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Eärendil Wins 2018 Atlantic Cup

        Eärendil wins 2018 Atlantic Cup by One point over Toothface     Catherine Pourre is first woman to win Atlantic Cup PORTLAND, ME (June 10, 2018) –  French/Italian team #145 Eärendil, skippered by Catherine Pourre and Pietro Luciani, captured the 2018 Atlantic Cup as they dominated the two offshore legs and held on to a[…..]

Day One of Inshore Series Kicks Off in Portland

    With variable winds ranging from 7-12 knots of a north, northwesterly breeze, it was a hot match on Casco Bay as the ten boat fleet battled closely to move up the rankings in the 2018 Atlantic Cup Inshore Series. Amhas took the first race on their home while Angola Cables crossed the finish line first[…..]

North Sails Expert Leg 2 Review

North Sails President Ken Read Provides His Outlook On The Second Leg Of The Atlantic Cup Leg two has been a terrific test for these crews. As predicted, quite the opposite journey from the first 600 miles, in which we saw fast boat speeds, high winds, and some tough lumps for a few retirees. The[…..]

Toothface II and Dragon Join Eärendil On The Leg Two Podium

      From the Angola Cables Start Line in New York City, the fleet of Class40s battled upwind to round the virtual mark ‘Point Alpha’ off the Nantucket Shoals. Throughout the race to Portland, competitors fought gusts of up to nearly 40 knots and a steep and choppy sea state that brought physical, mental[…..]

Eärendil Captures Leg 2 to Stay Atop the Standings

          French/Italian Team Eärendil Wins Leg 2: New York-Portland & Maintains Overall Spot Atop the Atlantic Cup Standings  Racing Continues for Rest of Fleet – Expected Arrival Mid-Day through Tuesday evening Portland, ME (June 4, 2018) –  Eärendil skippered by Catherine Pourre of France and Pietro Luciani of Italy won leg two of the Atlantic[…..]

Eärendil Takes The Lead As The Fleet Rounds Point Alpha!

    The 2018 Atlantic Cup fleet is steaming ahead for Portland, Maine after pounding upwind the past 48-hours. Nine boats remain on the racecourse following the decisions made last night by #37 First Light and #81 Esprit Scout to retire from Leg 2 and seek refuge in Newport, Rhode Island in order to further assess their damage.  For[…..]

37 – First Light Retires from Leg 2

At 16h40 Skipper Sam Fitzgerald of #37 First Light made contact with Hugh Piggin, Atlantic Cup Race Director to inform Race Management that it was their intention to regrettably retire from the second offshore leg. Fitzgerald said, “Unfortunately due to significant delimitation to our main sail and further damage to both our solent and staysail[…..]

A Brutal 24 Hours

      Following a light downwind start to the second leg of the 2018 Atlantic Cup, the conditions have deteriorated making it a brutal 24-hours for the teams. The crews are currently battling 30 knots of breeze coming from the northeast in what’s been described to us as a horrendous sea state. The Class40[…..]

A Tough Second Leg Awaits The Atlantic Cup Crews!

    In less than 12 hours, the fast-paced action of the Atlantic Cup continues, with the start of Leg 2 in New York Harbor at 14h00 eastern time!  Competitors enjoyed a wonderful time at the New York City stopover, where teams mingled and invited friends, sponsors and families to race in the Pro-Am event and[…..]

North Sails Leg 2 NY-Portland Preview

North Sails President Ken Read Previews Leg 2 New York to Portland If you wanted two completely opposite legs, then here you go. It looks like the Class 40s are about to experience this in the Atlantic Cup during leg two, to Portland, Maine. What was kind of a semi-docile downwind and warm experience from[…..]

North Sails Expert Leg 1 Recap

North Sails President Ken Read Provides His Outlook On The First Leg Of The Atlantic Cup Leg 1 of the Atlantic Cup did not disappoint with regards to lead changes, tough tactics, a bit of luck and of course a tad of boat speed.  Sounds like a sailboat race doesn’t it? For the most part[…..]

The Atlantic Cup Teams Arrive In New York City!

        With first (#145 Eärendil) and second (#127 Amhas) place of Leg One of the 2018 Atlantic Cup decided yesterday (May 29, 2018) afternoon it was the turn of the remaining competitors to cross the Angola Cables Finish Line. The Swedish flagged Class40 #95 skippered by Mikael Ryking and Karl Jungstedt secured a provisional third place in the[…..]

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