2020 Atlantic Cup is cancelled

Published on March 31st, 2020

The 2020 Atlantic Cup, which is the longest offshore race in the Western Atlantic dedicated to the Class40, has been cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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

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.

For more on the Atlantic Cup, visit AtlanticCup.org.

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