Here is a synopsis of our effort at the Six Meter World Cup sailed in Helsinki August 8-12. Bottom line is that Lucie- US 55- is a fantastic boat and did quite well for us.
We did better than could be expected.
Finished 6th overall in combined fleet of “Classic” + “Vintage” Six Meters ( we were sailing a boat that was a “Vintage” boat, ie older design and therefore theoretically slower than anything designed after 1936 ) out of 45 boats
Of the 7 races scored, our last four finishes were 9th, 4th , 2nd + 2nd out of 45. We were just starting to hit our groove….
We beat the next boat in the “Vintage ” classification by 67 points
We beat the next boat sailing for the Baum + Konig Trophy ( wood masts and dacron sails ) by 47 points I believe
It was a great regatta. The race committee did a good job in very trying and windy conditions. Helsinki is a neat city. Finnish folks are very friendly and nice to Americans.
More photos by Erik Lähteenmäki. sailpix.pp.fi