The day began with bacon, eggs & fried bread and we didn't get going until around noon, setting full sails for the first time for the fast passage back to St. Martin. As we rounded the headland we saw part of the Les Voiles de St. Barths regatta fleet coming right at us from the direction we were headed. I opted to avoid the majority of the fleet and not to steal any of their wind by remaining somewhat downwind of the racers, so we didn't get to see the upwind sides of the boats with all the competitors on the railings, but it was still an impressive spectacle to see these specialist racers at work.
Our sail was spirited as well, we rarely went under 9 knots and although we never broke 10 knots it was a very fast sail back. Once we turned the corner of St. Martin opposite from Tintamarre the winds died but we were soon back in the Grand Case bay and safely anchored.
My friends debarked with their belongings and we met up later for a final sun downer aboard Zanshin before heading to the Grand Case docks for the short walk to Calmos Café where we had a big dinner on the final night.

Phaedo 3 disappearing behind Sea Owl Phaedo 3 zipped past Anse Colombier on St. Barths so quickly that I only got my camera out as it was sailing behind the megayacht Sea Owl.
(2015-04-15 12:47:27 NIKON D7100 with a "70.0-300.0 mm f/4.5-5.6" lens. [f/11.0, 1/400s] ISO 100)
Phaedo 3 disappearing behind Sea Owl
FRA 22 at Les Voiles de St. Barths Sailing between Ile Fourchue and St. Barths
(2015-04-15 13:06:02 NIKON D7100 with a "70.0-300.0 mm f/4.5-5.6" lens. [f/11.0, 1/400s] ISO 100)
FRA 22 at Les Voiles de St. Barths
GER 5822 at Les Voiles de St. Barths Between St. Barths and Ile Fourchue
(2015-04-15 13:10:00 NIKON D7100 with a "70.0-300.0 mm f/4.5-5.6" lens. [f/9.0, 1/320s] ISO 100)
GER 5822 at Les Voiles de St. Barths
USA 12358 at Les Voiles de St. Barths Comanche racing between St. Barths and Ile Fourchue
(2015-04-15 13:09:34 NIKON D7100 with a "70.0-300.0 mm f/4.5-5.6" lens. [f/6.3, 1/640s] ISO 100)
USA 12358 at Les Voiles de St. Barths
Les Voiles de St. Barths competitor Les Voiles de St. Barths competitor
(2015-04-15 13:13:55 NIKON D7100 with a "70.0-300.0 mm f/4.5-5.6" lens. [f/9.0, 1/320s] ISO 100)
Les Voiles de St. Barths competitor
Rambler at Les Voiles de St. Barths Rambler with full crew complement between St. Barths and Ile Fourchue
(2015-04-15 13:12:04 NIKON D7100 with a "70.0-300.0 mm f/4.5-5.6" lens. [f/6.3, 1/640s] ISO 100)
Rambler at Les Voiles de St. Barths
Making the turn at Les Voiles de St. Barths Several racers, including Rambler, making the mark during the Les Voiles de St. Barths race
(2015-04-15 13:11:17 NIKON D7100 with a "70.0-300.0 mm f/4.5-5.6" lens. [f/6.3, 1/640s] ISO 100)
Making the turn at Les Voiles de St. Barths
Aragon at Les Voiles de St. Barths Aragon's clean decks and fast speed are impressive.
(2015-04-15 13:49:01 NIKON D7100 with a "70.0-300.0 mm f/4.5-5.6" lens. [f/9.0, 1/320s] ISO 100)
Aragon at Les Voiles de St. Barths
Trimaran at Les Voiles de St. Barths Trimaran at Les Voiles de St. Barths
(2015-04-15 13:15:34 NIKON D7100 with a "70.0-300.0 mm f/4.5-5.6" lens. [f/6.3, 1/640s] ISO 100)
Trimaran at Les Voiles de St. Barths
GBR 23N at Les Voiles de St. Barths GBR 23N at Les Voiles de St. Barths
(2015-04-15 13:46:14 NIKON D7100 with a "70.0-300.0 mm f/4.5-5.6" lens. [f/9.0, 1/320s] ISO 100)
GBR 23N at Les Voiles de St. Barths
USA 60010 at Les Voiles de St. Barths USA 60010 at Les Voiles de St. Barths
(2015-04-15 13:43:21 NIKON D7100 with a "70.0-300.0 mm f/4.5-5.6" lens. [f/9.0, 1/320s] ISO 100)
USA 60010 at Les Voiles de St. Barths
Gunbboat G4 USA 4001 at Les Voiles de St. Barths Gunbboat G4 USA 4001 at Les Voiles de St. Barths
(2015-04-15 13:36:16 NIKON D7100 with a "70.0-300.0 mm f/4.5-5.6" lens. [f/9.0, 1/320s] ISO 100)
Gunbboat G4 USA 4001 at Les Voiles de St. Barths
G4 Gunboat at Les Voiles de St. Barths lifting a hull at the races
(2015-04-15 13:35:39 NIKON D7100 with a "70.0-300.0 mm f/4.5-5.6" lens. [f/6.3, 1/640s] ISO 100)
G4 Gunboat at Les Voiles de St. Barths
NED 8313 at Les Voiles de St. Barths NED 8313 at Les Voiles de St. Barths
(2015-04-15 13:48:49 NIKON D7100 with a "70.0-300.0 mm f/4.5-5.6" lens. [f/8.0, 1/250s] ISO 100)
NED 8313 at Les Voiles de St. Barths
USA 45 at Les Voiles de St. Barths USA 45 at Les Voiles de St. Barths
(2015-04-15 13:27:02 NIKON D7100 with a "70.0-300.0 mm f/4.5-5.6" lens. [f/6.3, 1/640s] ISO 100)
USA 45 at Les Voiles de St. Barths
 
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