2014 Atlantic Cup

2014 Atlantic Cup


The Atlantic Cup presented by 11th Hour Racing is a dedicated professional Class 40 race held annually in the U.S. that focuses on being environmentally responsible and aims to be completely carbon neutral. The five-team field will depart Saturday, May 10 from Charleston, South Carolina and race double-handed 685 miles offshore to New York City. Following a brief stop-over in New York, teams will depart from North Cove Marina Saturday, May 17 to race 240-miles to Newport, R.I. The Atlantic Cup is the longest offshore race along the east coast of the United States. In Newport, competitors will take part in a two-day inshore series with a crew of six. The crew with the combined highest score from both legs will be the Atlantic Cup Champion. The prize purse has been increased from last year to $20,000, maintaining its status as one of the largest purses for sailing in the United States. For more on the Atlantic Cup and its Green Initiatives, visit www.atlanticcup.org.

Race Schedule

May 10th – 12pm – Leg 1 Start

Charleston to New York City – 642 nautical miles

May 13th – Approximate Arrival in New York

May 17th – 12pm – Leg 2 Start

New York City to Newport – 231 nautical miles

May 18th – Arrival in Newport

May 24th – 12pm – Leg 3 – Day 1 – Inshore Racing at Fort Adams

May 25th – 12pm – Leg 3 – Day 2 – Inshore Racing at Fort Adams


Teams will race with a maximum crew of six around the buoys in Narragansett Bay.

The start/finish line for all races will be off the northern end of Fort Adams.

Location: Charleston, South Carolina
Date: May 16, 2014
Duration: 1 Day