The seventh edition of Les Voiles de St. Barth is underway, with racing taking place around the French island of Saint-Barthélemy and the various smaller islands and rock outcroppings that surround it.

Plenty of recognizable names are taking part, including 100-foot speed machine Comanche and the mighty multihull Phaedo3.

The new 100-foot technological wonder Galateia is racing; along with an excellent gathering of three Volvo boats (Brunel, SFS and Ambersail, with Bouwe Bekking, Lionel Pean and Linas Ivanauskas in charge, respectively); two Maxi 72s (Dieter Schoen’s Momo and George Sakellaris’s Proteus); the 94′ Windfall(Tim Goodbody); 92-foot La Bête (Yves Montanari); and 82′ Highland Fling XI(Irvine Laidlaw).

Take a look at these images by photographer Christophe Jouanay to get a taste of the action.

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