Crew

Craig Healy skipper Lucie 6-metre

Craig Healy

Craig Healy

Craig didn’t come from a “sailing family” but lived near the water growing up. At age 15 he was drawn to sail by “the ever-changing variables of wind and water, and competing against others in a dynamic environment.” Craig won national and North American titles in the Laser, Finn, Soling and 6-Metre classes, and competed in the Soling as a crew in the 2000 Sydney Olympics. Craig also navigated on the 12-Metre USA in the 1987 America’s Cup trials, skippered by Tom Blackaller. Craig and his wife Pam have three adult children and live in Tiburon, Calif., where Craig has a general dentistry practice. Craig first sailed Lucie at the 2018 European Championship, and says, “I love the boat and we are all very grateful to Matt Brooks and Pam Levy for the opportunity to sail her. She is a true classic,” he adds. “Before her, I never fully appreciated how great a self-tailing winch or cam cleat was.”

 

Tom Ducharme 6-Metre Lucie

Tom Ducharme

Tom Ducharme

Family adventures started Tom into sailing, and after his brother went to sail at St. Francis Yacht Club and began to get into racing, Tom followed. Over time, that led to a remarkable career including two America’s Cup campaigns, three Admiral’s Cups, a Southern Cross Series and countless races to Mexico. Tom is a member of the St. Francis Yacht Club and lives in Walnut Creek, Calif., working as a general contractor. Of Lucie, he says, “Treat her right, and she will treat you right.”

 

John Hayes 6-Metre Lucie

John Hayes

John Hayes

John brings many years of race experience to the Lucie program, including crewing on owner Matt Brooks’ yawl of similar vintage, Dorade, since 2012. He has sailed at a high level with multiple programs on inshore and offshore boats ranging from small one-designs to maxis. He has helped teams win major ocean races and a number of national, international and world championships in smaller boats. John lives in Milford, Conn., the same town in which he grew up, and is an avid skier.

 

Isabelle du Moulin 6 Metre Lucie

Isabelle du Moulin

Isabelle du Moulin

Isabelle says she doesn’t have Olympic regattas or America’s Cups under her belt like her teammates, but comes by her passion for sailing naturally. Her parents used to strap her car seat to the mast of their Folkboat during Wednesday night races on San Francisco Bay. She still races Folkboats with her dad when not sailing with other top programs out of St. Francis Yacht Club at the Rolex Big Boat Series and other events with the likes of Pam Healy and Charlie Enright. Isabelle says racing aboard Lucie in France in 2018 at the 6-Metre Europeans was another huge highlight. In 2019, she expects to sail not only with Lucie at the World Championship, but also in the Transpac race to Hawaii. Isabelle lives in Point Richmond, Calif., and is studying to become a nurse. She is loving the chance to learn from Lucie’s fantastic crew, coaches, and boatbuilders, as well as Lucie herself, and is intrigued by the marriage on display of the highly competitive world of international racing with the special breed of elegance and hard work that comes with racing beautiful wooden boats like Lucie.

 

Keith Stahnky 6 metre Lucie

Keith Stahnky

Keith Stahnke

Keith moved from the beaches of San Diego up to Sausalito at age 9. His father bought a wood sailboat, which taught him about varnishing, painting and helping out. Since then, Keith has raced 50 years on the smallest dinghies to maxi sleds, from windsurfers to wood schooners, and treasures as lifelong friends some of the best sailors in the world. He has national and Pacific Coast championships to his credit and has earned world championship titles in International 14s, Etchells and Farr 40s. Keith still lives in Sausalito and enjoys mountain and road bike riding.

 

Jens Lange, Baltic Boat Works

Jens Lange, Baltic Boat Works

Jens Lange

Jens Lange owns and operates Baltic Boat Works, LLC out of Newport, RI where he and his team specialize in restoration, maintenance and race performance of classic yachts. Jens is actively racing in the Narragansett Bay Herreshoff S-Class and occasionally takes a turn on 6-Metres. He started sailing decades ago in the Baltic, still frequents the Mediterranean, and sailed for some years on the Great Lakes, including the Mackinac races. Jens is a native of Germany and a graduate of the International Yacht Restoration School in Newport, RI.