht Club, Gustavia Friday , The Real Ti Party, Ti St-Barth, Pointe Milou Sunday KaraokŽ Party, Yacht Club, Gustavia Night Club Every night Casa Nikki, mix by Jacques Dumas & Pascal, Gustavia Feeling (except tuesday), Lurin, -Yacht Club, Gustavia Bubbles Club, Gustavia Exhibits Through April 27 Jesse Chapman, at galerie Me.di.um Gustavia. Through April Daniel Cosset at Central bART Gallery, near Ti Zouk K'fŽ, Gustavia Through March 31 Denis Perrolaz, at Jane's Gallery Eden Rock, St Jean Through April StŽphanie Leroux sculptures, Carl Gustaf hotel, Gustavia Permanent exhibits Eve Ducharme Art Gallery presents paints of P.L. Bartoli, Wall House restaurant, Gustavia Alain le Chatelier, Les Artisans, Gustavia Pompi, Petit Cul de Sac Spidler, Christian Mas gallery, Gustavia Zaza Noah, Tamarin, Saline Hannah Moser, Cul de Sac Antoine Heckly, Made in SaintBarth boutique, St-Jean Art Galleries Eve Ducharme Art Gallery, 05 90 27 88 41 To-b.art galerie, Gustavia Me.di.um gallery, Gustavia Central bARTGallery, near Ti Zouk K'fŽ, GustaviaFashion Show Everyday 9 pm, Lolita Jaca, La Scala Restaurant, Gustavia From T uesday to Sunday , 1.30pm, fashion show featuring Geisha Vampire, La Plage, St Jean Every T uesday evening , 6:30 pm, Boutique of the H™tel Isle de France, Flamands Special Events St Barth's Bucket Thursday Mar ch 30 6pm: Captains' briefing on the Quai GŽnŽral de Gaulle Friday Mar ch 31 11am: Around the island regatta Saturday April 1 11am: Regatta around PelŽ, Boulanger, Bonhomme, FrŽgate, and Fourchue islands. Sunday April 12 11am: Around the island regatta in the other direction 6pm: Awards ceremony and cocktail reception on the Quai GŽnŽral de Gaulle. T TI I M M E EO OU U T T 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! St Barth Weekly n¡82 18

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St Barth Weekly n¡82 20 It won't be long before the anonymous person who found three stars on their "Millionnaire" ticket at the Barnes bookstore will be seen on television as he turns the wheel of fortune on the French television show "Millionnaire," which airs on Fridays on France 2. Winners can take home up to one million euros. The happy winner unveiled the wining ticket in February. He usually just bought two tickets for two euros each, but since his daughter was there at the time, he bought a third ticket for two euros. He waited a week without scratching the ticketÉ he then discovered the three stars that give you the right to go on the television program and win anywhere from 20,000 to 1,000,000 euros by spinning the wheel of fortune. France 2 also pays for a two-day trip to Paris, with the companion of his choice, along with the sellers of the winning ticket, where they are given VIP treatment by La Franaise des Jeux. Since 1993, this is the fourth resident of Saint Barth to find the three winning symbols and to spin the wheel on TV. On April 6, 1993, a first winner brought home 300,000 francs. Fifteen days later, on April 23, another happy person won 100,000 francs. Then on November 27, 2001, a third winner also won 300,000 francs. However, the largest sum won in Saint Barth remains the 39,073,195 francs won by a resident of Lorient in the French lotteryÉ Each week the Marine Park answers a question concerning the marine environment and environmental protection. WHYISTHEOCEANSALTY?At the time when dinosaurs were but simple cells and the earth was still in its infancy, man would not have been able to breathe the air on our planet. Volcanic activity spewed forth a mix of toxic gases and steam. Once in the atmosphere, this mix fell back to earth in the form of rain that washed the earth, cleansing it of the elements needed to make salt. Ahundred million years of this cycle was enough to definitively add salt to our seas and oceans. WHYIS THESEA BLUE? For two reasons: first because it reflects the blue of the sky, especially when it is not cloudy. But that explanation is not enough, as the sea is also blue when there are clouds. The blue color also comes from rays of the sun that scatter into different colors when they hit the surface of the water. As the water gets deeper the light is refracted differently. For the first few meters, the color yellow disappears, then red, then green in turn. As a result the variations in the depth of the sea cause the nuances of color as we perceive them. When the water is shallow, the blue is clear, or green-blue. The deeper it gets, the blue is darker, or almost black."Millionnaire:" now a fourth!

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St Barth Weekly n¡82 22A look at the world of the Amerindians Archeologist Dominique Bonnissent, a specialist in pre-Colombian archeology, paid a visit to the island. This gave SaintBarth Weekly the opportunity to speak with her about the Arawaks, the first people that populated the island. Saint-Barth Weekly: What is pre-Colombian archeology? Dominique Bonnissent: The study of the Amerindian peoples who lived and colonized the West Indies before the arrival of Christopher Columbus. These were the first inhabitants of the islands. The first traces of their habitation date to 5000 BC. and were found in the Greater Antilles (Santa Domingo, Cuba, and Puerto Rico). This was a population referred to as "pre-ceramic" (a period that lasted though 500 BC) and are thought to have come either from southern Florida or Central America by way of the Yucatan Peninsula. In the Lesser Antilles, the first traces of occupation are more recent, and date from 2500 BC. Saint-Barth Weekly: How would you describe the Amerindians of the "pre-ceramic" era? Dominique Bonnissent : There were nomadic peoples. The colonized the islands by way of the sea, traveling in pirogues. They lived in encampments that they stocked according to their needs: flint for the fabrication of stone tools; small animals and shellfish for food or for the making of tools such as axes chipped out of conch shells; large trees for the pirogues. Saint-Barth Weekly: What happened to them. Did the pre-ceramic peoples disappear? Dominique Bonnissent: As of 500 BC. a new wave of migrant people called the "Saladoide" came north from South America to the Lesser Antilles. They differed from the pre-ceramic population in that they knew how to make pottery. Little is known of the transition between the pre-ceramic and Saladoide periods. We do not know if there was assimilation of the preceramics into the new culture when they came into contact with the Saladoides, who were more technologically advanced, or if the pre-ceramics simply disappeared when the new population arrived. Saint-Barth Weekly: What were the characteristics of the Amerindians of the Saladoi de period? Dominique Bonnissent: In contrast to the pre-ceramic nomads, they were a more sedentary population, with a more developed social organization. They lived in villages with small houses built of wood. They practiced horticulture, cultivating gardens. The Saladoide period lasted until the ninth century AD, at which time the "post-Saladoides" appeared in the Lesser Antilles, coming most likely from South America. Several post-Saladoide phases, each lasting approximately 200 years, followed, until the arrival of Christopher Columbus in the West Indies. During that period, due to wars, diseases, and the arrival of the European settlers, the Amerindians disappeared. Saint-Barth Weekly: Are there descendents of the Amerindians alive today? Dominique Bonnissent: Yes. Today, the descendents of the rare surviving Amerindians are grouped together in Dominica where they live on a reservation, on land that was given to them. They have preserved their Amerindian culture but for the most part have mixed with the people that came from Africa. Saint-Barth Weekly: What do we know about Amerindian settlements in Saint-Barth? Dominique Bonnissent: Fifteen preColombian sites are listed on the archeological map of the island. Little is known about them as there have not been any scientific digs. The sites are generally along the beaches, such as those in Saint-Jean and Gouverneur; or a little further inland such as the site found near the airport. There were also shards of pottery found in Saint-Jean Bay and at the airport site, confirming the occupation of Saint-Barth by the Amerindians of the Saladoide or post-Saladoide period. ArcheologyAlook at the world of the Amerindians

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St Barth Weekly n¡82 24 The last parade of Carnival, the mid-Lent parade in which revelers wear red and black. Photos : Rosemond GreauxS SC C E E N N E E I I N NS ST TB BA A R R T T H H It's always fun at Nikki Beach. photo Cyril Margarit Young Us band at Ti Zouk K'FŽSeen in St Barth

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St Barth Weekly n¡82 28With lower transportation costs, less pollution, and the utilization of locally collected recycled glass, the opening last Wednesday of a glass crusher in Saint Martin by the company, Antilles Recyclage run by Colin Leese, is a perfect example of an intelligent sustainable environmental project. This was the opinion offered by Yvan Liziard, director of the recycling department of Eco-Emballages in Paris, who came to Saint-Martin to attend the inauguration of the glass crusher: "transporting the glass long distances by boat (as was done in the past) produced CO2 that was not good for the ozone layer. This is also a solution to the problem of over-saturation at existing glass recycling centers." The opening of the glass crusher will be useful to Saint Barth as well, as the island will be able to eliminate its stock of recycled glass in a faster manner. Instead of a bi-annual shipment to a recycling center in France, near Bordeaux, where the island's glass was reused for new bottles, the 800 tons of household glass collected every year will now go to Saint Martin, with a shipment every time a 20-ton container is filled. Two containers have already been sent. Another advantage to the new system is that the 66 tons of glass not usable for new bottles, and that until now have been thrown into the ocean, can also be recycled, with the crushed residue used for construction and public works projects, as the machine can create two kinds of granules, sand or gravel. The gravel can be used for roadbeds, as a filtering system in trenches, to lay tiles, or as a multi-colored decorative substance. The municipality has taken the lead in announcing that it will use this recycled glass product on the project of putting pipes underground in Grand Cul de Sac. Local WeatherThursday Clear High: 79¡F/26¡C Wind ESE 13 mph / 21 km/hNight :Clear. Low: 77¡F / 25¡C Wind ENE 8 mph /14 km/hFriday Clear High: 79¡F/26¡C Wind East 8 mph / 14 km/hNight :Clear. Low: 76¡F / 24¡C Wind NE 13 mph /21 km/hSaturdayClear High: 79¡F/26¡C Wind ENE 8 mph / 14 km/hNight :Clear. Low: 76¡F / 24¡C Wind NE 13 mph / 21 km/hSundayClear. High: 78¡F/26¡C Wind East 8 mph / 14 km/hNight :Clear Low: 76¡F / 24¡C Wind ENE 11 mph / 18 km/hMondayClear. High: 79¡F / 26¡C Wind East 8 mph / 14 km/hNight :Clear Low: 76¡F / 24¡C Wind ENE 11 mph / 18 km/h PL PL ON ON GÉE GÉEC C ARAÏBES ARAÏBESC C A A T T AMARAN AMARANSCUBA DIVING & SNORKELINGFERRY DOCK GUSTAVIAOPPOSITEPHARMACIE PLONGEECARAIBES@WANADOO.FRTEL.: 0590 27 55 94 OR0690 54 66 14WWW.PLONGEE-CARAIBES.COM Glass Ground Back Into Sand

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St Barth Weekly n¡82 30 Classified adsRentalGustavia, waterfront triplex apt, 360 sqft, furnished one bedroom A/C, 2 bathrooms, living room w. dining area, kitchen, terrace facing the harbour. 1995 euros/month Fax./tel : (0590) 29.74.48 or kokon@wanadoo.fr LandOYD: Land of 1172m? (0.28acre) for sale, located in Flamands with a nice view over the ocean, precedent condition of building permitpossible in the contract. 590000 euros. Exclusive listing Sibarth Real Estate 05 90 29 88 91 Land for sale with a building permit, large open sea view, great size for a quiet place. Call for additional information: IMMO BUSINESS 05 90 29 22 98, immo-business@wanadoo.fr Real EstateHandyman preventive maintenance and emergecy service, reasonable rates 06 90 35 72 79 KAT: Extraordinary location in Gustavia, for this 1 bedroom apartment overlooking the harbor facing the sunset, including living room, bedroom, terrace with dining area and Jacuzzi $ 645.000. Exclusive listing Sibarth Real Estate 05 90 29 88 91 For sale: brasserie business located in St. Jean. 3-6-9 year lease. For additional information write to brasserie_creole@wanadoo.fr Exclusivity For Sale : 6 bedrooms / 4 bathvilla, living room, large terrace + additionnal fully equipped studio, pool, sea view, Flamands area. Well maintained, furnished. 2.250.000 euros. Contact "St Barth Properties; Sotheby's internationnal realty" at 0590 29 75 05 For Sale, Saint.Jean, close to the beach, 2 bedrooms / 2 bath villa, living room, pool, ajoupa. Recent building. 1 200 000 euros. Contact "St Barth Properties; Sotheby's internationnal realty" at 0590 29 75 05 Villa for sale Top hill villa in St Jean, great views, 2 bed/ 2 bath, garage 1.185.000 euros. Ref. : 06.252 Contact les Vents AlizŽs: (590) 590 27 78 70 or email : michele.alizes@ wanadoo.fr Business for sale Easy to run 190.000 euros Ref. : 06.249 Contact les Vents AlizŽs: (590) 590 27 78 70 or email : michele.alizes@ wanadoo.fr Villa for saleVilla near St Jean, Lovely beach, 2 bed / 2 bath and pool & ajoupa 1.200.000 euros. Ref. : 06.250 Contact les Vents AlizŽs: (590) 590 27 78 70 or email : michele.alizes@ wanadoo.fr Facing the ocean: charming, typical Creole cottages, two bedrooms, very good condition, 1,350,000 euros. Call for additional information: IMMO BUSINESS 05 90 29 22 98, immo-business@wanadoo.fr Sublime and prestigious ensemble of villas and very private cottages, refined decor and architecture, limitless views of the turquoise horizon 3,800.000 euros Call for additional information: IMMO BUSINESS 05 90 29 22 98, immobusiness@wanadoo.fr For Sale, Pointe Milou leeward, West oriented with exceptionnal view, 2 bedrooms /2 bath villa, living room, pool. Furnished. High rental potential. 1.500.000 euros. Contact "St Barth Properties, Sotheby's internationnal realty" at 0590 29 75 05 Shipping rescue 05 96 70 92 92 Gendarmerie 05 90 27 11 70 P AF / airport & port police 05 90 29 76 76 Hospital 05 90 27 60 35 Fire dept. 18 / 05 90 27 66 13 Doctor on duty 05 90 27 76 03 Pharmacy AŽroport 05 90 27 66 61 Gustavia05 90 27 61 82 Saint Jean05 90 29 02 12T ourism office 05 90 27 87 27 Harbour 05 90 27 66 97 Boat company Voyager05 90 87 10 68 Rapid Explorer05 90 27 60 33 Airlines companyWinair05 90 27 61 01 St-BarthCommuter05 90 27 54 54 Air Cara•bes05 90 27 71 90 American Airlines 00 599 54 52040 T axis Gustavia 05 90 27 66 31 Saint-Jean05 90 27 75 81 T own Hall 05 90 29 80 40 EDF (electricity company office)05 90 29 80 81 W ater system 05 90 27 60 33 Post office Gustavia05 90 27 62 00 Marine Reser ve 06 90 31 70 73 Catholic chur ch 05 90 27 95 38 Anglican chur ch Sunday 9am. 05 90 29 74 63 Evangelical chur ch St Barth Beach Hotel Sunday 9am Emergency numbers Useful numbers

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Immo Business rue Lafayette Gustavia BP 119 97133 Saint BarthŽlemy TŽl. : (590) 590 292 298 ou 06 90 39 85 86 Fax : (590) 590 293 295 immo-business@wanadoo.frCharming and spacious new villa with view of St Jean Bay, three bedrooms in two bungalows, swimming pool, plus independent apartment with two bedrooms. $2,100,000 300 meters from the beach High-quality construction, Two bedroom villa, perfect condition Luxury detail 1,200,000   An untamed natural setting surrounds this charming villa, built on 1900 Sq meters of flat, accessible land. Two bedrooms, large terrace, garage, and independent apartment. 1,400,000 euros SALES ,RENTALS Apartments Business Land VillasFOR SALEAgence Immobilière / Real EstateMarigot (opposite of Monoshop) 97133 St BarthŽlemy Ph.: 05 90 27 78 70 Fax: 05 90 27 94 52 e-mail : michele.alizes@wanadoo.frGaranties financires : Socamab Assurances : S.N.P.I. Beautiful carribean Sea View, 2 bedrooms 2 bathrooms 1.400.000   Ref agency 05.242Lovely typical Lovely typical villa in T villa in T oiny oiny Great views and Breezes Nice pool and terraces1.900 000 -Ref 06.248T TOP OPH HILL ILL DE DE LUXE LUXE3 3 BEDROOMS BEDROOMS VILLA VILLA