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.
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.