The breathtaking 42-meter (138-foot) schooner Mariette of 1915 seized the top prize at the 2012 Pendennis Cup regatta, sailed July 2-7 in Falmouth Bay on England’s extreme southwest coast. Mariette bested the fleet of 13 yachts that competed in the third biennial edition of the event. The regatta is organized by Pendennis Shipyard.
The Bucket started 25 years ago in Nantucket as a low-key gentleman’s race with a mere seven boats. Since, the phenomenon of the Bucket has transcended racing. It is a giant commotion and celebration of all things yachting—wind, water, elegance, luxury, freedom and unadulterated fun.
The Bucket has morphed from its casual origin 25 years ago in Nantucket when there were a mere seven boats and it was a low-key gentleman’s race. This year the Bucket organizers decided to cap the event at 47 boats, the largest number ever, and there were at least a half-dozen on the waiting list. Competition is keen, but the Bucket’s mantra has always been, “Win the party.”