Lucie + 6 Meter World Championships

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.


  1. Wilmot V. (Jerry) Castle Jr. says

    I’m e-mailing you for my father, Wilmot V. (Jerry) Castle Jr., who would like to congratulate Lucie on her outstanding results in the 6 meter Worlds Championships. My grandfather and father owned Lucie (then Stork) for approximately 20 years from 1940 until 1960. Two years ago my father and brother Ted visited Brion Rieff Boat Builder in Maine to see Lucie being rebuild. It was a tremendous thrill for my father. A month ago my father celebrated his 90th birthday with family and friends. He spends his time now quietly reminiscing about old memories many of which include those great 6 meter days. He enjoyed looked at the wonderful photos of US55 on your website and hearing about your success.
    Bob & Jerry Castle

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