The Atlantic Cup returns for 7th edition

Published on June 19th, 2019

The Atlantic Cup will once again host in 2020 the longest offshore race in the Western Atlantic dedicated to the Class40. Defending 2018 champion Eärendil (above) has confirmed their entry along with three other teams with many more expressing interest.

The seventh edition of the Atlantic Cup will start June 5 in Charleston, South Carolina with a 648-nautical mile race to New York City. The race will stop-over in New York before departing June 11 on a 360-nautical mile race to Portland, Maine. The Atlantic Cup will culminate June 20-21 in Portland with a two-day inshore series.

“The Class40 fleet has continued to grow in the United States and with the international racing calendar aligning we expect to see our largest and most international fleet yet,” said Atlantic Cup Race Director, Hugh Piggin. “For a race that started as a concept and to have turned into the highly regarded, and internationally known event it is today is testament to the appetite for short-handed offshore racing in the United States.”

With over 1,000nm of ocean racing, the Atlantic Cup is the longest offshore race in the Western Atlantic, the only race that includes both Cape Hatteras and Cape Cod, and the only short-handed offshore race dedicated to the Class40.

The race was created in 2011 to showcase short-handed, offshore racing with hard fought competition and exciting shore based events, while also being the most environmentally sustainable sailing race in the United States. The Atlantic Cup has been carbon neutral since 2012 and was the first and is the only sports event in the U.S. to be ISO 20121 compliant.

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