Happy New Year, rolling in St. Bart’s
Why were nearly 100 megayachts anchored off St. Bart’s last night, instead of cuddling up in lovely Gustavia for the New Year’s Eve party? Well, apparently it was quite rough down there, and even the vessels that had already made it into the inner harbor were asked to leave because of the swell. Which must have made for a hellacious scene…
Now, I’m not the sort of fella who laughs at the thought of Lindsey Lohan getting rolled around as she Twittered pictures of herself in a bikini. Nor am I concerned about whether or not Puff Daddy really did get married on the island last night. And it’s true that some of rich and famous probably found posh berths ashore, like Roman Abramovich, who now has an estate there, as well as his 377′ Pelorus (check the slideshow!). But I sure would like to hear about the adventures in seamanship that were no doubt experienced by many of the crews faced with big seas, big boats, and big celebrities on a big night. Maybe my friends at CharterWave and/or Megayacht News will collect some stories?
MarineTraffic.com, incidentally, has good AIS coverage for this area, and it’s coming from volunteer receivers (as discussed earlier this week). It’s handy if you’re sitting in Maine, waiting for a foot or more of snow, and wondering what Beyonce is up to. Happy New Year to all!
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