6mR World Championship – Final Results


After exciting 10 days in Gluecksburg with some training days, an unscheduled mast repair, the Robbe & Berking Sterling cup and finally four regatta days counting towards the 2013 6mR World Championship we have final results:

LUCIE – the 1931 Clinton Crane designed and Nevins built 6 Metre with sail number US55 – successfully defended her title of fastest Rule II 6 Metre Yacht and was again awarded the KSSS trophy (Royal Swedish Yacht Club). Sailing as an original Rule II boat not only means an older design to bottom and keel but also means that LUCIE still sails with all wooden spars, dacron sails, no self tailing winches or even cam cleats on deck.

Almost more important than winning of the Rule II World Championship is the fact that LUCIE took two first places out of the overall only five races in this regatta. No other boat in the field of 23 classic 6 Metre Yachts managed to achieve this – it also was the first time for LUCIE since her restoration in 2010/2011 that she performed this strong in an international regatta event.

Overall LUCIE came in 5th boat out of 23 Classic 6 Metres – all four boats ranking higher than LUCIE are Rule III boats. LUCIE is coming into striking distance, even without laminated sails on Aluminum spars… Below are the full list of results:

LUCIE was also awarded the prestigious Baum & K├Ânig trophy for most original boat. This trophy was now awarded for a second time in a row to LUCIE after her debut performance in Helsinki at the 2011 at the World Championship. The Trophy is given to enhance the aesthetic spectacle of the Class and to motivate owners to compete in international competitions of the Class with yachts restored and kept to their original configurations – with the use of original materials in construction of the hull, deck and rigging as well as with classic sails, period hardware and the use of a racing flag.

LUCIE is now back on her way home to the US where she will head for the off-season. But preparations for next years European Championship in Falmouth, UK have already started…

Best,
Jens

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