In the aftermath of hurricanes Irma and Maria that devastated the Caribbean, it has been amazing to see how many people have stepped up to help the battered islands and displaced people get back on their feet and rebuild. This story from the San Francisco Chronicle is another great example.
Jimmy Buffett knows all about hurricanes and sailing, so it’s appropriate that the singer-songwriter has been enlisted to help promote a regatta on the Caribbean island of St. Barts and show that life is returning to normal after a direct hit from Hurricane Irma in September. Buffett will serve as U.S. ambassador for the Les Voiles de Saint-Barth, April 8-14, 2018, a mainstay on the Caribbean yacht racing circuit.
“I sailed into the harbor in 1978 and it’s always kind of been my second Caribbean home, after Florida,” Buffett said by phone from New York, where he’s getting ready for the Broadway premiere of his musical, “Escape to Margaritaville.” ”My kids all kind of grew up down there. I have a fond attachment from those early days. I’ve seen it in a lot of phases and I think it’s one of the most unique spots on the planet.” Read more.