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On view at Gallery Porta 34 in Gustavia through April 4 is a special ceramic tile created by artist
VWronique VanderNoot, for the 2008 edition of the Bucket.


























he 13th edition of the Saint Barth
Bucket takes place this weekend-
March 28-30-with another flotilla
of fabulous sailboats, from the smallest,
Wild Horses at 76', to the 163' Perseus,
one of the four Perini Navi yachts in the
race. By mid-week, the mega-motor-
yachts usually anchored at the main docks
in Gustavia had ceded their berths to the
fleet of 29 sailboats taking part in this
year's Bucket, which kicked off with the
captains' briefing at 5pm on Thursday.
Later that day, a welcome cocktail was
held for the owners and participants of the
Bucket.

Around The Island
On Friday
All of the boats were ready to go by
9 'i .m i on Friday, as they headed to the
starting line for first race in the waters off
Corossol for an around-the-island regatta
in a counter-clockwise direction. The
staggered starts began at 11am with all


boats expected back to the dock before
5pm. On Saturday, March 29, the second
race follows an Olympic triangular course
around the little islands to the north of
Saint Barth. The final race on Sunday,
March 30, is a clockwise tour around the
island. The starts are staggered based on
the handicaps given to the boats, the
heaviest-therefore the slowest-go first;
the fastest ones go last.
As far as the weather is concerned, the
website Wind Guru predicts winds from
the East-Northeast at 25 to 30 knots over
the three days of the race with swells
from the North expected to create waves
up to nine feet on Friday, with seas a little
calmer on Saturday and Sunday.
Thanks to the hard work of race organiz-
ers Melanie Smith, Hank Halsted, Tim
Laughridge, and Ian Craddock, in collab-
oration with the Saint Barth Yacht Club,
the Collectivity of Saint-Barth, and the
Port of Gustavia, this event has become
one of the top nautical events of the year
in Saint Barth.


A Charitable Regatta
Every year the organizers donate between 3,000 TICKET
and 7,000 euros to the Saint Barth Yacht Club to
help the development of sailing in Saint TheSt. Ba
Barthdlemy. This year, they will also make a will auctio
donation to the SNSM rescue station, whose this Satur
new boat will provide safety services during the St. Barths
Bucket. In collaboration with other partners, tion will ta
they will also organize a collection of funds on the doc
from the participants of the Bucket. These 1-4:30 an
monies will be donated to FEMUR, (Saint Allprocee
Barth's Foundation for Emergency Medical FEMUR,
Equipment), which is marking its 25th anniver- purchases
sary in 2008. the hospit
02


S TO BENEFIT FEMUR
rths Bucket committee
n off 2 sets of tickets to
day's owners party of the
Bucket The silent auc-
ike place under the tents
k this Thursday from
d Friday 3 to 7 pm.
ds of the auction will go to
the local charity which
medical equipment for
al.


List of Entries
* Altair (Fife) 125'
* Andromeda La Dea
(Perini Navi) 154'
* Antara (Perini Navi)
154' *Avalon (Southern
Pacific Yachts) 108'
* Axia (S & S) 124'
* Cyclos III (Royal Huis-
man) 139' Freedom
(Picciotti) 124' Gliss
(Royal Huisman) 105'
* Helios (Perini Navi) 148'
* Hyperion (Royal Huis-
man) 156' Kaori (Pal-
mer Johnson) 118'
* Leopard 3 (Farr Design)
100' *Mystere(Vitters
Shipyard) 145' Paraiso
(Alloy Yachts) 108'
* Patient Falcon (Able
Marine) 93' Perseus
(Perini Navi) 163' Ran-
ger (J Boat) 137'
* Rebecca (Pendennis)
141' Salperton (Dubois/
Fitzroy Yachts) 144' Sea
Quell (Alloy Yachts) 112'
* Sojana (Custom Farr
Ketch) 115' Symmetry
(Yachting Development)
96' Tenacious (Trident
Shipworks) 115' Visione
(Baltic) 148' Whitehawk
(O. Lie Nielson) 105'
* Wild Horses (Brooklin
Boat Yard) 76' Wind-
crest (Hodgdon Yachts)
98' Windrose (Holland
Jachtbouw) 152' *
Zanzibar (Treahard) 103'

St Barth Weekly n0145












"...We could as
well be in Paris, A
New York, or
London, but we
prefer to be
here!" After
more than
thirty years tra-
velling all around Asia, and the
world, Jean-Pierre Hennequet has
opened his second "GalerieAsie"
in Gustavia, St-Barths, at the back
of the harbour. His first one was
opened on Paris'left bank in the
mid-seventies, after he visited
China as early as 1972.
In Galerie Asie, some visitors feel


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like being in a
Museum, disco-
vering a very
personal and
eclectic choice,
ranging from
Papua New
Guinea to
Tibetan religious pieces. Jean-
Pierre also shows an impressive
selection of Khmer sand-stone
sculptures, and many smaller
objects from almost every single
asian country. As well as a few truly
exceptional "Museum pieces",
including some from...Africa!
A"must see" when on St-Barths...


RARE FINDS


FROM ASIA


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*^Three days

of racing

FRIDAY, March 28th *
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 either side.

SATURDAY, March 29th *
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 STAR-
BOARD
Ile Fregate to STARBOARD, then BET-
WEEN Ile Chevreau and Fregate
Ile Fourche to PORT
To FINISH, leaving Le Boeuf, either side

SUNDAY, March 30th *
11 am :First Gun/Third Race
"Around the Island Clockwise"

WHERE TO WATCH THE REGATTAS
Some of the best spots on the island to
watch the Bucket are at the top of Gustavia,
Lurin, Grand Fond, Pointe Milou, and Anse
des Cayes (the road to Colombier), as well
as at the lighthouse above Gustavia, and the
lookout point in Colombier.

SECURITY NOTICE
O For all Bucket spectators in boats: It is a
wonderful and rare opportunity to be able to
follow the progress of the Bucket fleet in your
own boat However, please be aware that
these giant sailboats move at great speeds
and their capacity to maneuver quickly in
case of emergency during the regatta is extre-
mely limited- that is to say, virtually impossi-
ble! Also, please be careful not get caught in
their wake, do not pass in front of them, and
be sure to leave a maximum of space for
them to move freely. Do not put yourself in a
dangerous position, for your own safety as
well as those in the regatta.
O Notice to the captains of all boats on moo-
rings: During the weekend of the Saint Barth
Bucket, March 28- 30, for security reasons,
you are requested not to move your boat
between 9am-llam and 2pm-5pm.


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Saturday March 29th
The Wiggley Course
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Fabulous Perini Navi Yachts


In The Saint Barth Bucket


Anyone watching the
Saint Barth Bucket
will be sure to
notice the presence of the
fabulous yachts built by
Perini Navi, one of the
sponsors of the 2008 Saint
Barth Bucket. This year
there are four extraordi-
nary Perini Navi yachts in
the fleet, ranging from the
148' Helios and 152'
Antara to the 154'
Andromeda and Perseus at
163'. The owner of each of
these yachts will be aboard
for the Bucket races.

Perini Navi was established
in the early 1980s with the
aim of creating large, com-
fortable sailing yachts,


capable of being handled
by a single person. Today,
the revolutionary control
systems, designed and
developed by Fabio Perini
and his team, represent the
state-of-the-art in sailing
t hl .'.1n-i. v, and have
become a worldwide stan-
dard in the shipbuilding
industry. Currently, Perini
Navi is the leading ship-
yard in the world to design,
develop, and build its own
sailing yachts. Perini Navi
USA was established in
Newport, Rhode Island,
dedicated to brokerage and
charter services for Perini
Navi yachts
"If my memory serves me
correctly, our first Saint


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Barth Bucket was 1997,
and I think we have only
skipped one year since. My
first "Bucket" was the 1992
Nantucket Bucket," says
Bruce Brakenhoff, general
manager of Perini Navi
USA, who was born into
the yachting world: "My
father is a yacht broker. He
was one of the two princi-
pals of Bartram & Braken-
hoff, Inc. so I sort of just
slid into the business as I
grew up," he says. "I have
been very lucky to work
for Perini Navi: our boats,
our people, our owners and
our crew are the very best."
When asked if he likes one
boat the best, Brakenhoff
replied: "I don't have a
favorite Perini, I love them
all for their own special
reasons."
In terms of racing, Braken-
hoff notes: "We try and
attend the Newport Bucket,
the SuperYacht Cup, the
Shipyard Cup, and of
course The Perini Navi


Cup. This all depends on
our owners wanting to par-
ticipate too, and to date we
have been very lucky as we
have been able to partici-
pate in lots of regattas." He
also points out that while
Fabio Perini hasn't yet
attended a Saint Barth
Bucket, Mrs. Perini and
their daughter Gulia are
both .illcin;"g for the third
consecutive year in 2008.

"I think the owners, crew,
and participants love the
combination of the cama-
raderie and "competitive"
racing as well as having the
opportunity to be a part of
such an incredible gather-
ing of extraordinary boats
and people," Brakenhoff
notes about the Bucket.
"Saint Barth has great
scenery, lovely weather,
and extremely friendly
locals."

by Ellen Lampert Greaux
Photo :Rosemond Greaux


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BUCKET 2008
SCHEDULE EVENTS


0 9am : Skipper's meeting at
the marquee, start times distri-
buted
S11lam : First Gun/ First Race
"Around the Island Race"
0 7pm 9 pm : Cocktails and
hors d'oeuvres served aboard
the yachts (private), stern to at
the Quay (open to public).
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a 'am Skipper's meeting at
the marquee, start times distri-
buted
lA lam : First Gun/Second
Race "The Wiggley Course"
A 7pm: Dock Party at the
Quay.

:h
S'afm Skipper's meeting at
the marquee, start times distri-
buted
S11lam : First Gun/ Third
Race Around the Island
Clockwise>
A 7pm : Awards Presentation
and Cocktail Party at the
Marquee.


The Bucket History


he first Bucket
regatta was
organized in
Nantucket in August,
1986 by Roger Janes,
Captain of "Volodor",
John Clyde Smith,
Captain of "Man-
dalay" and Peter
Goldstein, owner-Cap-
tain of the yacht "Fly-
ing Goose". After an
evening that evolved
into a copious Mount
Gay Rum debate, the
stage was set for brag-
ging 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


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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.
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.
FIRST ST BARTHS
BUCKET IN 1995
The first St. Barths Bucket
was launched in 1995, organ-
ized and supported by Cap-
tain Timothy Laughridge and
Isam Kabbani, owner of
"Sariyah", Captain Mike
Fireband, team "Gleam" and
Captain Ian Craddock, team
"Mandalay". In the spirit of
Bucket tradition, all owners,
captains and crews enjoyed
cocktails and canapes while
the starting positions for the
following day's race were
negotiated. Each night a dif-
ferent vessel vied for the
right to host a cocktail party
for all participants. Rumor
has it that this may have
ii, !lli,.iitl the race commit-
tee's decision for the vessel's
starting time the next day ...
FROM NANTUCKET
TO NEWPORT
Following the announcement
that 2001 was to be the last
Nantucket Bucket, the
founders passed the torch to
the present Bucket Race
Committee: Hank Halsted,
Ian Craddock and Timothy
Laughridge. The summer


venue was shifted in 2002, to
Newport, RI, by the New-
port Shipyard.
The St. Barths Bucket has
evolved into a stellar event as
well, with fully 29 yachts in
attendance for the 2008 event.
Indeed, the St. Barths Bucket
has become a celebration for
the entire Island, from the
Capitainerie to the St. Barths
Yacht Club to the Mayor's
office; we have benefited
from their full participation.
As the Bucket Regattas have
evolved, the organizers have
kept a tight focus on main-
taining the original, non-
commercial flavor of the
event. Although the cost of
producing a regatta of this
magnitude is not insubstan-
tial, those costs have been
controlled and subsidized by
direct owner contributions
and their hosting parties
themselves, for their compe-
tition. The yachting industry
has been generous in putting
forward sponsorship for the
event. 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-com-
mercial flavor of the event.
The reason for the success of
the Bucket Regattas is that
they are primarily about hav-
ing fun aboard the most spec-
tacular sailing yachts ever
launched, in the nicest cruis-
ing 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 and winning the party.


St Barth Weekly n0145


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evian
by
Christian Lacroix


'Lhe Haute Couture bottle
designed by Christian Lacroix
for Evian mineral water is sparkling
with his creative sense of style...
it is a veritable ode
to femininity in the shape .
of an ice queen,
with an elegant transparence
and subtle silhouette,



"...a snow
fairy in couture
garb..." /


O he Haute Couture bottle,
a tribute to women


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LC'he crystal Haute Couture
Christian Lacroix bottle will be
Sold at during a silent auction
Sin Saint Barth, with proceeds
going to the Ramsar Convention
for the preservation of wetlands.
This Haute Couture bottle
is available in a very limited
edition and is not for general sale.


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The bottle can be viewed at the following select locations:
Manapany: March 31 April 6 Le Toiny: April 14-20
Le Sereno: April 7 13 Nikki Beach: April 21-27


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4th . of the Saint Barth Bucket, 1999: The crew
ofthe 125'Mandalay ,' 1 comprised, of
women, tied for place with the 142', Andromeda.


Who won in Mischievous bu. b because
size (just 65') it was not an entry in the Bucket: at
the end of the day it was Endeavour who won the Bucket ,
thefirst in the new


S'' :Sariyahwins! 1. to, MarkDel C skipper
S; .. Timothy I .' cc-.. :, and then
skipper iyah, Assam Kabbani, the owner ~' iyah, and
Ian Craddock, cc-. .


PAST INNER


Ardrade and Youlten, respectively
owner and skipper of Z a custom 112' 2004: The crew with Carlo Falcone,
. erecktor sloop that took top honors owner of the -' .. I celebra-
in '' .' with joy i, the '


-'; No wind, no races: three days were ... there
was no winner, the trophy was awarded in the memory of Tommy Tay-
lor, co-founder of the Nantucket Bucket and owner ofAvalon, who was
in a .* a accident in mid-February that year.


-'': Kaori, the
125' Palmer
Johnson-i
Paine yacht (for-
merly Mandalay,
winner of the
1999 ..* was
once the
winner last year
in one of the best
S since the
Bucket was laun-
ched in i '* .


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rance in the Bucket.
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yacht, U at the
time the boat
in the, .
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Three "Cats" From Saint Barth in Rolex Cup Regatta


following the
Heineken Regatta in
early March, three
18' catamarans will race in
the colors of Saint Barth
during the International
Rolex Regatta, which is cel-
ebrating its 35th anniversary
in St. Thomas on March 28-
30, the same weekend as the
St Barth Bucket. The win-
ner of each class-there are
a total of seven-receives
Rolex watches. As of Mon-
day, four days before the
first race, 79 boats were set
to participate in the Rolex,
including the three from
Saint Barth. Two are Nacra
"cats" Naccra Steph,
with St6phane Geoffroy at
the helm with Ronan as
crew, and Nacr6 Saint
Barth, with Jeff L6d6e and
Vincent Jordi aboard (They
hope to win the Beach Cats


category). The third Saint
Barth entry is a Cirrus F18,
Ness, with skipper Thierry
Lhinares and crewmember
Anabella De Jesus Silva.
They all flew to St. Thomas
on Wednesday, March 26 to



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get their boats ready for the
first race on Friday. In order
to take part in this regatta,
the three "cats" were sent
by sea container a week
ago, sponsored by Tropical
Shipping. Four of the six
sailors have already taken
part in this regatta on sever-
al occasions, but it is the
first time they have taken
three boats: "Before, we
raced on Prindle," explains
Geoffroy. "But the other
competitors from the
French and Dutch West
Indies decided to race from
now on with 18-footers in
order to avoid ratings and
really race the same boats."
Team Saint Barth hopes that
the Rolex Regatta will
allow them to race against
the American counterparts
they rarely have occasion to
see, and to meet the top
names on the circuit, such
as Puerto Rican Enrique
Figueroa, who at 44
remains one of the leaders
in the field.
After the Rolex, the three
teams will race again in the
le trio Captain Oliver's
Carib Beer Regatta on May
19, followed by the Quiksil-
ver SXM Challenge from


June 20-23, 2008. These
two events take place in St
Martin, with the first ,. iii;
sail from Oyster Pond and
the second, at Orient Bay, is
also open to windsurfers
and kites surfers. In 2009,
they hope to be on the start-
ing line during the
Schoelcher nautical week in
Martinique, but have sworn
not to go back to the
Heineken Regatta, which
did not leave them with
positive memories: "The
buoys were invisibles. It
was extremely dangerous,"
say the sailors, who were
also obliged to navigate
between the bigger boats.



Held in Saint Barth from
1992 until hurricane Luis
took place in 1995, the
CataCup, (a race for cata-
marans as the name indi-
cates) could rise from its
ashes. That is the hope for
the 18' team from Saint
Barth who plans to work
on the project once they
are back from St.
Thomas. Stay tuned to
the Weekly for more
information.
St Barth Weekly n0145




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High Seas In The Caribbean

More Bark Than Bite


he boardwalk in Gus-
tavia broke in a few
places. The concrete
boat slip in Corossol split in
two. The deck at Nikki
Beach was in splinters. A
fishing boat overturned in
the port. That's the worst of
the damage caused by high
waves that battered the coast
of Saint Barth from Tuesday,


island's beaches, the North-
ern Islands were placed on a
red alert from Tuesday
evening through Friday
morning. During this period,
swimming and all other nau-
tical activities were suspend-
ed. The Port of Gustavia and
the commercial port in Pub-
lic were closed as well, from
Wednesday noon until Satur-


de Mer, which was lifted up
and broken at several points.
In Public, the campers who
didn't abandon their tradi-
tional Easter campsite were
able to resist the waves. But
it wasn't easy: first thing
Wednesday morning they
spent a few hours digging a
breakwater to hold back the
water. They were obliged to
reinforce the breakwater dur-
ing the night of Wednesday
to Thursday, at the height of
it all, and use plywood as to
reinforce the sand. In Fla-
mands, the waves "ate" the
sand and the beach pretty
much disappeared, but
should return soon, while
more sand was deposited at
the Petite Anse. In Saint-
Jean, the restaurant, La
Plage, found itself ankle-
deep in water but overall the
waves brought more sand to
this part of the beach, which
is currently wider than
before. This is not the case


on the eastern side of the
bay. As of Tuesday evening,
the beach near Nikki Beach
had disappeared. The deck
at the restaurant was dam-
aged and as of this week the
level of the sand is extreme-
ly low. In Lorient, the sea
was very rough, with strong
currents making it very dan-
gerous. Two imprudent
swimmers ignored the warn-
ings not to go into the water
and almost lost their lives
(see opposite page).
That was the story for the
most exposed shorelines...
yet the waves caused joy for
the surfers-even though
some were disappointed that
the swells were not stronger
still-with the best surfers
taking advantage of the big
waves at Kawabonga (the
Ninja cry used as the name
of one of the surf spots at
Grand Fond) and the others
hanging ten at Toiny.


March 18 through Saturday,
March 22. This was an unex-
pected phenomenon-in
terms of the calendar-as
swells like this usually
develop from November
through February, and in
terms of force-with waves
averaging 18 feet, and the
height of the biggest waves
topping 21 feet at approxi-
mately 3:00am during the
night of Wednesday to
Thursday, according to the
wave meter at the Grande
Vigie in Guadeloupe. The
cause was a large storm off
of the North American coast,
rare for this time of year.

Two Days
On Red Alert
Due to the strong swells dur-
ing Easter week when the
local population camps out
in large numbers on the
14


day morning. As a result, all
ferry service was interrupted
for a few days. And the
desalination plant stopped
production as of late morn-
ing on Wednesday. Produc-
tion started again on Satur-
day, once the waters had
calmed down.

Impact On The Island
The Port of Gustavia was
especially exposed to the
swells that came into the
harbor, with high waves
flooding the road near the
new dock in front of
Presqu'ile. The strength of
the waves was strong
enough to move two cars
and knock over a planter. In
spite of the assault of the
waves, the net result wasn't
so bad. This was not the case
for the boardwalk that runs
parallel to the Rue du Bord


Two MEN SAVED
FROM DROWNING IN LORIENT


More scared than anything
else, two men were saved
from drowning while swim-
ming off the coast of Lorient.
They owe their good fortune
to those who helped them:
two fishermen in the first
case and a surfer in the sec-
ond instance. The two men,
one 43 and the other 81,
ignored the prohibition of all
nautical activities that was in
effect between Tuesday and
Saturday morning due to
strong swells from the North
generated by a large storm
2500 kilometers north of the
Antilles. The 43 year-old
man required aid at approxi-
mately 12:30pm last Friday.
Used to swimming in Lori-
ent, he dove in as usual dur-
ing his lunch break. But a
strong current pulled him


more than 300 meters from
the coast, according to wit-
nesses who called for help.
While awaiting the arrival of
the firemen, Jocelyn, a fish-
erman from Lorient, and his
cousin Rene, provided assis-
tance. They got their fishing
boat from its mooring and
braved the unusually high
waves to reach the hapless
swimmer.
The second incident took
place close to 4:30pm the
same day. The 81 year-old
man went into the ocean in
spite of the bad weather con-
ditions. This time, a surfer
provided the rescue.
Both of these incidents could
have been avoided if the two
swimmers involved had
respected the instructions not
to go into the water!
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Christian Lacroix's Evian Haute Couture

At Auction In Saint Barth,


here are only 99 in
existence and sold
exclusively in the
most select spots of the
world. One of these glass
b" II, \ created by Christ-
ian Lacroix for Haute Cou-
ture Evian (part of the Dan-
non Group) and hand-
blown by meticulous Swiss
artisans, will be sold at
auction in Saint Barth at
the end of a traveling
exhibit organized by Sege-
co, the local distributor for
Evian mineral water. The
exhibit will be held in four
hotels and restaurants on
the island during the month
of April. The monies col-
lected will go to help
finance the Ramsar Con-
vention*- for which
Evian and the Dannon


Spedd Events

Theme Patles

Weddngs

Corporde/Group


group have been sponsors
since 1998.
Christian Lacroix, who cel-
ebrated his 20th anniver-
sary in the world of high
fashion, designed the
Haute Couture Evian bottle
in the shape of an ice
queen. He gave it the sil-
hl! 'uill of a princess, creat-
ing a sort of snow fairy
dressed in couture with /
a crown of flowers, a
crystal bottle for her dress,
and a crystal shawl.
The bottle can be seen in
St. Barth from March 31-
April 27. It will go to the
winner in the month of
May after the auctioneer
confirms the highest bid-
der. The Manapany will
have the bottle from March
31-April 6, then the Sereno


from April 7-13, Le Toiny
from April 14-20, and finally
Nikki Beach restaurant in St.
Jean until April 27.

Valkommen!


About Ramsar
Convention
Signed in 1971 and
enacted in 1975, the
Ramsar Convention is
an intergovernmental
treaty which provides
the framework for
national action and
international coopera-
tion for the conserva-
tion and wise use of
wetlands and their
resources.There are
presently 158 coun-
Stries signatory to
the convention,
compared to 119 in
2000, with 1722
wetland sites, tota-
ling 160 million hec-
tares, while in 2000
there were just 1021
sites. There were 18
countries that signed
the convention in 1971.


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Thirty-six Swedes were
welcomed to Saint Barth on
Tuesday by Nils Dufau, a
territorial council member
who also represents
ASBAS, the Saint Barth-
Sweden Friendship Associa-
tion. With an average age of
60, these visitors came to
Saint Barth with Leif
Hubertsson and his compa-
ny, Caribbean Picture and
Travel, which has organized
trips to Saint Barth during


Easter vacation for the past
21 years. During a cocktail
reception, Dufau briefly
recapped the history of
Saint Barth6lemy during its
Swedish area, and explained
the island's recent political
evolution. Next Friday the
group will head to Saint
Martin for the second part
of its Caribbean vacation,
with a week's stay punctuat-
ed by two days trips-to
Saba and Anguilla.
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from Cole Porter Frank Sinatra, Marvin Gays, Elton John,
Charles Aznavour to SOcents at KN'B club everynighl from 9pm,
Alan Landry has performed recently with Billy Joel and Rod Slewarl alt 1a Tainy hotel


following shows by
Terry O'Neill and
Richard Prince, the
Eden Rock hotel recently
hosted a show by the well-
known New York painter
Will Cotton. After a three-
week residency at the hotel
over looking Saint Jean bay,
the artist has gone back to
New York but the work he
did in Saint Barth can seen
at Jane's Gallery for a few
more days. Known
for his sumptuous
paintings brim- .
ming with candy,
chocolate, and oth-
er sugary treats, as
well as landscapes
with nude women,
Will Cotton did
not change his
style for his show
in Saint Barth.
With names such
as Ribbon Candy
and Candy Palm,
the nine oils-on-
paper presented at
Jane's Gallery are
an invitation into a
world of volup-
tuous confections.
For the artist, this residency
also allowed him the oppor-
tunity to expand his style:
"While at the Eden Rock I
had the chance to try out
some techniques and ideas
I'd been thinking about for
some time. All the pieces I
made there are essentially
oil sketches on paper, sev-
eral of them in full color,


which was a new experi-
ment for me. I continued
working on the theme of
adornment with four new
pictures of models in vari-
ous kinds of sweet hats," he
says. "As a lot of the work I


make refers to specific
landscapes, I went to St.
Barth hoping to be inspired
by the local terrain. What I
found was that more than
anything else, I kept look-
ing up at the sky, and con-
sequently I wound up mak-
ing a study of clouds as
dollops of whipped cream.
I also became intrigued
with the Eden aspect of
palm trees and made


Candy-', on paper
several versions of the trees
as they might appear in
Candy Land".
Will Cotton is represented
by Mary Boone Gallery in
New York, and has exhibit-
ed -lii.',lugh.ul the United
States and Europe. His
work is currently included
in the exhibition "Voyage A
Giverny," on view at the
Musee Marmottan Monet,
Paris.

Will C. I.. ,n, Jane's Gallery,
Eden Rock Hotel,
Saint Jean,
Though March 31


St Barth Weekly n0145


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TIME OUT

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


Special events
13th Edition of the Bucket
: 29 boats including
Thursday, March 27
to Sunday March 30 :
I Thursday, March 27
Captains' briefing
) Friday, March 28
1st regatta, start at 11am
I Saturday, March 29
2nd regatta, start at 11am
) Sunday, March 30
3rd regatta, start at 11am
6pm: Awards ceremony

Live Music
I Every Evening
- Lounge mix by Jacques
Dumas, 7:30 pm to 1 am,
Bar't8, hotel Guanahani,
Grand Cul de Sac
- Alan Landry, piano, 6pm,
except Sunday, Kazz'n Blues,
Grand Cul de Sac
- PapaGuyo and Friends,
Live Music, at La Plage,
St Jean
- St6phane Cano, sunset live
music, from 6:00 pm Carl
Gustav Hotel, Gustavia
) March 24-30
Evan Goodrow, Bet'a
Z'ailes, Gustavia

I Through March 30
Darian Cunning Quartet,
Indie, Soul, Alternative
from 9:00 pm to midnight,
Bet'a Z'ailes, Gustavia
) March 30 April 26
The Ruby Trio combines the
soulful voice, the melodic gui-
tar and the infectious groove
of percussion from 9:00 pm to
midnight, Bet'a Z'ailes,
Gustavia


Let's Party
) Thursday March 27
-Cabaret Show at, Le Cesar,
Les Hauts de Saint Jean
P Tuesday
- Chic & Romantic, Jazz
blues, Saoul, Ti St Barth,
Pointe Milou
) Wednesday
- From 60's to the 80's, Funny
& Sexy spectacle, Ti St-Barth,
Pointe Milou
) Thursday
- Angels party, Ti St-Barth,
Pointe Milou
I Sunday
- Brunch at Manapany, Mix
music, from noon to 3:00 pm


Night Club
) Every night
- K N'B Private Club,
Grand Cul de Sac Beach
- Casa Nikki, Gustavia
- Yacht Club, Gustavia
- Bubbles Club, Gustavia
- Hot Spot Caf6, Lurin
I Monday
- Electro evening, Yacht Club,
Gustavia
I Tuesday
- Caribbean Influence, Yacht
Club, Gustavia
-Pink Party, dress code white
& pink, Casa Nikki, Gustavia
) Wednesday
- We never know Evening,
Yacht Club, Gustavia
I Thursday
- Pure House Evening, Yacht
Club, Gustavia

Fashion Show
) Everyday
- 1:30- 2 pm, Case de 'ile,
Isle de France, Flamands
- 1.30pm & 8:30pm, fashion


show featuring Wild Side,
La Plage, St Jean
I Every Tuesday
- 6:30 pm, H6tel Isle de
France Boutique, Flamands
- 9:30 pm, Fashion Show
Ti St Barth, Pointe Milou

Exhibitions

I Through March 31
Will Cotton, Jane's Gallery,
Eden Rock Hotel,
Saint Jean.

I Through March 31 Sue
Mcnally at Les Artisans,
Gustavia
I Gerald Tessier,
Photography, Toiny Hotel
I March 28- April 4
3 artist: Varachez, Franck,
V6ronique VanderNoot at
Galerie Porta 34, Gustavia
I Yves Nadal at Art Gallery
Carole G, Gustavia


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Restaurant, Gustavia
) Alain le Chatelier,
Les Artisans, Gustavia
) Rose Murray at Comptoir
du Cigare, Gustavia
I Dave Stevenson
Jewelry & sculpture
les Artisans, Gustavia


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happy to welcome you to their
pool-side restaurant for lunch & dinner.
Lobsters Fresh From The Tank
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Featuring the famous
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Mia Fonssagrives-Solow' s Jewellery

At Swedish Design Centre in Saint Barth


ia Fonssagrives-
Solow has joined
the collection of
contemporary Swedish
designers whose work is on
display at the Swedish
Design Centre of Saint
Barth in Saint Jean
(www.swedishdesigncen-
tre.com). Launched by
Nils and Susanna Pass-
burg, the Swedish Design
Centre offers an innovative
and unique collection of
contemporary and modern
classic objects and acces-
sories of Swedish design,
heritage, and origin.

Mia Fonssagrives-Solow's
link to Sweden is through
her mother, Lisa Fon-
ssagrives, who was born in


Udevalla on the
west coast of
Sweden, and con-
sidered the
world's first top
model (she mar-
ried famous pho-
tographers Fer-
nand Fonssagrives
and Irving Penn).
The lines of Mia's
work reflect the
timeless simplici-
ty of Swedish
design while
asymmetric
shapes add a mod-
ern flair to some
of the pieces. "We
have just one part
of her collection,
with sterling sil-
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bracelets and earrings that
are like the pieces of a
puzzle pulled apart," says
Susanna. "The interesting
thing about Mia is that she
has taken the formula of
some of the great Scandi-
navian designers such as
Georg Jensen and Sigurd
Person and translated it
into something new and
quite different."
In the 1960s Mia Fon-
ssagrives-Solow was in the
fashion business in Paris
and when she returned to
the United States, she
became a sculptor, making
larger-than-life-size ani-
mals and large sculptures
too big to fit in most art
galleries. In 1984 she
began making smaller ver-
sions of her work as jewel-
ry and recreated her ani-
mal shapes including
walking cats, swinging
monkeys, butterflies with
folded wings, lions' heads,
and standing meerkats
(African mongooses). Her
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overall collection includes
gold and silver pins, pen-
dants, earrings, cuffs,
charm bracelets and charm
necklaces. Her work has
been seen from Palm
Beach to The Hamptons,
and she is included in the
National Jewelry Insti-
tute's 2008 Designer
Showcase, which will be
seen in various US cities
-i!!ii ugiI .ul the year.
"We also have some of her
more eclectic pieces,"
adds Susanna. "One is a
very wide cuff bracelet in
solid copper, covered with
gold. Then she created the
pattern of Sagittarius with
small gems like the stars in
the constellation." Another
bracelet is also a cuff, this
time an elephant. "Mia
also does these exotic ani-
mals," Susanna notes. "At
first it looks like a modern
design but then you see the
sculpted movement of the
ears and trunk of the ele-
phant. It's really very
beautiful."

Mia Fonssagrives-Solow,
Swedish Design Center,
Les Amandiers gallery,
Saint-Jean.
swedishdesigncentre.com
St Barth Weekly n0145





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estled in lush tropical
vegetation, Les Ilets de la
Plage offers a warm,
informal lifestyle with a tropical flair.
Our comfortably appointed villas
open into pretty gardens or directly
onto the beach.


Set amid rows of stately palms, sweet-smelling
bougainvillea and brightly colored hibiscus, the
eleven villas are located within steps of St. Jean
beach, one of the most beautiful beaches on the
island. At Les Islets, the ambianrce is one of total
relaxation, from a day at the beach, sitting by
the pool. or enjoying a rnorning coffee or
afternoon drinks in the outside living room at
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Beautiful Signs To Mark Access To The Beaches


Ceramic signs marking
access to the six principal
beaches of Saint Barth
should be put into place by the
beginning of the summer. The
island recently voted to commis-
sion V6ronique VanderNoot,
who initiated the project, to make
the signs. She had the idea in not-
ing that the access to the beaches
was not well indicated.
V6ronique VanderNoot, an
accomplished artist who has won
the St. Barth painting competi-
tion and created the pottery stu-
dio Blue Gecko, decided to pro-
pose an artistic solution to the
problem. Each sign-measuring
24 x 36"-will be made of 15
ceramic tiles on which the artist
painted the various beaches.
"The sign is a representation of
what can be seen from the beach.
They have the island or islands
that can be seen from there as
well as an element that has sig-


"Richard and I would like to
thank all the people who so
generously supported our
recent St Bart's Fundraiser
for Senator Barack Obama.
It was so exciting to see
how many people turned
out and contributed to the
campaign of this remarkable
man. Thanks to all of you
for your enthusiasm and
support.


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Lorient, I added a turtle as they
are frequently seen there. You
can also recognize a piece of the
surfers' cabin. The name of the
beach will always be in navy
blue and the other colors are
those of the water and the sand."
Once painted, the tiles will be
fired for 24 hours then mounted
in a marine wood frame that
should u. iihl.,iidi the exterior
weather conditions. The beaches
selected Saint Jean (airport side),
Lorient, Salines, Gouverneur,
Shell Beach, and Flamands.
Using the same technique,
Vdronique designs similar
ceramic signs for villas and
recently completed a large-for-
mat sign-36 x 48" for
AJOE. Under construction is
another one for the elementary
school in Colombier, which
Veronique is volunteering to
make with the students.


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St Barth Weekly, both the
French and english edi-
tions, for their excellent
coverage of our fundraiser.
This indeed is not only a
beautiful island, but a gen-
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B U C K E T 2 0 0 8 Local News in English Published by "Le Journal de Saint-Barth" 05 90 27 65 19 stbarthweekly@wanadoo.frSt-Barth N¡145 March 28, 2008 FREE On view at Gallery Porta 34 in Gustavia through April 4 is a special ceramic tile created by artist VŽronique VanderNoot, for the 2008 edition of the Bucket. WEEKLY

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The 13th edition of theSaint Barth Bucket takes place this weekendÑ March 28-30Ñwith another flotilla of fabulous sailboats, from the smallest, Wild Horses at 76', to the 163'Perseus, one of the four Perini Navi yachts in the race. By mid-week, the mega-motoryachts usually anchored at the main docks in Gustavia had ceded their berths to the fleet of 29 sailboats taking part in this year's Bucket, which kicked off with the captains'briefing at 5pm on Thursday. Later that day, a welcome cocktail was held for the owners and participants of the Bucket.Around The Island On Friday All of the boats were ready to go by 9:30am on Friday, as they headed to the starting line for first race in the waters off Corossol for an around-the-island regatta in a counter-clockwise direction. The staggered starts began at 11am with all boats expected back to the dock before 5pm. On Saturday, March 29, the second race follows an Olympic triangular course around the little islands to the north of Saint Barth. The final race on Sunday, March 30, is a clockwise tour around the island. The starts are staggered based on the handicaps given to the boats, the heaviestÑtherefore the slowestÑgo first; the fastest ones go last. As far as the weather is concerned, the website Wind Guru predicts winds from the East-Northeast at 25 to 30 knots over the three days of the race with swells from the North expected to create waves up to nine feet on Friday, with seas a little calmer on Saturday and Sunday. Thanks to the hard work of race organizers Melanie Smith, Hank Halsted, Tim Laughridge, and Ian Craddock, in collaboration with the Saint Barth Yacht Club, the Collectivity of Saint-Barth, and the Port of Gustavia, this event has become one of the top nautical events of the year in Saint Barth. List of Entries• Altair (Fife) 125' • Andromeda La Dea (Perini Navi) 154' • Antara (Perini Navi) 154' • Avalon (Southern Pacific Yachts) 108' • Axia (S & S) 124' • Cyclos III (Royal Huisman) 139' • Freedom (Picciotti) 124' • Gliss (Royal Huisman) 105' • Helios (Perini Navi) 148' • Hyperion (Royal Huisman) 156' • Kaori (Palmer Johnson) 118' • Leopard 3 (Farr Design) 100' • Mystere (Vitters Shipyard) 145' • Paraiso (Alloy Yachts) 108' • Patient Falcon (Able Marine) 93' • Perseus (Perini Navi) 163' • Ranger (J Boat) 137' • Rebecca (Pendennis) 141' • Salperton (Dubois/ Fitzroy Yachts) 144' • Sea Quell (Alloy Yachts) 112' • Sojana (Custom Farr Ketch) 115' • Symmetry (Yachting Development) 96' • Tenacious (Trident Shipworks) 115' • Visione (Baltic) 148' • Whitehawk (O. Lie Nielson) 105' • Wild Horses (Brooklin Boat Yard) 76' • Windcrest (Hodgdon Yachts) 98' • Windrose (Holland Jachtbouw) 152' • Zanzibar (Treahard) 103' 13th Edition of the Saint Barth Bucket This Weekend 13th Edition of the Saint Barth Bucket This Weekend Every year the organizers donate between 3,000 and 7,000 euros to the Saint Barth Yacht Club to help the development of sailing in Saint BarthŽlemy. This year, they will also make a donation to the SNSM rescue station, whose new boat will provide safety services during the Bucket. In collaboration with other partners, they will also organize a collection of funds from the participants of the Bucket. These monies will be donated to FEMUR, (Saint Barth's Foundation for Emergency Medical Equipment), which is marking its 25th anniversary in 2008.A Charitable Regatta TICKETSTOBENEFITFEMURThe St. Barths Bucket committee will auctionoff2 sets of tickets to this Saturday's owners party of the St. Barths Bucket.The silent auction will take place under the tents on the dock thisThursday from 14:30 and Friday 3 to 7 pm. All proceeds of the auction will go to FEMUR,the local charity which purchases medical equipment for the hospital. 0 0 2 2St Barth Weekly n¡145

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0 0 4 4St Barth Weekly n¡145 • FRIDAY, March 28th • 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 either side. • SATURDAY, March 29th • 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, March 30th • 11 am :First Gun/Third Race "Around the Island Clockwise" Three days of racingSECURITYNOTICE For all Bucket spectators in boats: It is a wonderful and rare opportunity to be able to follow the progress of the Bucket fleet in your own boat. However, please be aware that these giant sailboats move at great speeds and their capacity to maneuver quickly in case of emergency during the regatta is extremely limitedthat is to say, virtually impossible!Also, please be careful not get caught in their wake, do not pass in front of them, and be sure to leave a maximum of space for them to move freely. Do not put yourself in a dangerous position, for your own safety as well as those in the regatta. Notice to the captains of all boats on moorings: During the weekend of the Saint Barth Bucket, March 2830, for security reasons, you are requested not to move your boat between 9am-11am and 2pm-5pm. WHERETOWATCHTHEREGATTAS Some of the best spots on the island to watch the Bucket are at the top of Gustavia, Lurin, Grand Fond, Pointe Milou, and Anse des Cayes (the road to Colombier), as well as at the lighthouse above Gustavia, and the lookout point in Colombier.

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0 0 6 6St Barth Weekly n¡145Anyone watching the Saint Barth Bucket will be sure to notice the presence of the fabulous yachts built by Perini Navi, one of the sponsors of the 2008 Saint Barth Bucket. This year there are f our extraordinary Perini Navi yachts in the fleet, ranging from the 148'Helios and 152' Antara to the 154' Andromeda and Perseus at 163'. The owner of each of these yachts will be aboard for the Bucket races. Perini Navi was established in the early 1980s with the aim of creating large, comfortable sailing yachts, capable of being handled by a single person. Today, the revolutionary control systems, designed and developed by Fabio Perini and his team, represent the state-of-the-art in sailing technology, and have become a worldwide standard in the shipbuilding industry. Currently, Perini Navi is the leading shipyard in the world to design, develop, and build its own sailing yachts. Perini Navi USAwas established in Newport, Rhode Island, dedicated to brokerage and charter services for Perini Navi yachts "If my memory serves me correctly, our first Saint Barth Bucket was 1997, and I think we have only skipped one year since. My first "Bucket" was the 1992 Nantucket Bucket," says Bruce Brakenhoff, general manager of Perini Navi USA, who was born into the yachting world: "My father isa yacht broker. He was one of the two principals of Bartram & Brakenhoff, Inc.so I sort of just slid into the business as I grew up," he says. "I have been very lucky to work for Perini Navi: our boats, our people, our owners and our crew are the very best." When asked if he likes one boat the best, Brakenhoff replied: "I don't have a favorite Perini, I love them all for their own special reasons." In terms of racing, Brakenhoff notes: "We try and attend the Newport Bucket, the SuperYacht Cup, the Shipyard Cup, and of course The Perini Navi Cup. This all depends on our owners wanting to participate too, and to date we have been very lucky as we have been able to participate in lots of regattas." He also points out that while Fabio Perini hasn't yet attended a Saint Barth Bucket, Mrs. Perini and their daughter Gulia are both attending for the third consecutive year in 2008. "I think the owners, crew, and participants love the combination of the camaraderie and "competitive" racing as well as having the opportunity to be a part of such an incredible gathering of extraordinary boats and people," Brakenhoff notes about the Bucket. "Saint Barth has great scenery, lovely weather, and extremely friendly locals." by Ellen Lampert GrŽaux Photo : Rosemond GrŽaux Fabulous Perini Navi Yachts In The Saint Barth Bucket

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0 0 8 8St Barth Weekly n¡145records 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. 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 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, by the Newport Shipyard. The St. Barths Bucket has evolved into a stellar event as well, with fully 29 yachts in attendance for the 2008 event. Indeed, the St. Barths Bucket has become a celebration for the entire Island, from the Capitainerie to the St. Barths Yacht Club to the Mayor's office; we have benefited from their full participation. As the Bucket Regattas have evolved, the organizers have kept a tight focus on maintaining the original, noncommercial 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. 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. L'Esprit Salines RestaurantDinner Daily Menu Asian Lunch Menu Take AwayTropical Garden come & taste the differenceClose to Salines BeachReservations 0590 52 46 10 lesprit3@wanadoo.fr NEW BUCKET2008 SCHEDULEEVENTS • Friday, March 28th 9am: Skipper's meeting at the marquee, start times distributed 11am: First Gun/ First Race "Around the Island Race" 7pm Ð 9 pm: Cocktails and hors d'oeuvres served aboard the yachts (private), stern to at the Quay (open to public). • Saturday, March 29th 9am: Skipper's meeting at the marquee, start times distributed 11am: First Gun/Second Race Ð "The Wiggley Course" 7pm : Dock Party at the Quay. • Sunday, March 30th 9am: Skipper's meeting at the marquee, start times distributed 11am: First Gun/ Third Race Ð ÇAround the Island ClockwiseÈ 7pm: Awards Presentation and Cocktail Party at the Marquee. The first Bucket regatta was organized in Nantucket 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, 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 The Bucket History

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4th edition of the Saint Barth Bucket, 1999: The crew of the 125' Mandalay (photo), comprised primarily of women, tied for first place with the 142', Andromeda. 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. 2002: First appearance in the Bucket. First victory. The 112' yacht, Unfurled, at the time the lightest boat in the fleet. Photo Philippe Hochart 2004: The crew with Carlo Falcone, owner of the 80' ketch Mariella, celebrating with joy after winning the 9th edition. Freedom of Flight, winner in 2005, participated for the first time. 2007: Kaori, the 125'Palmer Johnson-Chuck Paine yacht (formerly Mandalay, winner of the 1999 edition) was once again the winner last year in one of the best regattas since the Bucket was launched in 1996. Sergio Ardrade and Clive Youlten, respectively owner and skipper of Zingaro, a custom 112' S&S/Derecktor sloop that took top honors in 2003. 2006: No wind, no races: all three days were cancelled. Since there was no winner, the trophy was awarded in the memory of Tommy Taylor, co-founder of the Nantucket Bucket and owner of Avalon, who was tragically killed in a snowmobile accident in mid-February that year. PASTWINNERS 2001: Sariyah wins! Left to right: Mark Del Guidice, skipper of Mischievous, Timothy Laughridge, co-organizer and then skipper of Sariyah, Assam Kabbani, the owner of Sariyah, and Ian Craddock, co-organizer . 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007

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1 1 2 2St Barth Weekly n¡145Following the Heineken Regatta in early March, three 18'catamarans will race in the colors of Saint Barth during the International Rolex Regatta, which is celebrating its 35th anniversary in St. Thomas on March 2830, the same weekend as the St Barth Bucket. The winner of each classÑthere are a total of sevenÑreceives Rolex watches. As of Monday, four days before the first race, 79 boats were set to participate in the Rolex, including the three from Saint Barth. Two are Nacra "cats" Ñ Naccra Steph, with StŽphane Geoffroy at the helm with Ronan as crew, and NacrŽ Saint Barth, with Jeff LŽdŽe and Vincent Jordi aboard (They hope to win the Beach Cats category). The third Saint Barth entry is a Cirrus F18, Ness, with skipper Thierry Lhinares and crewmember Anabella De Jesus Silva. They all flew to St. Thomas on Wednesday, March 26 to get their boats ready for the first race on Friday. In order to take part in this regatta, the three "cats" were sent by sea container a week ago, sponsored by Tropical Shipping. Four of the six sailors have already taken part in this regatta on several occasions, but it is the first time they have taken three boats: "Before, we raced on Prindle," explains Geoffroy. "But the other competitors from the French and Dutch West Indies decided to race from now on with 18-footers in order to avoid ratings and really race the same boats." Team Saint Barth hopes that the Rolex Regatta will allow them to race against the American counterparts they rarely have occasion to see, and to meet the top names on the circuit, such as Puerto Rican Enrique Figueroa, who at 44 remains one of the leaders in the field. After the Rolex, the three teams will race again in the le trio Captain Oliver's Carib Beer Regatta on May 19, followed by the Quiksilver SXM Challenge from June 20-23, 2008. These two events take place in St Martin, with the first setting sail from Oyster Pond and the second, at Orient Bay, is also open to windsurfers and kites surfers. In 2009, they hope to be on the starting line during the Schoelcher nautical week in Martinique, but have sworn not to go back to the Heineken Regatta, which did not leave them with positive memories: "The buoys were invisibles. It was extremely dangerous," say the sailors, who were also obliged to navigate between the bigger boats. Three "Cats" From Saint Barth in Rolex Cup Regatta RENAISSANCE OFTHECATACUP? Held in Saint Barth from 1992 until hurricane Luis took place in 1995, the CataCup, (a race for catamarans as the name indicates) could rise from its ashes. That is the hope for the 18' team from Saint Barth who plans to work on the project once they are back from St. Thomas. Stay tuned to the Weekly for more information.

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1 1 4 4St Barth Weekly n¡145The boardwalk in Gustavia broke in a few places. The concrete boat slip in Corossol split in two. The deck at Nikki Beach was in splinters. A fishing boat overturned in the port. That's the worst of the damage caused by high waves that battered the coast of Saint Barth from Tuesday, March 18 through Saturday, March 22. This was an unexpected phenomenonÑin terms of the calendarÑas swells like this usually develop from November through February, and in terms of forceÑwith waves averaging 18 feet, and the height of the biggest waves topping 21 feet at approximately 3:00am during the night of Wednesday to Thursday, according to the wave meter at the Grande Vigie in Guadeloupe. The cause was a large storm off of the North American coast, rare for this time of year. Two Days On Red AlertDue to the strong swells during Easter week when the local population camps out in large numbers on the island's beaches, the Northern Islands were placed on a red alert from Tuesday evening through Friday morning. During this period, swimming and all other nautical activities were suspended. The Port of Gustavia and the commercial port in Public were closed as well, from Wednesday noon until Saturday morning. As a result, all ferry service was interrupted for a few days. And the desalination plant stopped production as of late morning on Wednesday. Production started again on Saturday, once the waters had calmed down.Impact On The IslandThe Port of Gustavia was especially exposed to the swells that came into the harbor, with high waves flooding the road near the new dock in front of Presqu'”le. The strength of the waves was strong enough to move two cars and knock over a planter. In spite of the assault of the waves, the net result wasn't so bad. This was not the case for the boardwalk that runs parallel to the Rue du Bord de Mer, which was lifted up and broken at several points. In Public, the campers who didn't abandon their traditional Easter campsite were able to resist the waves. But it wasn't easy: first thing Wednesday morning they spent a few hours digging a breakwater to hold back the water. They were obliged to reinforce the breakwater during the night of Wednesday to Thursday, at the height of it all, and use plywood as to reinforce the sand. In Flamands, the waves "ate" the sand and the beach pretty much disappeared, but should return soon, while more sand was deposited at the Petite Anse. In SaintJean, the restaurant, La Plage, found itself ankledeep in water but overall the waves brought more sand to this part of the beach, which is currently wider than before. This is not the case on the eastern side of the bay. As of Tuesday evening, the beach near Nikki Beach had disappeared. The deck at the restaurant was damaged and as of this week the level of the sand is extremely low. In Lorient, the sea was very rough, with strong currents making it very dangerous. Two imprudent swimmers ignored the warnings not to go into the water and almost lost their lives (see opposite page). That was the story for the most exposed shorelinesÉ yet the waves caused joy for the surfersÑeven though some were disappointed that the swells were not stronger stillÑwith the best surfers taking advantage of the big waves at Kawabonga (the Ninja cry used as the name of one of the surf spots at Grand Fond) and the others hanging ten at Toiny. More scared than anything else, two men were saved from drowning while swimming off the coast of Lorient. They owe their good fortune to those who helped them: two fishermen in the first case and a surfer in the second instance. The two men, one 43 and the other 81, ignored the prohibition of all nautical activities that was in effect between Tuesday and Saturday morning due to strong swells from the North generated by a large storm 2500 kilometers north of the Antilles. The 43 year-old man required aid at approximately 12:30pm last Friday. Used to swimming in Lorient, he dove in as usual during his lunch break. But a strong current pulled him more than 300 meters from the coast, according to witnesses who called for help. While awaiting the arrival of the firemen, Jocelyn, a fisherman from Lorient, and his cousin RenŽ, provided assistance. They got their fishing boat from its mooring and braved the unusually high waves to reach the hapless swimmer. The second incident took place close to 4:30pm the same day. The 81 year-old man went into the ocean in spite of the bad weather conditions. This time, a surfer provided the rescue. Both of these incidents could have been avoided if the two swimmers involved had respected the instructions not to go into the water! The boardwalk in Gustavia broke in a few places.High Seas In The Caribbean More Bark Than BiteTWOMENSAVEDFROMDROWNINGINLORIENT

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There are only 99 in existence and sold exclusively in the most select spots of the world. One of these glass bottles, created by Christian Lacroix for Haute Couture Evian (part of the Dannon Group) and handblown by meticulous Swiss artisans, will be sold at auction in Saint Barth at the end of a traveling exhibit organized by Segeco, the local distributor for Evian mineral water. The exhibit will be held in four hotels and restaurants on the island during the month of April. The monies collected will go to help finance the Ramsar Convention*Ñ for which Evian and the Dannon group have been sponsors since 1998. Christian Lacroix, who celebrated his 20th anniversary in the world of high fashion, designed the Haute Couture Evian bottle in the shape of an ice queen. He gave it the silhouette of a princess, creating a sort of snow fairy dressed in couture with a crown of flowers, a crystal bottle for her dress, and a crystal shawl. The bottle can be seen in St. Barth from March 31April 27. It will go to the winner in the month of May after the auctioneer confirms the highest bidder. The Manapany will have the bottle from March 31-April 6, then the Sereno A A b b o o u u t t R R a a m m s s a a r r C C o o n n v v e e n n t t i i o o n nSigned in 1971 and enacted in 1975, the Ramsar Convention is an intergovernmental treaty which provides the framework for national action and international cooperation for the conservation and wise use of wetlands and their resources.There are presently 158 countries signatory to the convention, compared to 119 in 2000, with 1722 wetland sites, totaling 160 million hectares, while in 2000 there were just 1021 sites. There were 18 countries that signed the convention in 1971. Thirty-six Swedes were welcomed to Saint Barth on Tuesday by Nils Dufau, a territorial council member who also represents ASBAS, the Saint BarthSweden Friendship Association. With an average age of 60, these visitors came to Saint Barth with Leif Hubertsson and his company, Caribbean Picture and Travel, which has organized trips to Saint Barth during Easter vacation for the past 21 years. During a cocktail reception, Dufau briefly recapped the history of Saint BarthŽlemy during its Swedish area, and explained the island's recent political evolution. Next Friday the group will head to Saint Martin for the second part of its Caribbean vacation, with a week's stay punctuated by two days tripsÑto Saba and Anguilla. from April 7-13, Le Toiny from April 14-20, and finally Nikki Beach restaurant in St. Jean until April 27. Christian Lacroix's Evian Haute Couture At Auction In Saint Barth VŠlkommen!1 1 8 8St Barth Weekly n¡145

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Following shows by Terry O'Neill and Richard Prince, the Eden Rock hotel recently hosted a show by the wellknown New York painter Will Cotton. After a threeweek residency at the hotel over looking Saint Jean bay, the artist has gone back to New York but the work he did in Saint Barth can seen at Jane's Gallery for a few more days. Known for his sumptuous paintings brimming with candy, chocolate, and other sugary treats, as well as landscapes with nude women, Will Cotton did not change his style for his show in Saint Barth. With names such as Ribbon Candy and Candy Palm, the nine oils-onpaper presented at Jane's Gallery are an invitation into a world of voluptuous confections. For the artist, this residency also allowed him the opportunity to expand his style: "While at the Eden Rock I had the chance to try out some techniques and ideas I'd been thinking about for some time. All the pieces I made there are essentially oil sketches on paper, several of them in full color, which was a new experiment for me. I continued working on the theme of adornment with four new pictures of models in various kinds of sweet hats," he says. "As a lot of the work I make refers to specific landscapes, I went to St. Barth hoping to be inspired by the local terrain. What I found was that more than anything else, I kept looking up at the sky, and consequently I wound up making a study of clouds as dollops of whipped cream. I also became intrigued with the Eden aspect of palm trees and made several versions of the trees as they might appear in Candy Land". Will Cotton is represented by Mary Boone Gallery in New York, and has exhibited throughout the United States and Europe. His work is currently included in the exhibition "Voyage A Giverny," on view at the Musee Marmottan Monet, Paris. Will Cotton, Jane's Gallery, Eden Rock Hotel, Saint Jean, Though March 31 Ar t Show Will Cotton At the Eden RockRubbon Candy 2008, oil on paper2 2 0 0St Barth Weekly n¡145

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Au Port 05.90.27 62 36 Bte ˆ Z'Ailes05 90 29 74 09 Carl Gustaf (Le)05.90.29 79 00 CafŽ Victoire05.90.29.02.39 Caviar Island09 90 52 46 11 Do Brazil05.90.29 06 66 Eddy's Restaurant05.90.27 54 17 Jao05.90.29 52 24 La Crperie05 90 27 84 07 La Mandala05.90.27 96 96 La Marine05.90.27 68 91 La Route des Boucaniers05.90.27 73 00 Le Bistro05.90.27 51 51 La Saladerie05 90 27 52 48 Le Sapotiller05.90.27 60 28 O'Corner05.90.51.00.05 Le Vietnam05 90 27 81 37 Pipiri Palace05.90.27 53 20 Repaire des Rebelles 05.90.27 72 48 The Strand05.90.27.63.77 Ti Zouk K'fŽ05 90 27 90 60 Wall House 05.90.27 71 83 Esprit Saline05.90.52 46 10 Grain de Sel05.90.52 46 05 Le Tamarin05 90 27 72 12 Pacri 05.90.29.35.63 K'fŽ Massa•05.90.29 76 78 Le Bouchon05 90 27 79 39 Le Wok 05 90 27 52 52 Le Portugal ˆ St Barth05 90 27 68 59 Le RŽgal05.90.29 85 26 Hostellerie des 3 Forces05 90 27 61 25 Le Ga•ac (H™tel Le Toiny)05.90.27.88 88 Eden Rock05.90.29 79 99 Hideaway05.90.27.63.62 Kiki e Mo05.90.27.70.47 Le Diamant05 90 29 21 97 Le Jardin05 90 27 73 62 Le Glacier05 90 27 71 30 Le Piment05.90.27.53.88 La Plage05.90.27.53.13 Le Cesar05.90.27 70 67 Nikki Beach05.90.27.64.64 "Z"05 90 27 53 00 Ti St-Barth05.90.27 97 71 BartolomŽo (H™tel Guanahani)05.90.27 66 60 Indigo (H™tel Guanahani)05 90 27 66 60 Kazz'n Blues05 90 52 21 26 Restaurant des pcheurs (Le Sereno)05.90.29.83.00 Franois Plantation 05.90.29 80 22 Les Bananiers05.90.27.93.48 Chez Rolande05.90.29 76 78 La Case de l'Ile 05.90.27 61 81 La Langouste05.90.27.63.61 Ta•wana 05.90.27 65 01 Chez Ginette05.90.27.66.11 Chez Yvon05.90.29 86 81 Fellini Ristorante (H™tel Le Manapany)05.90.27.66.55 Santa FŽ05.90.27.61.04 Lurin Anse des Cayes Flamands Colombier Grand Cul de Sac Pointe Milou Saint Jean Toiny Vitet Corossol Lorient Saline GustaviaG GA A S S T T R R O O N N O O M M Y Y

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Live Music Every Evening Lounge mix by Jacques Dumas, 7:30 pm to 1 am, Bar't™, hotel Guanahani, Grand Cul de Sac Alan Landry, piano, 6pm, except Sunday, Kazz'n Blues, Grand Cul de Sac PapaGuyo and Friends, Live Music, at La Plage, St Jean StŽphane Cano, sunset live music, from 6:00 pm Carl Gustav Hotel, Gustavia Through March 30 Darian Cunning Quartet, Indie, Soul, Alternative from 9:00 pm to midnight, Bet'a Z'ailes, Gustavia March 30 April 26 The Ruby Trio combines the soulful voice, the melodic guitar and the infectious groove of percussion from 9:00 pm to midnight, Bet'a Z'ailes, GustaviaLet's Party Thursday March 27 -Cabaret Show at, Le Cesar, Les Hauts de Saint Jean T uesday Chic & Romantic, Jazz blues, Saoul, Ti St Barth, Pointe Milou W ednesday From 60's to the 80's, Funny & Sexy spectacle, Ti St-Barth, Pointe Milou Thursday Angels party, Ti St-Barth, Pointe Milou Sunday Brunch at Manapany, Mix music, from noon to 3:00 pmNight Club Every night K N'B Private Club, Grand Cul de Sac Beach Casa Nikki, Gustavia Yacht Club, Gustavia Bubbles Club, Gustavia Hot Spot CafŽ, Lurin Monday Electro evening, Yacht Club, Gustavia T uesday Caribbean Influence, Yacht Club, Gustavia -Pink Party, dress code white & pink, Casa Nikki, Gustavia W ednesday We never know Evening, Yacht Club, Gustavia Thursday Pure House Evening, Yacht Club, GustaviaFashion Show Everyday 1:302 pm, Case de l'”le, Isle de France, Flamands 1.30pm & 8:30pm, fashion show featuring Wild Side, La Plage, St Jean Every T uesday 6:30 pm, H™tel Isle de France Boutique, Flamands 9:30 pm, Fashion Show Ti St Barth, Pointe MilouExhibitions Through March 31 Sue Mcnally at Les Artisans, Gustavia Gerald Tessier, Photography, Toiny Hotel March 28April 4 3 artist : Varachez, Franck, VŽronique VanderNoot at Galerie Porta 34, Gustavia Yves Nadal at Art Gallery Carole G, Gustavia Gerald Tessier, Photography, Toiny Hotel Bruno Prost, "Cactus made in St Barth" Wall House Restaurant, Gustavia Alain le Chatelier, Les Artisans, Gustavia Rose Murray at Comptoir du Cigare, Gustavia Dave Stevenson Jewelry & sculpture les Artisans, GustaviaT TI I M M E EO OU U T T W W h h e e r r e e t t o o g g o o d d a a n n c c i i n n g g ? ? S S e e e e a a n n a a r r t t e e x x h h i i b b i i t t ? ? L L i i s s t t e e n n t t o o l l i i v v e e m m u u s s i i c c ? ? T T i i m m e e O O u u t t k k e e e e p p s s y y o o u u u u p p t t o o d d a a t t e e o o n n l l o o c c a a ll h h a a p p p p e e n n i i n n g g s s . . L L e e t t ' ' s s p p a a r r t t y y ! ! St Barth Weekly n¡1452 2 3 3 March 24-30 Evan Goodrow, Bet'a Z'ailes, Gustavia Special events 13th Edition of the Bucket : 29 boats including Thursday, March 27 to Sunday March 30 : Thursday, March 27 Captains' briefing Friday, March 28 1st regatta, start at 11am Saturday, March 29 2ndregatta, start at 11am Sunday, March 30 3rdregatta, start at 11am 6pm: Awards ceremony Through March 31 Will Cotton, Jane's Gallery, Eden Rock Hotel, Saint Jean. H™tel Baie des Anges • Flamands • 0590 27 63 61 Michel and his staff are happy to welcome you to their pool-side restaurant for lunch & dinner. Lobsters Fresh From The Tank100 g for 6 euros

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2 2 4 4St Barth Weekly n¡145Mia FonssagrivesSolow has joined the collection of contemporary Swedish designers whose work is on display at the Swedish Design Centre of Saint Barth in Saint Jean (www.swedishdesigncentre.com). Launched by Nils and SusannaPassburg, the Swedish Design Centre offers an innovative and unique collection of contemporary and modern classic objects and accessories of Swedish design, heritage, and origin. Mia Fonssagrives-Solow's link to Sweden is through her mother, Lisa Fonssagrives, who was born in Udevalla on the west coast of Sweden, and considered the world's first top model (she married famous photographers Fernand Fonssagrives and Irving Penn). The lines of Mia's work reflect the timeless simplicity of Swedish design while asymmetric shapes add a modern flair to some of the pieces. "We have just one part of her collection, with sterling silver necklaces, bracelets and earrings that are like the pieces of a puzzle pulled apart," says Susanna. "The interesting thing about Mia is that she has taken the formula of some of the great Scandinavian designers such as Georg Jensen and Sigurd Persson and translated it into something new and quite different." In the 1960s Mia Fonssagrives-Solow was in the fashion business in Paris and when she returned to the United States, she became a sculptor, making larger-than-life-size animals and large sculptures too big to fit in most art galleries. In 1984 she began making smaller versions of her work as jewelry and recreated her animal shapes including walking cats, swinging monkeys, butterflies with folded wings, lions'heads, and standing meerkats (African mongooses). Her overall collection includes gold and silver pins, pendants, earrings, cuffs, charm bracelets and charm necklaces. Her work has been seen from Palm Beach to The Hamptons, and she is included in the National Jewelry Institute's 2008 Designer Showcase, which will be seen in various US cities throughout the year. "We also have some of her more eclectic pieces," adds Susanna. "One is a very wide cuff bracelet in solid copper, covered with gold. Then she created the pattern of Sagittarius with small gems like the stars in the constellation." Another bracelet is also a cuff, this time an elephant. "Mia also does these exotic animals," Susanna notes. "At first it looks like a modern design but then you see the sculpted movement of the ears and trunk of the elephant. It's really very beautiful." Mia Fonssagrives-Solow, Swedish Design Center, Les Amandiers gallery, Saint-Jean. swedishdesigncentre.comMia Fonssagrives-Solow's Jewellery At Swedish Design Centre in Saint Barth RESTAURANTLE GAìAC HïTELLETOINY**** LUXEANSEDETOINYTel. Le Ga•ac : 05 90 29 77 47 Email: legaiac@letoiny.com or reservations@letoiny.comFish Market EVERYWEDNESDAYfor lunch, an array of freshly caught local fish, presented on shaved ice to be filleted and grilled to your taste, before your eyes. Freshness and simplicity don't get any better!Menu with appetizer, fresh fish and dessert: 45 Euros per person. BrunchOUR FAMOUS SUNDAYBRUNCHhas an exciting choice of new dishes and salads, still maintaining impeccable service and value. Every Sunday from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm. Brunch without beverage: 43 Euros per person.

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Set amid rows of stately palms, sweet-smelling bougainvillea and brightly colored hibiscus, the eleven villas are located within steps of St. Jean beach, one of the most beautiful beaches on the island. At Les Islets, the ambiance is one of total relaxation, from a day at the beach, sitting by the pool, or enjoying a morning coffee or afternoon drinks in the outside living room at case Punch.Ž Les Ilets de la Plage Plage de St. Jean Tel: +590 590 27 88 57 Fax: +590 590 27 88 58 ilets-plage@wanadoo.fr www.lesilets.com Les Î lets de la Plage T oes in the sand...estled in lush tropical vegetation, Les Ilets de la Plage offers a warm, informal lifestyle with a tropical flair. Our comfortably appointed villas open into pretty gardens or directly onto the beach. Photos ©Olivier Rocques Texte : ©Odile Habel N

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2 2 8 8St Barth Weekly n¡145 Stay in touch WHEREVER YOU ARE EVERY FRIDAY ATwww.stbarthweekly.com "Richard and I would like to thank all the people who so generously supported our recent St Bart's Fundraiser for Senator Barack Obama. It was so exciting to see how many people turned out and contributed to the campaign of this remarkable man. Thanks to all of you for your enthusiam and support. And thanks especially to St Barth Weekly, both the French and english editions, for their excellent coverage of our fundraiser. This indeed is not only a beautiful island, but a generous one, as well." Richard Branson, Boston Lucy Salenger, ChicagoLetter to the EditorCeramic signs marking access to the six principal beaches of Saint Barth should be put into place by the beginning of the summer. The island recently voted to commission VŽronique VanderNoot, who initiated the project, to make the signs. She had the idea in noting that the access to the beaches was not well indicated. VŽronique VanderNoot, an accomplished artist who has won the St. Barth painting competition and created the pottery studio Blue Gecko, decided to propose an artistic solution to the problem. Each signÑmeasuring 24 x 36"Ñwill be made of 15 ceramic tiles on which the artist painted the various beaches. "The sign is a representation of what can be seen from the beach. They have the island or islands that can be seen from there as well as an element that has significance for each beach. For Lorient, I added a turtle as they are frequently seen there. You can also recognize a piece of the surfers'cabin. The name of the beach will always be in navy blue and the other colors are those of the water and the sand." Once painted, the tiles will be fired for 24 hours then mounted in a marine wood frame that should withstand the exterior weather conditions. The beaches selected Saint Jean (airport side), Lorient, Salines, Gouverneur, Shell Beach, and Flamands. Using the same technique, VŽronique designs similar ceramic signs for villas and recently completed a large-format signÑ36 x 48" Ñ for AJOE. Under construction is another one for the elementary school in Colombier, which Veronique is volunteering to make with the students. Beautiful Signs To Mark Access To The Beaches

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LUXURY OCEANFRONT VILLAFOR SALE Classified ads Real EstateFor sale, a 3 bedroom villa with pool with beautiful view situated on the hillside of Vitet. Very interesting price. Not to be missed. Contact St. Barth Property/ Sotheby's International Realty : 0590 29 75 05 For sale, a land with dramatic view situated in DŽvŽ with a building permit for a 2 bedroom villa with pool. Contact St. Barth Property /Sotheby's International Realty : 0590 29 75 05 Marigot: Very nice 2 bedroom appartment like a small house, recently renovated, nice decor and paintings, large view on Tortue Island and Marigot Bay. Contact Immobarth Agency Beno”t Loriou: 06 90 465 833 Vitet: Breathtaking view above Toiny and Petit Cul de Sac, facing the ocean, uphill. For this charming villa with 3 bedrooms, 4 bath, pool, deck, large piece of land sqm 2 200. Contact : Immobarth Agency /Beno”t Loriou: 06 90 465 833 Extremely Rare.Spacious apartment 3 bedrooms, office andpool. Seaview on Eden Rock Hotel. Contact : Immobarth Agency / Christophe Sachot : 05 90 519 519. LandFor sale, 3 lands with very beautiful views, situated in a subdivision on the hillside of Lurin. Contact St. Barth Property/Sotheby's International Realty : 0590 29 75 05 Anse des Cayes : Beautiful piece of land, nice view on the ocean, Building permit for a 3 bedroom villa with large pool. Size about sqm 600. Contact Immobarth Agency / Beno”t Loriou: 06 90 465 833 ExchangeVacation house exchange wanted. 1 or 2 weeks in St Barts in Jan,Feb or March 2009 in exchange for our Nantucket homein July, Aug or Sept2008.email Bruce.atlantic@gmail.com Solution Check the solutions to the Sudoku page 26 HoroscopeARIES (March 21April 19) :Concentrate on yourself or your work. Changes in your domestic scene are evident. Reciprocate by offering helpful hints. Visit friends or relatives who have been confirmed.T AURUS (Apr . 21may 21) : Relationships will be erratic this week. Although up setting, changes in your domestic situation will be favorable. Your fight for those less fortunate is not likely to end in sweet victory. Look into real estate.GEMINI (May 22-June 21) : Be careful if a friend asks you for advice. Based on your excitement, serious-minded individuals will be more than interested in backing your ideas. You are best to be discreet. You can get ahead if you present your ideas to superiors.CANCER (June 22-July 22) : You should spend your day trying to get things completed at work. Strengthen your position among your peers. Compromising could be on the agenda this week. Don't hesitate to present your unique ideas.LEO (July 23-Aug 22) : You will profit from home improvement projects and real estate deals. Look after financial transactions this week. Don't overspend on luxury items. Time is money and you must be ready to take action in order to reach your highest potential.VIRGO (Aug. 23 -Sept. 23) : Nagging has never been something that you could tolerate, and it's once again driving you into a lonely state of affairs. Someone you work with could try to undermine you. Keep an eye on your weight. Don't let anyone take credit for a job you did.LIBRA (Sept. 24 -Oct. 23) : You should visit a friend or relative who hasn't been well. Be sure to organize events that will keep the children busy. This will not be the day to lend money to friends or family. Creative endeavors will give you somewhat of an outlet.SCORPIO (Oct. 24 Nov . 22) :Don't let your jealousy be the reason for a decaying relationship. You can't do everything on your own. You may be confused regarding your love life. You will upset your partner if you have spent money on things that aren't necessary.SAGITT ARIUS (Nov . 23 -Dec. 21) : Don't rely on others to do your work. Be prepared for an active but rewarding day. Be careful while traveling. Go out shopping this week.CAPRICORN (Dec 22.Jan. 20) :Include friends and family members in your redecorating plans. You can make amends by taking them somewhere special. Someone you work with may be trying to make you look bad. Be prepared to encounter new friendships that will provide you with valuable information. AQUARIUS (Jan. 21 -Feb. 19) : Social activity with friends and relatives will be most successful. Deep discussions may only lead to friction. You will earn recognition for the work you are doing. You will have a little more energy than usual. PISCES (Feb. 20 March 20) : You need activity. This is a turning point. You're eager to learn. Refrain from arguing with your mate. BPL: 4 brand-new, tastefully designed condos, located in Lorient, onlya few yards from the beach. From 650 000 to 740 000 HMW: Quartier du Roy, 0.49 acre lot with a certificate of urbanism. Quiet area and gorgeous ocean views. Price: 1 865 000 CDS: Beautiful land located high on the hillside overlooking Grand Cul de Sac on about half an acre, 180¡ degree ocean view. Building permit. Price 2 900 000 Tel. : 05 90 29 88 91 www.sibarth.com2 bedrooms 2,5 baths with stunning view Exquisite furnishing and decor, among the finest on island Very quiet yet close to airport and Gustavia. Also available 3000m2hillside land with permit Amazing view001 610 587 7441 and 001 610 775 1553. or visit our website : www.stbartvilla.com

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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 company Winair05 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 St Bar th Shuttle (Bus Service) 05 90 29 44 19 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 Sunday 8:30am Gustavia05 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 Les Jardins de St Jean 97133 St BarthelemyTél.: 05 90 27 67 70 Fax : 05 90 27 84 40 bertaux348@foncia.fr Olivia : 06 90 57 76 86 GROUPE FONCIA For sale, nice three bedrooms property located in a quiet area near the beach, pool, terrace, a part of the land could be sold without the villa. Contact us for more information For sale, large property in the private subdivision Petite Saline Ideal investment for renting return. Price: 2.025.000Euros Including agency fees Carte professionnelle 06-039 T/G/S Caisse de garantie SOCAMAB