– Leg 2 Champions



Congratulations Jeffrey MacFarlane & Jake Arcand on #116 –

Leg 2 Winners in the 2014 Atlantic Cup presented by 11th Hour Racing

Clockwise in order of finish: 1st –; 2nd – Dragon; 3rd – #106-Gryphon Solo 2; 4th -#39-Pleiad; 5th – #25-Flatline
Check out the Atlantic Cup’s  Facebook Page to see more images from Billy Black throughout the entire race.
The Atlantic Cup presented by 11th Hour Racing completed its second leg of offshore racing with #116 – 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, 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 and 54-Dragon crossed each other in match racing mode. 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.

Current Standings


Leg 1 Leg 2 Total Pts.
106 – Gryphon Solo 2 10 6              16
54 – Dragon 8 8 16
116 – 4 10 14
39 – Pleiad 6 4 10
25 – Flatline 0 2 2

Leg 2: New York City-Newport Provisional Results

Starting Time: Date Finished Finish Time Elapsed Time Time Difference Leg Position Leg Points
Team H M S H M S H:M:S
116 – 12 : 05 : 00  18-5-14 17 : 56 : 07 29:51:07 0:00:00 1 10
54 – Dragon 12 : 05 : 00  18-5-14 17 : 57 : 27 29:52:27 0:01:20 2 8
106 – Gryphon Solo 2 12 : 05 : 00  18-5-14 19 : 45 : 36 31:40:36 1:49:29 3 6
39 – Pleiad 12 : 05 : 00  18-5-14 21 : 00 : 39 32:55:39 3:04:32 4 4
25 – Flatline 12 : 05 : 00  18-5-14 22 : 21 : 27 34:16:27 4:25:20 5 2

May 19th-25th: Stop by and check out the fleet at the Newport Shipyard

From May 19th to 25th the Atlantic Cup comes back to Newport for the 4th time! Join us as we welcome the fleet taking part of the largest and only Class40 race in the United States. The final in-shore series of the race will be held over Memorial Day weekend from 12pm-4pm on May 24th and 25th.

Plus for the very first time in the USA, the IMOCA 60 fleet and the Class 40 fleet will be together at the Newport Shipyard. The IMOCA 60s will be preparing for the NY-BCN race and the Class 40s will be in for the Inshore Series. Both classes of boats are the top of the sport in terms of short-handed offshore racing so this will be a great opportunity to check out these powerful racing machines.

In partnership with newportFILM, we are showing a shorts selection of Slomo, North of the Sun & Chasing Water

Libations courtesy of Spiked Seltzer & PBR, Appetizers by Jamestown Fish + Opportunity to meet & greet with the Atlantic Cup skippers & tour the AC boats + Sunset film screening. For tickets and more information, click here.

Friday, May 23rd, New England Winner of the 2014 Food & Wine People’s Best New Chef, Executive Chef Matthew MacCartney and Jamestown FiSH hosts the Atlantic Cup teams for a Memorial Day Weekend Kick Off Party!

A perfect way to start your long weekend with an opportunity to meet the teams, have a drink and bite to eat all on the beautiful back patio at Jamestown FiSH starting at 6pm.

The start and Jamestown FiSH finish line for all races will be just off the north lawn of Fort Adams, making that the best place to watch the action. Pack a picnic and enjoy a weekend of sailing. With live commentary and volunteers keeping you up to date you won’t miss any of the action.

May 25th – 6pm Prize Giving at The Landing

The prize giving party is Sunday, May 25th from 6pm – 8pm at The Landing in downtown Newport. We will be set up outside adjacent to the Landing and in front of the Lobster Bar. PBR, Spiked Seltzer and Keel Vodka drink specials will be served to celebrate the conclusion of the 4th Atlantic Cup presented by 11th Hour Racing.

The event is free and open to the public.


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