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2006
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11TH EDITION OF THE SAINT BARTH BUCKET

NO WIND, NO WINNER


Photo :
*: Rosemond
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They were all ready to go. Thirty
sailboats: from the smallest,
Mariella at 80' to the largest,
Parsifal III at 178'. All ready to try and
get their name inscribed on the "Buck-
et" that serves as the winner's trophy
for the Saint Barth Bucket, and infor-
mal regatta that brings together some
of the world's most beautiful, and
largest sailboats. Only one was miss-
ing, Eole, a god of the winds, who was
absent from the llth edition of the
Bucket, which saw all three races can-
celled due to a lack of wind. In fact,
the light winds meant that none of the
boats actually crossed the finish line.
As a result, the Ilth edition of the
Saint Barth Bucket will go done in the
annals of the race as the one without a
winner. The first time this has hap-
pened in the history of the Bucket!
Briefing, petitfours
and champagne!
The Bucket got underway last Thurs-
day evening with the traditional skip-
pers' briefing on the yacht, Altitude,
anchored at the dock by the Wall
House. Owners and skippers were
welcomed by the race committee
including Melanie Smith and her staff,
Hank Halsted, Tim Laughridge, and
Ian Craddock, who organize the event
along with the Saint-Barth Yacht Club,
and in close collaboration with the
municipality of Saint Barthl6emy and
the Port of Gustavia. The briefing was
followed by a cocktail reception open
to the public on the main dock.
Late start, race cancelled
Friday jii 'IIin .-. 10:00am: each of the
30 boats entered in the race of
which four were actually under 100',
Mariella, Boo Too, Metolius, and
Symetry had a crew of 15 to 20
aboard as they headed out toward the
starting line to hoist their sails and fin-
ish any last minute preparations before
the first regatta, traditionally a sail
around the island. Out by the little
islands off the coast of Corossol, the
race .' iiii'iiicc was aboard the yacht,
Sovereign, and ready to start the race
as planned at 11:00am. The wind,
which had been light since early morn-
ing, got even lighter and barely regis-


tered three knots. Not enough to navi-
gate! The wait was long, the sun hot,
and the situation did not improve. By
12:00 noon, the race committee and
the organizers decided to cancel the
first regatta, to the dismay of all
aboard the various boats as they
returned to the dock.
Starts but no finishes
Saturday morning: a S. 'uli'c.,I\ wind
blew up to nine knots at the break of
day. Navigators and organizers were
once again hopeful that they could
race. The itinerary of the second regat-
ta is in the form of an Olympic triangle
around the small islands of Boulanger,
Pel6, Fr6gate, Bonhomme, and
Fourchue, with the starting and finish
lines between the committee boat and
gros ilets. At 11:00am, the first sail-
boat, Ohana, left the starting line, with
staggered starts continuing until
1:18pm when Visione was the final
boat to set sail. With spinnakers
unfurled, the boats navigated at mod-
erate speed on flat seas. As they came
past Fr6gate, many of the boats had to
tack due to the S 'ull "..cs wind. The
descent from Fr6gate toward Fourchue
was spectacular, with the sailboats side
by side with their multi-colored spin-
nakers full of wind. A large cloud
moving from West to East brought
rain, and some stronger wind but it
only lasted a few minutes. After the
showers, the wind calmed down defin-
itively and the same ordeal started
again for the boats in the race: hours of
waiting for the wind that never reap-
peared. At 4:00pm, the !.!iniIto put
an end to the torture, and announced
that to all boats that unless the condi-
tions improved in the next 30 minutes,
the race would be suspended. Which is
what happened. More fun was had on
the dock as the night fell and a crowd
gathered to admire the boats and dance
to the music of RMI.
Sunday, race shortened
and finally cancelled
The weather forecast was no b1ciie on
Sunday than the other days of the
regatta. The wind, still blowing from
the S '.uliIC'.,l. was still very light. The
boats played along: after all it was the


last day of the race. At 1,1 'i n. the
committee announced that the first
start, planned for 11:00am was
delayed. The race was finally short-
ened, with a new Sunday itinerary
leaving from the islands off of
Corossol in the direction of the islets
of "la Poule" and "les I'. .uL\\," and
back again. With spinnakers half full,
the boats moved at the speed of snails.
After 90 minutes on the water, the
organizers announced that once again,
due to the lack of wind, the race was
once again cancelled. As they say in
French: "never two without three."
But to finish on a happier note, most
of the boats headed to the bay of
Colombier for a picnic, and to give the
sailors a chance to recover from their
disappointment at the lack of wind.
The awards ceremony planned on the
Quai G6n6ral de Gaulle Sunday
evening was replaced by a different
kind of event, mostly thanking those
who took part. Since there was no win-
ner, this year's Bucket was dedicated to
Tommy Taylor, co-founder of the Nan-
tucket Bucket and owner of Avalon,
who was tragically killed in a snowmo-
bile accident in mid-February. After the
dedication, the race organizers preced-
ed to give out four prizes based on the
best starts. Antara took the first prize,
Altair the second, and Visione the third.
The can of snails, usually given to the
slowest boat, was given this year to the
race itself! The doyenne of the race,
Grandma Betty aboard Perseus, was
given the Huismann trophy. The Spirit
of the Bucket prize, given Churchill
Yachts, went to Antara, which also won
the prize given by Perini Navi ship-
yard. The crew of Endeavour was
named as the best crew. Mayor Bruno
Magras gave the medal of Saint Barth
to each winner as usual. The party end-
ed with a cocktail reception and the
projection of photos and videos of the
race shown on a large screen.












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 Pbcheurs
where traditional Marseille Bouillabaisse is served for lunch and
dinner each friday.
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to go dancing? See an art exhibit?
Listen to music? Time Out keeps you up to date on local happenings. Let's party


Live Music
I Every Evening
- Papa Guyo & Tanya Michelle,
from 9 pm to midnight,
La Plage Saint Jean
- "Johnny Hoy & The Blue
Fish", (Blues, Funk, Country)
from 9 pm to midnight,
Bet'a Z'ailes, 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
I Thursday, April 6
- Bikini coca from 12pm,
La Plage, St Jean


- Latino Evening,
Ti Zouk K'f6, Gustavia
- Nadege Emmanuelian,
sunset concert from 5:30,
Carl Gustaf, Gustavia
I Friday. April 7
- Balearic Afternoon
by Franky, from 2 pm,
La Plage, Saint-Jean
- Nadege Emmanuelian,
sunset concert from 5:30,
Carl Gustaf, Gustavia
I Saturday, April 8
- Grand merchant zouk,
Ti Zouk K'f6 at 8pm
- Balearic Afternoon
by Franky, from 2 pm,
La Plage, Saint-Jean
- Stephane Cano,
sunset concert from 5:30,
Carl Gustaf, Gustavia
I Sunday. April 9
- "Emergency" party starting
at noon at La Plage, Saint-Jean


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- Stephane Cano,
sunset concert from 5:30,
Carl Gustaf, Gustavia
I Tuesday, April 11
- Nadege Emmanuelian,
sunset concert from 5:30,
Carl Gustaf, Gustavia
I Wednesday, April 12
- Nadege Emmanuelian,
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
- ( Ii.i1.. 11... with Kim & Co,
Ti St-Barth, Pointe Milou
- "Laisse Parler les Gens",
Caribean party, by Chaya,
Yacht Club, Gustavia
I Wednesday
- Plastic Boots Party
by Carole, Ti St-Barth,
Pointe Milou
- BBQ on the beach from
8 pm, Nikki Beach, St Jean
SThursday,
- Angel Party, Ti St-Barth,
Pointe Milou
- Hot Night, Only Girl,
with surprise, Yacht Club,
Gustavia
I Friday,
The Real Ti Party, Ti St-Barth,
Pointe Milou
I Sunday
- Amazing Sunday (DJ, fashion
show...), Nikki Beach, St-Jean
- Karaok6 Party, Yacht Club,
Gustavia

Night Club
I Every night
- Casa Nikki, mix by Jacques
Dumas & Pascal, Gustavia
- Feeling (except tuesday),
Lurin, from 10 pm
-Yacht Club, Gustavia
-Bubbles Club, Gustavia
from llpm


I Through April 27
Jesse Chapman, exhibits his
paintings at Me.di.um gallery
Gustavia.



Exhibits
I 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 April
- Stephanie Leroux sculptures,
Carl Gustaf hotel, Gustavia
I Permanent exhibits
- Eve Ducharme Art Gallery
presents selection of paints,
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
I Art Galleries
-Eve Ducharme Art Gallery,
0590278841
-To-b.art galerie, Gustavia
-Me.di.um gallery, Gustavia
-Central bART Gallery, near Ti
Zouk K'f6, Gustavia


Fashion Show
I Everyday
-1:30 2 pm, Case de l'ile,
Hotel Isle de France, Flamands
- 9 pm, Lolita Jaca, La Scala
Restaurant, Gustavia
I From Tuesday to Sunday,
1.30pm, fashion show featuring
Geisha Vampire, La Plage,
St Jean
I Every Tuesday evening,
6:30 pm, Boutique of the H6tel
Isle de France, Flamands
I Every Saturday evening,
Ti St Barth, Pointe Milou





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Transat ag2r Concarneau-.^iior-BI rl

The race gets underway on Sunday


very other year,
Saint-Barth hosts
the arrival of a
transatlantic sailing race
called the <.
This event sets sail on
Sunday, April 9. This
transatlantic race with
identical single hull Figaro
Benetteau sailboats, each


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with a crew of two, has
taken place every other
year since 1992. In 2006,
when the race begins on
next Sunday April 9, the
starting line will no longer
be in Lorient, France, but
rather Concarneau, the
third largest city in the
Finistbre region (Britany),


a


Placing 65th out of 68 entries that finished (out of 150 that
started) he most recent edition of the Paris-Dakar car rally,
Christian Laporte, known in Saint Barth as "Kiki," organ-
ized a special event to thank his sponsors last Friday night at
the Guanahani Hotel, one of the principal sponsors. His
team, Laporte-Lambert, drove vehicle N'702, which was on
display for the occasion. The car custom designed by Kiki
and friends, is a modified version of a mini Moke XXL,
with a Mercedes 300 GD motor. The next day, Saturday, the
car and its driver attended another event, this time open to
the public at the Bacardi Caf6. This event included a film
made about his adventure, followed by a discussion with
Kiki, who donated one euro from each meal purchased to
the children of Mali, via a local association.
the children of Mali, via a local association.


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and the largest tuna fishing
port in Europe. 28 boats
are expected to take depar-
ture. And while the race
used to make a stopover in
Madeira, this time it will
be direct, even though


there will be a race buoy at
the small island of Porto
Santo, across from
Madiera. The first boats
could arrive in Saint Barth
as early as April 29, 2006.
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Le Tenace on a surveillance mission


e Tenace, a high-seas
tugboat from the
French Navy usually
based in Brest (France), is
in the West Indies for a
three-month mission, and is
plying the waters of the
Northern Islands, at the
request of the regional mar-
itime affairs director, Denis
Mehnert. He was in Saint
Barth last Monday, at
which time he helped with
control operations in the
waters of the Marine Park:
"Twice a year, as reinforce-
ment to actions in the
waters of the West Indies,
the Navy sends one of its
boats that are based in
Brest," explained Denis
Mehnert. "Concerning Le
Tenace, in addition to sur-
veillance of illegal immi-
gration, and the fight
against drug traffic, we


Pascal Huet, captain ofLe Tenace, Franciane leQ Q
S .of the Marie Park, and, .
for maritime Denis Mehnert.


have recommended to the
COMAR (Marine Com-
mander for the Antilles, to
whom Le Tenace reports)
to ask the boat to patrol in
the islands of the archipela-
go where the government


has the least presence. That
is the case of Saint Martin,
the Saintes, D6sirade, and
Marie Galante, as well as
certain specific spots such
as the marine park in Petite
Terre or the Grand Cul de
Sac Marin, where in the
later case, controls were
done with the dinghy from
Le Tenace."


arrival of the Transat Ag2r,
during which Le Tenace
will offer its aid. Huet also
met with the staff of the
Marine Park, and met with
the Mayor, as well as the
French captain of the cruise
ship, Le Levant, which
pulled into Saint Barth last
Monday.
Le Tenace left Brest on
February 27 and arrived in
Fort-de-France in Mar-
tinique -its home base
during its stay in the
Antilles on March 18.
Its arrival caused quite a
stir as it escorted a cargo
ship 318' long that was fly-
ing a Panamanian flag,
aboard which 1.5 tons of
pure cocaine (hidden in the
structure of the boat) had
been found two weeks ear-
lier, on March 3. Called
"Master Endeavour," the
ship had been captured a
few days earlier by French
marine commandos in the
waters off Cape Verde,


BLACK RUFFL-
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Le Tenace, a ' '. '- from the FrenchNavy


In Saint-Barth, where the
draft is just a shallow six
meters, Le Tenace could
not tie up at the dock and
remained anchored in the
outer harbor. Its command-
er for the past two years,
Pascal Huet, helped the
director of maritime affairs
with the organization of the


approximately 1,300 kilo-
meters west of Dakar.
Accompanied at first by the
tugboat, Rari, and then by
the frigate, Germinal, the
cargo ship was finally
escorted by Le Tenace as
far as Fort-de-France, the
closest French port to the
place the ship was seized.

06





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Saint Barth Bucket 2006


The crew ofFreedom ofF
Mariela I


Boats on different tacks


4 boats searching [
,fif "'ilt' bl'i'. .


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Endeavour and Rangers, two J Class boats,
with African Queen (Photo: Sylvie)





Saint Barth Bucket 2006:





Owner
oft-
Jachtbouw
yachts
Endeavour
wins best crew
award .


Photos Rosemond Grdaux


Captain Johno with owners of Antara


T aiz a a ai art 2
The organizers and staff of the Saint Earth Bucket 2006





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Weather Report for March :
Hotter than Usual

Dryness reigns

in a hotter month

than normal

Every month we present a recap of the local
weather, written by Ren6 Fury, director of the
French weather service's local bureau, Espace
M6teo Caraibes.

STemperature
o The average maximum temperature
So0o for March hit 85F rather than the
/ normal average of 83.4F. The
nighttime lows were also higher
than average, at 74.60F rather than
73.2F. The lowest temperature was recorded on
March 15 at 70.70F and the highest on March 9, at
89.2F, within the average for the season.
The humidity was also within normal range, between
56 and 84% as average for the month, in spite of a
particularly humid period from March 27 to 30.
The ocean temperature a little under 78.8F at the
beginning of the month- was rapidly heating up,
already reaching 80.6F by the end of the month.

Rainfall
With 10mm (0.4") of rain recorded
during the month, compared to an
average of 38mm (1.5"), the
month of March was unusually
dry. But added to the rain that has
fallen since the beginning of the year, a total of
142mm (5.6"), the rare drops that fell in March have
not changed the fact that 2006 remains a normal year
on the rainfall charts. The dryness on the island is
nothing compared to that of 1968, 1977, or 1959.

Wind
The wind from the East-Northeast
was moderate at the beginning of
the month with gusts up to 70km/h
on March 11. The wind subsided
toward the end of the month, and shifted to a
S 'ul!C.iiC.'!li orientation.

Weather forecast
The forecast for the beginning of April may call for a
little rain, perhaps in the middle of the week. The fore-
cast for May, June, and July look as if they will be
normal in terms of temperature and rainfall.


i Local Weather
T17 mph / 28 km/h
Thursday Night:Clear.
Clear Low: 76 F / 24 C
High: 79 F/26 C Wind ENE
Wind ESE 17 mph / 28 km/h
13 mph / 21 km/h /k
Night: Clear. Sunday
Low: 76 F / 24 C C
Wind ENE Clear.
Wind11 mph/18 km/h High: 790 F/260 C
11 mph /18 km/h Wind East
Wind East
Friday 17 mph / 28 km/h
Friday Night: Clear
Thunderstorm Low: 76 F / 24 C
High: 79 F/26 C Wind ENE
Wind East 17 mph / 28 km/h
13 mph / 21 km/h
Night: Clear. M onday
Low: 770 F / 25 C Clear.
Wind ENE High: 79 F / 26 C
15 mph / 25 km/h Wind ENE
Sat y 15 mph / 25 km/h
atuday Night:Clear
Clear dw Low: 76 F / 24 C
High: 78 F/26 C Wind East
Wind ENE 17 mph / 28 km/h


* Driving in St Barths






Round-about
at


The traffic cir-
le at La Tour-mente
mente (the top
of the hill near
the airport) has
altered the traffic patterns for who has the right-of-way. Now,
vehicles already engaged in the traffic circle have priority.
Below is a small diagram to help you figure out what to do.

For your information


77-
V -


YIELD:
You do not
have the
right of way


0- DONOT
ENTER




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Information about ciguatera


At the request of the
Saint Barth Marine
Park, Jean Paul
Vernoux recently discussed
the problem of ciguatera
(fish p.'i ..v!ii!i._. during a
conference held at the
M6t6o Caraibe offices near
Gustavia. He explained that
Saint Barth, like Saint Mar-
tin, Anguilla, and Saba, as
well as the Virgin Islands
and the Bahamas, was
among the West Indian
islands the most concerned
by the potential of this food
p'.i.. 'hii. a problem that
effects between 30,000 to
50,000 people each year,
primarily island natives or
sailors who consume large
amounts of fish.
Cause

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the cause of ciguatera was
unknown until just recently.
In fact, it was in 1977, when
there was a bout of the dis-
ease in the Polynesian
archipelago that two
researchers discovered the
role played by "Gam-
bierdiscus t.I '._. uI (a living
microscopic organism that
thrives on dead coral and is
found in certain algae) in
the development of the dis-
ease. The means of contam-
ination is simple: the poison
is concentrated in the tissue
of herbivore fish that feed
on contaminated algae, then
the poison is t.l!i!M. illId to
carnivore fish who have
digested the herbivores.
Man, the last link on this
food chain, gets sick once
he has ingested a certain
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Although this micros
organism multiplies n;
ly in a limited fashion,
develop more rapidly
certain conditions. A
ing to Jean-Paul Ver
the various condition
can encourage the gro
ciguatera include rep
damage from hurric
dramatic changes in te
nature, and all activities
can cause damage t
coral reef.
It can be
During the conferei
native of the island ir
ed that in the past,
fish was being cooke
would plunge a silver
into the fish. If the
came out black, the fis
not eaten. This indicate
for a long time, people
been concerned about
problem, which is ger
not fatal, but can
damage to the nervou
tem as well as cause p
digestive difficulties
even today it is still di
to judge the safety of
en fish. Ciguatera do
alter the appearance
taste of the fish. Co
does not solve the pr
either: fresh, frozen, o
ed, the toxins remain
same. The food poison
apparent within the fi
hours after eating a
fish. The only way
sure not to get ciguat
to avoid fish that are
taminated (see belov
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government restricts c
species that are sur
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N¡83 April 06, 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.frNO WIND BUT SPECTACULARPhoto by Jean Jarreau www.Caribbean-Yachting.com

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11THEDITIONOFTHESAINTBARTHBUCKETNO WIND, NO WINNER !They were all ready to go. Thirty sailboats: from the smallest, Mariella at 80'to the largest, Parsifal III at 178'. All ready to try and get their name inscribed on the "Bucket" that serves as the winner's trophy for the Saint Barth Bucket, and informal regatta that brings together some of the world's most beautiful, and largest sailboats. Only one was missing, Eole, a god of the winds, who was absent from the 11th edition of the Bucket, which saw all three races cancelled due to a lack of wind. In fact, the light winds meant that none of the boats actually crossed the finish line. As a result, the 11th edition of the Saint Barth Bucket will go done in the annals of the race as the one without a winner. The first time this has happened in the history of the Bucket!Briefing, petit fours and champagne! The Bucket got underway last Thursday evening with the traditional skippers'briefing on the yacht, Altitude, anchored at the dock by the Wall House. Owners and skippers were welcomed by the race committee including Melanie Smith and her staff, Hank Halsted, Tim Laughridge, and Ian Craddock, who organize the event along with the Saint-Barth Yacht Club, and in close collaboration with the municipality of Saint BarthŽlemy and the Port of Gustavia. The briefing was followed by a cocktail reception open to the public on the main dock. Late start, race cancelled Friday morning, 10:00am: each of the 30 boats entered in the race Ñ of which four were actually under 100', Mariella, Boo Too, Metolius, and Symetry Ñ had a crew of 15 to 20 aboard as they headed out toward the starting line to hoist their sails and finish any last minute preparations before the first regatta, traditionally a sail around the island. Out by the little islands off the coast of Corossol, the race committee was aboard the yacht, Sovereign, and ready to start the race as planned at 11:00am. The wind, which had been light since early morning, got even lighter and barely registered three knots. Not enough to navigate! The wait was long, the sun hot, and the situation did not improve. By 12:00 noon, the race committee and the organizers decided to cancel the first regatta, to the dismay of all aboard the various boats as they returned to the dock. Starts but no finishes Saturday morning: a Southeast wind blew up to nine knots at the break of day. Navigators and organizers were once again hopeful that they could race. The itinerary of the second regatta is in the form of an Olympic triangle around the small islands of Boulanger, PelŽ, FrŽgate, Bonhomme, and Fourchue, with the starting and finish lines between the committee boat and gros ”lets. At 11:00am, the first sailboat, Ohana, left the starting line, with staggered starts continuing until 1:18pm when Visione was the final boat to set sail. With spinnakers unfurled, the boats navigated at moderate speed on flat seas. As they came past FrŽgate, many of the boats had to tack due to the Southwest wind. The descent from FrŽgate toward Fourchue was spectacular, with the sailboats side by side with their multi-colored spinnakers full of wind. Alarge cloud moving from West to East brought rain, and some stronger wind but it only lasted a few minutes. After the showers, the wind calmed down definitively and the same ordeal started again for the boats in the race: hours of waiting for the wind that never reappeared. At 4:00pm, the committee put an end to the torture, and announced that to all boats that unless the conditions improved in the next 30 minutes, the race would be suspended. Which is what happened. More fun was had on the dock as the night fell and a crowd gathered to admire the boats and dance to the music of RMI. Sunday, race shortened and finally cancelled The weather forecast was no better on Sunday than the other days of the regatta. The wind, still blowing from the Southeast, was still very light. The boats played along: after all it was the last day of the race. At 10:30am, the committee announced that the first start, planned for 11:00am was delayed. The race was finally shortened, with a new Sunday itinerary leaving from the islands off of Corossol in the direction of the islets of "la Poule" and "les Poussins" and back again. With spinnakers half full, the boats moved at the speed of snails. After 90 minutes on the water, the organizers announced that once again, due to the lack of wind, the race was once again cancelled. As they say in French: "never two without three." But to finish on a happier note, most of the boats headed to the bay of Colombier for a picnic, and to give the sailors a chance to recover from their disappointment at the lack of wind. The awards ceremony planned on the Quai GŽnŽral de Gaulle Sunday evening was replaced by a different kind of event, mostly thanking those who took part. Since there was no winner, this year's Bucket was dedicated to Tommy Taylor, co-founder of the Nantucket Bucket and owner of Avalon, who was tragically killed in a snowmobile accident in mid-February. After the dedication, the race organizers preceded to give out four prizes based on the best starts. Antara took the first prize, Altair the second, and Visione the third. The can of snails, usually given to the slowest boat, was given this year to the race itself! The doyenne of the race, Grandma Betty aboard Perseus, was given the Huismann trophy. The Spirit of the Bucket prize, given Churchill Yachts, went to Antara, which also won the prize given by Perini Navi shipyard. The crew of Endeavour was named as the best crew. Mayor Bruno Magras gave the medal of Saint Barth to each winner as usual. The party ended with a cocktail reception and the projection of photos and videos of the race shown on a large screen. Photo : Rosemond GrŽaux

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Live Music Every Evening Papa Guyo & Tanya Michelle, from 9 pm to midnight, La Plage Saint Jean "Johnny Hoy & The Blue Fish", (Blues, Funk, Country) 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 Thursday , April 6 Bikini coca from 12pm, La Plage, St Jean Latino Evening, Ti Zouk K'fŽ, Gustavia Nadge Emmanuelian, sunset concert from 5:30, Carl Gustaf, Gustavia Friday , April 7 Balearic Afternoon by Franky, from 2 pm, La Plage,Saint-Jean Nadge Emmanuelian, sunset concert from 5:30, Carl Gustaf, Gustavia Saturday , April 8 Grand mŽchant zouk, Ti Zouk K'fŽ at 8pm Balearic Afternoon by Franky, from 2 pm, La Plage,Saint-Jean StŽphane Cano, sunset concert from 5:30, Carl Gustaf, Gustavia Sunday , April 9 "Emergency" party starting at noon at La Plage, Saint-Jean StŽphane Cano, sunset concert from 5:30, Carl Gustaf, Gustavia T uesday , April 1 1 Nadge Emmanuelian, sunset concert from 5:30, Carl Gustaf, Gustavia W ednesday , April 12 Nadge Emmanuelian, 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 Amazing Sunday (DJ, fashion showÉ), Nikki Beach, St-Jean KaraokŽ Party, Yacht Club, Gustavia Night Club Every night Casa Nikki, mix by Jacques Dumas & Pascal, Gustavia Feeling (except tuesday), Lurin, from 10 pm -Yacht Club, Gustavia Bubbles Club, Gustavia from 11pm 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 April StŽphanie Leroux sculptures, Carl Gustaf hotel, Gustavia Permanent exhibits Eve Ducharme Art Gallery presents selection of paints, 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 bARTGallery, near Ti Zouk K'fŽ, GustaviaFashion Show Everyday 1:30 2 pm, Case de l'”le, Hotel Isle de France, Flamands 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 Every Saturday evening , TiSt Barth, Pointe Milou Through April 27 Jesse Chapman, exhibits his paintings at Me.di.um gallery Gustavia. 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¡83 04

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St Barth Weekly n¡83 05CHRISTIANLAPORTETHANKSHISSPONSORSPlacing 65th out of 68 entries that finished (out of 150 that started) the most recent edition of the Paris-Dakar car rally, Christian Laporte, known in Saint Barth as "Kiki," organized a special event to thank his sponsors last Friday night at the Guanahani Hotel, one of the principal sponsors. His team, Laporte-Lambert, drove vehicle N¡702, which was on display for the occasion. The car , custom designed by Kiki and friends, is a modified version of a mini Moke XXL, with a Mercedes 300 GD motor. The next day, Saturday, the car and its driver attended another event, this time open to the public at the Bacardi CafŽ. This event included a film made about his adventure, followed by a discussion with Kiki, who donated one euro from each meal purchased to the children of Mali, via a local association. Every other year, Saint-Barth hosts the arrival of a transatlantic sailing race called the ÇTransat ag2rÈ. This event sets sail on Sunday, April 9. This transatlantic race with identical single hull Figaro Benetteau sailboats, each with a crew of two, has taken place every other year since 1992. In 2006, when the race begins on next Sunday April 9, the starting line will no longer be in Lorient, France, but rather Concarneau, the third largest city in the Finistre region (Britany), and the largest tuna fishing port in Europe. 28 boats are expected to take departure. And while the race used to make a stopover in Madeira, this time it will be direct, even though there will be a race buoy at the small island of Porto Santo, across from Madiera. The first boats could arrive in Saint Barth as early as April 29, 2006. T ransat ag2r Concarneau-Saint-Bar th The race gets underway on Sunday 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 50 81 92presents Sophie Leclanche

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St Barth Weekly n¡83 06Le Tenace, a high-seas tugboat from the French Navy usually based in Brest (France), is in the West Indies for a three-month mission, and is plying the waters of the Northern Islands, at the request of the regional maritime affairs director, Denis Mehnert. He was in Saint Barth last Monday, at which time he helped with control operations in the waters of the Marine Park: "Twice a year, as reinforcement to actions in the waters of the West Indies, the Navy sends one of its boats that are based in Brest," explained Denis Mehnert. "Concerning Le Tenace, in addition to surveillance of illegal immigration, and the fight against drug traffic, we have recommended to the COMAR (Marine Commander for the Antilles, to whom Le Tenace reports) to ask the boat to patrol in the islands of the archipelago where the government has the least presence. That is the case of Saint Martin, the Saintes, DŽsirade, and Marie Galante, as well as certain specific spots such as the marine park in Petite Terre or the Grand Cul de Sac Marin, where in the later case, controls were done with the dinghy from Le Tenace." In Saint-Barth, where the draft is just a shallow six meters, Le Tenace could not tie up at the dock and remained anchored in the outer harbor. Its commander for the past two years, Pascal Huet, helped the director of maritime affairs with the organization of the arrival of the Transat Ag2r, during which Le Tenace will offer its aid. Huet also met with the staff of the Marine Park, and met with the Mayor, as well as the French captain of the cruise ship, Le Levant, which pulled into Saint Barth last Monday. Le Tenace left Brest on February 27 and arrived in Fort-de-France in Martinique Ñits home base during its stay in the Antilles Ñ on March 18. Its arrival caused quite a stir as it escorted a cargo ship 318'long that was flying a Panamanian flag, aboard which 1.5 tons of pure cocaine (hidden in the structure of the boat) had been found two weeks earlier, on March 3. Called "Master Endeavour," the ship had been captured a few days earlier by French marine commandos in the waters off Cape Verde, approximately 1,300 kilometers west of Dakar. Accompanied at first by the tugboat, Rari, and then by the frigate, Germinal, the cargo ship was finally escorted by Le Tenace as far as Fort-de-France, the closest French port to the place the ship was seized.Le Tenace on a surveillance mission BLACK TRUFFLESMENU at 80  Starters Homemade Foie Gras with Black Truffles, Salt Flower, Light Jelly and Toasts Or Duck Carpaccio with Black Truffles Gills, Wild Mushrooms and Spinach Salad Main Courses Duck ÇParmentierÈ Black Truffles Gills and Flavored Mashed Potatoes, Arugula Salad Or Black Truffles Risotto with Porcini Mushrooms Desserts Homemade Chocolate "Truffles", White Truffles "Granite" Or Black and White Truffles Cheese Cake Reservation0590 27 53 00Saint-Jean Route de Saline Pascal Huet, capitain of Le Tenace, Franiane le Quellec, director of the Marie Park, and regional director for maritime affairs, Denis Mehnert. Le Tenace, a high-seas tugboat from the French Navy usually

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St Barth Weekly n¡83 08 4 boats searching for some breeze Mariela Sergio Andrade, owner of Zingaro, and his invited guests. No wind... Time to take a nap! The crew of Freedom of Flight Boats on different tacks Endeavour and Rangers, two J Class boats, with African Queen (Photo : Sylvie)Saint Barth Bucket 2006

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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 Owner of Holland Jachtbouw yachts Endeavour wins best crew award Grandma Betty on Perseus received the Huismann Trophy Captain Johno with owners of Antara Altair crew, with Hank The organizers and staff of the Saint Barth Bucket 2006 Photos Rosemond GrŽauxSaint Barth Bucket 2006: St Barth Weekly n¡83 09

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St Barth Weekly n¡83 10 Local WeatherThursday Clear High: 79¡F/26¡C Wind ESE 13 mph / 21 km/hNight :Clear. Low: 76¡F / 24¡C Wind ENE 11 mph /18 km/hFriday Thunderstorm High: 79¡F/26¡C Wind East 13 mph / 21 km/hNight :Clear. Low: 77¡F / 25¡C Wind ENE 15 mph / 25 km/hSaturdayClear High: 78¡F/26¡C Wind ENE 17 mph / 28 km/hNight :Clear. Low: 76¡F / 24¡C Wind ENE 17 mph / 28 km/hSundayClear. High: 79¡F/26¡C Wind East 17 mph / 28 km/hNight :Clear Low: 76¡F / 24¡C Wind ENE 17 mph / 28 km/hMondayClear. High: 79¡F / 26¡C Wind ENE 15 mph / 25 km/hNight :Clear Low: 76¡F / 24¡C Wind East 17 mph / 28 km/h The traffic circle at La Tourmente (the top of the hill near the airport) has altered the traffic patterns for who has the right-of-way. Now, vehicles already engaged in the traffic circle have priority. Below is a small diagram to help you figure out what to do. =For your information YIELD : You do not have the right of way= Driving in St BarthsRound-about at la Tourmente W eather Repor t for Mar ch : Hotter than Usual Dryness reigns in a hotter month than normal Every month we present a recap of the local weather, written by RenŽ Fury, director of the French weather service's local bureau, Espace MŽtŽo Cara•bes. Temperature The average maximum temperature for March hit 85¡F rather than the normal average of 83.4¡F. The nighttime lows were also higher than average, at 74.6¡F rather than 73.2¡F. The lowest temperature was recorded on March 15 at 70.7¡F and the highest on March 9, at 89.2¡F, within the average for the season. The humidity was also within normal range, between 56 and 84% as average for the month, in spite of a particularly humid period from March 27 to 30. The ocean temperature Ñ a little under 78.8¡F at the beginning of the monthÑ was rapidly heating up, already reaching 80.6¡F by the end of the month.Rainfall With 10mm (0.4") of rain recorded during the month, compared to an average of 38mm (1.5"), the month of March was unusually dry. But added to the rain that has fallen since the beginning of the year, a total of 142mm (5.6"), the rare drops that fell in March have not changed the fact that 2006 remains a normal year on the rainfall charts. The dryness on the island is nothing compared to that of 1968, 1977, or 1959. WindThe wind from the East-Northeast was moderate at the beginning of the month with gusts up to 70km/h on March 11. The wind subsided toward the end of the month, and shifted to a Southeasterly orientation. Weather forecast The forecast for the beginning of April may call for a little rain, perhaps in the middle of the week. The forecast for May, June, and July look as if they will be normal in terms of temperature and rainfall.

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St Barth Weekly n¡83 12At the request of the Saint Barth Marine Park, Jean Paul Vernoux recently discussed the problem of ciguatera (fish poisoning), during a conference held at the MŽtŽo Cara•be offices near Gustavia. He explained that Saint Barth, like Saint Martin, Anguilla, and Saba, as well as the Virgin Islands and the Bahamas, was among the West Indian islands the most concerned by the potential of this food poisoning, a problem that effects between 30,000 to 50,000 people each year, primarily island natives or sailors who consume large amounts of fish. Cause discovered recently Although it has been a problem since the 16th century, the cause of ciguatera was unknown until just recently. In fact, it was in 1977, when there was a bout of the disease in the Polynesian archipelago that two researchers discovered the role played by "Gambierdiscus toxicus" (a living microscopic organism that thrives on dead coral and is found in certain algae) in the development of the disease. The means of contamination is simple: the poison is concentrated in the tissue of herbivore fish that feed on contaminated algae, then the poison is transmitted to carnivore fish who have digested the herbivores. Man, the last link on this food chain, gets sick once he has ingested a certain dose of the toxins, or an amount above his level of tolerance. The erosion of coral, an important factor Although this microscopic organism multiplies naturally in a limited fashion, it can develop more rapidly under certain conditions. According to Jean-Paul Vernoux, the various conditions that can encourage the growth of ciguatera include repeated damage from hurricanes, dramatic changes in temperature, and all activities that can cause damage to the coral reef.It can be treated!During the conference, a native of the island indicated that in the past, while fish was being cooked, one would plunge a silver spoon into the fish. If the spoon came out black, the fish was not eaten. This indicates that for a long time, people have been concerned about this problem, which is generally not fatal, but can cause damage to the nervous system as well as cause painful digestive difficulties. Yet even today it is still difficult to judge the safety of a given fish. Ciguatera does not alter the appearance or the taste of the fish. Cooking does not solve the problem either: fresh, frozen, or salted, the toxins remain the same. The food poisoning is apparent within the first 12 hours after eating a toxic fish. The only way to be sure not to get ciguatera is to avoid fish that are contaminated (see below). In the French West Indies, the government restricts certain species that are suspect. And if you get ciguatera poisoning? In the absence of specific medication, the treatment is based on symptoms. In mild cases, this can mean vitamin B therapy, as well as calcium gluconate, anti-diarrhea pills and antihistamines. In more serious cases, the solution is mannitol, an osmotic diuretic agent used mainly to reduce intracranial pressure in the craniumSymptomsSymptoms of the disease can include nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, cramps, excessive sweating, headache, and muscle aches. The sensation of burning or "pins-and-needles," weakness, itching, and dizziness can occur. Patients may experience reversal of temperature sensation in their mouth (hot surfaces feeling cold and cold, hot), unusual taste sensations, nightmares, or hallucinations.Species at riskResearch shows that of the people who suffered from this fish poisoning in the Guadeloupe islands, 45% of the cases were caused by the eating of bar jack, followed by 31% from gray snapper, 8% from grouper, and finally 4% each by barracuda, swordfish, and mackerel. Yet the champion in terms of concentration of the ciguatera toxin is the barracuda, and the consumption of this fish is highly discouraged. Other fish, including eels, are also contaminated. It is important to note that the fish caught out at sea and served in local restaurants are not affected by ciguatera poisoning, so please continue to enjoy your favorite fish dinner.Information about ciguatera

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St Barth Weekly n¡83 14 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 LandLand 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 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 WEEKLY St-BarthStay in touch WHEREVER YOU ARE EVERY FRIDAY ON"www.st-barths.com"

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