Spanish crew wins Atlantic Cup
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) The Spanish team Tales II, crewed by Gonzalo Botin and Pablo Santurde, won the Atlantic Cup title Saturday after dominating both the offshore and inshore legs.
Earendil, sailed by French duo Catherine Pourre and Antoine Carpentier, finished second and American boat Oakcliff was third. Oakcliff was sailed by Liz Shaw and Libby Greenhalgh on leg one and Hobie Ponting and Andrew O'Donnell on leg two.
Botin and Santurde, from Santander, Spain, won the two offshore legs, from Charleston, South Carolina, to Brooklyn, and from Brooklyn to Portland, Maine. During the inshore series, they won two of the five races.
The Atlantic Cup is the longest offshore race in the Western Atlantic. Nine teams started and two dropped out due to personal reasons.