Atlantic Cup Victory!
May 26, 2014
Sorry for my delay in reporting our victory yesterday - there was a bit of revelry in Newport last night as Pat and I celebrated the “W” with all our fellow competitors and friends.
It is very satisfying to win the AC in my third try and my check and trophy are now prominently displayed in my son’s bedroom. Our strong offshore performance in the first two legs carried us through an OK inshore series as the light wind conditions did not favor our boat. However, we had great crew work and gained at most mark-roundings, and our reaching and running was fine - the Achilles heel was going upwind in less than 8 knots, where we were sticky. So we will have to go to work on that issue and come back next year with some solutions.
But for now it feels great to just enjoy the win for a moment before preparing in earnest for the upcoming Newport-Bermuda Race which starts on June 20.
I hope you all had as great a Memorial Day week-end as we did on GS2 and I look forward to the Bermuda Race and delivery back to Maine for the refit coming up.
Our condolences to Team Dragon for their unfortunate rendezvous with a rock on Saturday and we are hoping they will be back up and running in time for the Bermuda Race.