Greetings from the Six Metre Worlds

The 6 metre Worlds wrapped up yesterday in La Trinite Sur La Mer. The awards ceremony is tonight and we hope to return home tomorrow with all of the trophies we won in previous competitions (more on that following tonight’s festivities). As in past regattas, Lucie and her crew did better and better with each race — best of all in light air. In the last two races she passed competitors going downwind in the final few hundred yards, keeping Jens and I on the edges of our seats to the very finish!

In what has become an annual tradition for the entire community of racers, we celebrated Lucie’s birthday with refreshments on the dock immediately following a full day of sailing. Lucie added to the celebratory mood by coming in first in the day’s final race. We were joined by our wonderful local hosts, Christine and Bertrand de Broves, along with the mayor of La Trinite Sur La Mer, Jean-Fran├žois Guezet and a band of local pipers who accompanied us in singing Happy Birthday. — Pam

1 At the Lucie Party with the Mayor and Our Host Family
At the Lucie Party with the Mayor and Our Host Family

2 Event Organizer Pierre Yves
Event Organizer – Pierre Yves

3 Pam and Matt at the Lucie Party
Pam and Matt at the Lucie Party

4 Mayor of La Trinite Sur La Mer
Mayor of La Trinite Sur La Mer

5 The crew dinner
The crew dinner

6 Toasting Lucie's Birthday
Toasting Lucie’s Birthday

7 With our wonderful hostest Christine
With our wonderful hostest Christine

8 Lucie in her birthday finery
Lucie in her birthday finery

9 A fanfare for Lucie
A fanfare for Lucie

10 Beautiful at 84
Beautiful at 84

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