|The Atlantic Cup presented by 11th Hour Racing completed its second leg of offshore racing with #116 –JeffreyMacFarlane.com crossing the Jamestown FiSH Finish line first with an elapsed time of 29 hours 51 minutes 07 seconds on Sunday, May 18, to complete the 231 nautical mile leg from New York Harbor to Newport, R.I. In the closest offshore leg finish in Atlantic Cup history, JeffreyMacFarlane.com beat out #54 Dragon (29:52:27) by 1 minute 20 seconds.
The second leg of the Atlantic Cup set sail at 12:05 p.m. ET on Saturday, May 18th from New York Harbor en route to Newport with international competitors from the USA, Belgium and Canada. The leg was really a duel between Dragon and JeffreyMacFarlane from the start and both teams were within sight of each other for the duration of the race. Coming into Narragansett Bay racing was incredibly tense for both teams as 116-JeffreyMacFarlane.com and 54-Dragon crossed each other in match racing mode.
JeffreyMacFarlane.com skipper Jake Arcand: “We could see Dragon almost the whole night except for after dark for a couple of hours where we could barely see their masthead. Our plan [coming into the finish] was just to cover. If they were going to go around the backside of Block Island we were going to go around the backside…At Point Judith we were not more than a boat length apart from each other.”
JeffreyMacFarlane skipper Jeff MacFarlane: “It feels great to win, especially after the last leg where we had some boat troubles.”
For all of the results and to view the race tracker replay please visit HERE.