Tales II beats previous course record by 6 hours and 7 minutes!
#123 – Tales II skippered by Gonzalo Botín and Pablo Santurde, crossed the finish line first at 12:53:03 p.m. ET on Tuesday, May 31, 2016 with an elapsed time of 72:48:03, to complete the 648 nautical mile first off-shore leg of the Atlantic Cup from Charleston, S.C. to Brooklyn, N.Y.! Spain’s #123 Tales II finished 1 hour 33 minutes and 30 seconds ahead of #145 Eärendil (74:21:43), followed by the all female team of #118 Oakcliff Racing (74:52:05).
Tales II moved into the lead just before exiting the jetties in Charleston and they held their first place position throughout the race, going on to set the new course record for the first leg -- but not without excitement! Low wind speeds and a relatively strong outgoing tide caused the top of the fleet to condense around the Varizano Bridge Tuesday morning. After spending some time anchored to avoid getting sucked back out into the ocean by the current, the wind filled in from the north and Tales was able to finish in the lead.
It was an exciting leg and the sailors are ready to get some rest before the week of activities here in New York before they set off for Portland this Saturday June 4th at 12pm.
The teams are in Brooklyn until Saturday. Below is a list of events in the next few days:
|May 31-June 1||Teams Arrive in Brooklyn||One15 Marina||TBD|
|May 31-June 4||Boats Docked||One15 Marina||All Day|
|June 1||Living on the Edge||Thomson Reuters||6p-9p|
|June 2||New York Pro-Am Regatta||NY Harbor||2p-5p|
|June 3||Kids Day||One15 Marina||All Day|
|June 4||Leg 2 Race Start||Just off One15 Marina||12p|
Visit Atlanticcup.org for details about these events.
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