Newport Atlantic Cup Results

NewportNow: Spring sailing season took on a decidedly competitive look last week with the 2011 Atlantic Cup. The event, which was split between an offshore sprint from New York to Newport and a two-day in-shore series, aimed at bringing professional purse racing into the public eye.

After placing second to team Dragon’s first place offshore leg, Cutlass/11th Hour Racing dominated the weekend’s buoy racing to seal the overall victory and a $15,000 prize. Sailed by Nick Halmos and Rob MacMillan, Team 11th Hour swept to victory under cloudy skies and light winds on Sunday, besting Dragon with a final score of 10-21. They were followed by Team Toothface in the third spot, and Team Icarus in fourth.

Jeremy Pochman of 11th Hour Racing awarded the 2nd and 3rd place checks to Teams Dragon and Toothface and Jerry Cahill from the Boomer Esiason Foundation awarded the $7,000 first place check to Team Cutlass. $5,000 went to second place Team Dragon and $3,000 to third place finisher Team Toothface. Teams Dragon and Toothface announced that they would donate 10 percent of their prize money to the Boomer Esiason Foundation, whose mission is to find a cure for cystic fibrosis.

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