One could not pick a better way to wrap up the 2018 racing season than by racing the J Class yacht Topaz in the Voiles de St. Tropez. We were placed in the modern IRC class with 24 other yachts, but mainly focussed on the boat similar to us, our rival J Class Valsheda. We had some great racing all week, and managed to beat them, finish 9th in class, and win the Loro Piana Trophy for top Superyacht.
The Voiles de St. Tropez is truly one of our sports greatest festivals of sailing, combining modern race yachts with some of the most elegant classics afloat. Everyday was a sight to be seen with the horizon filled with the full spectrum of racing to classic yachts. And all in the quaint and beautiful town of St. Tropez.
Thank you Topaz and team for a fantastic year. Now it’s time to head back to my lovely Virgin Islands for some time off.
And a special thanks to my partners Outremer, North Sails, Mastervolt, B&G, Harken, and Marina Menorca.