Please select your home edition
Edition
Barz Optics - Melanin Lenses

Atlantic Cup - GryphonSolo2 crosses Leg 1 finish

by Joe Harris on 16 May 2012
GryphonSolo2 - Atlantic Cup 2012 Billy Black http://www.BillyBlack.com
Atlantic Cup 2012, presented by 11th Hour Racing, first leg of the three stage race has concluded. Joe Harris onboard GryphonSolo2 provides a progress update on the fourth and final day of racing in leg one.

When we last left off we were hootin and hollerin doing 18 knots in the gulf steam on Sunday. That day we reeled off easily 270 miles for an average of over 11 knots in 24 hours. We finally had to pry ourselves away from the conveyor belt to head northwest to NYC, but it was not easy. Monday was a good day with moderate southwesterly's making for smooth downwind sailing, although not near as fast. As we approached NY, we received a position report that we were in second place, only 1.8 miles back from Campagne de France). However, the next report three hours later said Mare was in the lead, followed by Bodacious Dream and CdF with GS2 in fourth, so it was not clear to me what happened. Anyway we just focused on going fast and entered NY harbor at sunset and navigated through the 12 miles from Amrose light to the finish line off the Statue of Liberty. While it was good to not have drama, we missed the type of mano-a-mano gybing duel that Mare and CdF had up the Hudson River. We finished around 3:00 am outside North Cove Marina and were followed in by good friend and renowned marine photographer Billy Black, whose dedication to shorthanded sailing is legendary. Billy was there at 3:00 am as he always is, to welcome us in and get some great shots. Thank you, Billy. So, in retrospect and summary, we are relatively pleased with our fourth place showing in a very competitive fleet with a lot of good boats and skippers.

We wish we had started more aggressively and will try to do so in leg two...; to get out of the blocks quicker. The boat looked only ok upwind and not so good in the super light stuff, but she is like a great skier on a Utah powder day carving turns and planing off at high speed going downwind with a big kite up. Really quite cool and addicting.

Next up - Saturday departure for leg two from NYC to Newport, which is home base for GS2. We hope to kick some serious French butt. And will be totally going for it in the 265 mile sprint up Long Island's South shore, past Block Island and into Narragansett Bay.

Stay tuned and thanks for all the wonderful emails of support and urging to sail faster!! We appreciate it!

Cheers
Joe

Offshore Leg 1: Charleston-New York City Provisional Results
                               

Elapsed

     
   

Starting Time:

     

Finish Time

 

Time

Time

Leg

Leg

Team

 

H

 

M

 

S

 

D

 

H

 

M

 

S

 

H:M:S

Difference

Position

Points

115 – Mare*

 

18

:

25

:

0

 

3

:

1

:

20

:

13

 

78:55:13

0:00:00

1

2

101 – Campagne de France

 

18

:

25

:

0

 

3

:

1

:

41

:

38

 

79:16:38

0:21:25

2

4

118 – Bodacious Dream

 

18

:

25

:

0

 

3

:

2

:

16

:

56

 

79:51:56

0:56:43

3

6

106 – Gryphon Solo 2

 

18

:

25

:

0

 

3

:

3

:

13

:

5

 

80:48:05

1:52:52

4

8

105 – Eole Generation GDF SUEZ

 

18

:

25

:

0

 

3

:

4

:

15

:

45

 

81:50:45

2:55:32

5

10

20 – Sevenstar Yacht Transport

 

18

:

25

:

0

 

3

:

4

:

19

:

56

 

81:54:56

2:59:43

6

12

54 – Dragon

 

18

:

25

:

0

 

3

:

4

:

42

:

55

 

82:17:55

3:22:42

7

14

17 – Transport Coherence

 

18

:

25

:

0

 

3

:

5

:

11

:

10

 

82:46:10

3:50:57

8

16

116 – Icarus

 

18

:

25

:

0

 

3

:

5

:

15

:

28

 

82:50:28

3:55:15

9

18

30 – Initiatives

 

18

:

25

:

0

 

3

:

5

:

18

:

52

 

82:53:52

3:58:39

10

20

109 – Talan Bureau Veritas*

 

18

:

25

:

0

 

3

:

6

:

44

:

20

 

84:19:20

5:24:07

11

20

85 – Groupe Picoty

 

18

:

25

:

0

 

3

:

6

:

55

:

26

 

84:30:26

5:35:13

12

20

113 – Partouche

 

18

:

25

:

0

 

3

:

7

:

28

:

32

 

85:03:32

6:08:19

13

20

73 Toothface

 

18

:

25

:

0

 

3

:

12

:

 03

:

23

 

89:38:23

10:43:10

14

20

90 40 Degrees**

 

18

:

25

:

0

 

-

:

-

:

-

:

-

 

DNF

 

DNF

22

*Protest pending between Talan-Bureau Veritas and Mare. In accordance with the Sailing Instructions, the protest will be heard in Newport, R.I. following the conclusion of Leg 2.
**40 Degrees retired after suffering a broken Atlantic Cup Gryphonsolo2 website

T Clewring One DesignSchaefer 2016 Ratchet 300x250Barz Optics - Melanin Lenses

Related Articles

America's Cup - Arbitration Panel Hearing over Kiwi Qualifier for July
ACEA CEO, Russell Coutts has confirmed that the Arbitration Panel will hold its first Hearing in July. In a yet to be published interview in Sail-World, America’s Cup Events Authority CEO, Russell Coutts has confirmed that the Arbitration Panel will hold its first Hearing in July. This is the first official indication that the three person Arbitration Panel had even been formed, however Sail-World’s sources indicated that it had been empanelled since last January, possibly earlier.
Posted on 27 May
Rio 2016 - The Qualification Games - Part 2
Yachting NZ's refusal to nominate in three classes won in the first round of 2016 Olympic Qualification is unprecedented Yachting New Zealand's refusal to nominate in three classes won in the first round of 2016 Olympic Qualification is without precedent. Subject to Appeal, the Kiwis have signaled that they will reject 30% of the positions gained in the ISAF World Sailing Championships in Santander in 2014.
Posted on 22 May
Gladwell's Line - World Sailing changes tack after IOC windshift
Over the past year, we've given the International Sailing Federation (now re-badged as World Sailing) a bit of stick Over the past year, we've given the International Sailing Federation (now re-badged as World Sailing) a bit of stick. Every blow well earned over issues such as the pollution at Rio, the Israeli exclusion abomination plus a few more. But now World Sailing is getting it right.
Posted on 21 May
Rio 2016 - The Qualification Games - Part 1
Antipodean selection shenanigans aside, the Qualification system for the Rio Olympics appears to be achieving its goals Antipodean selection shenanigans aside, the Qualification system for the Rio Olympics appears to be achieving goals set in the Olympic Commission report of 2010. Around 64 countries are expected to be represented in Rio de Janeiro in August. That is a slight increase on Qingdao and Weymouth, but more importantly a full regional qualification system is now in place
Posted on 19 May
Taming the beast-a conversation with Stuart Meurer of Parker Hannifin
While AC72 cats were fast, they difficult to control, so Oracle partnered with Parker Hannifin to innovate a better way. If you watched videos of the AC72s racing in the 34th America’s Cup (2013), you’re familiar with the mind-boggling speeds that are possible when wingsail-powered catamarans switch from displacement sailing to foiling mode. While foiling is fast, there’s no disguising the platform’s inherent instability. Now, Oracle Team USA has teamed up with Parker Hannifin to innovate a better way.
Posted on 18 May
From foiling Moths to Olympic starting lines-a Q&A with Bora Gulari
Bora Gulari’s is representing the USA at the Rio 2016 Olympics in the Nacra 17 class, along with teammate Louisa Chafee. Bora Gulari (USA) has made a strong name for himself within high-performance sailing circles, with wins at the 2009 and 2013 Moth Worlds. In between, he broke the 30-knort barrier and was the 2009 US SAILING Rolex Yachtsman of the Year. His latest challenge is representing the USA at the Rio 2016 Olympics in the Nacra 17 class as skipper, along with his teammate Louisa Chafee.
Posted on 12 May
Concern for Zika at Rio Olympics is now deadly serious
Alphabet soup is one description that has thus far not been used for either Guanabara Bay, Alphabet soup is one description that has thus far not been used for either Guanabara Bay, or the Rio Olympics. Many others have, and they were apt, but things have changed. So here now we have a situation where one man, Associate Professor Amir Attaran, who does have a more than decent string of letters after his name, is bringing nearly as many facts to bear as references at the article's end
Posted on 12 May
Zhik - The brand born of a notion, not its history
here is probably every reason that ocean rhymes with notion. Zhik’s tagline is officially marketed as Made For Water There is probably every reason that ocean rhymes with notion. Zhik’s tagline has been officially marketed as Made For Water, and this is precisely what the company has done for the last eight years before the succinct and apt strapline came from out of R&D and into mainstream visibility.
Posted on 8 May
Shape of next Volvo Ocean Race revealed at Southern Spars - Part 1
Southern Spars has been confirmed as the supplier of spars for the 2017-18 Volvo Ocean Race. In mid-April, Race Director, Jack Lloyd and Stopover Manager Richard Mason outlined the changes expected for the 40,000nm Race during a tour of Southern Spars 10,000sq metre specialist spar construction facility. A total of up to seven boats is expected to enter, but time is running out for the construction of any new boats.
Posted on 3 May
Sailing in the Olympics beyond 2016 - A double Olympic medalist's view
Bruce Kendall takes a look at what he believes Sailing needs to do to survive beyond the 2016 Olympics. Gold and Bronze medalist and multiple world boardsailing/windsurfer champion, Bruce Kendall takes a look at what he believes Sailing needs to do to survive beyond the 2016 Olympics. A key driver is the signalled intention by the International Olympic Committee to select a basket of events that will be contested.
Posted on 29 Apr