Atlantic Cup heads to Newport

Published on May 17th, 2014

New York, NY (May 17, 2014) – Five doublehanded teams from the United States and Canada started the 2014 Atlantic Cup presented by 11th Hour Racing at 12:05 ET today in a southwest 6-8 knot breeze with flood current on the New York side and ebb current on the New Jersey side. This is the second leg, extending 240 miles from New York City to Newport, RI.

At the start Pleiad Racing was first across followed by Leg 1 winner Gryphon Solo 2. A huge right shift on the New Jersey coast benefited both Dragon and The Leg 2 course will take teams down the New Jersey coast to a turning mark near Barnegat. Once the teams make the turn they’ll head north for Newport, RI.

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Report by event media.

Background: The Atlantic Cup starts in Charleston, SC on May 10 for the 685-mile doublehanded leg to New York City. Following a brief stop-over in New York City, doublehanded teams begin on May 17 to race a 240-mile leg to Newport, RI. The third and final leg consists of two days (May 24-25) of inshore racing in Newport with a crew of six. The team with the combined highest score from the three legs will be the Atlantic Cup Champion. The prize purse for the Atlantic Cup is $15,000.

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