JeffreyMacfarlane.com, #116, with the man himself aboard, racing with Jake Arcand, won Leg 2, to Newport R.I., of the 2014 Atlantic Cup. Image copyright Billy Black.
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.
Leg 2 saw close racing for the whole leg between Dragon (in the lead here) and JeffreyMacFarlane.com. Image copyright Billy Black
#116 gets in front of #54... Image copyright Billy Black
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.”
... and #116 stays ahead to the finish. Image copyright Billy Black
JeffreyMacFarlane skipper Jeff MacFarlane: “It feels great to win, especially after the last leg where we had some boat troubles.”
Flatline both started and finished Leg 2, unlike Leg 1, but finished last, so has some catching up to do on the points. Image copyright Billy Black
For all of the results and to view the race tracker replay please visit HERE.
|Leg 1||Leg 2||Total Pts.|
|106 - Gryphon Solo 2||10||6||16|
|54 - Dragon||8||8||16|
|116 - JeffreyMacFarlane.com||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|
|116 - JeffreyMacFarlane.com||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|