LUCIE Update: September 23

By Jens Lange:

LUCIE is all packed up and ready to go home! I saw the sunrise at the Yacht Club while breaking down our base camp and finished LUCIE right about sunset at the Lynnwood Marina.

As per usual after these events the early bird is clearly favored, the line for mast crane and boat haul out got longer as the day went on – getting LUCIE over there yesterday after the race with all sails already in the boat and docking her right in front of the mast crane was the key for today – I did not spend a single minute waiting!

LUCIE will most likely cross the border back into the US by Tuesday next week and should be in Bristol in about ten days.

Thanks for a great event – yes, some people need to go back to 6 Metre school, but we had a lot of fun, you guys raced hard and we met some great folks!

LUCIE in Vancouver

LUCIE was successfully delivered to Vancouver where the team will prepare her for the 6 Metre Worlds, which kick off on Friday.

Full update on the boat from Jens Lange:

“For my first day in Vancouver, I found LUCIE at Lynnwood Marine where she was supposed to be, and spent my day unpacking her from her travel suit, getting the spars unpacked. From there, I spent a few hours getting the mast dressed. LUCIE is all cleared up and prepared for launching, which will take place today followed by a tow over to the Royal Vancouver Yacht Club.

“I also checked out the Yacht Club, docks and facilities. All is fine there. It’s a very large marina so bring your hiking shoes. All the 6 Metres are docked in the order of when they were built, which is pretty neat. The docks are also shared with the local sea otters. I put up LUCIE’s dock box and got the first load of gear moved onto the dock. It will get pretty crowded in a few days.”

Shipyard Update: August 25

LUCIE left the Baltic Boat Works building and is on her way to Hinckley Shipyard, where she will be loaded onto the air-ride flatbed tomorrow before heading west to Vancouver, Canada for the 2017 Six Metre World Championships. From there, it is on to San Francisco for the St. Francis Yacht Club Fall Six Metre Regatta and Six Metre North American Championships.