Leg two of the Atlantic Cup departed just off the Manhattan Sailing Club’s clubhouse in a 8 knot northeasterly for the 360 nautical mile race to Portland, Maine. 95-Talanta was first across the Angola Cables start line, but had trouble hoisting their kite which allowed 111 – Power of One and 127 – Amhas and 107 – Angola Cables to make quick gains on the fleet. After gybing out of NY Harbor, it was Angola Cables who exited first, followed closely by Amhas and Toothface.
Teams will face a building breeze this evening with wind speeds of 12-18 knots from the east gusting 20-24. The fleet will be racing upwind in a nasty sea state with short, choppy waves until they reach the Nantucket shoals and the only mark of the course. Once teams reach Point Alpha conditions will improve and current routing is anticipating a late Monday arrival.