This year’s Newport Bucket Regatta, which was held from August 21 to 24, saw the majestic 52m (169’) charter yacht Meteor place first in her class and second overall. Luxury sailing yacht Meteor is a beautiful gaff schooner, built by the prominent Dutch shipyard Royal Huisman in 2007.
Despite a five-minute penalty for an over-enthusiastic start in Race 2, impressive teamwork aboard the magnificent 52m (169ft) gaff schooner Meteor resulted in a highly consistent 2-2-1 scorecard, enabling her to seize First in Class and Second Overall at the 2014 Newport Bucket Regatta.
Given that the 2014 Nantucket featured “the greatest concentration of Bucket top performers of any Bucket regatta ever” (Hank Halsted’s blog) this is an impressive performance for any yacht and especially so for a modern classic such as superyacht Meteor.
Of course, Meteor yacht’s power and speed are not entirely unknown in Bucket circles: she won the St Barths Bucket outright (First in Class and First Overall) in 2009; and she was First in Class at Newport in 2010.