The 75-foot trimaran B&Q arrived in New York on Tuesday 4 May lunchtime after an overnight delivery from Newport, Rhode Island, USA.
Conditions were not comfortable on board: "We left Newport late but still faced the remnants of some bad weather, slowing our progress,"
said Ellen. "But we got here and now we will be waiting for a good weather window to try our first record attempt."
B&Q will be berthed at the Liberty Landing Marine, New York.
Having sailed B&Q halfway round the world already from Australia to the States, Ellen MACARTHUR will be attempting to set a new solo west-east transatlantic record from Ambrose Light to the Lizard currently held by Frenchman Laurent BOURGNON of 7 days 2 hours, 34 minutes and 42 seconds.
The state-of-the art 75-foot trimaran was designed by Nigel IRENS and built for one objective - to try and set new solo speed sailing records. But the transatlantic record is notoriously hard to break, relying totally on ideal weather systems and minimum breakage on board a boat that is being pushed to its limits - the current record has stood for a decade.
At the moment Ellen is in Standby Red.
RED: No obvious weather window in sight
AMBER: 60 to 70% chance of departure in next 72 hours
GREEN: intention to depart within 36 hours
Solo west-east Transatlantic existing records:
Laurent BOURGNON (FRA)
Primagaz (60ft trimaran)
7d 2h 34m 42s
Average speed 17.15 knots
Florence ARTHAUD (FRA)
Pierre 1er (60ft trimaran)
9d 22h 5m
Average speed 12.25 knots